Quail Mountain Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 22

boisedoc - Jul 10, 2017 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

impressive cabin remains  Sucess!

like most folks, we made the side trip over to Quail after summiting Hope. The weather looked threatening at times but nothing ever materialized. I was shocked to find two fairly intact cabins at the summit

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 9, 2014 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

via Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

What an excellent dog hike! Logan and Gabby had a blast! Great weather but too cold for a summit nap. :-( with Mikey.


telemarkdude - Sep 9, 2013 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

With Mt Hope  Sucess!

Nice and quick hike after doing the east ridge of Mt Hope.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Dec 17, 2012 1:52 am Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2012

From Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

cold, windy day, lovely hike and run down.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 27, 2011 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

From Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

Was planning to do French and Casco today, but realized too late that my car might not make it to the trailhead. Since I did not climb Quail when I climbed Hope back in June, it became Plan B.


km_donovan - Aug 1, 2011 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

From Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

Went up an obvious trail that ascended below the ridge line. It is apparently a very well worn game trail. The tracks appeared to be mountain goats. It kept me below the ridge and out of the sun. The trail leads you just under the summit by about 50 vertical feet. I returned via the ridge.


sevenvii - Jun 20, 2011 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Quail via the W. ridge  Sucess!

Did this from the Sheeps gulch trailhead that leads up to Hope Pass. I took some family and friends on this climb and Hope still had a large snowfield that would require crampons and axe to cross safely, so we opted for Quail instead. Nice day, and was fun to have a mid-morning snack at the cabin on top of a Colorado 13er.


SenadR - May 8, 2011 3:59 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Nice peak!  Sucess!

I climbed Quail along with Hope.


altitude14er - Jan 14, 2011 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010

Route Climbed: West Slopes  Sucess!

This peak was a nice aerobic hike, the old mining cabins near the summit are surprisingly durable at that altitude and so high up!


miztflip - Jun 12, 2010 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Standard  Sucess!

Quick afternoon hike with my Boston Terrier. Great views of the Arkansas Valley.


shknbke - Jun 6, 2009 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

From Hope via Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

Did Quail in high winds after a fun climb of the Hopeful Couloir on Hope. Tagged the summit cairn and headed down as a storm was approaching that brought some light snow.


chicagotransplant - May 26, 2009 9:52 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

West Slopes  Sucess!

Solo up the West Slopes route from Sheep Gulch. Damp morning with some snow showers on the summit, but the route was almost totally dry of winter snow, no snowshoes needed anymore.


MattK - Oct 20, 2008 8:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

From Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I. Headed over to Hope as well.


pittbrownie - Jun 29, 2008 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Quail  Sucess!

Ran up Hope Pass during the Leadville 100 Training Weekend, got some extra credit by bagging Quail.


SarahThompson - Mar 31, 2008 12:34 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

3x from Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

10/8/06 - The trail to Hope Pass is very efficient and makes for a quick trip. Climbed Hope and then Quail in a fall snow squall.

6/6/09 - Fought 40 mph winds from Hope Pass to the summit after climbing Hopeful Couloir on Mount Hope.

3/12/16 - Winter ascent of standard Sheep Gulch route in late May-like conditions. There was avy debris everywhere in the upper part of the basin.


MountainHikerCO - Mar 11, 2008 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1995

with Hope  Sucess!

I climbed Quail along with Hope from Sheep Gulch trailhead.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Sep 6, 2007 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

I was able to hike Quail mountain a week after I backed off the traverse from Hope. Was really itching to complete the duo. After an afternoon of bad weather and hanging out in Leadville, the clouds started to clear and I made my way to the trailhead. Made the trip to the summit and back in two hours and twenty-eight minutes. What a great weekend!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 22, 2006 2:53 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

North Gully  Sucess!

Skied ~5 feet from the summit. From Mount Hope.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 3:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2002

A good fall day  Sucess!

I had great weather and enjoyed the summit of Quail. It has one of the most weathered log cabins I've ever seen, all the logs are bleached and smooth, quite impressive.


peakrat76 - Feb 19, 2006 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 1994

peakrat76  Sucess!

Camped near Colorado Trail near Vicksburg. Elk walked through camp near dusk. Coyotes sang in the night. A steep climb to the Hope/Quail saddle and an easy ascent of the West Face. Windy.

Viewing: 1-20 of 22
Return to 'Quail Mountain' main page