Soooo many people on the trail, but it was a really fun hike with great views.
Got up over 13,000 and was nailed by very bad lightning, snow, and hail storm. Lots of post holing on way down, knew I should've taken the snow shoes.
Snowshoed up with a friend on a perfect winter day. It must've been 40 degrees at the summit, but without a trace of wind. It felt warmer than it typically does on a summer day, but maybe that's just from having on winter clothes.
Cold and drizzle all the way up and down. No view to speak of. We passed a 75 year old man and his 50ish son near the top. I hope I'm still going at that age!
Climbed from McCullough Gulch on Main Trail in the morning. The skies were clear, the weather was pleasant and the winds were light and sweet. Some wet snow left on the peak. This is my 18th successful summit. I guess that makes me a noob eh?
The skiing was highly variable in the upper bowl, but the lower had some better snow. Minor potential for avy in the lower bowl but we deemed it safe.
Very cool climb, lots of false summits. I was lucky enough to hitch a ride back to my car at Mayflower Gulch.
First mountain climb, first 14er.
I used to live in Breck, and this peak is a personal fav
I climbed this one alone. Based off of some bad route description (not from this site, good job guys), I wondered up a trail which quikly faded to loose, ankle-breaking rock missles.
Got about halfway up and peeled off all the layers. Snow was getting soft near the top but all in all this was a terrific climb. Great glissade down the route to finish it off!
Got some great turns at the top, wish the snow had been continuous.
Rock on girl!
Only a small bit of snow at the top. Great weather and a pleasant hike.
My first fourteener! I climbed it with my Colorado Mountain Club Basic Mountaineering School team. We ascended via the Cristo couloir in 4 hours (with crampons, although they weren't at all necessary). Descended the same slope in 45 minutes. (Glissading is very efficient!)
Finished the day with a cheeseburger (with roasted garlic!) from Backcountry Brewpub in Frisco.
I had just spent 2 weeks with a team of mountaineering physicians and environmental lawyers at the posh Sierra-Nevada's Bear Paw executive camp. I flew Home to Colorado; tapped my best friend, Alex, on the shoulder and said, "The Monarch of the Tenmile Range is waiting for us." During the drive, we missed the turn to the East Ridge so we ended up at the reservoir. There was nowhere to go but up the Cristo Couloir. We saw a couple of mountain goats who seemed to laugh at us as we pant for air. The top was super windy. We saw a stone dedicated to a climber who had presumeably died climbing the peak. We took the same way down. I slipped and PRESSED my palm on a baby cactus. It hurt like HELL! Hahaha!!
This really is one of the easier 14ers. the first couple miles of the trail is quite nice in the trees. the last half of the the climb is rather rocky and exposed if a strong wind is blowing. This peak however can be easily done by anyone in good physical condition.
Great hike! Weather strarted out pretty rough, but then the sun came out and did a nice number on my nose and cheeks! Didn't have to use crampons or snowshoes the whole way. Overall great day and a great climb!
Climbed the east ridge at night during the full moon. The light was so bright that we didn't even need to keep our headlamps on.
Still lots of snow, skipped the trail and went up the slope. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.