Red Mountain Climber's Log

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JesseSumrak - May 31, 2022 9:02 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2022

Culebra + Red Mountain  Sucess!

Stayed outside the ranch gate overnight with Ben and Andrea truck/car camping. In the morning, they opened the gates promptly at 6:00am, but with the "instruction" at HQ and the drive up the road (with slower drivers), we didn't get started until 7am. Lots of snow from the nights before, and it was slow going since there's no trail and everyone was finding their own bushwhacking way to the peak. Pretty straightforward, though.

Postholing got a little nasty at the ridge, especially around the false summit. Made the summit of Culebra close to 9:30 or so, and then the wind started to pick up fierce. Blow you over kind of wind which made slow going over to Red Mountain. Pretty steep Class 2 up Red Mountain with lots of slippery spots. Gained the summit, enjoyed the views, and then made the long way back. We contoured around Culebra to avoid submitting it twice, and by then the snow was melting quite a bit and making the postholing and slipping even more dangerous. We all fell multiple times. Small wounds but that's it. Super slow going down the final hill back to the trailhead, but it's finished...


BKiser90 - May 28, 2022 4:18 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2022

Culebra and Red  Sucess!

With Jesse Sumrak. Completed with Culebra Peak. Three days prior to the climb, the Sangres were hit with a May snowstorm. The route was covered in 2-6 inches of snow almost the entire way. The worst part (besides the $150 fee) was the soft snow on the way down in the afternoon. The snow added a lot of time to our hike. However, great clear views were had of the San Juans, Sangres, and beyond.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 7, 2020 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2020

Traverse from Culebra  Sucess!

Shorter traverse than it looks!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jun 5, 2020 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2020

with Culebra  Sucess!

pretty quick hike from Culebra, you have to almost reclimb Culebra on your way back.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jun 30, 2019 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2019

Don't be a wuss- do it!  Sucess!

Culebra-Red combo. The ridge is easy and nowhere near as far as it appears. If the weather is good and you feel up to it, you should go for it.


Moogie737 - May 20, 2018 7:37 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2018

From Culebra Peak  Sucess!

#1 5-19-18 With Lana & Nancy. Windy but tolerable. About 1+10 going over from Culebra Peak summit. Hardest part is having to climb back to the Culebra summit from the 13,500' saddle.


triyoda - Jul 14, 2015 1:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

Happy 4th  Sucess!

3rd Centennial 13er


seth@LOKI - Jul 6, 2015 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

White (it Haled) Red (Mountain) then Blue (Sky after stomre moved on)

Climbed with Red Peak on 4th of July.

CAMPING AT GATE YES! (Just in case you were worried like us)

AS OF JULY 4, 2015 YOU CAN CAMP AT THE GATE -Hop over the fence where there is a porta potty, or sleep in your vehicle on the parking lot- FOR FREE!!!

Red Peak is a great grade to add on a quick highest 100 peak.

ON the whole the folks were nice at the Ranch, it wasn't a palatial operation. We all agreed it was every bit as pretty as any sawatch or tenmile 14er. It haled so the whole mountain was covered in white the morning we climbed.

Ironic to the fact that we climbed on the day most celebrate some version of freedom in this country... Freedom isn't free, especially freedumb in "Merica. Not something I usually say.

Our public lands aren't free, and they are under threat of being sold to more private interests. If you want you and your progeny to enjoy the outdoors, don't let it be sold to any bidder. #keepitpublic.

TO further help our general situation visit this and spread this petition: This is a working solution o f, for and by the people.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Aug 17, 2013 12:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Standard route  Sucess!

#70 on Colorado Centennials. $50. Thats all.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2011

Pay to hike  Sucess!

Part of a large group who did Culebra and Red Mountain. Was a check on the list but nothing special.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

With Culebra  Sucess!

Worth $50.


boisedoc - Jul 23, 2012 12:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

not much to it  Sucess!

I was surprised more of the people on Culebra did take the extra hour to come over and tag this summit. Nothing more than a big pile of red rock but hey its a centennial peak

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

Swung over from Culebra  Sucess!

An easy scampter up. Cool rose quartz scree.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jun 27, 2011 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Not much to say....  Sucess!

Steep switchbacks up a scree slope. One of Colorado's hundred highest. 50 bucks. There you go.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 8, 2010 11:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

A good day from FourWay  Sucess!

I was part of the group that hhsilleck put together for 27jun2009.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 25, 2010 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010

Standard Ranch Route via Culebra  Sucess!

Interesting that this red and pink mountain sits right across the saddle from the black-rocked Culebra. Glad I headed over to Red while I was up there, but the ascent of Red from the saddle is certainly a classic scree slog.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 30, 2010 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Worth the price  Sucess!

Red Mtn completed a nice tour of the Cielo Vista Ranch.

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Jun 28, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

After Culebra  Sucess!

Nice jaunt at half price... just in case I begin the centennial challenge. Some cool low clouds blowing through made it interesting. With Jim and Eric.


hhsilleck - Jul 6, 2009 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Route climbed: Taylor Ranch  Sucess!

Climbed with a group from Nice trip across the broad ridge ... worth the extra money if you're there?


MountainHikerCO - Aug 24, 2008 11:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Hurried by Weather  Sucess!

For an extra $50 we climbed Red along with Culebra. This was my second summit of Red. We were hurried by a thunder storm on the way back.

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