3rd Centennial 13er
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.
ABOUT PAYING FOR NATURE:
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.
KEEP PUBLIC LANDS PUBLIC< AND OPEN:
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:
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#70 on Colorado Centennials. $50. Thats all.
Part of a large group who did Culebra and Red Mountain. Was a check on the list but nothing special.
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
An easy scampter up. Cool rose quartz scree.
Steep switchbacks up a scree slope. One of Colorado's hundred highest. 50 bucks. There you go.
I was part of the group that hhsilleck put together for 27jun2009.
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.
Red Mtn completed a nice tour of the Cielo Vista Ranch.
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.
Climbed with a group from 14ers.com. Nice trip across the broad ridge ... worth the extra money if you're there?
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.
Traverse from Culebra - 57 of 100.
"Economic Stimulus Refund Climb 2008"
Climbed the standard route via Culebra. Started out with the 14ers.com group but went on ahead to make sure I got my moneys worth ;-)
This was combined with my first climb of Culebra. In those days they didn't charge you extra for Red. Since I was up there I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to get a high 100.
From Cielo Vista Ranch, paid the $150.00 and hiked the Northwest Ridge to Culebra Peak and continued on to Red Mountain. I was the only person to summit Red Mountain that day.
Easy little side trip from Culebra.
This mountain reminded me of Bross. A big pile of rubble. Now 150 bucks poorer.