Nice page, but how come Red Mountain's route is shorter than Culebra if you have to reach Culebras summit anyway? Do you return over Culebras summit?
This should be more clear. Otherwise, an excellent page.
Too bad about the access situation. Good page and nice read!
Well-written page with excellent photos. Thanks for posting!
Thanks for the vote!
Excellent Ryan, It's nice to have a neighbor in this lonely range.
It's too bad that I wasn't able to climb Red when I did Culebra since access was totally denied to it back then. Another excuse to get back up there.
Thanks, Grant! Did you catch that the 254 number has been disconnected? You might want to update the Culebra page.
Do you know what the new number is?
There's no new number as of yet. It's doubtful there will be one either, because I've read they want to schedule trips through the CMC this year. Last Sept's and Oct's access appears to have been a pilot project only. That said, the final plan for 2005 has yet to be revealed.
http://www.14ers.org/peaks/sdc_culebra.php (3rd and 4th paragraph)
Wow, you should feel extra special since you were able to do it with four other people. I bet it felt pretty good to be on a "fourteener" that's not climbed by the masses. I had this feeling when I climbed it, except I hade to share the summit with twenty-six other hikers. But it still felt different than the other fourteeners in Colorado.
Sounds like the rules from a couple of years ago are coming back, of coures with more trips planed, I think , I hope.
I do feel very fortunate...and glad that I jumped all over that last September! I wonder if this means that access to the other peaks on the Ranch won't be possible. I was hoping to return thsi year for Vermejo and Purgatoire.
I'd missed this. Very nice. Cheers brother.
Nice page, and thanks for the information. At the extortion rate of $150 per person, this is one centennial 13er that I will have to pass on. Nice mountain though.
I hear ya, Larry, it's a steep price, but at least people again have the opportunity to climb Red! Thanks for the vote!