Rito Alto Peak Climber's Log

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theREALCarpeDM - Sep 8, 2015 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2015

Rito Alto and friends  Sucess!

Started at about 10,800ft on Hermit Pass Road. Hiked up Rito Alto, then Hermit, then Eureka, and made my way back to the road near Horseshoe Lake. Very windy day. About 11.5 miles in 6h40m. Just missed Mike Garratt by 6 days (he'd signed the tiny makeshift summit register on Eureka).


shanahan96 - Jul 14, 2014 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2005

hermit pass road  Sucess!

hiked rito alto and hermit with layne from the hermit pass road. the wind was fairly tame for november in the sangres and views from rito alto's summit were stunning! love those sangre views!



chicagotransplant - Jul 21, 2013 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Hermit Loop  Sucess!

Loop of PT 12671, Rito Alto, Hermit and Eureka from 9600' (just below lower Rainbow TH) on the Hermit Pass Road. Great loop of peaks, 4x4 could start much higher if you wanted to, Horseshoe Lake would work well as a "trailhead" for this group.


shknbke - Jun 27, 2010 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

From 12K on Hermit Pass Rd.  Sucess!

Was hoping to drive all the way to the pass, but a snow drift at ~12K' covered the entire road. Easy stroll up the south ridge from the pass. Continued on to "Peak of the Clouds", Spread Eagle, & "Silver."


sarsfield - Oct 12, 2009 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

From Rainbow trailhead  Sucess!

Climbed out of the clouds to a windy sunny day, nice views


astrobassman - Aug 11, 2009 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Camp Fire Start  Sucess!

At 4am sitting around the camp fire at 11k feet drunk off my ass my buddy said we had to climb Rito Alto right now, so that's what we did. The stumble up went by quick, and the sunrise on the summit ridge was fantastic. It was surprisingly cold for August.


mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1984

2nd mountain climbed in my life. Date Climbed: July 4, 1984  Sucess!

I honestly don't remember a thing...


SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2005

From 10,300 ft on Hermit Pass Road  Sucess!

Couldn't drive all the way to Hermit Pass due to snow. Climbed Rito Alto, Hermit & Eureka on this terribly windy day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 28, 2007 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Climbed Twice  Sucess!

To "Cloud Peak", "Silver Peak", Spread Eagle Peak, Rito Alto Peak, Hermit Peak A & Eureka Mountain A. 10.5 hours roundtrip.

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