Rolling Mountain Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Oct 22, 2022 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2022

From Mineral Creek  Sucess!

Hiked with Ally, Harper (dog), Regina who was recuperating from COVID and the doggo. Just a hike. But got it before the big storm! Great views & a surprisingly small summit.


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 10, 2019 8:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2019

I know how it got its name  Sucess!

Normally, such a name evokes a gentle, broad approach/summit. In this case, it seems to mean that every rock you touch will start rolling. I started at the Hope Lake TH and went over V9 to get there. From the saddle to the false summit was really nasty and loose! On the descent, I descended from a bit above the V9-Rolling saddle to the NE to about 12,400(ish), then contoured over to the V9-Pt 13300 saddle. Doing that avoided another nasty section: the first couple hundred feet up V9 from the V9-Pt13300 saddle.


seano - Oct 14, 2017 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2017

SE bowl/ridge  Sucess!

I think the E/NE bowl would be better; this slope was rather loose. Or maybe the ridge between them goes. Continued to the lower west summit and traversed around to Beattie. The descent off the west summit was kinda sketchy, made worse by powdery snow. Trip report.

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Liba Kopeckova - Oct 1, 2013 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2013

nice autumn day  Sucess!

Started at rico-silverton trail, went up past South Park, continued for about 1/2 miles past South Park and right before a creek drainage took the steep scree slope facing south up (awful section, rock avalanches), reached the east facing ridge and continued on the ridge towards the summit - there was some class 3 scrambling around, I had to lift up Duchess many times. Lovely summit.
Down via SW route - visible path, much easier, only class 2, longer, but definitively a lot easier route.


seano - Jul 23, 2012 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012

SE ridge  Sucess!

Ugh. Based on the summit log, the NE ridge is a fun climb, but this was scree hell until I got to the crest. Continued to "V 9" and down the trail from the pass to Hope Lake to make a nice loop of it.


boisedoc - Sep 5, 2011 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

Pretty area  Sucess!

Quick hike hike if you can drive to the trailhead. Classic San Juan talus and some willows to deal with. Very good views


gremlin - Jul 6, 2010 5:31 pm

lots of postholing  Sucess!

lots of soft snow


chicagotransplant - Jun 22, 2009 10:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Rico-Silverton  Sucess!

Climbed up a rather interesting headwall (class 4) to gain the southeast ridge. Would have been an easier route if I stayed in the drainage longer, but the extra spice made it more fun. Combo with "V9".


SarahThompson - Sep 8, 2008 10:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008

Rolling Mountain?  Sucess!

When viewed from the north or east, one wonders how it got such an unfitting name - it looks quite dramatic and not at all "rolling". Climbed from the Bandora Mine via the Rico-Silverton Trail, broad southeast drainage, and south ridge. Plenty of San Juan scree and talus. Finished up the day with Twin Sisters East and West.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2004

from the SE  Sucess!

Climbed the basin to the SE of the summit. Cold winds, but nice area, and no people.

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