Ruby Mountain Climber's Log

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BradBartick - Aug 24, 2021 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2021

With Michelle under “Fall is coming” skies  Sucess!

Could not ask for better weather, and we split half a homemade pizza for lunch.


Walkoutnow - Oct 7, 2018 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2018

Ruby and Cooper combo  Sucess!

Decided to head straight up from the Ruby parking area. Bit o' bushwacking etc, but I figured better than (more fun) taking the road to get to the other entry point. Once atop Ruby, skirted over to Cooper, then straight down a different gully (from the saddle between the two) which proved to be a bit of a beating. Trekked back up the road about a mile to get back to the car. Storm-looking clouds all around, some snow flurries, but otherwise great October day. (4.12 mi, 2350 total ascent for those that want info for that route)


theREALCarpeDM - Jun 27, 2017 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2017

with Grays south ridge  Sucess!

I parked at a snowbank shortly before the mine (should be passable within days - some 4wds made it through already). I hiked the road into Horseshoe Basin much further than I needed to (I was unnecessarily worried about some willows). I curled back around to catch the east ridge which took me to Ruby's false (NE) summit and walked over to Ruby. Then, I climbed up Grays south ridge, taking full advantage of the scrambling opportunities. The rock was pretty solid. I returned down Grays gentle SE ridge. Beautiful day!


telemarkdude - Oct 1, 2016 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2016

Nice Fall Day  Sucess!

Very nice fall day. Had the peak to myself with great views all around.


CObergsteigen - Feb 25, 2014 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

West Ridge, East face ski  Sucess!


Ski Trip Report

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jan 27, 2014 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

Via Cooper Mountain from Peru Creek  Sucess!

Easy cruise on packed snow along Peru Creek drainage. Left the trail for some trail-breaking to gain the ridge of Cooper Mountain. Ridge to the summit of Cooper seemed a bit interminable. :) Waltzed in the wind over to the summit of Ruby Mountain, then down some chossy, loose ridge back into the basin. Saw a herd of bighorn ewes! What lovely and graceful creatures! Dinner at Czech restaurant in Georgetown afterward. With Senad and Otina.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jan 27, 2014 8:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

Via SW Ridge  Sucess!

Another great January day in Colorado! Despite gust wind this was great winter ascent. Three of us started at bottom of Cooper Mt. hike SW ridge over Cooper to Ruby mt.


colinpence - Sep 17, 2009 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

another beautiful day in the mountains!  Sucess!

Thank goodness almost everyone likes to climb the higher, more well-known mountains, because this allowed me to enjoy some Colorado solitude at the summit of Ruby.


shknbke - Aug 10, 2009 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

North ridge from Grays  Sucess!

Enjoyed a fine traverse between Grays and Ruby. This traverse is no harder than class 3 skirting a couple buttresses on the west side. North ridge of Ruby is a quick stroll from the saddle.


chicagotransplant - May 26, 2009 9:50 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Solo in the fog with neighboring Cooper via the SW ridge. Road was not open yet, had to hike from the gate at Montezuma Road. SW Ridge up Cooper was completely dry.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 14, 2008 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Just Me, Jen and a Chopper  Sucess!

Had a nice day on the mountain. There was a chopper in the area looking like it was searching. I hope no one got hurt.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Sep 12, 2008 11:55 am

Re: Just Me, Jen and a Chopper

I saw two choppers on this hike as well! Or...maybe it was the same chopper twice...


kavak - Aug 5, 2008 10:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1991

SE Ridge  Sucess!

My son and I had a relatively benign hike and of course we had the mountain to ourselves. It was not enough for the day so we headed over to Cooper Mountain. Interestingly it was covered with butterflies. Apparently they liked this particular summit to find potential mates.


dirth - Jul 6, 2008 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

Great mountain. Nice solitude.  Sucess!

Hiked up the Eastern Ridge. Slid down the snow patch on the South Eastern face. Gorgeous views from the summit and nice to have the entire Horseshoe basin to ourselves for the whole day, we didn't see another soul.


MountainHikerCO - Mar 5, 2008 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 1992

Grays, Edwards  Sucess!

From Horseshoe Basin trailhead I did a circle of Ruby, Grays & Edwards, then over to Argentine Pass on the return.


MattK - Dec 28, 2007 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Grays and Ruby  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I. Headed up from Horseshoe Basin to Grays. We were headed for Edwards, but wife didn't feel good, so she headed back. Dog and I descended south ridge of Grays and went over to Ruby instead.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Oct 14, 2007 12:13 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Nice quick hike.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 10, 2007 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Solo ski descent. Trip Report

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