San Luis Peak Climber's Log

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BradBartick

BradBartick - Sep 24, 2021 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2021

With Michelle during amazing fall colors…  Sucess!

We were the only party on the entire route on the summit that day. Saw moose cow and calf on first uphill section of South Ridge route. I agree with the sentiment that this peak is underrated. Beautiful area and an enjoyable outing.

JesseSumrak

JesseSumrak - Jul 7, 2021 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2021

San Luis   Sucess!

Started from the Stewart Creek TH around 4:20 in the morning. Quick progress up to treeline and a relatively easy hike all the way. Winds picked up just a little bit along the ridge, but never too bad. Beautiful day on the summit with no scary clouds or anything. Easy jaunt on down to the truck. Gosh, beautiful peaks up there. Can't wait to come back and get Stewart, Phoenix, and Organ. Let's go!

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Jul 3, 2021 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2021

Stewart Creek  Sucess!

Started from the Stewart Creek TH around 4:20 in the morning. It was a beautiful day with perfect summer conditions. Views all around were great although there was a bit of haze toward the Sangres. Made it back down just after 11:00.

sailgreatlakes

sailgreatlakes - Dec 16, 2020 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2020

Solo Overnight  Sucess!

Hiked partway in from Stewart Creek TH and camped overnight. Hit the trail early in the dark and made first summit of the day before 0800. A wonderful hike and nice views of the San Juans to the west. Lots of wildlife.

ericd

ericd - Sep 26, 2020 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2020

'tour de CDT' (south approach)  Sucess!

An 9-hour roundtrip summit. Class-1 & gorgeous fall colors ...so definitely want to bring your girlfriend!! Creede's south approach TH is the best kept secret compared to the alternative 25miles of dirt road! From the quaint town of Creede it's only an 8-mile scenic 2WD mining road that's in remarkable condition. Gentle 11mile roundtrip trek. No snow.

ozarkmac

ozarkmac - Sep 2, 2020 6:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2020

Fun hike from the Creede side with daughter and son-in-law.   Sucess!

Very pretty hike through varied terrain.

mickeyCs

mickeyCs - Mar 27, 2020 7:21 pm

ct thru hike

2014

CWFry

CWFry - Aug 25, 2019 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2019

Summit via South Ridge   Sucess!

Nice day with leisurely start around 9:06 AM from West Willow TH. Clouds burned off, although a few flurries of snow on way down. Sat on summit for approx. 1 hour to enjoy views and work. Total hike time with break at top and leisurely descent was 7 hours 18 min. Nice wildflowers at this time. Hiked with M.Roth.

habaceeba

habaceeba - May 20, 2019 7:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2017

San Luis  Sucess!

long hike up Stewart Creek

Long.Ranger

Long.Ranger - Feb 28, 2019 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2017

Crush it!

Crush it, Wheelbarrow!

eli.boardman

eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 12:18 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2018

South side route with some snow  Sucess!

Ascended with family and dogs from Spring Creek side; lots of snow in the gullies

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 6, 2018 6:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2017

#50 / 50  Sucess!

Recommend the approach from the town of Creede and taking the South Ridge route. I ran into Justin Simoni during his trek to do the highest 100 human powered so now I have a personal reason to beat him one day. Lets get it baby!

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Aug 28, 2017 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2017

With Organ  Sucess!

With Rachael. Third time up, her first. Went over after Organ by dropping off Organ's norhside and contouring high to pick up the SL Trail. Decided this was a good way to avoid loose route and route finding on Organ's west side.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:41 pm

San Luis  Sucess!

Standard route, and traversed over a few 13ers on the return trip.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Jan 17, 2016 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

1x spring, 2x winter  Sucess!

6/18/05 - Standard route. Added on Organ afterwards.

3/12/11 - West Face from Equity Mine in near spring-like conditions. Long day trip.

1/16/16 - Strenuous 3 day, 2 night trip up Spring Creek/Bondholder Trail. Approach is all private property; we got permission from the landowner.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 12, 2016 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

From Eureka Mine  Sucess!

One of the prettiest colorado climbs I've done so far. Very lush and green tundra. All above treelike on the Colorado trail and up the S. ridge. FLowers in full bloom.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Jan 8, 2016 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015

Many Miles  Sucess!

More miles than the sign says. I kissed the benchmark when I got there,

Onager

Onager - Oct 26, 2015 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2015

Standard Route  Sucess!

What should have been a hike turned into a snow climb for my 38th 14er! Climbed remote 14,014 ft. San Luis Peak via the Northeast Ridge today. I left home at 3:30 AM and made it to the trail head by 7 AM. I started off trail and realized that no one had been on the trail in some time because the snow on the trail was untouched, aside from moose and coyote tracks. I followed the animal tracks to treeline, at this point I was already 5 miles in but saw what was ahead of me, a lot of steep snow covering what should have been the trail. I broke trail the entire way to the summit of the mountain. It was exhausting. I made the summit just before noon and saw that large clouds were building nearby so I snapped a few photos and high-tailed it back down. I made it off the snow slope and had to hike in a snow flurry the last 2 miles. Made it back to the car around 3 PM. Round trip it took 8 hours to cover 13.5 miles up and back down 3,600 ft. I was the only soul on the mountain today. Glad to be done with this one.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Oct 6, 2015 12:34 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015

Stewart Creek TH (from Lake City)  Sucess!

#1 10-4-15 W/ the best climbing partner one could ask for. Twenty mph winds and short bursts of snow showers added stimulating color to what could have been a drab slog. Our GPS indicated a r/t mileage of 13.74.

MissH

MissH - Aug 3, 2015 11:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2015

4th (and final) in 4 days  Sucess!

Awesome way to end 4 days (and 4 14ers) in the San Juans. Went via Stewart Creek TH. Long dirt road wasn't that bad - about an hour's drive each way. Mellow way to end our trip. Climbed with MoapaPk (Harlan).

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