San Luis Peak Climber's Log

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StephanieLynn - Jan 10, 2011 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

winter hike  Sucess!

The trip started out rough for me due to very cold toes despite the air temperature being comfortable for winter. Had some route-finding issues and dense fog move in after dark. Couldn't see squat so we dug a snow cave assuming we'd have to bivy for the night. Fortunately clouds finally let up and we could make our way back to camp. Beautiful area in the winter. With Kiefer and my dog Zion.


Kiefer - Jan 9, 2011 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

South Ridge via San Luis Pass  Sucess!

Climbed this bugger with Stephanie Lynn from San Luis Pass. Exceptionally bad snow, some route-finding errors and white-out conditions (at night) made for an epic climb that fortunately, turned out alright.
Castricone7 was with us for most of the trip.

NOT an easy mountain in winter.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Dec 24, 2010 5:31 pm

nice hike  Sucess!

ran most of the way on my first summit, 2nd time came in late October - lovely day, nobody on the trail.


thatnissanguy - Dec 20, 2010 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

San Juan Backpacking  Sucess!

Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. PRISTINE is the one word I would use to describe the standard route of San Luis. The only place I've seen better wildflowers is west of the divide in the Indian Peaks.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:44 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

East slopes  Sucess!

Mike Priddy, Kevin and another guy (can't remember his name) went up the east slopes. Priddy and I descended on the CT. Great day!


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Wimpy summit  Sucess!

Backpacked in up to treeline so this was a wimpy day.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Sep 3, 2010 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

South Ridge  Sucess!

Doesn't quite measure up with other San Juan summits. But at least it's off the beaten path--only a few other people in the area. Perfect weather all day.


seano - Jun 15, 2010 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2010

Standard route  Sucess!

Not much to recommend it as a peak, but an interesting remote area. Trip report


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

A nice area  Sucess!

I was disappointed not to see wildlife, though.


JB99 - Dec 9, 2009 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Jack's Birthday  Sucess!

Climbed it on the day of my good friend's son Jack's birth.


byates - Aug 5, 2009 9:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

Via south ridge  Sucess!

3 hours up, from just above the apex mine.


thovland - Aug 4, 2009 10:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

A great day with Ethan  Sucess!

I climbed San Luis Peak in memory and honor of my nephew, Ethan Michael Maus, August 4-13, 2005. He rests in peace.


mountainloverCO - Jul 12, 2009 11:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Stewart Creek Std. Route  Sucess!

Enjoyed a beautiful summer morning on the most remote 14er in CO! The trail started off with a nice, meandering route through the trees before it finally started to steepen around timberline. The hardest part was the climb from timberline to the saddle. From there on out, it was an easy ridge walk to the summit. Started at 7:00AM, summitted at 10:45, and back at the car at 2:30PM. This was a nice, relatvely easy hike...but it was quite LONG. The last mile through the meadow felt never-ending.


FlatheadJim - Jul 4, 2009 1:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1994

San Luis  Sucess!

One of many along the trail to Durango


rleclair - Jul 1, 2009 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Perfect Day!  Sucess!

Nice hike up to 14,014 with fellow SP'er Patrick Vall and son. Not much snow left up high - a lot of wildlife - and wildflowers starting to bloom...


shanrickv - Jun 29, 2009 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Standard Route  Sucess!

Beautiful day on the standard route.


belexes - Jun 1, 2009 2:57 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Stewart Creek Trail  Sucess!

My first San Juan 14er. I hiked with three other guys, two of whom were ultramarathon trail runners. We left our campsite just after 6AM and reached the summit just before 9:30. Mike and Matt, the trail runners, descended into Cochetopa Gulch to run the Colorado Trail back to camp. Kevin and I headed east to attempt Organ Mtn. There was a mean looking storm brewing to the southeast, so we summited Point ~13480 before turning back. We tried glissading down into Stewart Creek valley, but the snow was too soft. We returned to the campsite at about 1PM. Mike and Matt got there about an hour before us.


nch5y7 - Jan 2, 2009 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Standard route  Sucess!

Perfect weather, beautiful climb, great views.


Kadee - Nov 10, 2008 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Crazy Weather  Sucess!

We had tons of clouds, tons of rain and once on the ridge, tons of wind. Started from the Stewart Creek TH. The visibility was about 20 feet once we were on the ridge. We stayed in the clouds all the way to the top. When we got to the summit the clouds parted a little and I could see the surrounding hill sides. It was almost magical - to be in the clouds for so long and never see what was around me and then finally I could see it all - it was beautiful. On our way back to the ridge the clouds would surround us and then lift every once in a while to give us a view. I did Mt. Elbert the day before and Wheeler (NM) the day after. It was a great trip!

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Aug 27, 2008 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Stewart Creek  Sucess!

9th 14er in 8 days! The trail up edges beautiful beaver ponds!

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