San Luis Peak Climber's Log

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crussellbowden - Jul 7, 2017 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1988



telemarkdude - Aug 30, 2013 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013

Fun Hike  Sucess!

Fun hike on a great trail. Did this with my wife. The short scramble at the very end definitely added to the enjoyment. Nothing harder than easy 3rd class.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 21, 2012 11:29 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

2 Peaks  Sucess!

With 9410.

REM - Jun 25, 2011 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009

From Bear Trap Ranch  Sucess!

Nice perspective, i.e. view.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 30, 2011 10:22 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

Traver from Knights and McKinley  Sucess!

Pleasantly surprised by the lovely and sprightly summit finish on this one! Started at Knights, hopped over McKinley, finished on San Luis then descended to the Jeep. Loved this traverse!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Feb 20, 2011 11:17 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

GREAT traverse  Sucess!

Great traverse from Vigil to Knights.


pyerger - Nov 23, 2010 11:51 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2009

san luis peak  Sucess!

I have climbed San Luis twice, both from the ridge that connects Vigil, and San Luis. There are also two small 4th class summits, on that ridge I will call middle Vigil, and west Vigil. This Makes for a great tour.


Incliner - Feb 3, 2010 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2010

Nice...  Sucess!

Really enjoyed this hike and its many large rappels. I started from Knights Peak, then to McKinley and finally summited San Luis. Great day, great views and awesome cliffs. Some areas of thigh deep snow, but that is the fun part right? I suggest this route to those who DO NOT want to go through Bear Trap. I called them and they were super cool. went there and a large group of guys in a SUV pulled up and questiioned me, gave me directions to a building I couldnt find. I didnt want to start knocking on doors. So, we went up the trail. Found it kinda of an erie place. Maybe, it is just me...


hans.schenk - Jan 26, 2010 11:33 am

Loved it!  Sucess!

Climbed this a couple of times years ago. I love Bear Trap Ranch!


Brad76 - Jun 3, 2008 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Foggy start to June  Sucess!

Hiked via Bear Trap Ranch after nearly summiting Mt. Vigil. Nice views from top of Gold Camp Rd, Emerald Valley, and Mt. Rosa. Too bad my serenity on top was shattered by gun shots at the nearby range.


pittbrownie - Nov 25, 2006 1:36 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2006

from Vigil Peak  Sucess!

Summit from Vigil Peak via Bear Trap Ranch. Couldn't find trail due to the snow.


cftbq - May 17, 2006 7:56 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2006

early morning scramble  Sucess!

I, too, tried Mt. Vigil, but was unable to surmount the crux at the base of the summit block. When they say "exposed," they mean it! The final slab scramble to the top of San Luis was moderately challenging, and the views beautiful; topped out at about 6:40 am on a clear, sunny day.

royswkr - May 10, 2006 9:44 pm

Also Baldy Alto  Sucess!

Backpack up Stewart Creek


shknbke - Dec 2, 2005 1:47 am

Route Climbed: n.e. slopes Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2003  Sucess!

I climbed this in light snow with my friend Jeremy and his dog. We never found the trail from Bear Trap Ranch as we had no beta, so we ended up bushwacking straight up the steep n.e. slopes of San Luis with about 6" of snow. There are some excellent scrambling opportunities on the summit. We continued over to less spectacular McKinley Peak to the west which is in the trees. I came back the following fall to get Vigil Peak, which has some brief stretches of 5th class. Excellent page, Patrick!


shanrickv - Dec 2, 2005 1:08 am

Route Climbed: Bear Trap Ranch/San Luis Peak Trail Date Climbed: November 30, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb after a failed attempt on nearby Vigil Peak. I climbed in the snow, sun and wind on a beautiful weekday in Colorado.

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