Sheep Mountain C Climber's Log

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Scott - Aug 24, 2022 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2022

Sheep Mountain  Sucess!

June 11

With temperatures of 102F in Grand Junction, it was time to head for higher elevations! Kessler and I started in the evening at the East Little Cimarron Trailhead and hiked along the trail to 10,700 feet before setting up camp. The river crossing was pretty challenging and very cold. Other than that the obstacles were mosquitoes and lots of fallen timber. It was still a nice hike.

June 12

It was a pretty noisy night. Apparently several elk walked through our camp and snapped some branches which woke us up.

In the morning we hiked up the trail a ways before heading up the avalanche chute due east of the summit of Sheep Mountain. It dead-ended at the cliff, but there was a neat ledge route that went through the cliff. There was one stray rock that fell from above and landed on a snowbank which threw snow on us. There were some neat pinnacles to see as well. We saw many elk as well. It was a neat hike, but there were a lot of mosquitoes before timberline and even a little above!

We made our way up to the summit of Sheep Mountain and enjoyed the spectacular views. We ate our lunch on the summit only to find that part of it was rancid! We would have to go a little hungry until we got back to civilization.

We then headed down to the saddle to the south and then climbed up to Peak 13,100. It was a really spectacular route with good views of all the neat pinnacles west of the ridge. Overall, I'd consider the route between the peaks as one of the most scenic in Colorado. We enjoyed the views before heading back down the the trail.

We then headed to camp, packed up, and headed down the trail. The river crossing was just as cold as it was on the way up!


theREALCarpeDM - Nov 30, 2017 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2017

Little Cimarron TH  Sucess!

Did these N-->S from Little Cimarron TH: Sheep Mtn, Pt 13,100, Pt 13,681, Silver Mtn

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 30, 2017 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2017

nice hike  Sucess!

Nice hike in a solitude and for a change NO SCREE to deal with.
I enjoyed a scramble down from the summit - the eastern cliffs are fun.

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