Snow climb of Gilpin

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Snow climb of Gilpin
Created On: Jun 15, 2011
Last Edited On: Jun 19, 2011


View from the top of Mt. EmmaGilpin Peak as seen from the summit of Mount Emma
Gilpin TopoTOPO of the area

Gilpin Peak is an impressive peak in the Yankee Boy Basin. I climbed the peak in mid June of 2011, the year blessed with tons of snow in San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
Peak is named after William Gilpin.
Elevation: 13,694 feet

Gilpin PeakGilpin Peak from the approach
Skinning up towards Gilpin PeakSkinning up towards Gilpin
North CouloirNorth Couloir
Northwest Ridge?Northwest Couloir
Climber in Northwest CouloirClimber in Northwest Couloir
Looking down Northwest Couloir Looking down Northwest Couloir
Northwest CouloirNorthwest Couloir - looking down
Top of Northwest CouloirThe top of Nortwest Couloir
Northwest Ridge?Joining the Northwest Ridge trail
View of 4 thirteeners4 thirteeners next to each other
Snow HedgehogSnowhedgehog
Northwest RidgeNorthwest Ridge
Near the summit of GilpinGetting closer to the summit
Summit of GilpinA nice view of the Gilpin's North Face
View from the summitSummit view towards Telluride
The snowy summit of GilpinSnowy summit of Gilpin
Mt. Sneffels as seen from Gilpin ridgeSneffels - the closest 14er
The road to Yankee Boy BasinGood bye Gilpin - I will come back
Chouinard PioletChoinard Piolet
Gilpin Ski DescentGilpin Peak Ski Descent

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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jun 15, 2011 12:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Dang Girl.

Thanks Dan, it was a long day. We did not start until 8:30, and the snow is rapidly melting, about 1 foot per day... Last week was perfect, I am afraid that skiing is getting close to the end.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jun 15, 2011 4:51 pm - Voted 10/10


Nice shots Liba, still lot of snow in San Juans.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jun 15, 2011 11:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: ...

Thanks Senad. This was a good snow year, and my first winter in Colorado. I love it here!

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