cold, windy day on the NE Ridge with mike. could have left the snowshoes at home, second peak wasn't really an option.
Nice day with Aaron and Prakash. We were part of a big group from 14ers.com, but since we started an hour behind them we decided to break our own trail up a different ridge. As usual the views of the Sangres in their winter glory were impressive. Long day as a daytrip from Denver, but doable.
Long slog up the deep snow then a windy ascent up the SE ridge.
Nice views of the "Big" Sangre 14ers
Hiked up to Lakes of the Clouds the night before. Went up the side of the connecting ridge just southwest of the lakes. Tons of scree. Once you get to the top its a fun, quick little ridge hop to the summit.
I had hiked up to Lakes of the Clouds on 3 weeks ofter shoulder surgery and cam back 5 weeks later to do the peak. I found a section of an improved trail on the way up. It soon disappeared I assume due lack of use and maintenance.
NE Ridge via Gibson TH w/ shanahan96. Not much snow, no need for snowshoes and the ridges were mostly dry except for a thin cover. Cold and windy, but when is it not at 13k in December!
Combined with Rito Alto, "Peak of the Clouds", and "Silver" from 12K on Hermit Pass Rd. Nice loop.
Wife, dog and I. Loop from Spread Eagle, Peak of the Clouds, Silver, and Marcy...and then got stormed on, wonderful day!!!
Lots of fun. Six hour loop hike from upper lake,Spread Eagle, Cloud Peak, and finally Silver Peak. Left Silver just as the snow hit.
9/16/06 - From Gibson TH. Intended on climbing the south ridge, but horrible winds forced me to reconsider. Took a more direct line up a very shallow couloir on the west face. It was composed of loose talus, but worth the trade off with the wind. Topped out just north of the summit and it was an absolute battle with the wind to the summit. Went on to UN 13524 and intended on continuing to UN 13513 but the wind simply wouldn't allow me to pass near the saddle!
3/3/12 - Southeast ridge from Gibson Creek. Deep snow, typical Sangre sugar.
Spread Eagle Peak, UN13,524 & UN13,513 “Silver Peak” from Gibson TH, with desnt to Lake of Clouds. Nice ridge run between 524 and 513.
From Rito Alto Peak, "Cloud Peak" & "Silver Peak". To Hermit Peak & Eureka Mountain. 10.5 hours roundtrip.
What James Hay said!
Climbed with Ben on the first day of climbing on our 12 day Sangre de Cristo trip. We hit the South Ridge just as a small storm hit making it a fun finale to the day with plenty of exposure and a class 4 move. We also climbed Pt 13,524 that day.
Wonderful summit views. The last two hundred vertical feet of scrambling has just enough exposure to get your heart pounding. Great fun!