Sultan Mountain Climber's Log

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cmcalhoun - Jun 23, 2023 7:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2023

Fun Combo!  Sucess!

Spencer, Grand Turk, and Sultan.


Kiefer - Jul 11, 2022 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2022

5 combo  Sucess!

Great weather window this morning. Combined with: "West Turkshead Peak," Grand Turk, "Spencer Peak" and one I've been wanting for a good long while, Turkshead Peak.


hgrapid - Jul 27, 2020 9:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

Foggy  Sucess!

Very foggy on top


Kiefer - Jul 25, 2019 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2019

Finally!  Sucess!

What an amazing day. Great weather. This has a beautiful approach. In conjunction with Grand Turk, "Spencer" and West Turkshead.


birdhead - Jul 13, 2017 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2017

From Little Molas Lake  Sucess!

Climbed along with Grand Turk on a nearly perfect morning. Awesome views in all directions. 3:45 RT.


ajberry - Jul 31, 2016 7:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2016

From Little Molas Lake  Sucess!

With Ryan Draft. via W Turkshead, Spencer, and Grand Turk. Dropped off Sultan's NE shoulder [one tricky notch to negotiate] to Rt 550 close to Silverton, where passing motorists were definitely not interested in giving us a lift up the road. Heavy early afternoon rain made the prospect of walking 7 mi up the road somewhat unattractive. We ended up going into to Silverton and *paying* someone to drive us up to Molas pass. Still, a nice set of ridges.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Oct 28, 2014 5:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014

aSULTAN the San Juan's   Sucess!

Started this hike around 11:30am. After not understanding the approach beta i just schwacked through willows after two or three switch backs on the Colorado Trail from Little Molas Lake. There was a route..ish. Spencer Peak was neat, the ridge down to Grand Turk was somewhat sketch with new, wind blown snow. Grand Turk is an easy jaunt from Spencer. Sultan proved to be the more tiresome of the three. Awesome summits with great views of the San Juan's. I then traversed back, under Grand Turk, over Spencer and then back into the Molas Creek drainage. 4.5 hrs round trip


wbass - Sep 7, 2014 12:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Tour de Grand Turk & Sultan

We completed this tour of the massif with great weather, enjoying all that the San Juans have to offer with none of the crowds. Sultan is an amazingly symmetrical peak! Taking the steep, west slope down Sultan wasn't so much fun, but it was good that we were able to pick up a use trail in the basin around the west side if the massif. Unfortunately, we ended up doing a massive detour on the CT at the end.


awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 1:18 pm

Sultan  Sucess!

Via Spencer and Grand Turk

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 5, 2012 10:17 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012

Nice fall hike  Sucess!

Lovely hiking with Duchess, cold and windy day - went over Spencer, and Grand Turk and finally to Sultan.


seano - Mar 11, 2012 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2012

From Little Molas Lake  Sucess!

Via Spencer and Grand Turk. Trip report.


gremlin - Jul 6, 2010 5:34 pm

from grand turk  Sucess!

no thunderstorms 2nd time around

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 7, 2010 3:50 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2010

Great views!  Sucess!

From Little Molas Lake, with Spencer and Grand Turk.


dakotaconcrete - May 21, 2009 1:27 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2009

Splendiferous  Sucess!

Great day, great views, great summit! Route was relatively snow free except for the areas shaded by trees and the ascent to the first saddle. Summited Sultan and hastily retreated to my vehicle just before the storms set in. I'm glad I summited at 0800 because I wouldn't want to be caught on this mountain in a storm.


SarahThompson - Sep 8, 2008 11:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

Silverton Six Pack!  Sucess!

Climbed as part of a long loop from Little Molas that included six ranked summits: UN 12764 (aka "West Turkshead Peak"), Grand Turk, Sultan Mountain, Bear Mountain, UN 13042 & UN 12764. Also unranked, recently named Spencer Peak.


ktimm - Jul 23, 2008 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Awesome day

Did with the SP gathering. Great day did the 3 peaks.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Jul 21, 2008 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

SP Gathering  Sucess!

I really enjoyed the day. Keeping up with chicagotransplant, Kane, and Ktimm was hard....but fun. :)


chicagotransplant - Jul 21, 2008 10:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

SP Summer Gathering  Sucess!

Climbed with the SP Summer Gathering, also climbed Grand Turk, Spencer and PT 12849. Great weather, pretty rare to be so clear for so long on a July day in the San Juans! Nice meeting everyone on the climb!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 19, 2008 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Little Molas Lake  Sucess!

What a day. The weather was divine. We spent about an hour on the summit of Sultan pigging out on trail food, taking photos, laughing, etc. Great friends, amazing hike. The wild flowers were just gonzo. Hiking partners: SP Colorado Summer Gathering.

PS: No one who likes rock 'n roll can possibly hike this mountain without words to Sultans of Swing over and over through their head.

A band is blowing Dixie double four time.
You feel alright when you hear that music ring.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jun 5, 2006 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

First 13er and Colorado Peak  Sucess!

Took the wrong trail trying to get to Grand Turk and wound up climbing Sultan Mountain first. The views were amazing with only cirrus clouds accenting the light, cerulean blue sky.

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