Tabeguache Peak Climber's Log

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utahjimk - Jul 30, 2023 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2023

via Blank Gulch trailhead  Sucess!

In combination with Mount Shavano, with Wasatch Mountain Club group. Had the summit to myself for a few minutes before the rest of my group arrived, and we spend ~1/2 hour admiring the vista.


LazyJSkwires - Jul 23, 2023 10:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2023

Went for it  Sucess!

My hiking partner didn't really want to go for this one but I really really didn't want to make that drive again. I suppose we could have come from the other side and just done this one if we really weren't feeling it. I convinced him it would be worth it to just tough it out so off we went. The walk back down after Shavano the second time felt a lot tougher than it should have been


cmcalhoun - Jun 21, 2023 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Tabeguache  Sucess!



JRaphaelson - Aug 17, 2021 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2021

Shav and Tab  Sucess!

A hell of a traverse, but glad to get it done. Not my favorite 14er.


hgrapid - Jul 27, 2020 9:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2020

Foggy - with Shavano  Sucess!

Foggy at the top. Hiked with Shavano


xDoogiex - Jul 24, 2020 8:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2020

#28  Sucess!

Done with Shavano


birdhead - Jul 19, 2020 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2020

Shavano and Tabeguache  Sucess!

Hiked Shavano and Tabeguache from the Angel of Shavano Campground, adding four miles to the standard route for a 15 mile day with 6,200 feet of gain. 7:50 round trip


kteichert - Jul 18, 2020 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2020

4th 14er in 2 days  Sucess!

After summiting Shavano, we headed towards Tabaguache. It is about a 550' descent to the saddle between the 2 peaks, and a very easy scramble to the top of Tabaguache. On top of Taba, we met a man named Matt, from Colorado Springs, and his beautiful Aussie, Nova, who were just starting the Collegiate Loop. He was scheduled to do 220 miles, and 11 peaks over a 22 day period. We chatted with him for a long while, and then he hiked back towards Shavano with us. Very cool guy with amazing stories. Tabaguache has some amazing views of the hanging valley between it and Cronin Peak, and great views of Antero and Mount White. But itself is a pretty anti-climactic summit.


BKiser90 - May 26, 2020 7:45 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2020

With Shavano  Sucess!

From Blanks Gulch trailhead. Minimal snow and a beautiful day with no storms. Fun glissade down a snowfield on Tabeguache. Unfortunately, on the way back, near Fairplay I suffered some weird tingling throughout my body that caused my legs, arms, and hands to seize with slurred speech. Found out from my doctor bro-in-law that I probably had low blood sugar! Once I had some juice and chocolate milk back at home, I was all better. Make sure to eat right on the mountain to avoid any scares! Keep those sugars up!


mickeyCs - Mar 27, 2020 7:18 pm



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Bryan W - Sep 7, 2019 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2019

West Ridge all to myself  Sucess!

As I suspected, a mid-week climb after Labor Day, gave me the West Ridge route all to myself. I didn't see a soul until after I got to the summit. On the way down, there were no signs of anybody having climbed Carbonate either. As much as I believe in safety in numbers, I have to say, I enjoyed the road less traveled or in this case, not traveled at all.


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2017

From Shavano  Sucess!

Solo traverse after doing the Angel on Shavano


technicolorNH - Sep 26, 2018 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2018

from Shavano  Sucess!

Only took an hour to traverse the ridge. Great weather.


yadahzoemtn - Jan 26, 2018 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2017

Got rained out the first attempt  Sucess!

Got it today. Twice over Shavano


kronshage3 - Jun 11, 2017 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2017

Shavano/Tabeguache Combo  Sucess!

Started around 6:45AM. Trail is mostly dry below treeline with a few chunk of snow along trail. Still large sections of snow above treeline. Did not use crampons or other traction since steps were left in snow already. LOTS of wind. Climbed Shavano as well. Back at car around 1:30PM.


skorpeo - Dec 13, 2016 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2016

Nice hike  Sucess!

Light snow year. I really enjoyed it.


wannabepeakbagger - Nov 24, 2016 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2016

Windy day  Sucess!

Came from Shavano. Didn't mentally like that saddle between the two. Pretty nice views all around


BradBartick - Oct 4, 2016 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2016

With Shavano in high wind  Sucess!

Descended from the saddle between Shavano and Tabeguache. Aim for the lake, and you can stay in the center of the drainage and find passage all the way down. Loose 2nd class and steep in places. Get to the lake. From the burm above the outlet of the lake at the start of the traverse south back to the Shavano trail, sight a small rocky-topped hump on the slope to the south (the skyline you are ultimately aiming for). That hump is maybe a mile away, it is about the same elevation you are at, and that's what you aim for. Do not try to stay too high initially, as its small pines on cliffs. We went maybe 300 feet down, and it was much easier traversing. We eventually came to a clear avvy path between the trees, and hiked back up at that point and pretty much aimed to land just above the rocky hump, Trail is right there near the hump, south and slightly above it.


Moogie737 - Jul 10, 2016 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2017

From Shavano  Sucess!

#1 7-3-16 With Dave Armitage. Over in 0+58, back in 0+57. Nice little mini-scramble. Spent one minute on the 2nd Shavano summit and started down in a hurry as threatening clouds began building with uncanny speed. #2 W/ Lana. Long snow bank to climb for the last 250' vertical. From and back over Shavano.


SarahThompson - Dec 28, 2015 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

4x  Sucess!

9/9/06 - Standard route up and over Shavano.

11/11/07 - West Ridge with Jones & UN 13,712.

3/14/09 - Winter ascent over Esprit Point and Shavano.

3/14/16 - Winter ascent over Esprit Point and Shavano. Dom's 2nd to last winter 14er!

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