Tabeguache Peak Climber's Log

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ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Aug 27, 2005 11:19 pm

Route Climbed: Blank Gulch Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

Summited Shavano (2x) & Tab. It was an interesting day that turned out well, but could have been bad. Had to wait on my company so got an hour late start (7am), and then he was struggling up the mountain so I had to go at it on my own. T-storms blew in early and grapple fell hard. Most hikers were running down to tree-line (which is quite a long ways away!) I was fortunate to get off before the lightening, but MANY were not. ...and SOME were still going up... yeah, dum. They all had stories to tell in the "parking lot," poles buzzing, hair standing straight up, etc... The mountain will be there another day!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 1:26 am

Route Climbed: Jennings Gulch Date Climbed: Summer '98  Sucess!

Too much loose rock, better to come from Shavano

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:16 pm

Route Climbed: East slopes Date Climbed: Aug. 21st 2003  Sucess!

Climbed with Shavano. Fun easy climb.

Helga

Helga - Jul 18, 2005 11:52 pm

Route Climbed: Blank Gulch/East Slopes Date Climbed: July 17th, 2005  Sucess!

This is my 12th Fourteener!

Long, long day for little slow me. Summited Shavano early; conditions were just right to procede for Tabeguache even I was advancing in hesitation, without sunglasses, nor sunscreen. "Two" much for one day!

(...more to read in my posting on on Mt.Shavano) DeCaLiBro next?

scvanm

scvanm - Jul 17, 2005 9:40 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes of Shavano then to Tab Date Climbed: July 15th 2005

#13...Yeah. The trek from Shavano to Tab and back was a lot easier than expected. We almost turned back because one of our hikers had a major blister. A healthy dose of Moleskin and off we went. (Sean,Jordan,cj)

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:05 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse via Shavano Date Climbed: July, 1 2004  Sucess!

19th 14er!

Chris

Chris - Jul 5, 2005 6:39 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Shavano Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!

What a great way to spend the 4th... climbing with friends. The traverse between the two is easy, but the trip back up Shavano the 2nd time was wearing me out :-)

Ed F

Ed F - Jun 28, 2005 6:35 pm

Route Climbed: Over Shavano from Blank Gulch Date Climbed: June 28, 2005  Sucess!

Fairly easy ridge, but it takes longer than it seems.

myrone

myrone - Jun 20, 2005 10:12 pm

Route Climbed: From Mt Shavano summit Date Climbed: Saturday June 18, 2005  Sucess!

Took about 45 mins to cross the saddle and summit. Met some good people (Mark, Josh, Martin) on Mt Shavano and hiked up with them. Rested a good 30 mins then started back over to Mt Shavano and back down. Mark showed me how to glissade, way fun!! My 11th 14'er and another beautiful day in Colorado, sweet!!

jhansen007

jhansen007 - Jun 19, 2005 3:00 pm

Route Climbed: Blanks Gulch Trailhead to Shavano then Tabeguache Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect day for a climb. Left trailhead around 630am. Summitted Shavano, then hiked the saddle to Tabeguache. Spent lots of time on top Tabeguache waiting for the rest of our group to summit. Awesome weather to take a nap on top of a 14er...very warm and virtually no wind while we were up there. Glissade down the angel was great too.

chef007

chef007 - Jun 17, 2005 12:55 pm

Route Climbed: South East Slope a.k.a Purgatory gulch Date Climbed: June 16 2005  Sucess!

What a long day! It started with a 3,500 or so scree climb and just got worse. On the way down I decided to take an alternate route down the mountain and ended up sliping and getting knocked out. The whole trip ended up being a 11 hour day.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Jun 8, 2005 6:15 pm

Route Climbed: From Shavano Date Climbed: 4 Jun 2005  Sucess!

I traversed over to Tabeguache and back to Shavano in 1hr 45min. The climb from the saddle was a mellow snow climb all the way to the summit. I glissaded back down to the saddle and scrambled my way back to Shavano. By then the snow had already melted and I made my way back to the trailhead from Shavano in two hours.

Asphazell

Asphazell - Jun 2, 2005 12:23 pm

Route Climbed: Blank Gulch TH Date Climbed: 05/29/05  Sucess!

Climbed this along with Shavano. Was good snow to kick step to the summit ridge. Great views! Too bad we were chased down the summit as well as down Shavano by Thunder/Snow storms! Made it VERY intense.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Mar 31, 2005 8:53 am

Route Climbed: Blank Gulch Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Solo Trip - As most people, I hiked Shavano and Tabeguache together. Weather was great and the aspens were changing. From the summit, the aspens looked like rivers of gold pouring off the mountain. A great time to hike these peaks.

Ratballs

Ratballs - Feb 22, 2005 4:18 pm

Route Climbed: Jennings Creek trailhead via Southwest/West Ridge Date Climbed: September, 2001  Sucess!

Another completely unremarkable Sawatch hump. I remember next to nothing about this climb, except wishing that I had combined it when I had earlier climbed Shavano.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 3, 2005 4:12 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 2, 1992  Sucess!

Staring from the rough road TH neear Jennings Creek, the route is fairly easy to followas is climbs up to and along the south ridge of Tab's western subpeak. The day we were on the summit there were storm clouds miles to the south of us, over Mt. Ouray, but we had enough static electricity to have our arm hair stand out and tingle. We didn't linger on the top, and passed on continuing to Shavano. On the way down we met a couple of men that we had talked to at the TH. They made it to the western subpeak, and had mistakenly believed that the had summited Tab, thinking it was really Shavano. Oops! Close but no cigar!

Richrat

Richrat - Jan 30, 2005 8:47 pm

Route Climbed: Jennings Creek Trail Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

This was the worst route possible. Loose rock and dusty the entire trip.

Natasha

Natasha - Oct 14, 2004 11:48 pm

Route Climbed: Shavano-Tabeguache via Blank Gulch Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!

Great day, weather held out nicely, especially since we got a bit of a late start, but not too bad. Both summits and the trail were fairly crowded.

mr_g

mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 8:54 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 9, 2001  Sucess!

Started from Jennings Creek, and made the summit in about 3.5 hours. Alot of talus to traverse in this route - my knees really felt it. Good views of Shavano and the rest of the Sawatch from the summit.

Saintgrizzly

Saintgrizzly - Aug 10, 2004 9:03 pm

Route Climbed: The now-closed Jennings Creek Trail Date Climbed: September, 1998  Sucess!

One of my favorite 14-ers, done from the now-closed Jennings Creek trail, I've always thought would be a good way to rate conditioning--long trail, and relentlessly up hill! Done with Aaron and Jim, in a snowstorm with about two feet of fresh snow on top. Interesting footing, to say the least!

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