Tabeguache Peak Climber's Log

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BKiser90

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

mickeyCs - Mar 27, 2020 7:18 pm

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2019

Bryan W

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nice hike  Sucess!

Light snow year. I really enjoyed it.

wannabepeakbagger

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

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

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

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!

ajberry

ajberry - Sep 6, 2015 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2015

Standard route, from Shavano  Sucess!

With Megan Berry.

CWFry

CWFry - Aug 6, 2015 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2015

West Slopes  Sucess!

West Ridge route. Good conditions. Hard to find a defined trail at times after 11,200' from the Jennings Creek trailhead. Weather was good.

Onager

Onager - Jun 29, 2015 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015

Success  Sucess!

Wow, what a day. After attempting these two 14ers twice this year and failing both times, I came back today with a vengeance and soloed both mountains! My first summits this year! That makes 23 14ers climbed so far. It's been awhile since I've made a new ascent. Reminds me why I moved out here in the first place!

I set off from the Blank Gulch Trailhead around 05:45 AM with intentions of taking the East Slopes route up and over 14,229 ft. Mount Shavano. I arrived at treeline by 8:00 AM, only saw about 10 other climbers and some casual hikers along the way, but I sped past all of them. Once above the "Angel of Shavano" snowfield (Where I failed last time) I lost the trail for a bit and then picked it back up on Shavano's South Ridge. Boy, was it windy. My hat flew off my head a few times but I ran and was able to apprehend it without further incident. I am estimating wind gusts of about 60 mph, strong enough to knock me down a few times. I picked up the Shavano trail and made the summit around 10:00 AM. Pretty tired but confident, I then proceeded down to the col between Mount Shavano and 14,155 ft. Tabeguache Peak. The way down had no marked trail and was mostly a scramble in 60 mph winds. No one else attempted to go over to Tabeguache, just me for today. At least it was blue skies all day... I descended about 500 ft. down and made the mile journey over to Tabeguache. Once you start climbing down Shavano towards Tabeguache, it is a commitment. There is no escape or bail route. The only practical way back to safety is to re-summit Shavano. What a chore. I climbed up snow to the summit of Tabeguache and made the summit around 11:00 AM. Knowing I had to make it back over Shavano, I didn't stay long. I took out my ice ax and slid down the snow back to the col between the peaks. I regained Shavano by 12:15, drank all my water and made my way back down to treeline by 1:00 PM. From here, it was still a few miles back through the woods to the trail head with no water... I made it back to my vehicle around 2:30 PM.

All in all, two 14ers summited, 5,600 ft. of elevation gained over 11.25 miles in about 8 and 1/2 hours. Glad to be done with them.

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:31 pm

Shavano  Sucess!

Made our own route

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 1:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

Shav/Tab in fall  Sucess!

Climbed Shavano and Tabeguache in great fall conditions.

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Aug 18, 2013 1:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

From Shavano  Sucess!

Very quick side trip from Shavano.

wbass

wbass - Jul 9, 2013 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

Shavano Combo  Sucess!

This less trafficked sibling is actually more fun and with better views than Shavano, so well worth the descent, ascent, descent, ascent to get there. It was nice to gaze over at Ouray and think about climbing it the following day.

ericd

ericd - Jun 3, 2013 3:29 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2013

a 1hr bonus!  Sucess!

Interesting historical indian name for both this peak and Shavano (prestigious tribe within Ute) Excellent 360 degree views of Antero to Pikes to Collegiate Peaks so have a camera ready to do the picture stitching. No survey marker found on top unlike Shavano. Optical illusion on how far away this peak is from Shavano ...600ft elev loss/gain, 1mi distance, was about 1:00hr until standing back on top of another 14er!

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