This was my 3rd time up Shavano, but first time to make it over to Tabeguache. Hiked with a group of church friends and ran into tons of Cross Country climbers from Kansas. Great weather and a great day to finally bag this- my final 14er to bag in the Sawatch.
We ascended the Angel to the summit of Shavano, then continued on to Tabeguache. What a treat! The eastern ridge of Tab still held plenty of snow allowing for a fun snow ridge walk to the summit and a great glissade. Partners: Deb, Jill & Krystol.
Hiked Shavano and Tabeguache, sometime in the late 90s.
Reached the summit from Jennings avoiding the damaged route. Not the brightest idea to descend McCoy Creek, but we survived. =)
Did the West Ridge trip as noted by Aaron Johnson. Fun and very much off the beaten path.
Hard day out. Wasn't feeling it but pushed through it alright. Completly & absolutely wiped by the time I got back to the truck. Traverse over to Tab was easy enough but bottomed out hard on the way back to Shavano. Glissaded most of the angel back to my snowshoes but it made for a very tense glissade, not fun at all. Early season glissading...not the best idea.
Wonderfully calm and relatively warm on top. Nice views.
Traversed from Shavano
1st summit July 25, 2009
2nd summit June 26, 2016
Part of a 12 fourteeners in six days spree.
Ascended Jones first than continued the loop to PT 13712, Tabeguache, Shavano and "Esprit Point". Some fun easy scrambling between Jones and PT 13712. Surprising dry in this part of the Sawatch still despite recent snows in the state, although the summit pitch on Tab was a little snowier than the rest of the peaks. Second time up Tabeguache.
A few years ago I hiked up Shavano with the idea of doing Tabeguache as well, but didn't make it because I was tired and the weather started to look a little iffy. But this time the weather was perfect, except for the gale force winds in the saddles. I left Denver around 3, got to the trailhead and started hiking at 5:45, summited both peaks (Shavano twice) and was on the road back to Denver by 3. Long day, but worth it.
After missing out on Tabeguache the first time I hiked up Shavano in 2007, I lucked out with the weather on a beautiful July bluebird day and was able to make the summit of Tab after an hour long traverse from Shav. Glad to have this one over and done.
First hiked Shavano, then continued on Tabeguache. A beutiful day. My dog did great.
Did the Angel of Shavano Snow climb. Still some snow left. Traversed to Tab. And came back down over Shavano and then glissaded down to avoid the storms. It's quite a good workout.
Climbed Tabeguache in conjunction with Shavano. Nice hike, great views.
Definately much more enjoyable then Shavano.
A lot of sun-cupping on Tab.
Tab is a great mountain as a final 14er. Was joined by 6 friends and favorite climbing partner, my husband Aaron on this last 14er. We climbed the West Ridge from Jennings Creek valley. We had a bluebird day - not a cloud in the sky - and virtually no wind. It couldn't have been a more perfect day. We celebrated on top with champaign and brownies!! Thanks Randy, Sharon, Kane, Barbara, Mark, Cheryl and Aaron for joining me.
Traversed from Shavano, then dropped down the steep and horrendous North face, DO NOT do this. Better to head back to the Tab/Shav saddle and drop from there.