Trico Peak Climber's Log

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Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 28, 2021 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2021

South Ridge and North Ridge  Sucess!

2 times once north ridge once south ridge

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 3, 2020 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2020

Awesome Hike  Sucess!

My dog & I took my Jeep up the road for 0.8 miles and parked along the first flat pull out. From there we hiked along the road through the Y in the road, stayed to the right and continued until we saw the sign that said Bear Pass. From here there's a faint foot trail, was mostly covered in snow, to the summit. We saw a fox at the false summit. Amazing views on top. Great morning with my best friend.


Kiefer - Jul 31, 2020 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2020

From Black Bear  Sucess!

Actually hiked up from the bottom of the road to Black Bear Pass. Then up the South Ridge to the summit. Just a simple hike, super easy but good views. Got chased off T10 due to the weather.


Scott - May 13, 2019 9:31 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2019

Trico Peak  Sucess!

Tom and I met at Red Mountain Pass early in the morning to climb Trico Peak in the San Juans. The snow was nice and hard for the climb up. We climbed up the east ridge of Trico. It was a bit more dicey than expected since the snow was blown into a knife edge with nearby cornices, but we made it to the summit. Our ice axes were definitely needed.

After enjoying the summit, we descended the north ridge until we could glissade into the basin. We then snowshoed through the basins and back to the pass. The snow got very soft by the end of the climb. It was a beatiful day.


rootpi - Jul 12, 2017 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2017

Traverse via N and E ridges  Sucess!

My map showed a trail starting from where Black Bear Pass road leaves 550 (just S of Red Mtn Pass), heading NW in the direction of unnamed 13510. Unfortunately I couldn't find it, so I drove partway up the road and parked. I hiked up the road to a major left-turn switchback at about 12000', where the map showed another trails contouring north. This one I found, although it was faint.

I followed that trail for a ways and then aimed to keep heading north to intersect with the original trail, which I never did find. In any case, after skirting a few snowfields and dealing with a bit of scree, I reached the saddle between Trico and 13510. I turned left (S) and scrambled up the N ridge of Trico. It's fairly steep but short, not difficult but you do have to be careful on loose rock.

At the summit I enjoyed views in all directions, then headed down along the E ridge. This was easier but longer than the N ridge. I angled SE back toward the road, although I probably should have followed the ridge all the way as it petered out. At the road, I jogged back down to my car just as some trickles began to fall. An excellent outing!

Strava track should be here:


ajberry - Jun 27, 2017 10:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2017

Traverse: Richmond to Black Bear  Sucess!

Up to Richmond Pass from 550: T8, T7, Telluride, Trico and down via Black Bear to 550. Nice traverse. Three tricky bits: 1. towers on ridge between Richmond Pass and T8 - bypass to N; 2. towers near T8-T7 col - bypass N by dropping into Imogene Basin; 3. N ridge of Trico - steep, loose but never worse than 2+


RoryKuykendall - Apr 3, 2015 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2014

From Black Bear Pass  Sucess!

Scrambled up from Black Bear Pass on a perfect September morning. The views south towards the Grenadiers is what stood out the most.

johnpaul - Aug 26, 2013 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge with Jaime, Sky and Dakota from Red Mtn Pass. We hiked up Black Bear Pass road to the little unnamed lake around 12,500' where we gained the ridge. I thought the ridge was class 2 maybe class 2+ fairly stable with little if any exposure. Dakota (Border/Lab) ran up it with no problem summiting first!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 30, 2010 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

nice hike  Sucess!

10/30/10 - from Red Mountain Pass, deep snow - above my knees, with Michael Covington and Duchess.
3/25/14 - nice ski descent, steep below the summit, solo, great spring conditions with low avy danger that day, but otherwise prone to avalanches
4/30/17 - great hike after fresh snow, lovely ridge, ski descent a little avy into the bowl between Trico and 13,510 peak, with Ben.


shknbke - Jun 5, 2010 9:28 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

From Red Mtn Pass  Sucess!

Combined with T10 and UN13510 from Black Bear Rd at Red Mtn Pass. North ridge looked to be pretty spicy with snow, so I traversed around to the south ridge.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 11, 2009 11:32 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed from Red Mtn Pass and traversed over to T 11 for a ski descent.


shanahan96 - Apr 28, 2008 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008

snowy east ridge  Sucess!

climbed trico from red mountain pass with jamie and mike. 3.5 miles and 2350' vertical made for a nice recovery day after climbing 5000'+ the previous day on the kendalls.

the ridge narrowed considerably the final quarter-mile before the summit making for an interesting, albeit fairly easy, mountaineering challenge. fun day, great weekend!



chicagotransplant - Apr 28, 2008 10:05 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

1st:4/27/08 Climbed the East Ridge from Red Mountain Pass with Shanahan96 and Jamie Nellis. Nice route, some fun exposure on the ridge near the summit. Lots of great looking ski lines off this peak and its neighbors, have to come back with the skis sometime!
2nd: 6/3/17 Solo, east ridge up and was able to ski from near the summit off the NE face into the bowl with 13510. Was a little late in the season for that line as the gully off the summit was starting to melt out and had a tricky rocky section to negotiate. Nice to finally get up to ski in this area!
3rd: 5/27/18 with Rachael, east ridge. Incredibly dry for this time of year, only a couple of very short sections of snow on the crest to deal with. Did this in about 2-1/2 hours round trip in late afternoon before dinner. A nice bonus peak!


SarahThompson - Mar 2, 2008 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Five Peak Loop from Bridal Veil Falls  Sucess!

Started from top of Bridal Veil Falls and made a loop over Telluride Peak, UN 13510, Trico Peak, "T10" & Three Needles.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 7:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2003

East Ridge  Sucess!

Walked up the Black Bear pass road, and combined this with T10 that day.


tmartenst - Jan 4, 2006 9:44 pm

Route Climbed: I believe East up and South down Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

Fairly easy hike, especially from the south ridge, we did not know it was so much easier until we got to the top. A good round trip the way we did it. My directions are a little off, it was two years ago.


ColoradoScott - Oct 2, 2005 9:31 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: October 1, 2005

Please see my trip report. Edit: Deleted Trip report due to elves.


MoabPeakBagger - Oct 29, 2003 12:03 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 24th, 2003  Sucess!

A beautiful, and fairly easy, hike up from Black Bear Pass yielded a gorgeous view from the summit. I had previously (several weeks prior) attempted to summit Trico via the EXTREMELY steep scree of the southwest face-- this was a horrible idea, more inspired by ignorance than anything else. Getting to the summit via the South Ridge was enjoyable and added a redemptive factor as well. Thanks to SP member Nader for his page and directing me to the proper route.


nader - Jul 22, 2003 8:36 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 9, 2003  Sucess!

Spent three hours on the summit all alone. Perfect sunny day. Great views.

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