Trico Peak Climber's Log

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rootpi

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:
https://www.strava.com/activities/1078612669

ajberry

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

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

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

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!

jamie

chicagotransplant

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!

SarahThompson

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

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

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

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

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

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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