Bivy at Vestal basin, solo hike across all trinities, and hike out the same day. Lovely trip. Route finding easy, more loose than expected, spectacular views.
Got to see moose (really close) at beaver ponds on my way in and also the following day on my day out.
The whole trip less than 24 hrs with a good night sleep.
Great day on the 3 peaks!
After climbing the west ridge of W Trinity, we downclimbed the wrong gully and couldn't get to the ledge for the traverse to Trinity Peak. Instead, we went down the south side and traversed to the saddle between (middle) Trinity and East Trinity. That part was pretty unpleasant. But then we went up the "wrong" gully to Trinity. Instead of class 2+ it was good c3/4 scrambling, which made up for not getting the traverse. Got graupeled on near the summit of East Trinity and the unpleasantness continued on the descent.
Trinity Traverse solo after Vestal's Wham Ridge. Peaks #7-9 on Day 3 of 10 day trip.
Solo climb of Middle Trinity Peak after climbing Arrow earlier in the morning. The weather was not cooperating, so did standard route on Middle Trinity instead of the full traverse.
After Arrow and Vestal, why not? East Trinity's west ridge was by far the best part. Trip report.
Did the traverse solo from my camp below Vestal. Very exciting challenge! See TR.
I climbed Arrow, Vestal, and the 3 Trinities as a day hike from Molas Pass. Round trip time was just under 17 hours.
1st: 8/7/09 - Climbed with Jamie, north face of West Trinity (5.5) with traverse to the other two. Descend of East Trinity was not so enjoyable, but the face on West more than made up for it! Great peaks in a great setting, and a fine introduction to this sub-range.
2nd: 9/9/21 - Climbed with Scot, standard ridge up West then traverse.
mike and i climbed the interesting north face of west trinity(5.5-3 pitches) before running the traverse over trinity and east trinity peaks. needless to say, it was an interesting day and a great way to start off some awesome climbs in the grenadiers!
The downclimb off Middle Trinity and upclimb of East Trinity was some of the best and most exciting scrambling/climbing I've done.
This was day 4 of an amazing trip to the Grenadiers.
north face of west trinity is awesome, just enough ledges to do without a rope. then we got to race a storm over the other two, and summit hunchback under the full moon on the hike out
tHE WINGS OF HURRICANE DEAN CALLED OFF THE TRAVERSE...
From Arrow & Vestal. Daytrip from Molas TH.
Traversed the Trinities. Beautiful day in the most beautiful area in Colorado. The summit register for the East Trinity seems to be missing. Not sure what happened to it. Pretty simple traverse (4th class). Started it with an ascent of the NF of West Trinity. Very Wham Ridge-like and about 5.4ish.
After years of wanting to, I finally made it to Vestal Basin. We didn't complete the traverse because of wet weather. Amazing area.
As part of our week in the Grenadiers, we climbed the standard Trinities Traverse, which was an exercise in routefinding and fun scrambling. This is an amazing trio, and the view of Trinity Peak from West Trinity will astound you!