West Ridge/Colby canyon Climber's Log

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EManBevHills - Jun 9, 2009 6:02 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

West Ridge with a 3rd class newbie!  Sucess!

Had a blast -- except for the bugs and close encounters with PO early on.
1st time up and I had the pleasure of being led by a no longer 3rd class rookie!


Elwood - Oct 29, 2008 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2008

Colby T.H. / West Ridge  Sucess!

This hike was brutal for me, but worth it! What made it tough, was the fact that I just got off working a mid-night shift & the heat was relentless. The class 3 sections were fun, although coming down the climbers trail, at times was hard to follow.

justinjohnsen - Feb 12, 2008 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2007

Half circle around Strawberry  Sucess!

My first trip up Strawberry, and I forgot my maps at home. I missed the ridge route from Josephine Saddle, assuming the trail that went north from there (and not shown on the USGS topo) would eventually get to the peak. It did... six miles later, from the opposite side. We descended the west ridge for some fun scrambling on the way down.

justinjohnsen - Feb 12, 2008 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

Too much snow

Still too much snow to make the final class 3 section safely without gear. We stopped right before it, which still made a fun morning. Clear skies and excellent views.


mgeo - Mar 28, 2007 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

HPS hike #1 for me  Sucess!

I loved this hike to no end and can't wait to do it again. I think next time up colby I will have to check out Josephine though. The class 3 scramble was a lot of fun.


wetsponge007 - Mar 11, 2007 3:54 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007

FREAKIN HOT!!!  Sucess!

This is great peak. I hiked up with Mike(gigamike), we had a great time. I would say this is now my favorite SoCal peak. The only problem we had was the HEAT. The scrambling was great, it made for an interesting trip. The ammo box is still up there but the register is missing, we signed a piece of paper I had in my pocket and stuck it in the box.


theronmoon - Feb 16, 2007 2:09 pm

Colby  Sucess!

I think this might be the best trail in the front range. Beup it a few times, believe it or not I like Josephine better then Strawberry.


Travis_ - Dec 31, 2006 1:43 am Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2006

New Year's Eve Eve Hike  Sucess!

Great day for a hike. Loved the class 3, wish there was more of it.


MelbaToast - Sep 11, 2006 2:56 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2004

One of my favorites  Sucess!

Done this a few times with Rob. A beautiful, challenging hike. Love it in the spring when there's lots of water.


Luciano136 - Apr 3, 2006 4:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Took a break from the snow and tried some class 3 scrambling. Tons of fun! Very nice day with little wind! There are still patches of snow on the north side.
I went down the East Ridge.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Feb 17, 2006 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

Route Climbed: West Ridge  Sucess!

Did Josephine Peak first and then to Strawberry along its West Ridge. The West Ridge contains the only sections of 3d class rock that I know of along any regular route to a summit in the San Gabriel front range. From Strawberry's summit we descended the use trail on the east ridge and then over to Mt. Lawlor.

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