West Spanish Peak Climber's Log

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stinkycheezman33 - Feb 1, 2012 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

great hike  Sucess!

beautiful hike!


ErikaRN - Oct 5, 2011 12:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011


What a beautiful beast of a mountain! We got 3/4 the way up the west ridge and were chased off by rain! And it was only 8:30 in the morning-It was still spectacular to stand on the shoulder of this giant! I will be back...

Jztmiller - Sep 18, 2011 8:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

fun hike

3 middle aged gals (2 being flatlanders from wi) summited in 2.5 hours, and made the trip down in 1.5 hours. Great hike and enjoyed the challenge and great views!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 5, 2011 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Outstanding!  Sucess!

What a great peak! Unique rocks. Very, very, very quiet camping at the pass as well.


aggiegeog - Jul 4, 2011 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Made it  Sucess!

Started from Cordova Pass around 9:30am, reached treeline around 10:30am, summit at 12:30pm and back to car at 3:30pm. Smoke from the NM fires made things a bit hazy. While heading down it got cold, windy and ice pellets fell heavily at times. Descending the talus felt numbingly slow as I wanted to get out from being a lightning rod. Also the cell service is great throughout the climb.

REM - Jun 25, 2011 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2003

From Cordova Pass  Sucess!



astrobassman - Jun 20, 2011 12:22 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Mystical Area  Sucess!

Hiked up West Spanish Peak over a Memorial Day holiday with my dad and Doug Nash. The stories of how the Spanish Peaks came into being were quite interesting. Extremely windy on top, but the completely dry trail helped my companions. This was an unforgettable day for me.


Iconicj - Oct 23, 2010 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

First summit  Sucess!

I'm thinking now that this was a bad mountain to try a first summit of. Oh well, I made it with determination of my friends. Plesant drive and hike through the trees up to the mountain, then the real assent begins. It is a very peaceful area.


jm141302 - Oct 22, 2010 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

Great day  Sucess!

Camped and paid to sleep on the hard gravel sites(gross). Left at 7am got to the top by 11ish. I made it to the top but my girlfriend stopped at 13,000. Beautiful weather, but very windy. Could have stayed up there all day. Only one other person made it that day. I think this one was just as hard as ESP but, I started ESP from the saddle. The views of the dikes are great from the top.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 15, 2010 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2010

Stormed Off

Tried this the day after doing Lindsey. Started before 10:00am and reached tree line about an hour later. Some thick dark clouds started rolling in and I called off that summit bid due to my experience on Mt. Lindsey the day before. So I went back to the parking area only to see that it cleared up. So I just hiked around the area for a few and did Peak 11563 and went up to Vista PT. West Spanish is still on the to do list.


sevenvii - Jun 14, 2010 11:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2010

From Cordova TH  Sucess!

Great bluebird day, clouds came in and covered up my view shortly after summit but still good conditions overall. Left TH at 6a.m. summit at 9.


MBS1017 - Dec 19, 2009 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

From Cordova  Sucess!

This mountain is very special to me as I used to live in Cuchara and La Veta. It was more than just an itch I had to scratch. It beckoned for years. Spectacular.


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 22, 2009 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

Overnight at Cordova Pass  Sucess!

Slept under the stars and a brilliant moon at Cordova Pass. Awoke early to tackle the rocky terrain. My first Colorado peak, first 13er, first experience with altitude and volcanic shale. A little tougher than I thought, but a good way to aclimate for the week ahead. Beautiful summit!

Climbed with Eleutheros.


Eleutheros - Aug 12, 2009 11:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

Rock+Stars  Sucess!

Slept under a blazing moon and stars at Cordova Pass. Awoke the next morning for a steep but swift ascent with hazy views of Blanca, Trinchera, Greenhorn, Culebra, Little Bear, East Spanish Peak, Hamilton and the great plains far, far below. Pikas and other furry rodents scurried furtively between the rockpiles. Crows soared overhead.


sevenvii - Aug 8, 2009 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

Climb from Cordova  Sucess!

First time doing either of the Spanish peaks. Left the trailhead at 8:10 and was on the summit at 10:20. I got a little off trail when a fellow climber who was on the trail told me there wasn't a true trail and just to hug the ridge. It was windy so I tucked over on the back side as much as I could until close to the summit. I did a lot of scrambling until I finally stuck to the ridge higher up.

Downclimb was tricky but manageable. I usually take my time on the descents so thats why it actually took longer from summit back to the car then the climb up. Overall a good climb for half a day's work.


pyerger - Jul 30, 2009 3:04 pm

from Cordova pass  Sucess!

Climbed twice, from the pass. I like the rock on east spanish peak much better.

Nice Axe!

Nice Axe! - Jun 14, 2009 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

Nice!  Sucess!

This is a moderate hike with an easy to follow trail. It looks like it is going to be a scree slog, but the trail is set pretty well. This area, especially the drive in through La Veta is very beautiful and the dikes are an interesting geological feature, characteristic of this area.


SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

From Cordova Pass  Sucess!

A nice hike in a unique area. My partner gave up about half way and slept in the car while I battled with the wind. The snow covered talus was a bit treacherous, but the views were worth it.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Jul 2, 2008 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Looked a little ominous at first  Sucess!

A short easy approach leading to nice challenging climb. Camped at the trailhead, too!


bruceg - May 9, 2008 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1989

Great Rocks  Sucess!

Fun climb from Cordova Pass. Classic geologic location. Great way to spend my 30th birthday.

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