Whale Peak Climber's Log

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JColky - Jul 13, 2017 9:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017

Fantastic Hike  Sucess!

Complete solitude - There was almost no one on the train when we made our trek up to Gibson Lake. The "Social Trail" is somewhat hard to find and the Divide gives the appearance that it is covered by snow, but you can skirt around this. It is somewhat steep to head up the grassy hills, but once you gain the Divide, the walk over to the Summit should be easy.


theREALCarpeDM - Feb 3, 2016 11:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

from the campground  Sucess!

Nice hike up to the lake, but lots of rednecks (some with guns) near the campground.


rmjwinters - Oct 11, 2015 11:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

From Georgia Pass  Sucess!

Fall hike from Georgia Pass. 4.15 miles one way.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 7, 2015 12:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2015

Northeast Face  Sucess!



BradBartick - Oct 12, 2014 9:19 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2014

Great outing  Sucess!

Unconsolidated snow on loose rock near bowl exit. Sheep carcass with a lot of coyote tracks in base of bowl with lots of howling coyotes out of sight. High winds on ridge and threatening clouds but no weather issues. No othe climbers all day. Snow began at about 11k feet.


MountainHikerCO - Aug 2, 2014 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Great Day  Sucess!

From Gibson Lake TH. Did UN12733 first, then over to Whale. Came down more direct route to lake. Recommend the UN12733 route over the direct route.


nickkarl - Jul 13, 2014 10:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

Gibson Lake TH  Sucess!

Amazing climb from Gibson Lake TH. Rough road, high clearance 4WD needed. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/07/whale-peak.html


telemarkdude - Jun 21, 2014 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Nice Ridge Hike  Sucess!

Climbed onto the ridge just east of Lake Jefferson. Hit unnamed points 12088, 12567, and 12733 along the way. Great weather and views!


MattK - Mar 25, 2014 9:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Crazy Trip  Sucess!

The wife, pup and I backpacked in to Gibson Lake for a quick overnighter. Long story short there is a wrecked Jeep in the valley below Bullion Benchmark. Pretty sad story how it got there, and made for an unfortunately memorable weekend. Other than that the trip was fun as we encountered a large group of mountain goats near the summit.


chicagotransplant - Jan 22, 2014 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Northside with Neighbors  Sucess!

Whale, Glacier, Bullion and Sheep from the 4x4 road on north, then climbed 11195 and 10450 on the drive back out to town.


SarahThompson - Nov 19, 2013 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009

Solo hike  Sucess!

With Glacier Peak, UN 12567, Sheep Mountain & UN 12088.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 9, 2013 9:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

from Gibson Lake TH  Sucess!

Old Man Winter showed his face today! Blustery and cold - howling winds blowing snow around. It was a beautiful - if fierce - day. Once we left the trees the "autumn stroll" was over and the winter march began. Sen stepped his boot through some slush in a stream which must have been cold. I got blown over five different times gaining the ridge and/or on the ridge! We didn't linger long on this summit! Great views from the top, including Grays and Torreys.


SenadR - Oct 8, 2013 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Windy October day.  Sucess!

Windy and very cold day, but nice hike. Beautiful area with some nice views from the summit.

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