I had a busy week June 24, 2013 climbing three of Colorado’s major 14, and 000 foot mountains. I have climbed all 58 of the 14ers but wanted to go back to each of these for different reasons. I hope you enjoy the videos.
Holy Cross via the Halo Ridge
I summited Colorado’s Mt. of the Holy Cross, doctor 14,005′ on June 24, 2013 via the Halo Ridge.
The Halo Ridge is not the standard route as it requires substantial rock scrambling and a long ridge climb of 2 miles above 13,000 feet. I descended using the normal North Ridge route making it a 13 mile day with a 5420′ elevation gain.
I was glad to have perfect weather for this day.
Snowmass Mountain via the East Slope
I climbed Colorado’s 14,092′ Snowmass Mountain on June 26, 2013 via the East Slope Route. I camped two nights at Snowmass Lake – an unbelievably beautiful setting. The climb was straightforward with some snow, rock scrambling to the summit.The entire trip was 21,5 miles roundtrip with a 5800 foot elevation gain.
I had climbed Snowmass a few years ago via the S-Ridge on the West side but had always wanted to see the East approach and was not disappointed. It was Colorado wilderness at it’s finest.
Pyramid Peak via the Northeast ridge
I climbed Colorado’s 14,108′ Pyramid Peak on June 28, 2013. I took the Northeast Ridge route which has a 4500′ gain over 4 miles. The rock was extremely loose and dangerous and it was critical to stay somewhat on the standard route to avoid additional danger.
On the way down, I met three pair of goats with their new kids.
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