Climbing Colorado Fourteeners

Wetterhorn Peak: A Class 3 Adventure with Andy Mishmash

Wetterhorn notches up in difficulty the fourteener adventures. This climb was done with the leadership of Andy Mishmash, a friend and highly accomplished Class 5++ ice and rock climber.
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Mt. Bierstadt, Mt. Evans and the Sawtooth Traverse

Mt. Evans is the closest and one of the most visible peaks to Denverites. It has a paved road to within 130’ of the summit, the highest in North America. However the climbing approach to the Mt. Evans summit takes the more circuitous and challenging...
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Grays and Torreys – Emme lost and found

Grays Peak is the highest U.S. peak on the Continental Divide. High winds almost blew us off Torreys!
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Mt Sherman 14,036’ – Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek

A nice 14er, not too aggressive. Now we’ve done all the South Park 14ers!
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Mt. Sneffels 14,150’ (from Yankee Boy Basin) – A Cool Fourteener

Starting in Ouray, a Colorado classic western town in the San Juan Range; Hiking, climbing one of the most picturesque of Colorado’s peaks over 14,000’ altitude.
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La Plata Peak – Northwest Ridge

La Plata is a bigger climb - 4500’ of vertical, 10 miles roundtrip, rocky underfoot and can have some snow on the route. It is close to Aspen but without the loose rock of the Elk Range.
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Uncompahgre Peak – First Sample of the Beautiful San Juans

Uncompahgre Peak from the Nellie Creek trailhead is not difficult, but a great day’s outing with sheer beauty all around. The San Juans sport some of the most beautiful mountain scenery of all the ranges in Colorado, although no single mountain would...
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Four Fourteeners in One Day

An Aspen Times article announced that Emme, our Australian Terrier, was going to attempt four of the state’s peaks over 14,000’ as a fundraiser for the Animal Aspen Shelter and the Canine Health Foundation. She succeeded.summiting Mt. Democrat, Mt....
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Yale Mountain 14,196’ In the “Collegiates”

Yale Mountain is one of the Collegiates in the Sawatch Range accessed from Buena Vista just over Independence Pass from Aspen. I was joined by our Australian Terrier Emme and son Brett, his dog Amos. Emme, at 20 lbs and short terrier legs – was to go...
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Huron Peak with Brett – North Ridge from Clear Creek

Huron Peak is a nice, easy Class 2 hike starting just above the partially restored ghost town of Winfield and through a pretty meadow with great wildflowers.
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