Trip Reports on Colorado Fourteeners, Thirteeners, and other Mountains

by Brian Schultz

My reports reflect my own experiences and should be considered just that. Read the various guide books for elevation gain, total miles and other details about routes. I've included timings in many of the reports but can't be held responsible for any misinformation otherwise.


   Longs Peak attempt   Sept 19,1994                                         
 1 Grays Peak           July  9,1995                      
 2 Torreys Peak         July  9,1995                  
 3 Quandary Peak        July 10,1995     
 4 Mt Sherman           July 11,1995     
 5 Tabeguache Peak      July 12,1995       
 6 Mt Shavano           July 12,1995       
   Wilson Peak attempt  Sept 21,1995                         
 7 Castle Peak          Sept 22,1995     
 8 Uncompahgre Peak     July  7,1996     
 9 Culebra Peak         July  8,1996     
10 Humboldt Peak        July  9,1996      
11 Mt Antero            July 10,1996     
12 Mt Princeton         July 11,1996     
13 Mt Elbert            July 14,1996           
   Longs Peak attempt   Sept 15,1996
14 Mt Bierstadt         Sept 16,1996
15 Mt Democrat          Sept 17,1996
16 Mt Lincoln           Sept 17,1996
17 Mt Bross             Sept 17,1996
18 Blanca Peak          July  6,1997
19 Ellingwood Peak      July  6,1997
20 Wetterhorn Peak      July  7,1997
21 Mt Sneffels          July  8,1997
22 Mt Yale              July  9,1997
23 Mt Harvard           July 10,1997
24 Huron Peak           July 11,1997
25 La Plata Peak        July 12,1997
26 Mt Massive           July 13,1997
27 Mt Evans             July 14,1997
28 Pikes Peak           Sept 17,1997
29 Mt Belford           Sept 18,1997
30 Mt Oxford            Sept 18,1997
   Wilson Peak attempt  Sept 19,1997                                
31 Capitol Peak         July 19,1998
32 Pyramid Peak         July 20,1998
33 Mt Wilson            July 22,1998
34 Wilson Peak          July 23,1998  
35 Handies Peak         July 24,1998
36 San Luis Peak        July 25,1998
37 Crestone Peak        July 26,1998
38 Mt Lindsey           July 27,1998
39 Missouri Mtn         July 29,1998
40 Mt Columbia          July 30,1998
41 Holy Cross           July 31,1998
42 Snowmass Mtn         July 27,1999
43 Redcloud Peak        July 29,1999
44 Sunshine Peak        July 29,1999
45 Windom Peak          July 31,1999
46 Sunlight Peak        July 31,1999
47 Mt Eolus             July 31,1999
48 El Diente            Aug   3,1999
   Maroon Peak attempt  Aug   5,1999                                
49 Little Bear Peak     Aug  26,1999
50 Crestone Needle      Aug  28,1999
51 Kit Carson Peak      Aug  29,1999
   Mt Bross             Sept 23,1999  
   Mt Lincoln           Sept 23,1999
   Mt Democrat          Sept 23,1999
   Mt Bierstadt         Sept 24,1999
   Mt Evans             Sept 24,1999
52 North Maroon         Aug  13,2000
53 South Maroon         Aug  15,2000
54 Longs Peak           Aug  17,2000
55 Challenger Point     Aug  20,2000


More reports: various peaks but not exclusively fourteeners. Aug 22,2000 Grays Peak Aug 24,2000 Mt Sherman with Mt Sheridan and Gemini Peak July 29,2001 Mt Bierstadt- East Ridge route July 30,2001 Mt Bross and Mt Lincoln July 31,2001 Redcloud Peak Aug 1,2001 Wetterhorn Peak Aug 2,2001 Handies Peak- from Grizzly Gulch Aug 4,2001 Blanca Peak Aug 7,2001 Tabeguache Peak- from Browns Lake Aug 7,2001 Mt Shavano- from Browns Lake Aug 8,2001 Mt Antero- from Browns Lake Aug 10,2001 Mt Powell (13,580) Aug 26,2001 Sunlight Peak & Windom Peak Aug 27,2001 Mt Eolus Aug 29,2001 Castle Peak & Conundrum Peak Aug 30,2001 North Massive, Massive Green, Mt Massive, South Massive Sept 30,2001 Mt Lincoln- from Montgomery Reservoir Oct 1,2001 Cathedral Peak (13,943) Oct 2,2001 Mt Belford Jan 9,2002 Mt Kilimanjaro (19,343)- Tanzania, Africa- Machame route July 11,2002 Torreys Peak & Grays Peak- Kelso ridge July 11,2002 Mt Edwards (13,850)- from Grays Peak July 12,2002 Mt Evans- West ridge July 13,2002 Horseshoe Mtn (13,898) & Mt Sherman- Gold Basin trailhead July 14,2002 Niagara Peak (13,807) & Jones Mtn (13,860)- Burns Gulch trailhead July 16,2002 Pigeon Peak (13,972) & Turret Peak (13,835)- North Pigeon Creek approach July 19,2002 Mt Wilson July 20,2002 Point 13,811 & Point 13,832- Silver Creek trailhead July 21,2002 Uncompahgre Peak Sept 14,2002 Mauna Kea (13,796)- Hawaii Sept 28,2002 Mt Lincoln and Mt Bross- from Montgomery Reservoir Sept 29,2002 Mt Democrat- North ridge from Montgomery Reservoir Sept 30,2002 Ice Mountain (13,951) attempt Oct 1,2002 Mt Ouray (13,971)- West ridge Oct 2,2002 Mt Buckskin (13,865)- Northeast Slopes from Kite Lake June 28,2003 Mt Whitney (14,496) & Mt Muir (14,012)- California June 30,2003 Mt Russell (14,088) & Mt Carillon (13,552)- California July 2,2003 Mt Shasta (14,162)- California July 4,2003 White Mtn (14,246)- California July 19,2003 Mt Meeker (13,911)- South Ridge July 20,2003 Mt Bierstadt July 21,2003 Clinton Peak (13,857) & Traver Peak (13,852)- from Montgomery Reservoir July 22,2003 Mt Hope (13,933)- East Ridge July 24,2003 Vermilion Peak (13,894) & Golden Horn (13,780) July 26,2003 Arrow Peak (13,803) & Vestal Peak (13,864) Aug 21,2003 Dyer Mountain (13,855) Aug 22,2003 Culebra Peak & Red Mtn (13,908) Aug 23,2003 Ice Mountain (13,951) & North Apostle (13,860) Aug 24,2003 Emerald Peak (13,904), Iowa Peak (13,831), Missouri Mtn Sept 30,2003 Mt Fuji (12,362)- Japan July 10,2004 Crystal Peak (13,852), Pacific Peak (13,950), Atlantic Peak (13,841) July 11,2004 Hagerman Peak (13,841)- Crystal trailhead July 12,2004 Stewart Peak (13,983)- Cebolla trailhead July 13,2004 Half Peak (13,841)- Cataract Gulch trailhead July 14,2004 Phoenix Peak (13,895)- East Willow Creek trailhead July 15,2004 Rio Grande Pyramid (13,821)- Rio Grande Reservoir trailhead July 16,2004 Bilk Basin scouting report for Gladstone Peak July 18,2004 Jupiter Mountain (13,830)- Chicago Basin Aug 22,2004 Borah Peak (12,662)- Idaho Aug 23,2004 Kings Peak (13,528)- Utah June 26,2005 Huerfano Peak (13,828)- Upper Huerfano trailhead June 27,2005 California Peak (13,849)- Lower Huerfano trailhead June 28,2005 Cronin Peak (13,870)- Baldwin Creek trailhead June 29,2005 Lackawanna Peak (13,823)- Upper Lake Creek trailhead June 30,2005 French Mountain (13,940) & Casco Peak (13,908)- Halfmoon Creek trailhead July 1,2005 Mt Silverheels (13,822)- Beaver Creek trailhead July 22,2005 Columbia Point (13,980)- South Crestone trailhead July 23,2005 Mt Adams (13,931)- South Crestone trailhead July 24,2005 Fletcher Mountain (13,951)- Blue Lake trailhead July 25,2005 Holy Cross Ridge (13,831)- Halfmoon trailhead July 26,2005 Grizzly Peak (13,988)- McNasser Gulch trailhead July 28,2005 Thunder Pyramid (13,932)- Maroon Lake trailhead July 29,2005 Gladstone Peak (13,913)- Sunshine Mesa trailhead July 30,2005 Dallas Peak (13,809)- Mill Creek trailhead July 31,2005 Teakettle Mountain (13,819)- Yankee Boy Basin trailhead Aug 15,2005 Mt Oklahoma (13,845)- Halfmoon Creek trailhead Aug 17,2005 Jagged Mountain (13,824)- Beartown trailhead June 27,2006 Mt Langely (14,042)- California June 29,2006 Mt Tyndall (14,015)- California July 14,2006 Mt Bierstadt (14,060)- Guanella Pass July 15,2006 Quandary Peak (14,265)- West Ridge July 16,2006 Drift Peak (13,900)- Villa Ridge July 17,2006 Meeker Ridge (13,860)- Northeast Ridge July 18,2006 Navajo Peak (13,409)- Long Lake trailhead July 20,2006 Pilot Knob (13,738) attempt- South Mineral Creek trailhead July 21,2006 Lookout Peak (13,661)- Ophir Pass road July 22,2006 Tijeras Peak (13,604)- Music Pass trail Sept 23,2006 Machu Picchu (8,000) & Huayna Picchu (9,000)- Peru (Inca trail) Oct 10,2006 Mauna Loa (13,679)- Hawaii Oct 12,2006 Stairway to Heaven (2,740)- Hawaii Jan 10,2007 Aconcagua (22,831) attempt- Argentina June 19,2007 Picacho Peak (3,374)- Arizona June 20,2007 Humphreys Peak (12,633)- Arizona July 25,2007 Carbonate Mtn (13,663), Cyclone Mtn (13,596), Grizzly Mtn (13,708)- Browns Lake July 26,2007 Mt White (13,667)- Browns Lake July 27,2007 UN 13712- Browns Lake July 28,2007 Bald Mountain (13,684)- Boreas Pass July 29,2007 Mt Tweto (13,672), Mt Arkansas (13,795), Mosquito Peak (13,784)- Mosquito Pass road July 30,2007 Baldy Alto (13,698)- Stewart Creek trailhead July 31,2007 Wood Mtn (13,660), UN 13688 attempt, UN 13722- Cinnamon Pass Aug 1,2007 American Peak (13,806)- West ridge from Burns Gulch Aug 2,2007 Twin Peaks (13,580)- South Zapata Creek Aug 20,2007 Gray Wolf Mountain (13,602)- Summit Lake Aug 21,2007 Square Top Mountain (13,794) & Argentine Peak (13,738)- Guanella Pass Aug 22,2007 Coxcomb Peak (13,656)- West Fork Cimarron River trailhead Aug 23,2007 Pilot Knob (13,738) & US Grant Peak (13,767)- South Mineral Creek Aug 24,2007 Cirque Mountain (13,686)- Yankee Boy Basin Aug 25,2007 T 0 (13,735)- East Dallas Creek trailhead Aug 26,2007 Taylor Mountain (13,651) & Mount Aetna (13,745)- Highway 50, Garfield townsite Oct 5,2007 Pinnacle Mountain (1,011)- Arkansas July 10,2008 Peak 10 (13,633)- Spruce Creek road July 11,2008 Wheeler Mountain (13,690)- Montgomery Reservoir July 12,2008 Purgatoire Peak (13,676), Alamosito (13,466), Vermejo Peak (13,723)- Cielo Vista Ranch July 13,2008 Cottonwood Peak (13,588)- Hot Springs Canyon July 14,2008 UN 13577 & UN 13660 A- Lily Lake trail July 15,2008 UN 13020 B & Pico Asilado (13,611)- South Colony Lakes July 17,2008 Anderson Peak (13,631)- Tellurium Creek July 18,2008 Silver King Peak (13,762)- loop from Missouri Gulch trailhead to Pine Creek July 19,2008 Mt Parnassus (13,574) & Bard Peak (13,641)- Herman Gulch trailhead Aug 5,2008 Mt Elbrus (18,510)- Russia Aug 22,2008 Mt Emma (13,581)- Governor Basin Aug 23,2008 West Trinity Peak (13,765), Trinity Peak (13,805), East Trinity Peak (13,745)- Molas trailhead Aug 26,2008 Monitor Peak (13,695)- Ruby Creek trail Aug 28,2008 Rolling Mountain (13,693)- South Fork Mineral Creek Aug 29,2008 Deer Mtn (13,761), UN 13736, Mt Champion (13,646)- North Fork Lake Creek July 23,2009 UN 13500 & Twining Peak (13,711)- Independence Pass July 24,2009 Lightning Pyramid (13,722)- Maroon Lake trailhead July 25,2009 Sayres Benchmark (13,738)- South Fork Lake Creek trailhead July 26,2009 Bull Hill (13,761)- Black Cloud trailhead July 27,2009 Rinker Peak (13,783)- Willis Gulch trailhead July 29,2009 White Dome (13,627) & Peak One (13,589)- Kite Lake (Beartown) July 30,2009 Mt Oso (13,684)- Beartown trailhead Aug 1,2009 UN 13688 B - Hurricane Basin via Schafer Gulch Aug 21,2009 Peak 15 (13,700)- Ruby Basin via Ruby Creek trail Aug 22,2009 Animas Mountain (13,786)- Ruby Basin Aug 23,2009 Grizzly Peak B (13,738)- Forest Service Rd 579 trailhead Aug 25,2009 San Miguel Peak (13,752)- Lake Hope trailhead Aug 26,2009 Redcliff (13,642)- West Fork Cimarron River trailhead Aug 27,2009 Silver Mountain (13,714) & UN 13681 - Fall Creek trailhead Nov 16,2009 Cerro Chirripo (12,533)- Costa Rica June 23,2010 Harney Peak (7,242)- South Dakota July 15,2010 West Spanish Peak (13,626)- Cordova Pass July 16,2010 Colony Baldy (13,705)- Horn Creek trailhead July 17,2010 Hermit Peak (13,350), Eureka Mtn (13,507), Rito Alto (13,794)- Hermit Pass road July 18,2010 UN 13580 B- Willow Creek trail July 20,2010 Grizzly Peak C (13,700)- Vallecito campground July 22,2010 UN 13795- Grizzly Gulch trailhead July 23,2010 Castleabra (13,803)- Middle Brush Creek approach July 24,2010 Mt Blaurock (13,616)- Winfield townsite Sept 26,2010 Mt Mamma (13,646)- Baldwin Creek trailhead Sept 27,2010 Quarter Peak (13,674)- Square Gulch trailhead Sept 28,2010 Bent Peak (13,393), Carson Peak (13,675), UN 13580A, UN 13581- Wager Gulch Sept 29,2010 UN 13691 & UN 13688A- Cooper Creek trailhead Sept 30,2010 Organ Mountain (13,801)- Stewart Creek trailhead Oct 1,2010 UN 13768- Gold Park June 7,2011 Guadalupe Peak (8749)- Guadalupe National Park, Texas June 8,2011 Wheeler Peak (13,161)- Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico June 9,2011 Electric Peak A (13,598)- Cotton Creek trailhead June 10,2011 East Spanish Peak (12,683)- Wahatoya trailhead Aug 18,2011 Clark Peak (13,580)- Snowmass Creek trailhead Aug 20,2011 West Geissler (13,301) & East Geissler (13,380)- Lost Man trail Aug 21,2011 UN 13626- Grouse Canyon trailhead Aug 22,2011 Matterhorn Peak (13,590)- Matterhorn Creek trailhead Aug 23,2011 Potosi Peak (13,786)- Yankee Boy Basin Aug 24,2011 Northwest Pole (13,660) & Pole Creek Mountain (13,716)- Colorado Trail trailhead Aug 25,2011 Gilpin Peak (13,694)- Yankee Boy Basin Aug 26,2011 Coyote Hill (8,588), Monarch Ridge South (11,898), & UN 11692 Sept 15,2011 Mt Sniktau (13,234)- Loveland Pass Sept 15,2011 Wichita Mountain (10,855)- I-70/Frisco Main St. exit Sept 16,2011 Garfield Peak (13,780)- McNasser trailhead Sept 17,2011 Boreas Mtn (13,082), UN 12700, Volz Benchmark (12,589) & Madonna Dome (12,331)- Boreas Pass Sept 18,2011 Golden Bear Peak (13,010, Hagar Mountain (13,220), & "The Citadel" (13,294)- Loveland Ski area Sept 19,2011 UN 13631- Maroon Lake trailhead Jan 20,2012 Aconcagua (22,831)- Argentina June 11,2012 Comanche Peak (13,277), Spring Mountain (13,244), Venable Peak (13,334), & UN 12873- Comanche/Venable trailhead June 12,2012 Trinchera Peak (13,517), Leaning South Peak (13,203), & Cuatro Peak (13,487)- Trinchera Road July 20,2012 Mt Jackson (13,670)- Beaver Creek trail July 21,2012 "Cupid" (13,117) & Grizzly Peak (13,427)- Loveland Pass July 22,2012 Quail Mountain (13,461)- Sheep Gulch trailhead July 23,2012 Mt Peck (12,208)- Monarch Pass July 25,2012 Storm King Peak (13,752), Peak Seven (13,682), Peak Six (13,705)- Leviathan Creek approach July 26,2012 Mt Silex (13,628) & The Guardian (13,617)- Leviathan Creek approach July 28,2012 North Star Mountain (13,614)- Hoosier Pass Aug 19,2012 Music Mountain (13,380)- Music Pass trailhead Aug 20,2012 Midland Hill (9,556)- River Park trailhead Aug 21,2012 Gladstone Ridge (13,209) & Jones Mountain B (13,218)- Ptarmigan Lake trailhead Aug 22,2012 Virginia Peak (13,088), "West Virginia" (13,140), & "Sheep Rock Mountain" (13,255)- South Fork Clear Creek Road Aug 23,2012 Lenawee Mountain (13,204)- Chihuahua Gulch trailhead & UN 12585 - Loveland Pass Aug 24,2012 Epaulet Mtn (13,523), Epaulie (13,530), Rosalie Peak (13,575), Mt Warren (13,307), & Rogers Peak (13,391)- Mt Evans road Aug 25,2012 "Hassell Peak" (13,215) & Pettingell Peak (13,553)- Gulch trailhead Dec 1,2012 Kelso Mountain (13,164)- Stevens Gulch trailhead June 27,2013 De Anza Peak (13,553) & Gibbs Peak (13,553)- Cotton Creek trailhead June 28,2013 UN 13472, Chipeta Mountain (12,580) & UN 10928- Marshall Pass road June 29,2013 Horn Peak (13,450)- Horn Creek trailhead June 30,2013 Mt Guyot (13,370)- Georgia Pass July 26,2013 Houghton Mtn (13,052), Tuttle Mtn (13,203), Brown Mtn (13,339), Hanson Peak (13,454), UN 13075 July 27,2013 Precipice Peak (13,144)- West Fork Cimarron trailhead & Courthouse Mountain (12,152)- Courthouse Mtn trailhead July 28,2013 Canby Mountain (13,478) & "Stony Pass Peak" (13,165)- Stony Pass July 29,2013 UN 12580, UN 12792, UN 12581, & Turner Peak (13,233)- Cottonwood Pass July 30,2013 Mt Yale (14,196)- Denny Creek trailhead July 31,2013 UN 12990, Emma Burr Mtn (13,538), Mt Kreutzer (13,095), & "Chalk Rock Mtn" (13,055)- Junction of Forest Roads 344 & 344A Aug 1,2013 Ervin Peak (13,531)- North Fork Clear Creek road Aug 2,2013 "Fancy Peak" (13,192) & UN 12940- Fancy Lake trailhead Aug 3,2013 Santa Fe Peak (13,180), Sullivan Mtn (13,134), Geneva Peak (13,266), Landslide Peak (13,238), & Morgan Peak (12,474) Aug 30,2013 Mt Marcy (13,490), "Silver Peak" (13,513), "Peak of the Clouds" (13,524), & Spread Eagle Peak (13,423)- Gibson Ck trailhead Aug 31,2013 Little Horn Peak (13,143) & Fluted Peak (13,554)- Horn Creek trailhead Sept 1,2013 Hunts Peak (13,071)- Rock Creek trailhead Sept 2,2013 Summit Peak (13,300)- Treasure Creek trailhead Sept 3,2013 Woods Mountain (12,940)- Herman Gulch trailhead Nov 23,2013 Mt Kosciuszko (7,310)- Australia
Please email bschultz54@comcast.net for questions or comments.
The following links are personal favorites: Colorado Mountain Climbing by Tim Briese - My climbing companion and closest Colorado friend has finished the fourteeners and is currently climbing many of Colorado's thirteeners. You'll find lots of great reports along with fine photos. Lists of John by John Kirk- a favorite site. It has a ton of information. Steve Helle's home page - My good friend has finished the fourteeners and posted reports on select peaks. Check out his Kilimanjaro climb too. Brian Rachford's Mountaineering - well written, helpful data.