tlongpine wrote:GeezerClimber wrote:I think Crestone Peak is overlooked by out of staters. If they climb in the area at all, they almost always choose the Needle. I prefer the peak to the needle myself so I do think it is a great recommendation. The author also did his readers a service by telling them it is difficult and accidents are not uncommon. In other words, don't expect an Elbert type experience. Words are limited in this type of article, so elaboration is not to be expected. I do think (like Gerry Roach) that the peak is actually tougher than the Needle, but I know I'm in a minority on that ranking.
I keep forgetting to climb Humboldt. Everytime I've been into the SCL basin I get distracted by the Needle or Peak.