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 Peak(s):  Culebra Peak  -  14,047 feet
 Post Date:  06/26/2011 Modified: 08/24/2011
 Date Climbed:   06/25/2011
 Posted By:  4HClimber
 Additional Members:   Alpine

 Just Your Basic Culebra   

Just Your Basic Culebra

7:00 a.m. Depart Upper Trail Head
9:45 a.m. Summit
12:20 p.m. Return to Upper Trailhead

For a guy that is used to climbing solo, it was a good change of pace to meet up with a bunch of folks (25) that share this common interest. It is also good to meet fellow 14ers.com folks like Alpine and Mikefromcraig (who actually lives in Trinidad).

It was also good to hang out at the gate the night before the climb to just shoot the breeze.

Pretty uneventful day and there are probably many other trip reports for this mountain that read like this one, but here it goes.

It was great weather but a little hazy in the distance. I'll just let the captions on the pictures tell the rest of the story.


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After about a 1,000 ft climb up the drainage, this is the first look toward the summit as you gain the ridge.

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Close up of the previous shot that shows some perspective of the climbers in the shot.

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Standing on the false summit looking at the true summit.

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Same shot but a close up showing the people on the summit.

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The Spanish Peaks to the SE. For my Texas friends, these are the two peaks you see close to I-25 near Walsenburg.

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Not the best pic of the 4-H Flag. The camera man must have caught it between flaps.

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The Enbrel flag is flying a little better. That's the Spanish Peaks over my right shoulder.

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There was a lot of rock hopping up this ridge walk.

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A view to the rest of the Sangria de Cristo's

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On the way down, here is a look back at the start of the ridge, where the first picture of this report was taken..

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That would be where Trinidad, CO is in this skyline shot.


All in all it was a good day out at altitude. Good warm up climb for the start of the summer. My right knee declined the side trip over to Red Mountain on this day.



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (1)
Alpine


Great day     2011-06-26 21:50:27
Nice meeting you too! It was a beautiful day and a wonderful route - I enjoyed this peak as much as any I have done - even given the fee. Don't worry about Red - it's just a choss pile anyway... still a nice out 'n back though.



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