Peak(s):  Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
Spalding, Mt  -  13,842 feet
"West Evans"  -  14,256 feet
Post Date:  07/16/2011
Modified:  12/23/2013
Date Climbed:   07/16/2011
Posted By:  mountainmicah83

 **Day ASSAULT on Mt. Evans via Chicago Creek      

Evans Day Ascent via Chicago Creek

Total Elevation Gain: ~5,600’
Total Mileage: ~15 Miles
Peaks Climbed: Mt. Spaulding 13,842’, West Evans 14,256’, and Mt. Evans 14,264’
Ascent Party: Mountainmicah83, Baz Agastus (the dog)

After getting Bierstadt done a couple of months ago and my partner not feeling the Sawtooth Traverse, I still had Evans on my checklist. Friday night at about 9PM, I decided I would make a go for it on Saturday. (Note: I had done plenty of past research on the route and area so it’s not like I just blindly picked a peak and went for it.) While someday I may get bored and go back to get individual 3000’ ascents on many peaks, I am not a current stickler on the rule, but I felt that an ascent from Summit Lake couldn’t possibly convince my conscience that it was a earned 14er Summit. I chose to go for Chicago creek on a speedy ascent in a day. With the last minute decision, I knew I couldn’t round up a partner that late in the game that would be up for a speed ascent of Evans. I defaulted to my trusty partner Baz and after packing we were in bed by 11 PM.

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See you at the Top!

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  • Comments or Questions

Love it Bros.     07/18/2011 21:35
Gotta love a quick jaunt in the hills with the Dog.
See you on the top indeed.


Nice report     07/18/2011 23:14
Wish you would have shown a pic of the cucumber...


Nice     07/19/2011 02:14
Your TR's are great, as is your will. I woulda turned around after car trouble. I think the cucumber was a trap.


Cucumber     11/21/2011 21:30
Oh fa sho. Cucumber = Trap.

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