Support 14ers.com
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...
 Peak(s):  Coxcomb Pk  -  13,656 feet
 Post Date:  07/30/2012
 Date Climbed:   07/29/2012
 Posted By:  strudolyubov

 Coxcomb Peak via SW Chimney   

Route: Southwest Chimney Route on Coxcomb Peak from Wetterhorn Basin TH
Date: 07-29-2012
Trip Duration: Day trip, 6 1/2 hours car-to-car
Trip Length: 9.2 mi RT
Climbers: strudolyubov

Image
Route Map


Image
Early morning, Wetterhorn Basin Trail. Redcliff and Coxcomb Peak are seen on the left.


Image
Coutrhouse Mountain and Chimney Rock.


Image
Trail descending into Wetterhorn Basin. View from the pass at 12,500'


Image
Wetterhorn Basin with Wetterhorn Peak seen on the left.


Image
Approaching the base of the summit ridge of Coxcomb.


Image
The entrance to SW Gully. The lower Class 4 section is seen in the center.


Image
Looking up the middle Class 3 section. The entrance to the standard upper chimney is seen on the left.


Image
The entrance to the upper chimney.


Image
Looking down from the base of the upper chimney pitch.


Image
Looking up from the base of the upper chimney pitch.


Image
Inside the upper chimney.


Image
Looking down from the half-way up.


Image
The upper portion of the chimney.


Image
Approaching the notch in the summit ridge.


Image
Rappel into the notch.


Image
Approaching the summit after scrambling out of the notch.


Image
Redcliff as seen from summit of Coxcomb.


Image
Coxcomb summit, view southeast. Seen left-to-right: Uncompahgre, Matterhorn and Wetterhorn Peaks.


Image
Summit view west.


Image
Summit register.


Image
Climb out of the notch on the way back.


Image
Looking down at rappel anchors at the top of the steep chimney (left of the standard ascent chimney as you descending).


Image
85-feet rappel down the steep narrow chimney.


Image
Loking down from the bottom of rappel.


Image
Looking back at the SW chimney.


Image
Wetterhorn Basin seen on the descent.


Image
Descent from the base of the summit ridge, looking southwest.


Image
Southwest side of Coxcomb.


Image #30 (not yet uploaded)



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (6)
CarpeDM


Man, I love your pics!     2012-07-31 00:25:27
Good stuff! The route looks awesome, too. Thanks!


lordhelmut


Nice!     2012-07-31 08:16:17
Sweet shot of Courthouse and Chimney Rock in the morning. This is one of the better, more fun alpine routes in the state, IMO. Nice job laying out the route in detail.

Image #5 is wallframe worthy as well.


LoneStar


Great Photos     2012-07-31 09:11:27
”Image #5 is wallframe worthy as well.”

Agreed. And No. 19. Stunning view. Thanks!


d_baker


still hitting the classics!     2012-07-31 19:13:20
Nice work, what else is there to say?!

How did you climb out of the notch with your rap set-up?


strudolyubov

Re:     2012-07-31 20:46:44
All: Thanks!

lordhelmut: Chimney Rock looks mighty attractive. I've heard the South Chimney route is a fun 3-pitch climb.

d_baker: I free soloed it back out of the notch and pulled up the rope. Its a nice short pitch of ~5.6 climbing with plenty of good holds. Felt more secure than the wet chimney.


Marmot72


Great pics, great beta     2012-08-01 09:15:56
I'm hoping to be there with a group this Saturday -- thanks for the excellent report!



   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2014 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.