Route: Southwest Chimney Route on Coxcomb Peak from Wetterhorn Basin TH
Trip Duration: Day trip, 6 1/2 hours car-to-car
Trip Length: 9.2 mi RT
Early morning, Wetterhorn Basin Trail. Redcliff and Coxcomb Peak are seen on the left.
Coutrhouse Mountain and Chimney Rock.
Trail descending into Wetterhorn Basin. View from the pass at 12,500'
Wetterhorn Basin with Wetterhorn Peak seen on the left.
Approaching the base of the summit ridge of Coxcomb.
The entrance to SW Gully. The lower Class 4 section is seen in the center.
Looking up the middle Class 3 section. The entrance to the standard upper chimney is seen on the left.
The entrance to the upper chimney.
Looking down from the base of the upper chimney pitch.
Looking up from the base of the upper chimney pitch.
Inside the upper chimney.
Looking down from the half-way up.
The upper portion of the chimney.
Approaching the notch in the summit ridge.
Rappel into the notch.
Approaching the summit after scrambling out of the notch.
Redcliff as seen from summit of Coxcomb.
Coxcomb summit, view southeast. Seen left-to-right: Uncompahgre, Matterhorn and Wetterhorn Peaks.
Summit view west.
Climb out of the notch on the way back.
Looking down at rappel anchors at the top of the steep chimney (left of the standard ascent chimney as you descending).
85-feet rappel down the steep narrow chimney.
Loking down from the bottom of rappel.
Looking back at the SW chimney.
Wetterhorn Basin seen on the descent.
Descent from the base of the summit ridge, looking southwest.
Southwest side of Coxcomb.
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