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 Peak(s):  Truro Pk  -  13,282 feet
"West Truro"  -  13,140 feet
PT 13,090  -  13,090 feet
 Post Date:  09/08/2013
 Date Climbed:   09/01/2013
 Posted By:  piper14er

 Truro loo ra loo ral     

September 1, 2013
Truro Peak (Elevation 13,282 feet)
West Truro (Elevation 13,140 feet)
Unnamed 13,090
Sawatch Mountain Range
Truro Peak CO Peak Rank: 413
39.0459°N, 106.6316°W
West Truro CO Peak Rank: 537
39.0444°N, 106.6398°W
Unnamed 13090 CO Peak Rank: 577
39.0603°N, 106.6370°W

Mileage: 5.7 miles
Route started just north of Truro Creek via gully heading to north side of Unnamed 13090 from Lincoln Creek Road. Lincoln Creek Road west of Independence Pass and Lost Man Trailhead.
Vertical: 3500 feet.
Roundtrip Time: approximately 6.5 hour’s roundtrip

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Hush now don't you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, That's an Irish lul-la-by...

Its melody still haunts me
These many years gone bye
Too ra loo ra loo ral

I parked along Lincoln Creek Road just north of Truro Creek. Originally I had intended to go straight up Truro Creek but ended up ascending the next gully to the north. The previous day’s rain had the creek running fairly high but was able to find a decent crossing and we were on our way.

I held to the left side of the gully most of the way up and then in the gully to avoid a few small rock bands. The route was mostly free from any bushwhacking and we topped out in the open.

A look down at Lincoln Creek.
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We continued up and gained the ridge after some talus crossing. This shows the talus down to the top of the ascent gully.
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A first look at Truro and West Truro.
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A first look at the ridge from Unnamed 13090 to West Truro.
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Unnamed 13090.
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Summit of Unnamed 13090 with Truro and West Truro behind.
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The ascent to Unnamed 13090 was straightforward Class 2.

A look at Truro Creek.
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The ridge.
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The ridge looking back towards Unnamed 13090.
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The ridge.
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The ridge looking back.
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The ridge.
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The ridge looking back.
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The ridge.
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The ridge looking back.
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The ridge.
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This is before the West Truro summit looking at the route I took to Truro Peak.
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A look at Truro Peak.
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The summit of West Truro. A pretty good drop on the south side of the slabby summit.
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The traverse from Unnamed 13090 to West Truro took about one hour and went well. There were a few sections of scrambling/Class3, but overall okay. I generally followed at or just below the ridge with a few sections skirting a little lower.

Truro Peak and the connecting ridge.
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The distance from West Truro to Truro Peak is fairly short. I did not have a route description to follow from reports so I was doing my own route finding. It took a little longer to get from West Truro to Truro than it did from 13090 to West Truro.

The gully I climbed up to get out of the gully I dropped down from the north side of West Truro.
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These gullies were fairly steep and had loose dirt/rock but with careful scrambling it was not too difficult.

After climbing up it appeared that the only good way to go was down the gully off the south side of the connecting ridge.
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The drop down the gully was uneventful.

I dropped down and traversed across below the cliffs.
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I tried to ascend back up at one point a steep Class 4 chimney thinking it would put me up on the grassy ridge section but it was not far enough along the ridge to miss the hard stuff so it was back down and then continuing below the cliffs.

We ascended up a grassy/rocky area below the grassy section of the connecting ridge to the base of Truro Peak.
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A look back at the ridge to West Truro.
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The summit of Truro Peak.
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We dropped down the peak back towards the west and used a good dirt gully to drop down to Truro Lake. The descent from Truro Peak.
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After crossing the rocks past the lake to Truro Creek, we picked up a good solid trail that followed the Truro Creek down to Lincoln Creek. The trail switched back and forth to a good creek crossing. I did not look too hard but it seems you would have to take a good look to find the trail if it comes off of Lincoln Creek Road, I may have just missed it, but once in the trees it is well defined.



My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
Floyd


Still at it     2013-09-09 09:16:30
Your down a familiar face on your trips but Billie Jean is looking happy as ever. Thanks for the report on these, we actually cancelled our Lincoln Creek weekend for Derek's finisher. This will come in hand in the not too distant future.


piper14er


great     2013-09-09 12:28:59
yep hope this will help with your plans

Floyd is still looking good

Al


Presto


Very nice ...     2013-09-10 08:30:56
That is a beautiful and rugged area that doesn't see much traffic. Always happy to have you share a little of your ”Climbing with Billie Jean” time with all of us. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


piper14er


thanks     2013-09-10 18:56:56
Presto

best without all the traffic, unlike say Fourth of July trailhead


cftbq


Sweet     2013-09-11 19:04:03
Nice photos--great ridge running in an area few see. This is some of the best to be had in the Sawatch. Also, love the dog!


lordhelmut


Sweet loop     2013-09-11 19:41:23
always been intrigued by this lonely Sawatch group. Thanks for the detailed run down. Will come in handy one day. Like Floyd said - you might be down 1 partner, but the 1 you still have are the best kind.


Monster5


Good looking area     2013-09-12 12:09:38
Looks like you had a good time. I was thoroughly surprised by Truros and pals. Some fine routes in there. I gave up on trying to say that lullaby out loud. A bit too advanced for me.

Perhaps Billies soon?


piper14er


as always     2013-09-12 13:58:26
comments and likes very much appreciated

cftbq seems we like the same books

lordh hope this report helps sometime, nice scrambling and yes I still have best friend Billie Jean, who is a rock ”hound”

Ryan we could Billy up Saturday.



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