Peak:  San Luis Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Ridge from West Willow Creek
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Monster5
 Date of Info:  06/19/2011
 Date Posted:  06/19/2011

Started at Equity Mine 2wd TH, hiked up to San Luis, went over to 13150 and 13180 and then bailed straight down to the Bondholder sign.

-Road: Drove a passenger van to Equity without a problem. A moderate-clearance 2wd can make it to the major stream crossing. The stream is low and beyond is easy, muddy 4wd.

-San Luis route: Same as previous. Mostly dry with several snowpatches and avy debris below the first saddle (the crown 1000 ft above is obvious and awesome). A few smaller slabs above may slide, but they probably won't affect the trail. Some cornice failures. I chopped steps in a drift in the second basin, but you can easily go around. In other words, no special gear needed. Gaitors and boots would be ideal. I wore trailrunners and did fine, if wet on the return.

-13ers: the summit of 13150 is interesting. Best accessed from the San Luis side: 30ft, 3/4-, dry. The ridge to 13180c has one class 3 section with easier climbing on the north side. Also dry. The traverse to 13280 is still technical as a large, steep slab covers the weakness on looker's left.

 Comments or Questions

Date wrong
06/20/2011 02:08
Can't edit - info from 6/18

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