Peak:  Mt. Antero (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  RJansen77
 Date of Info:  10/16/2011
 Date Posted:  10/16/2011

Climbed Antero today via the Baldwin Gulch 4wd road. Started from the bottom at 7am and summited at 10am. There were three vehicles (two Jeeps and a pickup) parked at the stream crossing around 10,850. Beyond this point there is ice on the road but enough rocks are poking through I imagine you could drive up with decent tires, though finding a parking spot would be another story. You would eventually be stopped maybe 1 mile (this is an approximation) after the road breaks through treeline by snow drifts on the road. These get up to 18 inches deep and there is one point where an ATV or some other 4wd vehicle clearly got stuck and had a fun time getting out a few days ago. I imagine that the road will be impassable beyond this point until next spring. Pretty easy walking on the road, brought the microspikes but didn't use them.

 Comments or Questions

Stuck ATV
10/19/2011 18:42
We were up on 10/15, and yeah there was an ATV stuck in that drift about 12,800. Glad he got it dug out.

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