|2016-09-17||Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2016-09-17, By: jasayrevt
Info: Clear & very nice enjoyable trip w/ reaching summits. Invigorating, Inspiring Hobby. Great, beautiful 13er mountains. This quality, classic route is a unique undertaking & lightly traveled. Incredible views of Mosquito Range peaks. Prime, excellent, & bluebird summer conditions up high for navigating slopes & ridge line extremely well. Successful traverse to McNamee (13,780') too. Trail runners & light pack were good. Climb safely / swiftly in the hills folks. Big Thank You Bill Middlebrook regarding detailed information & Colorado Mountaineering Community consistency. Pictures included as beta
|2015-09-27||Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-09-27, By: BagginPeaks
Info: Did the combo Traver - McNamee - Clinton from Montgomery Reservoir. There is an old jeep road/trail that skirts the SW side of Wheeler Lake after the parking area. Soon you will see the gully/talus slope to take into the high basin. The terrain from here on is off-trail, talus, and tundra. The upper basin could be confusing to some, study your map and use your routefinding skills to find a line up, paralleling the stream. Stay on the rocks as much as possible and not the fragile wetlands. When convenient, pick a line and gain Traver‘s East ridge. The talus gets tedious. Traverse to Mcnamee and then Clinton is straightforward, took me less than an hour with no time spent on Mcnamee other than to take a picture of the Climax glory hole. Once one Clinton, continue over the summit and down the ridge maybe 50 feet before starting a scree-filled descent of Clinton‘s South Slope. Retrace your steps back through the basin and back down to Wheeler Lake (hopefully you made mental images of what it looked like behind you as you were ascending).
|2015-07-04||Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-05, By: mjlucarelli
Info: Summited Traver Peak on 4th of July, the goal was the Clinton/Traver Combo but I ran out of time. Crossed two small snow fields above Wheeler Lake and the 4wd road to the lake was pretty wet from snow melt but there is no need for any snow gear. I was able to access the ridge between Traver and Clinton climbing a section that was free of snow and then came down a snow free East Ridge. I ran into a couple that was going to ski off of Clinton, which there was plenty of snow in the basin, but this is a totally doable summer hike.
|2014-05-18||Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2014-05-18, By: Grover
Info: The South Slopes of Traver Peak are in great shape. Snow covers the entire route and a summit descent is possible if you are skiing or riding down. No issues riding down into the basin. Some wet slab activity can be seen as you ride out of the South Slopes and down into the valley. The summer trail (see: 4x4 road) is covered with snow, but it was soft in the afternoon. It would be possible to skin up the entire way in the morning (as of this report). There are only some small spots that have melted away entirely.