Peak(s):  Mt. Sneffels  -  14,150 feet
Uncompahgre Peak  -  14,309 feet
Wetterhorn Peak  -  14,015 feet
Redcloud Peak  -  14,034 feet
San Luis Peak  -  14,014 feet
Date Posted:  07/14/2011
Date Climbed:   07/02/2011
Author:  ldperigo
 5 Days, 7 Summits, 60 miles, 20,000 Elevation Gain  

Complete Trip Report:


Day 1 - Mt. Sneffels (6 mi. 2,900 feet elevation gain)
2h 15m Ascent (second person on summit)
20m on Summit
1h 50m Descent
Total time = 4h 10m
Drove to Matterhorn Trailhead
High camped at 12,500'

Day 2 - Uncompahgre & Wetterhorn (18 mi. 5,850 feet elevation gain)
2h 27m Ascent via the East Face snow route
27m on summit (first person on summit)
2h 01m back to camp via the long route
Stayed 22m at camp
2h 18m to Wetterhorn Summit
1h 42m Descent
Total time = 10h 56m
Drove to Silver Creek Trailhead

Day 3 - Rain/Rest Day

Day 4 - Redcloud, Sunshine, Failed Handies (18 mi. 7,000 feet elevation gain)
2h 33m Ascent of Redcloud (second person on summit)
41 m across to Sunshine (first person on summit)
51 m back to Redcloud
30 m on Summit
1h 40m Descent
Back at 11:30 a.m. and left for Handies at 12:00 p.m.
Returned to trailhead after turning around with less than a mile to go (weather)
Drove to American Basin Trailhead (attempt Handies from other side)

Day 5 - Handies and San Luis (18 mi. 6,200 feet elevation gain)
1h 38m Ascent (first on summit)
10m on Summit
55m Descent
Total time = 2h 43m
Drove to Stewart Creek Trailhead
2h 45m Ascent of San Louis (last on summit)
16m on Summit
2h 38m Descent (in the dark)
Total time for San Louis = 5h 39m
Total time for day = 8h 22m

 Comments or Questions

Moving trip report here
07/14/2011 16:19
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Exiled Michigander

Nice stats!
07/14/2011 17:16
I'm really impressed that after getting turned back on Handies on Day 4, you were still able to get both Handies and San Luis in on Day 5. Way to persevere. Your habit of taking baths in ice-cold streams doesn't sound like too much fun though--I think I'd rather stay sweaty and smelly. Must be some major shrinkage after plunging into some of those mountain streams.

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