Peak(s):  "Anderson Pk"  -  13,631 feet
Date Posted:  06/18/2013
Date Climbed:   06/16/2013
Author:  Wyoming Bob
 Anderson Peak (UN 13,631) via Tellurium Creek  

I was once told that the reason to climb Centennials and Bicentennials is to experience valleys and portions of familiar ranges that are new. Anderson Peak met the goal of a climb on a not oft climbed peak and the chance to get off the beaten climbing track in the Sawatch.

Chose the route up from Telluride Creek via the old mining road that has been reclaimed, or at least that is my guess. An older report promised a challenging walk along the road and the road did not disappoint. Cut left, cut right, go for the bank, everything goes on this route for every bit of two miles. Finally the road does come to an end and if one can look forward to hiking p talus, that road can put one in that frame of kind.

The talus led to a saddle and a short class 2 climb to the summit proper for the westernmost Sawatch Bicentennial. The last entry in the register was mid September of 2012, hence not so many folks have made the climb to the summit of Anderson this year.

If interested, here is the usual Climbing with Bob narrative.

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 Comments or Questions

I remember...
06/19/2013 12:56
...that road. And I remember the great views from the top -- that offer interesting perspectives on the Elks and the western part of the Sawatch.
Although the road back in there does collect the riffraff element that most hikers don't appreciate. Your rant is well deserving!

Wyoming Bob

Yes, great views from a unique perspective
06/20/2013 13:10
After the riffraff and the rant . . .

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