Peak(s):  "Pk X"  -  13,085 feet
"Pk Z"  -  13,245 feet
"Solitude, Mt"  -  13,090 feet
"Climber`s Point"  -  13,005 feet
Date Posted:  08/21/2013
Modified:  12/08/2015
Date Climbed:   08/17/2013
Author:  benners
 Solitude on X and Z: Boulder Lakes 13er Loop   

"Peak X" and "Peak Z" (left and right) seen from the summit of "North Traverse Peak". Photo taken August, 2011.


"Peak X" (Ranked, 13,085')
"Peak Z" (Ranked, 13,245')
"Z Prime" (Unranked, 12,980')
"Vista Point" (Unranked, 13,075')
"Mt. Solitude" (Ranked, 13,090')
"Climber's Point" (Unranked, 13,005')


15.5 miles
7,450' gained
10 hours



TR here:

Comments or Questions

Thanks for the timely beta
08/22/2013 02:20
I plan on doing this very traverse Labor Day weekend. Also it was great meeting you and Brian on Horn Peak.


Summit Register Pecking Order
08/22/2013 03:34
I like that. I like that a lot.

The beer stash for the Gore Range deproach is a phenomenal call too. About as solid of a Saturday as one can get, Ben.

Thanks for sharing the journey with us all...


Ask & you shall receive...
08/22/2013 14:16
...looks like you got some good ole solitude there, Ben. Nice ridge run, man! Well done. You covered some ground there for sure. Kristine, pups, and I are hoping for the same this upcoming weekend up on Skier's, Climber's, Solitude, & Vista.


More Gore goodness...
08/22/2013 14:23
Darin and I went up Peak W a while back and I won't ever forget that breathtaking view over towards X and Z. They've been on my short list ever since. Your report clearly shows what I've been missing. Nice write up with great pics and plenty of beta. Looks like a fine day in the hills.


Just a little farther!
08/22/2013 14:31
I never thought of connecting all those together, after getting to Solitude, it was back down the big grass slopes to Pitkin. With all these Gore TR's going up, I am feeling a need to do something myself. There is not much left to do that somebody else has already done and written about! The Gores are getting smaller by degrees! Enjoyed the tremendous pictures!


Boulder Creek
08/22/2013 15:40
When you're ready for that camping trip, give me a call. That's one heck of a day Ben. Excellent report!

Steve Knapp

08/23/2013 05:32
Yep, X and Z are out there quite a ways. Thanks for the great report and beta, I plan on doing the exact same trip in the next few weeks. Nice work!


Appreciate the Comments!
08/23/2013 13:50
mennoguy - It was good to meet you too man! G'luck when you head up there over Labor Day, it's an incredible set of peaks.

Kevin - I thought the register needed to go in the TR, if nothing else for Furthermore. And yes, the beer stash in the creek is becoming a staple, it's more or less the 11th essential at this point.

Brandon - Thanks! Have a great time up there when you go and, again, it'd be great to get out with you someday. Gores would be perfect...

kimo - Peak W eh? More to explore in the Gore for me as well. Thanks for the comment.

boudreaux - They are getting smaller, but hopefully not too small. The range will always hold secrets I'm sure.

Floyd - Yes! I was thinking when I'm old and can't really hike peaks anymore, just head up there with a big ass tent and a bunch of beer. We can use llamas .

Steve - Thank you! Have a great time up there!


Not sure how I missed this...
08/25/2013 01:19
Awesome job dude. 10 hours RT? It looks like the pappersons have embraced the Helmutism...? It's always great to see familiar names on a register.


08/25/2013 04:41
You've got quite the eye, camera, and taste for peaks. Nice combo.

Our famed and rather disappointing views from Vista et al were something like this:

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