Peak(s):  Jagged Mtn  -  13,824 feet
Vallecito Mtn  -  13,428 feet
Seven, Pk  -  13,682 feet
Nine, Pk  -  13,402 feet
Storm King Pk  -  13,752 feet
Six, Pk  -  13,705 feet
Silex, Mt  -  13,628 feet
Guardian, The  -  13,617 feet
White Dome  -  13,627 feet
One, Pk  -  13,589 feet
Date Posted:  11/11/2015
Modified:  01/02/2016
Date Climbed:   08/15/2015
Author:  Marmot72
Additional Members:   benners
 Weminuche Dozen   

(Besides the 10 peaks listed, we also hiked Leviathan and Hunchback Mtn.)

My first taste of the Weminuche was with Furthermore in 2011, then I returned for Wham Ridge and the Trinity Traverse in 2012, but the great romp of peaks between Storm King and Jagged would have to wait for a couple of years, mainly because of the legendary fickleness of the weather in this area. Finally, Ben (Benners) and I hit it this August, after reserving two different blocks of PTO to account for the vagaries of the monsoon season.

Hitting 12 peaks in 5 days from Denver, here's the itinerary we realized, in an order slightly different than envisioned:

Day One: Denver to Beartown, hike down Vallecito trail and up Leviathan Creek. NOTE: Don't aim for Leviathan Lake, instead, strike for the northern side of the basin and look for a trail (unmarked on the quad) that leads westward from the opening to the small side basin for the south faces of Silex-Guardian, paralleling the Peak Nine ridge.
Day Two: Jagged, Leviathan, Vallecito.
Day Three: Peak Seven, Nine, Storm King, Peak Six.
Day Four: Silex, Guardian, pack up and hike out Leviathan, up Vallecito to falls on the upper trail.
Day Five: Hike to Hunchback Pass. Hunchback Mtn, White Dome, One, pack to Beartown and drive back to Denver.

The full reports of our excursion are located here:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Here are some highlights of the views. I am convinced Weminuche is Ute for Paradise.

Chicago Basin 14ers from Jagged summit

Jagged & Leviathan from Vallecito

Storm King from the west ridge of Silex

Silex & Storm King from summit of Pk One

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
1 2 3 4

Comments or Questions

need to get back in there
11/12/2015 13:49
Nice outing fellas, way to make it count!. Storm king from silex looks awesome


Part III Link
12/30/2015 10:22
The Part III link is broken. Found it here: Part III


Thanks, Franz
01/02/2016 13:58
I repaired the link - thanks for posting.

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