Aug 6

It has been a great summer at Peak Mountain Guides!  Here are some photos from recent trips:

Climbing Mt. Sneffels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 22

The conditions on Mt. Sneffels are changing quickly as we reach the summer solstice. Recent warm temperatures and clear skies have melted much of the snow below 12,000 feet on both sides of the mountain. The approach trails are largely free of snow and offer easy travel. Above 12,000 there is still a significant amount of snow. On the standard route approached via Yankee Boy Basin, the upper basin still holds patches of snow and the Lavender Couloir is entirely snow covered. Crampons and ice axes are still recommended for summit climbs at this time.

The Lavender Couloir

The Lavender Couloir on Mt. Sneffels on June 18, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 1
Climbing Looking Glass Rock
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Looking Glass Rock is a sandstone formation in Moab, Utah that has a delightful 3-pitch rock climb to its summit and a spectacular 150′ free hanging rappel back to the ground.

The free hanging rappel from the summit of Looking Glass Rock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 17

The climbing and ski mountaineering season on Mt. Sneffels is in full swing. At the time of this writing, all of Yankee Boy Basin and the climbing routes on Mt. Sneffels have snow coverage. This is making for excellent ski conditions and very good climbing conditions in the early morning when the snow is frozen. Crampons and ice axe are recommended for all routes. Following are some photos showing the conditions.

Looking down the unnamed “shortcut” couloir that is used to access the Southwest Ridge of Mt. Sneffels. Yankee Boy Basin in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 15

With summer around the corner, we thought we would share a short video of one of our favorite multi-pitch climbs in Ouray, CO. Time to dust off those climbing shoes!

 

Mar 19
Spring is in the Air!
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It’s that time of year again, desert climbing season has arrived!  We love this time of year.  There’s nothing better after a long, cold winter than enjoying warm desert weather and getting back on the rock.  To get you stoked, we have compiled a few photos from some of the classic desert climbs around Moab and Western Colorado. Rock on!

The sculpted corkscrew summit of Ancient Art in the Fisher Towers. This may be one of the wildest spots in all of desert climbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 19

With the Ice Park closed, we have been getting lots of calls about the condition of the backcountry. As of this writing, February 20th, almost all of the backcountry areas are in great shape and getting climbed regularly. Here are some recent photos that show the current conditions:

Chockstone Chimney (at the Skylight Area) on February 12th. This route is still in good shape as of February 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 12

Great backcountry ice climbing conditions in Eureka Canyon, CO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 22

Here are a few photos from some of our adventures this winter:

A group of skiers on a backcountry skiing trip to the North Pole Hut. They enjoyed great skiing in the open Aspen glades near the hut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 7

Can’t wait to ski this season? Us too! In order to hit the backcountry when the first flakes fall, now is the time to get your gear ready. Following is a list of items our guides carry in their packs on an average day of ski touring.

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