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 Peak(s):  "Anderson Pk"  -  13,631 feet
"Petroleum Pk"  -  13,505 feet
 Post Date:  06/17/2013
 Date Climbed:   06/15/2012
 Posted By:  Summit Lounger

 Anderson Peak from the south   

I didn't start today until 10:00am. I was tired from Pt. 13,631 and Electric Pass pk. yesterday, and decided to camp at the Cathedral Lake TH, then drive up Lincoln Cr. today to the trailhead for Anderson pk. The road is not too rough, but 4wd is needed in a few spots.

Anderson pk. as seen on the dirt road approach.
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The Lincoln Cr. crossing. It is best to park 100' past the creek crossing. Past the parking the road gets steep and is blocked by a gate in 200yds.
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View of Anderson pk. from Anderson Lake
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The TR's I read all went up the slopes to the north of the peak on easy terrain, then traversed south to the summit.
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What about the east ridge? It looked interesting from the lake. Could I bail to the south if the ridge did not go? I like doing a circuit vs. out and back anyway. So why not?
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Close up of the north face/east ridge as an option.
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I started up the scree slopes towards the ridge. Soon I was on top of the first tower contemplating life. Some days are just not meant to be. The terrain ahead on the east ridge looked to hard and committing for me today. Some times one needs to suck it up and listen to your body and brain. So it is on to the scree slope on the south side of Anderson Pk.

First view of the fun ahead. No trails here.
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And another view.
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A look back at the "fun" scree/talus slope I traversed.
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The summit above.
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I traversed over to the south ridge, and then a short climb to the summit.

Looking south from the summit.
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And north.
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The Elks.
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Sweet looking coullior.
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Any trip with these is a good one.
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North to Petroleum Pk.
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A look back at the ridge from the summit of Petroleum Peak
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The descent back to the trailhead was straightforward. No surprises, accept for the great views of Anderson Peak.

A close up of the terrain on the North face of Anderson Peak
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Cabin on the way out
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Interesting history sign
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  • Comments or Questions
d_baker


I spy     2013-06-18 04:04:51
I might have to repeat ”Anderson” some day via one of those couloirs! They look like fun.

Good to see a report from Mr. Stem Cell.

later Greg!


Kevin Baker


Same route     2013-06-18 12:34:51
That's the same route Anna and I did last summer. We bailed off that east ridge after the first tower too. Anderson is one cool Sawatch bi!


MtnHub


Mighty fine looking mountain!     2013-06-18 19:42:15
Loved your first shot of Anderson with it's rugged slopes and ridges! Looks like a fun ridge loop! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!



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