Culebra + Southern 13ers - Seeking Partner(s)

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Culebra + Southern 13ers - Seeking Partner(s)

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I'm looking for people interested in climbing the Cielo Vista Ranch Southern 13ers (Purgatoire, Alamosito, Vermejo, Red Mountain, Culebra). The route consists of a 14er (Culebra), a Centennial (Red Mountain), two Bicentennials (Vermejo, Purgatoire), and a ranked 13er (Alamosito). The cost is $500 per person. The ranch allows Southern 13er climbers to enter the night before the hike and camp at the base of Purgatoire. Hikers are allowed to start at whatever time desired. The route runs the ridge from Purgatoire to Culebra. The ranch can arrange a vehicle shuttle if needed so that a car is waiting at the end (Culebra TH).

Hopefully this appeals to future Bicentennial climbers who have yet to climb Culebra. Better to pay $500 now for all five peaks then to pay $150 for Culebra/Red and $500 later for Purgatoire, Alamosito, and Vermejo. And no, there are no discounts for having already climbed Culebra/Red or for only climbing Purgatoire, Alamosito, and Vermejo.

The ranch does not allow solo climbs, and requires that I have at least one other person with me. The ranch allows climbs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the end of July. I'm open to pretty much any Friday - Sunday in July.
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I am interested in this. I have already done Culebra and Red but I would like to summit the other 3.
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I’m definitely interested! I can do any weekend except the last two in July.
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I would be interested in joining for this as I need all 5 peaks. Shoot me a PM with more info
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I’m interested as well, mostly in the 13ers since I’ve done Culebra and Red. Do you have a weekend in mind? Weekend of July 16th would work well for me.
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Alrighty, I'll send an email off to the ranch to check their July availability for a group of Southern 13er folks. My preference is for a weekend earlier in July (9-11 or 16-18 range) just in case weather bumps the climb to a later date. From others, it sounds like the ranch is accommodating to rescheduling if the weather truely sucks, but obviously the end of July is a hard cutoff for hunting season. I'll PM everyone with details once I get a response from the ranch.
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I'm also interested, sounds fun! I've done Red and Culebra but def want to do the other 13ers.
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Post by Bombay2Boulder »

Interested in this too.
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....and me too!
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I just had some emails with Cielo Vista yesterday and this morning about climbing the southern 13ers on July 17th.

If that date works for anyone you should send them an email through their website for that date. If one or two others sign on it should be a go.
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Interested in the Southern three as well.
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