Peak:  Mt. Blaurock (13er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  09/29/2019
 Date Posted:  09/29/2019
 Details

Unlike Ervin Peak Mount Blaurock is not really that much fun. The descent to the saddle (if you came up Ervin's southwest ridge, which I'd recommend since Blaurock's southeast ridge is beyond loose) with Ervin is easy and after that a bunch of towers and false summits rear up in front of you. The towers are generally best tackled right up and over, but be aware that every single thing you touch on this ridge is loose. Be very careful. You can reasonably climb Blaurock at Class 2+ but again, be careful of loose rock. It might be in your best interest to return to Ervin's southwest ridge, but in case you decide to descend Blaurock's southeast ridge you'll find yourself either traversing on extremely loose rock (think small rockslides each time you take a step) and/or down climbing on said loose rock. You'll eventually make your way under the ridge's face and encounter a set of nasty, loose gullies; continue straight downhill until you can reasonably enter the gullies on dirt. If you're scrambling into the gullies you're probably still too high. Carefully descend the gully until it makes sense to traverse further east onto the grassy ridge, then descend the now easy ridge back to the road.



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