Peak:  San Miguel Peak (13er)
 Route:  NE ridge up, SE ridge down
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Bombay2Boulder
 Date of Info:  08/23/2020
 Date Posted:  08/23/2020
 Details

I will like to point out that the NE ridge is totally an unnecessary "standard" route up this peak as there are plenty of trip reports about people taking this route. The SE ridge is stable and a very easy class-2 hike. I took the NE ridge on the way up and the notch downclimb from the false summit and stuck to ridge proper which was not the best option as it was scrambling on very questionable boulders. From the summit, I saw the SE ridge, had cell service so looked up some trip reports on this website and confirmed that it go and took that on the way down. Saw one other person who was going up this ridge. I wished I had read d_baker's trip report about this peak before.



 Comments or Questions
supranihilest


Lake Point
08/24/2020 12:14
Ah, you missed out on Lake Point! Lake Point, though unranked, is a total blast and a great addition to San Miguel. Also I don't know what the complaints about San Miguel are. When Whiley and I did it a few weeks ago neither of us thought the standard northeast ridge was that bad. It was nowhere near as loose as everyone says and actually had some fun scrambling!


Bombay2Boulder

Alternative
08/24/2020 16:52
Lake Point did look very appealing but some other day. I am a firm believer that avoid loose crap in San Miguels when you can, so I was pretty pleased with the solid SE ridge. In fact, I wouldn't mind repeating this one through that face.


d_baker

Well now
08/24/2020 19:33
..I think that report was my first ever here, many years ago! Glad it was of use, sort of. Hahaha



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