Peak:  Coxcomb Peak (13er)
 Route:  Std from Middle Fork
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Monster5
 Date of Info:  09/08/2013
 Date Posted:  09/09/2013

Coxcomb, El Punto, Heisshorn, Redcliff, and surrounding UNs are presently free of snow/ice. The Middle Fork road is rough 2wd (well graded and smooth with the exception of 3-4 brief washouts). Hunters and big trucks galore.

Coxcomb - webbing is currently in good condition. The ~5.3 notch is about 25 ft and a 30 m rope is more than sufficient for TRing it on the return. 2 x 30 m ropes were plenty adequate for rappelling (~65 ft) the 4th-5.0 chimneys descender's left. While the chimneys are only stiff 4th and arguable 5.easy, those not familiar with stemming techniques might find it awkward.

Heisshorn, El Punto, and 13222(?) in Porphyry - chossy, but only c3 with careful route/hold consideration.

Other UNs - class 2. Grassy ramps up all of them. Also plenty of scree and talus if that's your preference.

Might do a report later.

 Comments or Questions

09/09/2013 21:13
Thanks for the info Ryan. Hoping to get out and grab Coxcomb in the next few weeks.


Nice job!
04/02/2015 19:45
Yes, pls do a TR - it may be helpful to some of us..

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