Rolling Mountain  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: From South Mineral Creek
Posted On: 2020-10-18, By: WildWanderer
Info: Summer conditions. 
3
 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-15, By: tjf242424
Info: No issues with snow the entire way from Rico Silverton TH. We approached up the creek, heading for the saddle just south of the summit. We started on the south side of the creek and then crossed to the north at around 12,500 ft. Straightforward, but plenty of loose talus and scree. We were able to drive all the way to the TH in a 2wd Sprinter. Any crossover or SUV will make it. 
 
Route: Southeast Basin
Posted On: 2020-09-04, By: supranihilest
Info: From the end of South Mineral Creek Road/San Juan County Road 7 (high clearance required, 4WD helpful) head south and immediately cross the creek on a couple of small logs. Take the trail south for about a mile to a mile and a half until you're well past the south face of Rolling. The southeast basin will be to your right. Go west/right into the basin, facing a willow bash, and stick to one side of the small creek or the other. You will lose the opportunity to cross the creek as the terrain gets steeper and the creek more eroded, but both sides of the creek work. Head all the way up the basin to the saddle just southwest of Rolling, which still has a bit of snow, and then head north and locate the trail that continues the rest of the way up Rolling. The route never gets more difficult than Class 2. Return the way you came. 
 
Route: SE Gully
Posted On: 2020-07-13, By: cottonmountaineering
Info: Still snow on the normal route right near the saddle, it can be avoided by going up a loose slope slightly south of the saddle. Rest of the mountain is dry 
 
Route: South Mineral
Posted On: 2019-10-28, By: WildWanderer
Info: No snow on Rico-Silverton trail in. Creek Crossings were iced over. Spotty snow in all the wrong areas. I attempted this peak via both routes on Friday from South Mineral and failed to summit both times, once due to lack of gear and the other due to false beta. I made it to about 500' below the summit before turning back. Full report can be found here for those interested in this peak, as my mistakes are avoidable: https://wildwandererlmc.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/rolling-mountain-13693-attempts/ 
6 1
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2014-09-10, By: TravelingMatt
Info: I took the Rico-Silverton Trail most of the way to 12500‘ Rolling Pass, then negotiated grass/willows/scree to gain the SE ridge of Rolling. Negotiating the few hundred vertical feet of loose scree between trail and ridge is worth the cost of admission to the much more stable, gentle, picturesque ridge. The Rico-Silverton Trail has a couple of tricky creek crossings, one right at the start and another about � mile in. Recommend stashing sandals for the first crossing; you can cross the higher one by scooting along a log some 150� downstream. The NW ridge of Rolling sucks. 

Return to the main Peak Conditions page



© 2020 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.