Mt. Blaurock  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: South ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-28, By: RyGuy
Info: Both Mount Blaurock and Ervin are totally dry. No need for traction. Saw a few hunters around the area, so wearing bright colors isn't a bad idea. Fall colors are probably at peak as of 09/26/2020. 
 
Route: Ervin/Blaurock from Winfield
Posted On: 2020-07-12, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. Snow easily avoidable. There are still a lot of fallen trees from the 2018/2019 avalanche debris, but you can probably avoid them during the bushwhack from the road if you choose your route carefully (instead of going straight through them at times like I did). 
 
Route: Ervin Southwest Ridge
Posted On: 2020-05-24, By: HikerGuy
Info: Summer conditions. All snow avoidable. Summited Ervin first, then traversed to Blaurock. See conditions report for Ervin, if traversing from there. 
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Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2019-09-29, By: supranihilest
Info: 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. 
 
Route: From FS390A
Posted On: 2019-07-18, By: desertdog
Info: We did a bushwhack up the slope to Ervin's ridge, climbed Ervin, then doubled back on the ridge to Blaurock. Snow free summer conditions. Give yourself some time as this one takes longer than the mileage and gain suggests. 
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Route: Grey copper Creek drainage
Posted On: 2019-05-05, By: cottonmountaineering
Info: Excellent spring snow, an avalanche has pushed continuous snow to about 1000ft from the road so was able to get a long ski run in while avoiding the trees There was also another party there skiing the the Willis lake side, looked great but a few gnarly cornices 
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Route: Ervin
Posted On: 2017-11-03, By: Tufftommy-BV
Info: Road to the TH just past the Winfienld cemetery had a bit of snow but not even enough to put it in 4wd. The route itself faces S and there was no snow on that aspect at all. Along the ridge on top there was a bit on the N slopes but was all avoidable. Only issue I had was trying to stay on the ridge proper over to Ervin - the wind was ferocious. Getting off the ridge meant dealing with a LOT of loose/rotten rock - more than I'm used to in the Sawatch... 
 
Route: traverse to Ervin
Posted On: 2015-07-12, By: SnowAlien
Info: Summer conditions on the ridge, only two tiny snowpatches. Low in the valley willows are still a bit soggy, but creeks are finally looking like creeks and not like raging rivers. 

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