Ervin Peak  
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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: Southwest Ridge
Posted On: 2020-05-24, By: HikerGuy
Info: Road up from Winfield is in good shape, easy for SUV. Summer conditions to summit ridge. All snow avoidable on summit ridge except for two patches immediately before the summit. The crossings are short and flat. Low risk, but high consequence. Probably best to have an ice axe, but some sharp-pointed rocks in each hand sufficed only because the snow was soft enough. If snow was icy or too firm, I would not have crossed.. Traction not needed. 
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Route: Southwest Ridge
Posted On: 2019-09-29, By: supranihilest
Info: Super fun scramble! The route from the road/campsites west of Winfield to treeline is a bit undefined so GPS may be helpful, but generally you'll just want to go up the fall line until you're on the southwest ridge. The basins between the ridges are not going to get you access to the peaks. The ridge itself is mostly easy until the summit ridge, going at Class 2 to perhaps Class 2+ depending on line taken. The summit ridge is where things get fun; a number of gendarmes block easy travel and you'll have to climb over several, including some with knife edges and one with either a Class 4 headwall (not terribly exposed) or a Class 3 notch. There may be some down climbing involved depending on how one takes these towers. I'd say most of them could be bypassed, probably to the south, but it would be on horrendously loose choss and probably wouldn't be easier or safer than the ridge proper, and definitely wouldn't be as fun. Most of the rock on the ridge is loose in some way, so test everything carefully. Descend the way you came up or over to Blaurock. 

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