Route: Via Sayres Gulch
Posted On: 2020-10-18, By: supranihilest
Info: I parked along CR391 and hiked CR382 up Sayres Gulch. The road up Sayres Gulch is a little less rough than CR391 and easy to follow on foot to the Sayres (misspelled Sayers on Forest Service maps) Gulch Trailhead. The trail thereafter is easy to follow until it runs through willow clumps and eventually ends in the upper gulch. Instead of ascending 13,295 directly I went under its north face and then ascended southeast/climber's left to its northeast ridge. Until the ridge the terrain was mostly grass with some talus and boulders thrown in, the remainder to the summit is annoying kitty litter scree and talus. Not difficult, just loose and irritating. I continued on to "Lake Fork Peak", but would have descended my ascent route if 13,295 was the only peak of the day.
Route: North Fork Clear Creek TH
Posted On: 2019-07-30, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Pic does not do it justice, but there's a very long (and high) cornice across the saddle to gain 13295. To get around it, would involve either cliff bands, or very loose, steep, rock...neither of which I was comfortable doing solo. I had an ice axe, but given the conditions of other cornices I've seen (separating from the ridge, deep cracks), I did not think it wise. Others I'm sure, would have had no issue with it, but I did.... Will go back and try 13295 from Jay521's TR route. The flowers were quite pretty though!