N Fk Crestone Creek/East RidgePosted On:
2019-07-29, By: TravelingMattInfo:
This peak is Class 2 to summit without any bushwhacking or willow-bashing. Take the North Crestone Trail to the North Fork Crestone Trail (#747). Follow this trail for some 1.5 miles until shortly after you cross the creek to its east side at 10,840'. (This is the fourth creek crossing on the North Fork trail, including one tributary.) A way up through open terrain should be visible. Alternatively, stay on the trail for some 2-300 more vertical feet and reach another obvious field; this way is longer but gentler, and is how I descended. They both meet the southeast-running ridge around treeline. I mostly stayed on or close to the ridge and went directly up and over most of the rock formations. One or two must be bypassed below to the left (south). No snow, last creek crossing is a bit hard, mosquitoes were everywhere.