Unnamed 13050  
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Route: From Tincup peak
Posted On: 2020-08-05, By: Trotter
Info: Class 2 difficult ridge from Tincup peak, took the colorado trail alternate route back to tincup pass, great trail. Needs a summit register and can, couldn't find one. 
 
Route: West Ridge from \"Tincup Peak\"
Posted On: 2019-12-03, By: supranihilest
Info: See my report for "Tincup Peak" for conditions up to the summit of "Tincup". From there drop down towards the "Tincup"/13,050 saddle. The ridge looks intimidating from here but is a lot easier than it looks. The closer you get to the saddle the more rugged it gets, so drop down on grass and around various rocky bumps until things get too steep and/or exposed for your tastes, then return to the ridge crest. Very near the saddle the ridge narrows and steepens. It is quite exposed on both northern and southern aspects. The ridge at this point is mostly made up of giant blocks of granite and is quite snow covered. I traversed on the northern side until I ran out of good options then crossed over the ridge and stayed either on its southern side or on its crest; the crest is probably the best place. Snow on the ridge is pretty bad, mostly powdery tractionless junk. After the saddle things stay steep but the ridge turns into a slope and exposure becomes negligible. Scramble up boulders and snow to the summit. I'd call this route (at least in current conditions) Class 2+, perhaps a move or two of Class 3. I carried but did not use microspikes and an ice axe. Descending the southeast ridge to Lake Gulch was the easiest option (instead of returning over "Tincup Peak") and is the way I went down. The route is largely obvious but a GPX track may be useful. Follow wide open and dry slopes off the summit heading southeast. There's very little snow until treeline and you'll be at treeline near some interesting stacks of granite boulders just sitting in the middle of an otherwise grassy meadow. The route from here takes a turn for the worse due to large amounts of awful quality snow. I donned my snowshoes where the snow began and was still postholing to my knees. I attempted to stay on the least steep slopes I could while trending southeast, but this wasn't always possible; some slopes were steep but nothing crazy. I made it to the lower lake and continued down avoiding the steep drainage immediately off the lake; this will be obvious even without tracks. Deadfall from the lake to Tincup Road was everywhere. The lower I got the worse the snow became, much of it wet, thick, and heavy. Nearer to the road there was only a couple of inches of snow and it was extremely slick. I fell down several times even with snowshoes on, they'd just slide right under me. I stayed on the western side of the creek the entire time and eventually hit an old, closed trail which I took southwest to a clearing off Tincup Road, then hiked the road back to St. Elmo. If you are crazy enough to try this peak in such awful conditions you'll see my snowshoe tracks a couple hundred yards west of where the creek from that drainage meets Tincup Road. I would not even bother attempting to go up my route, it'd be an exercise in futility with how terrible the snow is. 
 
Route: west ridge
Posted On: 2019-11-18, By: Marmot72
Info: Road mostly dry to St Elmo. Road from St Elmo snowpacked from the start, so I parked and walked all of it. Road had several sustained icy sections. My way was made much easier by the continuous wheel tracks. It dried out as I neared Tin Cup pass. The way up to Tin Cup Peak was mostly dry, as was the connecting ridge running east to 050. At two rocky sections of the ridge, the snow had accumulated and compacted on south side of ridge. The broad summit was dry and it was easy to avoid snow on descent of south face to road. 
 
Route: Via Colorado Trail
Posted On: 2019-08-24, By: Flyingfish
Info: Looks like the ridge has collapsed just west of the saddle with "Tincup" So the route is harder to stay on the ridge itself. Otherwise the route is summer conditions. 

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