Peak(s):  Hope A, Mt  -  13,933 feet
Quail Mtn  -  13,461 feet
Date Posted:  06/20/2014
Date Climbed:   06/15/2014
Author:  fightgravity
 Hope Mountain via Hopeful Couloir and Quail Mountain  

Mt. Hope taken from Quail Mountain

On Father's Day, Fred and I set off to climb the Hopeful Couloir on Mt. Hope. It was on my list of desired snow climbs and I was happy Fred was there to join me. While we were out bagging peaks, my husband was somewhere on the Colorado trail and tooling around Twin Lakes on his mountain bike. It was neat to be up high and wondering where Dennis was over the course of our day. I hoped his ride was as much fun as our climb!

Our Schedule:
Depart Camp: 4:30am
Nearing Treeline in Sheep Gulch: 5:30am
Hope Pass: 6:30am
Descent to 12,100 ft and donning crampons: 7:10am
Base of Hopeful Couloir: 7:40am
Top of Hopeful Couloir: 9:25am
Top of Mt. Hope: 9:50am
Descending Mt. Hope: 10:15am
Hope Pass: 11:30am
Quail Mountain Summit: 12:30pm (We were barraged by wind and I had a bout of bonking!)
Back to Camp: 2:30pm

The full trip report can be viewed at:

Mt. Hope, traverse to Hopeful Couloir
Looking Up at Bottom of Hopeful Couloir
Top Half of Hopeful
Fred Climbing Top of Hopeful Couloir
Summit Shot
Quail Mountain Taken on Descent of Mt. Hope

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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 Comments or Questions

Nice trip
06/21/2014 13:36
I think I might go this way too!

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