Peak(s):  Hermit Pk A  -  13,350 feet
Eureka Mtn A  -  13,507 feet
PT 13,028  -  13,028 feet
PT 13,060 A  -  13,060 feet
PT 13,062 A  -  13,062 feet
Rito Alto Pk  -  13,794 feet
Date Posted:  08/02/2015
Modified:  02/16/2018
Date Climbed:   07/11/2015
Author:  Marmot72
 Rito Alto y los debajo  

July 11, Ben and I did a fun Sangres loop.

Six Peaks, 11.5 miles, 7,300' vertical gain, 9 hours & 55 minutes RT.

Summary: From Horsheshoe lake on Hermit Road, we hiked the road, then traversed south over Hermit Peak and Eureka, then backtracked about 2/3 of that ridge to descend into the valley to the west, side-hilling on some fun game trails to intercept a real trail taking us to the low point of the ridge connecting Hermit and 13028. Then we enjoyed interspersed walking on grass and scrambling conglomerate along the bumpy ridge to 028, a cruise to 060, a class 4 downclimb and jaunt to 062, before descending to Rito Alto lake and slogging up Rito Alto's southwest slopes.

Full Report

Eureka Lake and Hermit Lake from the top of Eureka:

Ben along the ridge to 028:

Me signing the 060 register; 028 left of center in the sun and the undulating but easy ridge at right in between; Crestones way in the back:

Ben downclimbing the crux notch from 060:

The view south from the summit of 062:

Rito Alto lake (mosquitoes prevalent but not pictured):

Looking west to the 028-060-062 ridge from the summit of Rito Alto:

Map of route:

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 Comments or Questions

We are gonna have to talk about this
08/03/2015 13:33
Nice work! I have been looking at getting Eureka and the 130xx peaks.
Maybe pick your brain over a beer after work some time soon?


for sur, Matt!
08/04/2015 11:49
No, that was’t a typo but a play on your fomer screen name, del sur. It’d be great to grab a beer some work night and chat about peaks.

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