Peak(s):  Hope A, Mt  -  13,933 feet
Date Posted:  09/21/2017
Date Climbed:   09/19/2017
Author:  wildsidesky
 High Hopes on Talus Slopes  

High Hopes on Talus Slopes

Mount Hope - East Ridge


I had initially planned on attempting Castle and Conundrum or Kit Carson on my day off of work, but the recent snowfall and scarcity of conditions reports lead me to change my plans. Mt. Hope seemed like a viable alternative and I'm ecstatic I chose it and was able to summit. The aspen were in their peak autumn displays, the valleys below the Sawatch were vibrant and dazzling. Outside of the loose "crux" of the east ridge on Mt. Hope, it is a pretty fun climb. I was met with miserable winds, which felt awful at the time, but don't seem that bad in retrospect. I found a reasonable alternative to the crux gullies on my descent, and a photo is attached below. I'm sure the same thing has been done by many other people many times. Like many of the peaks nearby, the round-trip mileage wasn't high, but the abrupt elevation gain made it a butt-kicker.

To read the full trip report, complete with oodles of photographs, click here: High Hopes on Talus Slopes

sample photography~





thanks for looking!

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 Comments or Questions

Great colors!
09/21/2017 18:56
Beautiful day in the Sawatch!

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