Peak(s):  Carbonate Mtn A  -  13,663 feet
Cyclone Mtn A  -  13,596 feet
Cronin Pk  -  13,870 feet
"Lo Carb"  -  13,591 feet
Grizzly Mtn  -  13,708 feet
Mamma, Mt  -  13,646 feet
Boulder Mtn  -  13,528 feet
Date Posted:  07/26/2019
Modified:  07/27/2019
Date Climbed:   07/18/2019
Author:  alexhenes
Additional Members:   Robgrace
 Seven Sawatch Summits - Through Hike w/ Shuttle  

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Seven Sawatch Summits - Through Hike w/ Shuttle

Start: Angel of Shavano TH
End: Alpine Reservoir
Summits: Carbonate, Cyclone, Cronin, Low Carb, Grizzly Mtn, Mamma, Boulder
Distance: 20.7 Miles
Elevation Gain: 8100ft
Time: 12.5 Hours
Partner: Robby Grace
GPX File

Robby and I dropped a vehicle at Alpine the night before the hike. Our orginal plan was to drop the shuttle a few miles up road 277 closer to Baldwin Gulch... however part of the road had been taken out by a flash flood and was not passable. This added a couple of miles to our planned day.

After setting the shuttle we headed to the Angel of Shavano TH on the south side of our route. On the south side we planned to drive CR240 to the bottom of Carbonate's south ridge. However upon arrival we discovered that the road was closed at the Angel of Shavano campground (due to avy carnage) adding another 4 miles to our day.

The next morning we started hiking at 5:30am and walked the road to the base of Carbonate's south ridge. From there we followed broken trails and bush whacked to above treeline. Once above treeline we were on ridges for the rest of the day... it was spectacular!

The hiking was mostly class 2 with the exception of the scrambling from Low Carb to Grizzly which was on loose (but fun) class 3 terrain.

If you like big days up high and the feel of a through hike... this is a fun route. If you want a shorter day you can always cut Cronin and/or Boulder from the plan.


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A view to Grizzly from the Lo Carb Ridge


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Midway through the class 3


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Robby on the ridge between Lo Carb and Grizzly


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Robby summitting Mt. Mamma from Grizzly



My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




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