Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
"Little Pikes Pk"  -  13,363 feet
Devils Playground - 13070
Date Posted:  02/10/2009
Date Climbed:   02/07/2009
Author:  Kevin Baker
 Pikes West Fork: A Unique Perspective on America‘s Mountain  

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 Comments or Questions
good stuff
02/11/2009 14:42
I really like those pictures of the sunset. Must have been awesome.


Lots of work, big adventure!
02/11/2009 16:12
Congrats, Kevin & crew! I‘d read about this route, but this TR helps a lot. (Not sure about all that wallowing, though...) One Q: Why didn‘t you follow the road from the 1st too the 2nd reservoir? It looks easier on the map.

Kevin Baker

02/11/2009 19:21
Thanks, Patrick. The bushwacking and snow depth around the 1st reservoir was pretty mellow, so we didn‘t feel the need to take the road since it was a bit indirect. This route would go pretty quick in the summer since it‘s a pretty mellow climb, but obviously you are above treeline for a long time.


Ahhh... now I remember!
02/12/2009 03:27
I did that route a few years ago, Kevin, and was stopped by a woman with a big ugly Rottweiler. After I talked her down (the woman, not the Rottweiler) she calmly retreated and let us pass... not at all like the nice landowners who nailed us a few weeks ago, and then proceeded to invite us in for hot cocoa!

What a great route (my personal favorite) and really nice report and photos... will have to try that one again!


02/12/2009 04:36
Congrats and Thanks for the report, guys. Gonna have to try that route. Good photos.

02/24/2009 19:33
Looks like you guys had a grand time.
Sorry I missed it.
See you on the rebound.

Nice and long!!
11/30/2010 17:20
Excellent trip report and thanks for sharing Kevin!! Congrats guys on a long day!! Its good to now have new way up Pikes Peak that I haven't done before and the scenery up West Fork looks incredible so I hope to do this soon!! Nice job on picking up a few little prizes, Little Pikes and Devils Playground, on the way out. Sounds like a long tough day though. Great photos too!!!

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