Peak:  "Hancock Peak" (13er)
 Route:  NW ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  d_baker
 Date of Info:  11/22/2012
 Date Posted:  11/25/2012

Lack of snow makes a drive to the Hancock town site simple with some packed snow. Parked at town site and hiked road to Hancock Pass without issues with snow or ice. Ascended NW ridge and was treated to the sight of a white ermine running by.
From the summit we descended S ridge to Van Wirt Mtn.
Descended back to valley floor via the saddle between Van Wirt & 13,254'. The talus on the slope from the saddle is a little unstable, caution is prudent.

Pic 1: looking at ridge of Hancock, and to the NW/N
Pic 2: looking at ridge to Van Wirt, and to the S

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