Peak:  Bonita Peak (13er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge from Hurricane Peak
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  08/03/2021
 Date Posted:  08/03/2021
Details

I descended Hurricane Peak's broad south ridge to a road then took the road to Sunnyside Saddle; the road isn't marked on maps but is visible on satellite photos, Sunnyside Saddle is marked on maps. From there the ridge to Bonita is obvious and looks like it might be difficult, but all the slabby sawteeth can be skirted on climber's left. The upper ridge is a little exposed and is very rocky but still just Class 2.


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Bonita from Hurricane Peak.#2) Looking up the initial, loose ridge from Sunnyside Saddle.#3) On top of the ridge again.#4) Block on the ridge. I skirted it on the right.#5) Ridge head on.#6) Ascending traverse under the ridge crest.#7) False summit.#8) Rocky summit ridge.#9) Looking back towards Sunnyside Saddle. Hurricane Peak on left, Hanson Peak on right.


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