Peak:  Unnamed 13336 (13er)
 Route:  Southwest Ridge from 13,020 B
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  09/23/2021
 Date Posted:  09/27/2021
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From 13,020 B's summit I scrambled back along the broken north ridge and down the northwest ridge to the saddle. This was Class 2+. 13,336's southwest ridge right up from the saddle looks like it might be hard but it's not, and it's surprisingly fun. Begin up the red mudstone at Class 2+, weaving through short little cliff bands. Wrap around the large cliff to the left and make your way up to the white Capitol/Snowmass rock. The rock becomes generally more solid here, but it's still easy to dislodge large blocks. Scramble along the ridge crest or just below at Class 2+ to Class 3. The summit is probably the loosest part and consists of precariously stacked boulders that are easy to send careening down the peak. Be extra careful at the top. Descend the way you came.

I took the East Snowmass trail all the way back, and what a nice and beautiful trail it is! It's something like 6 miles to the trailhead but the trail is exceptionally well traveled and easy to follow. The trees are popping with color right now.



Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Looking up 13,336 from the saddle with 13,020 B.#2) Bypassing the large tower.#3) Start of the white rock.#4) Typical terrain.#5) Summit, the loosest part of the peak.#6) 13,020 B dwarfed by Buckskin BM.


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