Peak:  Unnamed 13811 (13er)
 Route:  Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Geckser
 Date of Info:  01/16/2022
 Date Posted:  01/16/2022
Details

We (Arthurspiderman and I) went up to point 13811 and it's brother, whose name I never bothered to learn. We were optimistic due to a lack of snow on low south facing ridges and high south facing ridges. Sadly this trend did not extrapolate between 9,800 and 11,800 making for a very unpleasant post holing experience. We followed a route shown by Dad Mike starting at Bent Creek and gaining the ridge that goes directly to Point 13811.

Snow between shin and knee deep, gradually getting deeper and more unpleasantly layered. We have established a mediocre trench for this region. The best thing I can say about the trench is that it follows a pretty efficient path. I would recommend flotation for this section .

At 11,800 we broke treeline and it was smooth sailing from that point onward. Simple 2nd class on 98% dirt. Very, very nice once above treeline. No ice axe or traction required.

Do these two soon if you need to, they are very nice above treeline and there is some semblance of a trench. Beautiful day, little wind.



Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Me, suffering in posthole hell#2) View heading towards Point 13832 from 18311#3) Ridge back towards Point 13811#4) Looking on one of the snowier slopes from the dry ridge


Comments or Questions
cloudkicker
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Their names
01/16/2022 15:57
The new lidar data has nullified their status as ‘UN 13,811 and ‘UN 13,832, giving them completely new measurements altogether.

Even before the lidar data came out I was calling them Mount Cloudkicker A and Mount Cloudkicker B due to their location in the Redcloud Wilderness Study Area and proximity to Redcloud Peak. And to satisfy my ego.

So far I have yet to see anyone come up with a better name for these two. Seems silly for two of the highest 100 peaks in Colorado to be unnamed (not even unofficially named by Roach or someone)

Great work!



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