Unnamed 13510 A  
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Route: Via Point 13,162
Posted On: 2022-05-29, By: HikerGuy
Info: Summer conditions with a couple of patches of snow on the Colorado Trail at the begin return across Snow Mesa. Plentiful water on the mesa. 
Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2021-05-28, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: A little dicey still coming off Point 13,162, with some steep chutes filled with snow. Traversed through it carefully and used poles for balance as I was starting to posthole around 10am. Do not go directly to the saddle with 13,162 — it's too steep and lots of snow. Wild Wanderer has a good description of this with pictures. From the saddle, I actually took the trail around and up a snow free slope to the ridge, where I dropped my pack and did the Top 400 feet with light weight. 
Route: From Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2021-05-15, By: WildWanderer
Info: Did as a loop with 13162 and 13020. Lots of snow in the Mesa still. Spikes were nice on the way in, snowshoes mandatory to get out. I was postholing up to my waist at noon and it was a long slog. I took the upper route in the basin and hit 13162 first: there's a recent avalanche that goes directly across the trail, caused by a falling cornice. That whole side looks prone to cornice falls: avoid it if possible and take the basin, it's worth the extra elevation gain. Snow on ridges and snow in gullies on ridges was avoidable. I used my ice axe to summit 13162 and again descending into the basin on my way down before ascending the snow mesa. I used microspikes, snowshoes, and my ice axe. 
Route: Via Point 13,162 A
Posted On: 2019-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: The "hardest" peak on this route, it's actually far easier than it looks from peaks en route. On the way it appears to have a bunch of scrambling and notches but it's entirely Class 2 on the east side. Getting off of Point 13,162 A is honestly the crux, since you have to make a winding descent on steep Class 2 talus and boulders to the Colorado Trail, then hike the trail for a few tenths of a mile, then reascend steep talus and grass. The ridge does not go direct to the saddle, either up or down. Once on 13,510 A's upper slopes it's obvious the remaining hike can be kept at Class 2. Photos: the ridge from the west (looks like it might contain some scrambling) and then the ridge from the south (where it becomes clear it's just Class 2 talus). 
Route: Colorado Trail
Posted On: 2018-08-18, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. Totally dry. 

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