Telluride Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: Red Mountain Pass
Posted On: 2022-05-27, By: Sbenfield
Info: Hiked along with the 13510B and T7 using more or less the same route as described in Piper14er's TR. Did not use any traction the entire day, was able to locate obvious dry patches on the way up to all 3 peaks. Did use ice axe for glissades on the way down from T7 to the highway at times for extra security. . Tried to take as many pictures of other SJ peaks in case others had them on their Memorial Day wish list 
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Route: Southeast Slopes from Red Mountain Mining Overlook
Posted On: 2020-09-17, By: supranihilest
Info: There's a road up from the switchback near the Red Mountain mining overlook - there are Idarado Mine signs on the gate - for a short distance and then the remaining route to the summit is off-trail. It basically heads northwest through the hills and basins between that area and the peak. I followed drainages down low and then just natural contours of the hills up higher. Route finding was a bit of a pain and the route was steep with no breaks. A few times I found myself climbing crumbling 40 degree slopes which were unpleasant. Upon arriving at Ptarmigan Lake a prominent ramp on the lake's south side appeared and I took this ramp to the summit ridge and then the summit. Above the lake the rock is super junky dirt/pea gravel/chip rock. Not hard but absolute garbage. The summit block is neat. 

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