"T 10"  
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Route: from Black Bear pass
Posted On: 2021-08-31, By: SnowAlien
Info: Did a combo with Three Needles, Bridal (T11) and 13,159 by Columbine lake. Traverse between two T10 summits is comically loose (we stayed on the east side of the ridge below towers), but kinda fun in a twisted way. Climb up Three Needles is on very unpleasant scree, but the scramble to the summit is fun. The ridge traverse to Bridal is better. We wanted to take a look at Columbine lake and finished on UN13,159 as it was very close to the lake and just a 30 min detour. Nice tour to get a good overview of 4 different basins. Only Three Needles has a register. 
Route: East Slopes, Southeast Ridge, Southwest Ridge
Posted On: 2021-07-27, By: supranihilest
Info: I parked at the junction of Black Bear Road and the unmarked road to Porphyry Gulch about one mile up from US 550. From there I hiked to Black Bear Pass and then up the horrible east slopes of "T 10"'s listed, northern summit. It's steep and insidiously loose. Nothing is attached to the mountain so you're basically just clawing your way up. It isn't hard but it's slow and beyond tedious. Since "T 10"'s southern summit is allegedly of the same elevation I also wanted to tag it, so I returned down the east slopes and followed a talus bench along the east side of the summit connecting ridge until I hit the southeast ridge, which I hiked up to the south summit. This ridge is vastly easier, just Class 2 talus. It probably isn't necessary to tag this summit but if they are indeed the same elevation I would just to be safe. I then continued on to Three Needles via the southwest ridge, which looked pretty gnarly but was just steep and loose Class 2. 
Route: From black bear pass
Posted On: 2021-06-07, By: Sbenfield
Info: Hiked after Trico. From the black bear pass, this peak has 2 double summits of equal elevation connected by an uncomfortable ridge. I'd recommend a helmet for some lose rock. To hike both summits, I dropped below the ridge and un-gracefully traversed a steeper snowfield using crampons & axe 
Route: Black Bear Pass
Posted On: 2019-08-13, By: osprey
Info: I drove up the Black Bear Pass Road approximately one mile and parked at the junction of the Black Bear Pass road and the road going into Porphyry Basin. I hiked about 2.5 miles to reach the Black Bear Pass saddle. From the saddle I turned north on a users trail to the summit of 13,321 ft Trico Peak. This is a very easy ascent and took only about 20 minutes to summit from the pass. There is some scree to go through but nothing major. Returning to the saddle I went south to the summit of T10. T10 is more difficult due to being a steeper climb and also almost all the route is on either serious scree or somewhat loose talus. Black Bear Pass road usually has a constant flow of jeeps but a snow field about 0.1 mile below the pass kept most of the vehicles away. I was able to run almost all of the way down from the pass to the Porphyry road making a 6.5 mile round trip in 3 hours 15 minutes. 

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