Unnamed 13158  
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Route: Northwest Ridge, South Slopes to El Paso Creek
Posted On: 2021-08-08, By: supranihilest
Info: I started at the bottom of Nellie Creek Road and hiked the four miles to the 4WD trailhead. Tons of four wheeling going on, but word to those who drive Outbacks - save yourself the damage to your vehicle and walk the road. You won't make it to the upper trailhead. Follow the Uncompahgre trail to where it begins switchbacking up the slope to your right and stay straight on grass, following the creek to a grassy bowl with a huge talus field to your left. Climb on grass up the bowl and eventually you'll get better views of 13,158. Hike across mostly grass and some talus to the obvious saddle below the peak, then up the saddle on steep, loose terrain (Class 2) and then hike up the shockingly easy ridge to the summit. The ridge is like 95% Class 2 with maybe a couple of Class 2+ moves at the start. Either descend the way you came, or go down the south slopes on horrible, steep, loose talus, then southeast to a trail visible from the summit. This is the El Paso Creek trail. If you intercept it early enough you'll be reassured it actually goes somewhere since you'll hit the Wilderness boundary sign. Stay on the trail as it switchbacks down the slope through the forest and back to Nellie Creek Road. There's between one and two dozen small, muddy stream crossings and the trail I took barely followed what was marked on my Forest Service map (see the GPX I uploaded to the library), but it's obvious most of the time. It follows an old road and there's ample evidence of maintenance in the form of sawed up trees. You'll pop out near Nellie Creek and have to cross it back to the road. For reference, the point you'll come out on IS marked but with a "Closed" sign (see photo), yet there's a brand spankin' new "El Paso Creek" sign a mere 100-200 feet away at the start of the old road, which is bizarre. 
Route: Northwest Ridge via Nellie Creek
Posted On: 2020-11-01, By: supranihilest
Info: Note: we did not summit. The road is easy enough to hike, even from the bottom. The Uncompahgre trail is then easy to follow, and we turned off heading south at an arbitrary point and crossed a couple of boulderfields and some lumpy tundra bumps. There was tons of snow up to knee deep, all of it super sugary and unconsolidated and just awful to walk through. Ultimately we turned around before summiting and went for Point 13,106, which was much drier. Wear boots if you go for this peak. 
Route: Nellie Creek
Posted On: 2019-08-17, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. Snow completely avoidable. 
Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2018-09-01, By: TravelingMatt
Info: I combined 13158 with Broken Hill, but it can be easily combined with Uncompahgre as well. Easiest way to climb it is to avoid the towers along the ridge and climb up to the 13158/12932 col from the southwest. From the standard route up Uncompahgre, drop down the ridge to the south to about 12,600' and pass southeast under the towers. The slope up to the col is somewhat steep but grassy. From the col, stay close to the ridge all the way to the summit. The views are worth it. Second pic is from Broken Hill to west. 

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