Unnamed 13555  
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Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2022-06-05, By: halfapackofapache
Info: All snow was avoidable. I hiked up to the lily lake TH and dropped down to the river then up a steep gully. Some nice stable rock on the sides and plenty of loose stuff in the center. Was a steep approach. Traversed to Huerfano afterwards. 
Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2022-01-10, By: Furthermore
Info: This "newly" ranked 13er makes for an outstanding winter outing. We hiked the road to ~10,040 feet – completely derivable if downed trees didn't block the road, at least a day with a chainsaw to clear. It might have been better to keep trucking up the road to the established trail? But, the snow was getting semi-obnoxious on the road so we decided to crank up the steep hill (no avy danger whatsoever) to gain 13,555's north ridge flats at ~10,800 feet. Snowshoes are required from 10,800 feet to treeline. It's a super powder wallow for the last 600 feet to treeline. Fresh snow overnight (~2 inches) made for incredible scenery and un-secure footing across mixed talus/grass. Fantastic trench now in place. Go get it! 
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Route: South ridge from Huerfano Peak
Posted On: 2020-09-22, By: mikemalick
Info: There is a little snow to contend with from Huerfano Peak to Unnamed 13555, but not much. Could have missed just about all of it though and mostly on the first 1/3. Stayed on the ridge most of the time first 1/3 to 1/2 occasionally dropping to either side. The last half, however, I found it necessary to drop to the left/west side most of the time when the ridge wouldn't allow a class 3 option. Plenty of class 4+ opportunities along the ridge which I graciously declined. Lots of loose rock when dropping off the ridge last half. 
Route: North Ridge Traverse to Huerfano Peak
Posted On: 2020-09-06, By: MC.Ikema
Info: UN 13555 > Huerfano Peak: Reiterating that the first 1/3 of the climb from UN 13555 to Point 13470 seemed Class 2+/Easy Class 3. Point 13470 is the brown band of rocks running through the ridge (image #3). From point 13470 to Huerfano the ridge was Class 3 (possibly Class 4 if you don't take the easiest line). There is a ‘Stretch of Faith' about halfway through that didn't seem to have a down climb bypass (image #1 & #2). Just whip out your Gumby legs and split ‘em down the middle to cross this crack in the ridge (easier for us 6 foot folks). The entire traverse took me about 1h 45m. Comments on the UN 13555 registry reported 2 hours to make the traverse from Huerfano Peak. 
Route: North Ridge, traverse to \"Huerfano\"
Posted On: 2020-07-07, By: supranihilest
Info: Start at the Lower Huerfano/Lily Lake trailhead. Take the Huerfano trail as it switchbacks up 13,555's north ridge. When you reach the flat ridge top basically just bushwhack south through the forest until you reach treeline. Then take the eastern (climber's left) lobe of the ridge. The western lobe goes too, it's just rockier. Easy hike to the summit. The ridge to "Huerfano" is quite long, contains a ton of scrambling, mostly Class 2+ but up to Class 3 (and possibly Class 4 if you don't find the easiest line), and is very loose and exposed in spots. It would be too difficult to describe the full ridge but a basic pattern is each notch is Class 3 and the expanses in between are Class 2+. The last 1/3 or so of the ridge is actually pretty solid, mostly Class 2+. Do not underestimate the length and route finding difficulties of this ridge. It took me just a hair over 90 minutes. 

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