Hermit Peak A  
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Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2021-10-17, By: CheapCigarMan
Info: Parked at the switchback at just under 11,200' as I couldn't get past the icy rocks at that point. Beautiful Colorado bluebird day. No wind. Wore microspikes and gaiters. Postholed above ankles at times, nothing major. Microspikes were doable but would have been nicer to have had crampons instead for the ascent up Hermit. I found the views here to be spectacular. 
Route: From Eureka Mountain A
Posted On: 2021-04-10, By: supranihilest
Info: Hermit is Class 2 from Eurkea. There's plenty of snow between the two but for the most part it can be avoided by staying along the ridge crest. The bump in the middle, Point 13,005, can be skirted on the right. The rock between these two peaks is somewhat loose but it's never in great enough quantities or high enough angles to be troublesome. Gear: If doing Hermit from Eureka like I did you'll want snowshoes for the approach, then crampons and ice axe for Eureka! couloir. Traction and ice axe are not necessary between Hermit and Eureka, depending on comfort on snow. 
Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2020-07-14, By: aaroncovey
Info: I was able to drive all the way to the top of the pass with my stock 2012 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4, so we parked there. Small hike to the summit and nothing to really say besides a great view. No mud, snow, or anything out of the ordinary on the route we took (pretty much just walked up grass). We were gone for about 20 minutes when another vehicle parked next to me, and the second their dogs got out of the car they chased a Marmot from underneath my SUV...so be mindful of those wiring eating monsters 
Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2020-05-16, By: Reg0928
Info: I parked at a campsite at around 10,900 ft. There is one large, steep drift high on the shelf section of Hermit Pass Rd to deal with. I didn't bring my spikes, and I made it across. That being said, it's worth carrying spikes to deal with that drift, as you'd slide for a little ways if you fell. One other large drift in the final switchback of the road can be avoided using the social trail above/near the road. No other snow to worry about. 
Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2018-04-30, By: drop_bear
Info: Hermit Road is clear of any snow until around 10,400. From there until the saddle there are a few hardened snow drifts over the road. Saddle and final pitch to the summit is largely clear of snow. Managed the whole thing in trail runners with no problems. Photos are: 1) Eureka's north face 2) Hermit's north face 3) Rito Alto's SW face 
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Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2016-07-11, By: JasonKline
Info: The small amount of snow left was easily avoidable. It was extremely windy, with gusts making it hard to stand up at times. 
Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2014-06-24, By: lowlandnerd
Info: The road up the pass is blocked about a mile down from the pass by a large drift. Another large, deep patch of snow blocked the last push to the pass. Alas, I left my 2.5 year-old‘s crampons back in Arkansas. 

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