Unnamed 13054  
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Route: Southeast Basin via North Fork Crestone Creek
Posted On: 2021-11-13, By: supranihilest
Info: The trail from North Crestone Trailhead is in great shape. There's a couple of short icy spots but nothing major. All creek crossings have adequate logs or rocks. Once below the southeast basin (the big one just south of the southeast ridge) the route is obvious. Bushwhack across the creek and up the drainage avoiding the cliff bands. When the route opened climber's right to the ridge I went that way but continuing up the center is easier. On the ridge I encountered some Class 3 to 4 scrambling on solid rock, with only one uncomfortable move transitioning from vertical rock to dirt/grass via a mantle. Most of the scrambling could be bypassed if desired. All snow can be avoided until the very end on the short summit ridge at which point it's inconsequential. I descended via Class 2 grungy slopes by contouring under the summit cliffs instead of taking the ridge back. This was entirely non-technical but steep and loose. Great route with great views! 
Route: San Isabel creek
Posted On: 2021-07-14, By: SnowAlien
Info: Very beautiful trail, some of the most scenic with wildflowers in full bloom. Creek crossings are rowdy, but doable for tall people or in sandals. I think we counted something like 10 to 12 crossings up to the upper basin. We climbed 13,054 via its NE ridge from San Isabel lake, good scrambling to be had, placed a new register on the summit. Mosquitos are pretty bad, especially below treeline. 
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Route: N Fk Crestone Creek/East Ridge
Posted On: 2019-07-29, By: TravelingMatt
Info: This peak is Class 2 to summit without any bushwhacking or willow-bashing. Take the North Crestone Trail to the North Fork Crestone Trail (#747). Follow this trail for some 1.5 miles until shortly after you cross the creek to its east side at 10,840'. (This is the fourth creek crossing on the North Fork trail, including one tributary.) A way up through open terrain should be visible. Alternatively, stay on the trail for some 2-300 more vertical feet and reach another obvious field; this way is longer but gentler, and is how I descended. They both meet the southeast-running ridge around treeline. I mostly stayed on or close to the ridge and went directly up and over most of the rock formations. One or two must be bypassed below to the left (south). No snow, last creek crossing is a bit hard, mosquitoes were everywhere. 
Route: North crestone creek th
Posted On: 2019-07-01, By: tdawg012
Info: The mosquitos are out with a vengeance!! They were persistent up to about 12,300 and 99% deet didn't stop them. Felt like I was in Alaska again....The numerous stream crossings were exciting but doable. We went up a prominent gully just before groundhog basin. A little snow was easily negotiated below summit. 

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