Emma Burr Mountain  
Condition Updates  
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2021-06-21, By: supranihilest
Info: I parked along Chaffee County Road 344 which is Easy 4WD to the end. The road eventually turns into a trail and passes under the Emma Burr/Point 12,900 saddle, which I ascended to on grass. I hiked to 12,900 first which is Class 2, then returned to the saddle and ascended Emma Burr. The ridge is somewhat rocky with minor scrambling and a few moves of Easy Class 3 at the top. No snow to deal with. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2021-06-17, By: HikerGuy
Info: Summer conditions. County Road 344 is in great shape, very easy for a Subaru-type vehicle. A bit of snow remaining on the road just before the mine, but it is avoidable. I car camped at the intersection of 344 and 344A and hiked the Emma Burr, Kreutzer, Chalk Rock, Jones loop. 
Route: Via Tincup pass
Posted On: 2021-04-03, By: Sbenfield
Info: Hiked along with Tincup & PT 13050. Tincup pass is straightforward to access bc of the snowmobile tracks. From there, straightforward route finding to Tincup Pk & Emma Burr. Re-summitted Tincup & traversed to PT 13050 without problems. The decent of 13050 back to the road had plenty of post holing even with snowshoes. 
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Route: from \\
Posted On: 2021-03-19, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: Following the ridge from "Tincup" just on the west side is best and avoids any avy danger. Stay away from the large cornices on the east side of the ridge. It gets a bit steeper and rocky near Emma Burr's summit, but I still just booted it and took care to maneuver and step carefully around the snow. Took me an hour each direction from "Tincup" to Emma Burr, stopping many times to take spectacular snow scenery photos. 
Route: From Tincup Peak
Posted On: 2020-11-20, By: WildWanderer
Info: I did the entire ridge with just microspikes, leaving them on because I was to lazy to take them off. There were some areas where I postholed, but it wasn't worth putting on snowshoes. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-08-25, By: Flyingfish
Info: Straight forward hike/ easy scramble to the summit. 
Route: From Tincup Peak
Posted On: 2020-02-23, By: Tornadoman
Info: The first descent off of Tincup is the steepest, I used spikes only. Some might want a pole for that section. Most of the remainder of the hike was on tundra/rocks, with a few sections of snow that were never more than a few inches deep. Picture one looking toward Emma Burr, and picture 2 is back to Tincup. 
Route: South Ridge via \\
Posted On: 2019-12-21, By: supranihilest
Info: The route off of "Tincup Peak" is obvious. The ridge isn't as scruffy as it looks. There's one move of Class 2+ descending towards the saddle, and a few ascending to Emma Burr. I wore snowshoes until the large, blocky Boulders about half way up from the saddle then booted it up. Snow near the rocks is pretty sugary but the exposure isn't high and the scrambling is very easy. I didn't use my axe or spikes. 
Route: From Tincup Pass
Posted On: 2018-02-01, By: tomcat32
Info: Started at St Elmo and was able to bareboot. Once above treeline on the road snow is inconsistent and bare patches. Pass is blown clear From the Pass up to the ridge and to Tincup Peak then followed ridge to Emma Burr. West slopes are mostly bare and continued bare boot. On the way back down, road was still solid enough to not need snowshoes. Fitzpatrick and 12,780 don't have too much on them right now. The meadow below Fitzpatrick would need snowshoes. If you don't mind the distance and cold, it's easy winter conditions. 

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