Mount Arkansas


Statistics

  • Date - 05/06/2012
  • Elevation - 13,795'
  • Route - North Couloir
  • Miles - 5.0
  • Elevation Gain - 2,723'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Jeff Shafer

Description

With only a half of a day available to get out, Jeff and I simply went up to Fremont Pass south of Copper Mountain and made a quick jaunt up Mount Arkansas and it's North Couloir.  It could have been quicker had I paid a little more attention on the approach, but we eventually climbed the couloir and topped out on Mount Arkansas.  Instead of cutting southwest about a mile and a half up the road, we hiked the entire basin below Democrat, Buckskin, and Tweto before circling around and reaching the base of the couloir below Mount Arkansas.  We descended the north ridge back to the trailhead.

Photos

Mount Arkasas and the North CouloirApproachApronJeffNorth CouloirNorth CouloirJeff looking down at our progress.CorniceSummit PhotoJeff on the summit of Mount Arkansas.