Mount Shavano

Date to Climb: July 12, 2009

Date Climbed: July 10, 2009

Elevation: 14,229

Range: Sawatch

Latitude: 38.61930, Longitude: -106.23930

Route: East Slopes ll, Class 2

Tabegauche Peak

Date to Climb: July 12, 2009

Date Cimbed: July 10, 2009

Elevation: 14,155

Range: Sawatch

Latitude: 38.62544, Longitude: -106.25081

Route: From Shavano (Southeast) ll, Class 2

Round-Trip Mileage: 11.25 (for combo)

Pre-Climb Comments

Back in the Sawatch’s we will be happy to be on familiar ground. Jake has climbed Shavano before so we should be able to have him with us at least until starting up Tabegauche. If we find the best route, he will be able to climb it as well. He does not do well in fields of big boulders. We have to leave Blank Cabin and drive to San Luis about 100 miles, but it is a thirty mile dirt road at the end.

Post-Climb Comments

Arriving at Blank Cabin Trailhead on July 09, we were rested and ready to climb. To beat all, we scored on a great campsite, maybe the best EVER. The site was on the edge of a field overlooking the valley below and the perimeter mountains. It was pretty spectacular.

Blank Camp

Camp near Blank Cabin

Jake stayed in the Element and with Nick, as we left for the climb around six. (By the way Nick had just completed climbing Elbert and Massive in the same day!) It was a quick climb, though really steep. Soon we had climbed Shavano and then traversed to Tabegauche. We climbed Tab last summer and had learned the correct route through trial and error.

Shavano summit

Mount Shavano Summit

Returning to Shavano we found Jon and Laura approaching the summit. They were in good spirits and were moving well. We could see it in their eyes, they were going for the two summit day.

It was great to see them succeed and also great for us to summit. It was a hard climb that did not waste too many steps.

Mount Shavano - July 10, 2009 summit check

Mount Tabegauche - July 10, 2009 summit check