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Colorado Centennial 13'ers
The San Juan region is host to some of Colorado's most inspiring Centennial 13'ers. What is a Centennial 13'er? In addition to the 54 14'ers, there are 46 13'ers that round out the 100 highest peaks in the state of Colorado. Some of the best climbs in the state appear on the Centennial 13'er list - a fine accomplishment for any climber, mountaineer, or backpacker!
Below is a list of the Centennial 13'er climbs that we offer in the Weminuche Wilderness and other regions throughout the San Juan Mountains:
- Vestal Peak via the Wham Ridge
- Jagged Mountain via the North Face
- Pigeon Peak via the East Ridge & Turret Peak via the NW Slopes
- Vermillion Peak in Ice Lakes Basin
- Jupiter Mountain in Chicago Basin
Vestal Peak via the Wham Ridge - 3 days
If you're looking for a shorter trip and would like to climb THE classic of the Grenadier Range then this is the trip for you. Truly a wonderful route and one of our most popular trips!
Jagged Mountain - 3 days
Part 2 of our Centennial 13'ers program takes us to Leviathan Basin to attempt the climb of Jagged Mountain (13,824 ft.) via the North Face, one of Colorado's most remote and challenging 13'ers.
Pigeon & Turret Peaks - 3 days
Part 3 of our Centennial 13'ers program takes us to the Ruby Creek drainage, a remote and lightly traveled area of the Weminuche Wilderness to attempt climbs of both Pigeon Peak (13,972 ft.) and Turret Peak (13,835 ft.), two of Colorado's most sought after 13'ers.
Vestal Peak & Jagged Mountain - 5 days - New Trip!
This 5 day trip will attempt Centennial 13'er climbs Vestal Peak (13,864') and Jagged Mountain (13,824'). We climb Vestal Peak via the Wham Ridge and Jagged Mountain via the North Face.
Jagged Mountain, Pigeon & Turret Peaks - 4 Days - New Trip!
This 4 day trip will attempt Colorado Centennial 13'er climbs of Jagged Mountain (13,824'), Pigeon Peak (13,972') and Turret Peaks (13,835'). Combine three Centennial Peaks in one amazing trip!
If the dates of our regularly scheduled trips do not fit your needs or schedule, we offer the ability to tailor the dates and curriculum of the trip to your specific needs. Whether you are looking for 1:1 attention from one of our experienced professional guides, or would like to arrange a trip for a small group, we will work with you to build an itinerary that works for you, and your schedule!
Other 13'er climbing options in the Needle & Grenadier Mountains include:
- Trinity Peaks (13,805 ft.)
- Storm King Peak (13,752 ft.)
- Mount Silex (13,628 ft.)
- Monitor Peak (13,695)
- Knife Point (13,265 ft.)
- Animas Mountain (13,786 ft.)
- The Guardian (13,617 ft.)
2012 Schedule & Costs
June - September
*Private dates available upon request
||3 - 5 days
San Juan Mountains