Center Peak (12,760′) via Northwest Arête (Class-4 Mixed Scramble)

Center Peak is a 12,760-foot (3,889-meter) mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. The summit is situated on the far northern tip of the long crest separating the well-traveled Budd Valley from the secluded Center Basin. The mountain appears much taller than its actual elevation thanks to the prominence … Continue reading…

Mount Sneffels (14,150′) via Blaine Basin (Class-3 Scramble)

Mount Sneffels is a 14,150-foot (4,313-meter) mountain located in the San Juan Range of southwest Colorado. After Uncompahgre Peak, it is the second-highest point in the entire San Juan highlands. It is instantly distinguishable from all sides as a massive pyramid composed of fearsomely jagged volcanic rock. It is often … Continue reading…