Ascent of Quandary Peak on 2001-09-01

Climber: Joe Lavelle

Date:Saturday, September 1, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Quandary Peak
    Elevation:14265 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

On September 1, 2001, I hiked Quandary with my wife, Susan. While on the summit, I decided to spice things up a bit. I got the okay to climb down the west ridge to bag Fletcher Mountain. On the way down, I noticed the beautiful cirque surrounding the Monte Cristo Creek (that fills the Blue Lakes below Quandary). Since I was about to finish my 2nd peak in the area, I made a mental note to come back and tag all the remaining summits in the Monte Cristo Creek cirque.

Link to 'The Monte Cristo Creek Cirque' trip report
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