UN 13,015 (formerly UN 13,020 interpolated) near Maroon Lake and Willow Pass has been determined to be no longer a ranked summit per Lidar evaluation, which gives it 292 ft. of prominence. This has reduced the total number of ranked 13ers from 584 to 583. We will be adjusting our list in the near future.
The National Forest Service is proposing a "permit" system to restrict access to the Blue Lakes Trail. This trail provides access to Mt. Sneffels, Dallas Peak, Gilpin, S.4, S.5 and S.6. Comments on this proposal are currently being accepted. We urge climbers to submit their comments on this plan to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/projec...
Okay. Because of todays’ highly litigious society, the following must be said in order to protect us (Tim, Carrie and Shaun Cooney and Highest Ground Productions, LLC) from you, the user, suing our pants off for your poor judgment. By accessing and using the information on this site, you are actually agreeing to the following:
Mountaineering/peakbagging is an inherently dangerous activity. Nature throws things at us that cannot be anticipated or predicted. Risk cannot be eliminated. People can and do die from climbing mountains. Therefore, you the user, assume all risk for use of the information provided on this site. We offer this information free of charge, in good faith that you will use it wisely and safely. Some of the peak routes described have life-threatening exposure that could result in severe injury or death. We do our best to alert you of all possible risks. This website is not intended to be an instruction manual. You must apply your own common sense. Go prepared. Take the “ten essentials” for survival.
We have done everything we can to provide accurate information, but this beta has been gathered and recorded over more than a 25 year period so we cannot possibly guarantee its accuracy. Roads change or are closed. Same with trails. Even mountains change. Weather changes every day. Avalanches can occur – both snow and rock. Wild animals can attack and injure or even kill. Increasing beetle-kill forests have obliterated former routes or rendered some routes impassable. We cannot be held personally liable for such things, so use your own head (and a helmet at times). Back up our data with your own research. Check on road and trail conditions before going. Alert someone as to your whereabouts. Have a “check-in” plan in place with someone. Leave a vehicle description and license plate number. Keep yourself physically fit. We’re not responsible for your poor conditioning. “Winners train; losers complain.”
About our maps: The majority of GPS coordinates offered have not been “field” tested. They are taken from Google Earth and are mostly offered to help you locate the summits. If you find a coordinate set that’s significantly off, alert us and we will change accordingly. We never used GPS to climb any of the peaks on this site. Mileages are only estimates for planning purposes. Elevation gains as well. They may be off by a few hundred feet in some cases. Google Earth images are not that detailed. You may find cliffs and technical sections where the images make it look like a cake walk. Maps provided may have errors or outdated data as well. Routes drawn on maps are approximations only and do not represent a GPS track to follow. They are only intended to offer general guidance.
Therefore, we do not warrant any of the information on this site, and we will not be held liable for the possible consequences from the use of this information including injury to self or others, or damage to personal property. We will not be held liable for errors in content nor will we be held liable for any violations of private property. If you choose to violate posted No Trespassing signs, you alone suffer the consequences. We will not be held liable for violations of parking restrictions. Some communities are placing new restrictions and even requiring obtaining parking permits. We are more than willing to make changes or updates if notified.
So—we’ve said it enough times: in a nutshell, you are responsible for your own safety. We’ve gotten the nasty stuff out of the way.
Now go out, climb a mountain and have some fun!
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