Mount Antero, May 17, 2010 (14,269'/4350m)
360 Degree Views!!!
On a beautiful Monday morning I decided to get a training day in and do a quick climb of Antero, southwest of Buena Vista, CO. The mountain is famous for it's gems and crystals, and I actually found a few good samples to use for my physical geography class!
I drove to the Antero TH under clear and cold skies. I began the climb about 7am, and gradually made my way up to the summit of Antero via the southwest ridge. I was on the top by 1045am.
The weather was so awesome and clear, from the top you could see all five other Colorado 14er mountain ranges.....the front range to the north and the east, sangres to the south and east, elks to the north and west, and the tenmile mosquitos to the north!
I spent about an hour on the summit and called a few friends and family members cause I had cell phone service! I after a few photos and a snack, I descended to the valley and the car via a direct line down one of Antero's west chutes. It only took about 40 mins to get back into the trees and back to the car by 2pm. An awesome day of training in the mountains!
Awesome Summit Views Looking North!
It was a quick exit down the west face of Antero's chutes!
You can see a tint from April dust storms on the snow at 11,000 feet in Baldwin basin.