Mount Shavano – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
- Elevation: 4337 m
- Difficulty: Walk up
- Best months to climb: June, July, August, September
- Convenient center: Salida
Mount Shavano Climbing Notes
Manona Klipabolte from UNITED STATES writes:
There is camping at the trailhead, which is at the end of CR 252, 0.2 miles after the third cattle guard you drive over after the road turns to dirt (we were told there was only one!). The parking lot is pretty big!
About .5 to a mile in and after the stream crossing (I'm not sure if it's always running but there were sizable logs crossing the bed) there is a great campsite in the trees on the left, enough room for 4 small tents (we saw 3 large, but I like some space).
In mid July 2015 the trail was clear and very obvious. At the final pitch, as you come off the saddle there are may trails up to the summit. I think any would be fine; we took the obvious one on the (NW) left to keep an eye on a coming storm, but it wound it's way to the SE eventually as well, connecting with the direct routes others were taking. There was just enough snow in the angel to glissade a little ways on the descent (not enough to cut any time, just a fun distraction and respite for my old knees).
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