We’re on the road again, trying to check off a few more summits before summer arrives. After skiing one of the “unnamed” Centennials on outside of Lake City on Saturday, Chris and two friends, Cam Sylvester and Shane Robinson came and met us and we headed towards Half Peak, 13,841 ft.
Half Peak is an interesting one. We were a bit curious about how this peak would be for skiing because the mountain isn’t really conventional in shape. It’s a giant, gentle sloping ramp with a big flat summit, much like like a butte.
With a recon photo from the day before on UN13832, we saw a few east facing lines of snow off the summit, so we headed up Cataract Gulch for a closer look. The approach was gorgeous, the climbing was fun and the skiing was really good. We’ll let the photos fill in the details.