Mount Hope – 13,933 ft.
Date: May 3, 2013
Team: Pete Gaston, Max Taam, Ian Fohrman
Route: Northeast “Hopeful” Couloir
After our day on Clinton and a soak at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs, four of us made our way up the Clear Creek Road towards Mount Hope. The road was dry to the Sheep Creek trailhead, and we followed the popular trail (also used in the Leadville 100 run course) up towards the East Ridge of Mount Hope.
From the summit, we dropped into the “Hopeful” Couloir to the northeast, skiing it down into the basin to the north of Hope Pass. A short jaunt up and over the pass brought us back to the Sheep Creek side and the route we ascended, and we were soon back at the car.