Buffalo Mountain Full Frontal Assault - Southeast Face*


Gore Range - CO

Buffalo Mountain South Summit (12,772')

Southeast Face

*Greg and crew: Northeast Face from North Summit


One of those glorious days! Again no wind...really not kidding..we sat on the south summit of Buffalo Mountain for 45 minutes in January. Only a windless day would allow this:)  The group started out with 7 in total.  So we decided to split into groups at the parking lot and ascend and ride different routes on the Buff.  We synced our radios before heading out and kept in communication as we climbed our way to the mountains twin summits.  One group heading up the NE ridge of the caldron feature which splits the massive peak, the other group heading up the SE ridge.  After 4.5 hours each team reached their respected summits waved to each other and transitioned for a glorious 2800' vert line in near perfect snow.          

 The Red Peak Massive

The Red Peak Massive

 
 View across the caldron - Greg and crew seen ascending the NE ridge 

View across the caldron - Greg and crew seen ascending the NE ridge 

 
 Buffalo Mountain South Summit - Red Peak in background - Justin

Buffalo Mountain South Summit - Red Peak in background - Justin

 
 Summit Descent - SE face - Justin

Summit Descent - SE face - Justin

 
 Jamie

Jamie

 
 Tensile Strength - Snow Bonding at its best

Tensile Strength - Snow Bonding at its best

 
 2800' from summit - Prefect snow says - Cody

2800' from summit - Prefect snow says - Cody

 
 Buffalo Mountain's North Summit - Greg on summit

Buffalo Mountain's North Summit - Greg on summit

 
 Ascending - Cody

Ascending - Cody

 
 Deming Mountain - Justin

Deming Mountain - Justin

 
 Summit County

Summit County