Mt Wilson and El Diente Peak are connected by a narrow, spiney ridge. This is the classic 14er ridge traverse in Colorado! Experience San Juan alpine climbing at it’s best with Peak Mountain Guides.
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April – June 30 &
September 15 – November
One-Day Mount Wilson-El Diente Traverse
1:1 – $810
2:1 – $540 pp
*Please contact us about custom options for more than two climbers.
This is the most popular and challenging 14er traverse in Colorado. The difficulty increases the satisfaction of completing an iconic traverse.
The traverse of Wilson El Diente is one of Colorado’s most challenging 14er link ups. Weather patterns in the central Rockies include afternoon thunderstorms. The elevation of the traverse averages 14,000′ along the exposed ridge with few options for retreat. Combining the terrain and the weather patterns result in a a serious undertaking.
The standard tack for this objective is to do it in a single day push. The result is a mega alpine day starting shortly after midnight with a round trip duration of 15 to 20 hours. An alternative is to hike in and spend the night closer to the base of the climbing. Adding a second day changes the price of the objective: 1:1 increases to $950 and 2:1 increases to $675 per person.
This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 2, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 2:1 or lower.
This is a custom program. Meeting time and place are organized directly with your guide.
All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
135 W Colorado Ave 2A | Telluride, C0 81435