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Colorado 14'ers El Diente and Wilson with Mountain Madness

Mount Wilson / El Diente Traverse

Spectacular Ridge Climb on Two Colorado 14’ers

The Mount Wil­son — El Diente Tra­verse is one of Col­orado’s great alpine ridge tra­vers­es link­ing two of the high­est peaks in the San Miguel Moun­tains. It’s a great way to tick off both peaks in one trip for those on the quest to climb all of Col­orado’s 14’ers. With exquis­ite expo­sure, com­plex route-find­ing, and engag­ing climb­ing this tra­verse is guar­an­teed to deliv­er an unfor­get­table experience. 


  • Mount Wil­son El Diente Traverse

    from $900 – 2 Days

    • 1:1 - $1,250 per person
    • 2:1 - $900 per person


Climb is Arranged on a Custom Basis — Contact Us



While the Mount Wil­son to El Diente tra­verse is high (above 14,000 feet / 4267 meters in places), and exposed, the climb­ing is not over­ly tech­ni­cal. This means there is plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ty to take pause and take in the views, which are superb! This is a big climb for a day trip, so many par­ties elect to attempt it as an overnighter,
and enjoy a night out in one of the state’s most pris­tine alpine areas. Or take three days and climb some oth­er routes. If you are after an amaz­ing adven­ture in the moun­tains of Col­orado, the Mount Wilso, El Diente Tra­verse could be just what you’re look­ing for. Call for more details.

Flight Information

Ouray and Tel­luride are locat­ed in the SW cor­ner of the state of Col­orado. The near­est air­port is approx­i­mate­ly 40 miles away in Mon­trose, CO. If you fly, plan on arriv­ing the day before your course or climb begins. Rental Cars are avail­able at the Mon­trose airport.


  • Mount Wil­son El Diente Traverse

    from $900

    2 Days

    • 1:1 - $1,250 per person
    • 2:1 - $900 per person
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14,246 ft / 4342 m


North Face


II 5.4


Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.