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We found a decent line up Coffeepot's southwest slopes and descended to the Potosi/Coffeepot saddle.
From the saddle we traversed south below Potosi's cliffs on a trail. We then hiked to Potosi's southeast ridge and began our scramble to the summit. On the way to the southeast ridge we missed an easier ascent gully (which we ended up descending).
The scramble to the summit was super fun and the views were incredible. Potosi's summit is massive and felt like it was being prepped for sod. You will see what I mean when you get there. :-)
On the descent we found the easier gully off Potosi then retraced our steps back to the Coffeepot saddle.
From the saddle we enjoyed some of the best scree elevator surfing back to the road.
To avoid getting cliffed out near the bottom we looked for a fin shaped rock that marks a good descent route. Spotting the fin shaped rock from the road before you climb will help with route finding on the way down. :-)
We covered 5.4 Miles and 4500 vertical in 6.5 hours with 30 minutes of summit time.
This was a fun mountain.
My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):
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