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15 May 2004 - The final climb...
15 May 2004 - The final climb to the summit covered in snow and ice. This picture doesn't do justice to the grade and perilous nature of the pitch in these conditions.


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Aaron JohnsonGreat route photo!

Aaron Johnson

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And why this climb should be avoided by novices until dry conditions pevail.
Posted May 16, 2004 5:17 pm

bc44caesarRe: Great route photo!


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Yeah, I couldn't agree more...the descent was the worst part. It took me 45 minutes to descend from the summit to the keyhole! Between the soft snow and verglas I couldn't get my points stuck in anything so I had to make scary traverses between scrambling up the rock sides. At least the weather was nice...
Posted May 16, 2004 6:45 pm

Alan EllisHey Casey!

Alan Ellis

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You should do a trip report of your adventure in the San Juans. Looks like it was fun.
Posted May 16, 2004 7:54 pm

bc44caesarRe: Hey Casey!


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No problem - working on it right now. As far as fun, only in the sense that it was fun looking back on it. I was pretty much hating life the whole day. It reminds me of a quote I read once:

"Happiness is not experienced, happiness is remembered"

I think that pretty much sums up mountaineering!
Posted May 16, 2004 8:13 pm


Jack B

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That looks sketchy!!!!!
Posted Mar 25, 2007 7:24 am

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bc44caesarSubmitted by bc44caesar
on May 16, 2004 4:18 pm

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