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belexesQueens Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

belexes

CMC training hike for Mount Elbrus. Considering how hot and dry it has been, there was still plenty of snow higher up. The weather was just about perfect: sunny skies and almost no wind (we could have used a gentle breeze, actually. It was pretty warm). There were a few other climbers and skiers on the glacier. Two of our group decided to wait at the top of the Queens Way while the rest of us went to the summit. It was a tough but good day.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 2:47 pm

MikeyBQueens Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

MikeyB

A fun easy snow climb with great views from the summit. Still lots of snow up there for August!
Posted Aug 9, 2011 9:23 am

thatnissanguyFair Glacier Epic
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

thatnissanguy

Passed over the saddle to Navajo in a storm after climbing Fair Glacier on the west side of the divide. We were out of time and didn't tag the summit. Descended via the SE slopes route. SUPER LOOSE!

Later in the season, climbed Niwot Ridge and Navajo with intentions on finally summitting Apache. We could not locate the descent chimney to Dicker's Peck. Descended Airplane Gully instead.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 9:30 pm

SenadREast ledges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2010

SenadR

Nice september day in Indian Peaks.
2nd time via Qeens Way, June 29, 2014
Posted Sep 29, 2010 11:15 pm

MattKWith Niwot Ridge and Navajo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

MattK

Taversed from Navajo.
Posted Sep 27, 2010 8:27 am

Brian CTour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Brian C

Climbed up airplane gully. Topped out by interesting chimney (4th class?) in stead of standard route. Descended west chimney. Good route but I think harder climbing down than up. Up Apache and down the East Ledges. Was going to attempt Dickers but was waaaaaay too cold/windy. Fun day!
Posted Sep 11, 2010 6:15 pm

ripper333via kasparov traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010
some damn fine climbing can be found from shoshoni to apache...
then on the navajo- niwot ridge.. badass!
Posted Aug 27, 2010 6:33 pm

Pete CastriconeVia Kasparov  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Pete Castricone

Long day of sustained rock climbing, but we did it. From Shoshoni, Kasparov traverse to Apache, then over to Navajo, then across Niwot Ridge. Ran out of water too. With Ripper333. Awesome.
Posted Aug 27, 2010 10:27 am

RMdaytripsgrl3X is a Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010

RMdaytripsgrl

Had a couple fails for various stupid reasons on two prior attempts. This day we had a great bluebird day up Queen's Way and lots of glissading on the way down. :D
Posted Jul 23, 2010 11:10 pm

Foxy Long BottomsQueen's Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Foxy Long Bottoms

Excellent snow conditions. We were above the clouds in the sun while Denver metro and Boulder were socked in. Gorgeous day.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 10:16 am

km_donovanFair Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

km_donovan

We did a full carry over of our gear. Camped at Mirror Lake the previous night and started a 5:40 a.m. returned to the Brainard Lake trail head at 7:00p p.m.

We descended via the Isabel glacier's south branch, down climbing the first 100 vertical feet on plastic ice then glissaded to a point just above the turn off from the route.

This route will give you the "full on mountaineering experience"
Posted Oct 4, 2009 11:52 pm

xharvEast Ledges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

xharv

Enjoyable class-2, with sodapants and mirna.
Posted Aug 12, 2009 9:05 pm

Alpenglow5280Queen's in late July  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

Alpenglow5280

Beautiful day on the Queen's Way. Hard snow was tough on the feet but stable. Because of the snow conditions, the glissade down the Queen's Way was not the best thing that's ever happened - maybe East Ledges descent would have been better?
Posted Jul 26, 2009 8:10 pm

miztflipQueens Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

miztflip

Climbed Queens way enroute over Apache to Navajo. Windy and cloudy but otherwise a nice outing.
Posted Jul 20, 2009 9:24 pm

Brian KaletApache Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Jun 26, 2009 2:15 pm

shknbkeSouth ridge via Navajo snowfield  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

shknbke

The scenery on this hike is simply amazing. Had a nice day on snow and rock by going up the Navajo snowfield, my first snowclimb in Aug! Traverse to Apache is easy. Took west chimney up Navajo and then went over to Niwot Ridge.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 9:50 am

astrobassmanGreat Day on the Apache Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

astrobassman

A nice tour of Apache ascending the Apache Couloir and descending Queens way. This is one of the best basins in the front range.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 4:17 pm

heather14Apache Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

heather14

Great day. An easy approach for a change capped of with a nice snow climb. Descended Queensway.
Posted Jun 29, 2008 12:59 pm

SarahThompson2x, East Ledges & Apache Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005

SarahThompson

8/28/05 - Wasn't a huge fan of the East Ledges route. There was actally a lot of scree on the face and the scrambling was limited and not that great. Will return to try a snowclimb.

6/21/10 - I found the Apache Couloir to be a bit dissapointing as well. Maybe I'm just expecting too much from Apache. We livened up the day by traversing over to Navajo.
Posted Mar 31, 2008 12:27 am

peakrat76Apache Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1981

peakrat76

My wife and I did an open air bivy near the base of the climb. Lots of bats zoomed close over head at sunset. Got up early and did the nice snow route with a fast glissade coming down. Wonderful Indian Peaks summit.
Posted Jan 3, 2008 1:43 pm

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