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thatnissanguyperfect weather on the knife edge
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Talk about tedious! Beautiful airy scrambling, great summit. Be forewarned, boulder field before K2 is treacherous ; )
Posted Dec 18, 2010 8:21 pm

rockymountaindivaWatch for goat-released rockfall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


Took our helmets off on a rest stop on the way down, when a rock came hurtling by. The helmets went back on VERY quickly!
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:54 am

WobbyRidge Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010


Climbed via Capitol ditch/ridge direct. Definitely a fun climb, beautiful weather (sat on the summit for two hours in T-shirt), beautiful aspens, had the mountain to ourselves all day.
Was definitely an overrated climb (I would say class 3), absolutely no class 5 (not even on the ridge direct). The knife edge was cool, but really easy. Overall a great climb, but not as difficult as its made out to be.
Posted Oct 7, 2010 2:36 am

StephanieLynnCap-Avalanche loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008


Took the ridge from Daly saddle which made for a great route. Took the Avalanche Pass loop back. With Craig and Heather and millions of mosquitos.
Posted Sep 16, 2010 6:16 pm

ScottCapitol  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


Climbed it with my eight year old son Kessler, seven year old Yunona, Rostislav and Aiden.
Posted Sep 15, 2010 11:46 pm

noahs213Snow Cap Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Summited and started over to Snowmass from the top of Capitol at 9:30 with Kiefer Thomas, Steve Gladbach, Mike Fynie. Spent 8 hours on the most nightmarish rock you can EVER imagine. A dangerous line. Had to bail due to several factors, one it was getting dark. We were about .2 miles and 500 or so feet from the top of North Snowmass and finishing the ridge. Heading back soon to finsih it.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:42 am

theREALCarpeDMWow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Mike Smith and I made it up via the standard ridge bypass from Daly saddle to K2. A serious undertaking for me - my butt is sore from scooting across the Knife Edge. Had an angry stomach from the previous night's meal. Not a cloud in the sky all day.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 1:29 am

KieferJust passing through...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Noah (winter8000m), Steve Gladbach, Mike Fynie and myself tagged the summit at 9:00am on an ambling route that veered back & forth tween the stnd and the ridge direct.

We left the summit at 9:30am and started the traverse over to Snowmass under impeccable weather.
Posted Sep 12, 2010 7:39 pm

mirhashKnife edge ascent and ridge direct descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Excellent views and exposure. My favorite climb by far!
Posted Sep 7, 2010 10:47 pm

strudolyubovThe Knife Edge and NE Ridge Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010


Solo day hike/climb from Capitol Creek TH. Summited K2, traversed the Knife Ridge and climbed NE Ridge directly to the summit. 11 hours car-to-car. Beautiful day: classic climb, gorgeous weather, incredible views!
Posted Sep 3, 2010 1:25 pm

myroneVia Std Route; Ditch Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Started up at 2:45AM and reached the summit with many others at 9:03AM. Stayed about 30 mins then back down to the TH at 2:55PM. Long day with great weather, last of the Elk Range and my 52nd 14'er........sweet!!
Posted Aug 24, 2010 10:22 am

Pete CastriconeRidge Direct from Daly Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Pete Castricone

With Goldielocks. Single day push using the Ditch Trail then up the ridge direct. Knife edge was a letdown (from my expectations) after the ridge scramble. Nearly got wiped out by some idiot kicking a giant rock toward my head. If you're not an expert scrambler with a deep respect for other climbers, you don't belong on this mountain.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 10:30 am

rockymountaindivaKnife edge hoax  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


Beautiful day!
Posted Aug 1, 2010 9:29 pm

Eric HolleNE Ridge - standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Eric Holle

Ben, Jordan and I climbed Capitol Peak via the standard route in great conditions. What a huge, steep mountain!
Posted Jun 30, 2010 1:44 pm

seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


More exposed ridge scrambling than I had expected, making for a long-ish day. The bridge was out on the creek trail, so I had to ford on the way back. Sweet mountain, though. Trip report
Posted Jun 27, 2010 11:24 am

KieferVia West Snowmass Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2010


So far, a tremendous start to 2010. Steve Gladbach, Mark and myself summited via W. Snowmass Creek via Knife Ridge Route. Ran into John Prater and Bill Wright on top! Nice surprise! 3 hours from K2 to the summit. More snow then expected. Set 4 pieces of pro and 2 belays. Serious stuff in winter.
Posted Jan 18, 2010 2:19 am

KieferClass-4 alt.Ridge
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2009


Went up with my friend, Glen. We climbed the alternative class-4 ridge direct to K2. Heavy snowcover and veriglass on the ridge made this stretch into a truely alpine, ass-puckering climb. Didn't summit because we ran out of time. Downclimbing in the dark would be begging for an accident.
2 hours-50 minutes from Daly saddle to K2.
Great winter beta though! ;o)
Posted Oct 27, 2009 11:22 pm

Liba Kopeckovagreat mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Liba Kopeckova

Great mountain!!! Knife edge is over-rated. It is really not so bad. The descent was long. I really enjoyed this mountain!!!
Posted Aug 3, 2009 10:04 am

pyergerAwesome colorado peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008


Awesome mountain, one off the best in colorado. But would not want to climb this often,because of rock fall.
Posted May 15, 2009 2:03 pm

msihlNE Ridge (Knife Edge)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008


Climbed with Sarp and Paul. Started at Capitol Lake at 7.30am. Summitted 11.45am. On the way down we ended up on a snow field that was frozen solid and it took us about an hour to kick steps. Probably not the smartest descent route. The knife edge was a lot of fun though. Talus climbing is not my favorite but overall this is a very good class 4 climb!
Posted Aug 23, 2008 3:29 am

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