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ridgegirlFirst in Colorado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

ridgegirl

But it won't be my last! One of the most enjoyable climbs ever. Great Daddy-daughter date.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 2:29 am

boisedoc3rd try  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1989

boisedoc

Took three tries and finally summited in the fog. Great approach with the peak in view. Climbing back up to the trailhead at the end is no fun. The scrambling was pretty good
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:56 pm

ruthschleinCapitol PEak  Sucess!

ruthschlein

Even though we climbed Capitol Peak a long while ago, it is clear in my memory as an awesome trip. Nate and I spent the night surrounded by high winds and we were worried that a storm would stop out climb. But, as dawn broke, the sky was clear and we had a fantastic day scrambling around, and looking over the knife ridge. I peed my pants. just kidding. we summited and walked back to the car same day. A great memory to have with such a wonderful friend...
Posted Nov 13, 2006 1:47 am

CO PUMAOne of the Best  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005

CO PUMA

One of my favorite mountains. It was my first class 4 climb and still I consider it to be one of the best.
P.S. my friend walked across the knife edge...I got a picture.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 9:26 pm

shanahan96NE Ridge Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

shanahan96

3/14/14- andean-like climb(AD+/D-) with matt, greg and jason. simul-climbed the majority of the route. i thought we weren't going to summit, but we pulled through as a team! hiked out afterwards and got to the car at 2am! a 20-hour day. #60/100 winter

7/14/07- late start with jamie after hiking into camp after dark and arriving at 1:30am. all good with bluebird skies the entire weekend, love camping near capitol lake!

9/3/06- climbed with chicagotransplant and we had an excellent adventure! we stayed on the ridge direct after the knife except for one overhanging spot. it probably went 5.0, maybe low 5th class. i'll come back for this route some other time.

jamie
Posted Sep 6, 2006 7:55 pm

chicagotransplantNE Ridge - Direct Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

chicagotransplant

Climbed with Shanahan96, we decided to stick to the ridge crest above the knife edge instead of skirting and following the standard route. Great ridge, as solid as the knife with some good low 5th class moves and a couple more knife sections to get the blood pumping. Perfect day, no clouds, not too cold and not to breezy.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 2:27 pm

shknbkeditch trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

shknbke

This was the toughest 14er for me as I did it as a dayhike. The knife edge was pretty much as expected for me. I choose the grab ridge and look for footholds method. A very long day as a dayhike with spectacular views.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:10 am

AndinistalocoStandard route

Andinistaloco

Nice summit and awesome sunrise on the way in. Climbed with good old cp0915, who had the grace not to complain about my lack of speed as I limped pitifully out after slipping and bonking the smack out of my knee on the way up. Moral: you need to watch your step on all terrain, not just the 4th class stuff.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 5:34 am

onlynineK2 - Knife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006

onlynine

What a fantastic day! Our (climbed together with 2 other Danish guys) first class 4 climb so we were a little slow. We did the Class 4 traverse from Daly saddle and sort of lost our way on the way back on the Ditch trail, so it was a 16h day form TH and back!
But absolutely a fantastic day and very nice weather except for the last hour or so.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 12:53 pm

cp0915NE Ridge via Capitol Ditch Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

cp0915

Pretty easy dayhike with Walt. Met a couple cool guys (hey Jim & Jeff) from Atlanta near the summit. Hooked up with them again a couple days later for some more peaks.
Posted Aug 19, 2006 4:40 pm

MasonMillerbig one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005

MasonMiller

Did teh 4x4 drive to the car park. Sattled up our gear and headed in for the overnight. Slept at the base of the beast and listened to an intense thunderstorm that we thought would push us away from the summit. By early morning it had cleared up. Made summit a bit late, then hiked all the way back to the car. So tired, had to sleep for an hour before i could drive. Loved it.
Posted Aug 19, 2006 9:37 am

jclementsK2 - Knife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

jclements

Packed into West Snowmass drainage, below Moon lake, went over top of K2, good weather, lots of people up there.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 5:24 pm

seth@LOKITesty with snow, truly Alpine and stunning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1994

seth@LOKI

This was the biggest snow year that I recall. VW size boulders were stll on the icy Lake in late August! Dirk almost surfed a huge rock off near the summit. I got a bit nervous on the snow on K2 on the way down, someone broke out a rope which I was glad for. probably not a big deal dry...Hear about the ski off the South/West Face! holy nut balls...
Posted Jul 25, 2006 5:00 pm

Brad SniderStandard Route--Awesome Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Brad Snider

Great trip started at 2 AM / summit 9:30 w/ shknbke. One of the best 14ers!
Posted Jul 24, 2006 4:00 am

indianhillstedKnife Ridge via West Snowmass Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006
Beautiful day! Little hot, major buggy...forgot the DEET. Had to chase off cows, a little bushwhacking through the tarn. We saw no one until we reached the Daly saddle. Glad we brought the rope in case of storms. Glad I brought the helmet as many people were knocking things loose. Wish I had more water. Glissade down was sweet and nice break on the knees.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 7:32 pm

rockrat2knife ridge

rockrat2

Had to turn back due to bad weather, can't wait to get back to it.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 2:34 pm

spenceinboulderSketchy Weather
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2002

spenceinboulder

Had to turn around because of sketchy weather. Travesed in across the Boulder field from the N. to avoid the Moon lake approach.
Posted May 9, 2006 3:14 pm

Mountain JimStandard Route  Sucess!

Mountain Jim

Total ascents = 3. Great Mountain !!!
Posted Mar 20, 2006 2:23 am

MariePKnife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005

MarieP

Very fun day!
Posted Mar 6, 2006 4:38 pm

markhyamsKnife Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1996

markhyams

This is without a doubt, my favorite 14er outing. We did it from West Snowmass Creek, instead of the usual Capitol Creek approach. We camped at some little lakes just below Moon Lake, and it is stunning in there. From there it is a direct climb up to "K2" and the standard route.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 5:49 pm

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