Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: August 20, 2004
We backpacked and set up camp in Cottonwood Creek. After eating lunch and letting an early afternoon shower pass by, Erin and I climbed Crestolita. I'm rather proud of this one because we had no beta for this peak whatsoever. I thought we could climb it from its saddle with Broken Hand Peak, but once we saw it in person, we noticed sheer cliffs that would have stopped us in our tracks. Fortunately, we saw the couloir splitting the north face. We went for it, and the route led us to the satisfying summit! A trip report is available here.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe