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seanoNorth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

seano

Super-fun daytrip of Eldorado, Klawatti, and Dorado Needle. Trip report.
Posted Aug 15, 2013 10:11 pm

Vinnyski ascent  Sucess!

Vinny

fun day trip combining skiing eldo, dorado needle and Dean's spire with Matt, Dave and Oyvind - 15 hrs big day!

I stopped before the cornice covered Au cheval section but Oyvind blazed on given the chance and belay. Looks like it would be a different place in summer.
https://picasaweb.google.com/Riddell30/DoradoNeedleEldorado#
http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=20980.0

Great times with fun guys! Thanks boyz
Posted Jun 9, 2011 1:16 pm

ExcitableBoySW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005

ExcitableBoy

Climbed the SW Buttress route. Our plan for an alpine start backfired as we missed the proper col to drop down and wasted 2 1/2 hours going the long way around, although it was very scenic. The route was longer than expected and we ended up biving another night with very little to eat. We cobbled together some cheese soup (cheddar cheese, dry milk, water, spices) which I may remember for the rest of my life.
Posted Dec 26, 2010 8:44 am

iquest4itNo helo-rescues please  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

iquest4it

The day we rolled into this area a climber had fallen and got choppered out as we set up camp. His partner ran back alone to get help - a 2 day hike made in one - and saved his life. That left us alone for all but the last of 8 days on the Inspiration Glacier. Our Summit of the Dorado Needle was the epic climb of the week, as the snow moat gap was 12+ feet and 200+ feet deep in the front, so we went around the back north side. I led our team through the "eye" of the needle to summit. One of the best raps down from a summit in the NW, and McAllister Glacier is beyond beautiful too.
Posted Dec 25, 2010 5:02 pm

TsuyoshiNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!

Tsuyoshi

excellent climb except for the 6 foot leap across the moat onto a wet and slippery rock.
Posted Nov 17, 2008 2:41 am

PantilatNW ridge  Sucess!

Pantilat

MacAllister Glacier is a beauty!
Posted Jun 20, 2007 2:23 am

rkymtnRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

rkymtn

This was an interesting climb done right after Eldorado Peak. The ascent was up a modified path on the northwest ridge (starting more on the east face) and lead to a knife edge rock traverse to obtain the summit.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 8:57 pm

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