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Liba Kopeckovafun scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Liba Kopeckova

Fun scramble from El Diente to Mount Wilson, nobody else on the ridge (just Patric my scrambling buddy and me).
We ascended North Buttress on El Diente, which was more exposed than the ridge. Descended into upper Navajo from Mount Wilson.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 9:58 pm

Matt LemkeAwesome traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Matt Lemke

Did this with Josh Lewis. Ascended the North slopes of El Diente, traversed to Mount Wilson then descended.
Posted Jan 17, 2013 12:57 am

Josh LewisFun Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Josh Lewis

This was a fun traverse. Certainly a classic as they say.
Posted Jul 11, 2012 2:59 am

HyadventureFrom Kilpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Hyadventure

Loose, dirty, and exposed makes the ridge line a little scary, but I really don't remember any moves that felt harder then 3rd class.
Posted Jul 9, 2012 7:03 pm

Alex WoodSteller Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

Alex Wood

Left Navajo Lake at 6am knowing that there was a 30% chance of tstorms. Got to the top of El Diente via the godawful North Slope Route at 9:20am. Part of our group was having issues with exposure so we left the summit of El Diente at 10:00am and half our group decided to go down. We continued across the ridge and got to the saddle in 40 mins. A storm rolled in and we watched and heard the lighting from the ridge over Navajo Basin. It cleared up so we kept going. Went off route in the crux section and ended up climbing some scary 5th class choss. We summited Mt. Wilson at 11:30am and then went down the regular route back to lake. All in all, it took 8 hours roundtrip. The summit ridge to Mt. Wilson is spectacular and the coolest summit ridge I have ever done
Posted Jun 29, 2012 3:42 pm

zoomlocoa nice traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

zoomloco

has a few spectacular moments on the latter half (wilson half). TR up at http://zoomloco.xanga.com/732717261/purple-mountain-majesties/
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:44 pm

brucelacroix2nd try  Sucess!
Summer of 2003. First try in early June, too much snow. Finally did it in late July.
Posted May 30, 2011 11:10 pm

strudolyubovEl Diente-Wilson Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

strudolyubov

Solo traverse from El Diente to Mount Wilson on a day trip from Kilpacker TH. Climbed El Diente via South Slopes Route, traversed to Mt. Wilson and returned via Navajo Lake and Kilpacker Trails. 12 hours car-to-car. Nice scrambling, beautiful weather, great views.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 12:02 pm

noahs213Great  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

noahs213

Class 4? No. Class 3? Yes. This traverse was easy. The exposure was not as much, still some. I did it in two hours. I feel like me and my dad were slow too. His knee was messed up and his elbw. So he only used one arm and one foot. I feel like if he was feeling fine we could of done this traverse in an hour to one and a half hours. Maybe thats just me though.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 12:45 pm

mirhashFirst Solo Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

mirhash

Great scrambling in the San Juans! Had an excellent time and completed my first of the four traverses solo
Posted Aug 5, 2010 12:45 am

Brian CNot much scrambling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

Brian C

but still a good route. The climb up Diente's N Buttress was the most enjoyable part of the day. The least exciting of the "4 traverses". Combined it with Wilson Peak and that tested our legs for sure!
Posted Jun 18, 2010 8:00 pm

Brad SniderMy 3rd of the 4...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Brad Snider

"Great 14er Traverses." Did this one in the fog and ended up climbing the south face of Mount Wilson directly to the summit. Enjoyed the coxcomb!
Posted Aug 5, 2009 4:45 pm

bennersEpic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

benners

My climbing bud and I were at it for 20 hours straight getting these 2 and Wilson Peak. Great route.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 8:45 pm

shanahan96wilson-tooth traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

shanahan96

as far as the great fourteener traverses go, this one was easily the least enjoyable. it seemed like most of the traverse was slogging across loose rock. the coxcomb and the airy section just before wilson's summit were cool!

jamie
Posted Sep 9, 2007 9:54 pm

chicagotransplantvia Kilpacker Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

chicagotransplant

Climbed with Shanahan96, JamieNellis and ATTM. Most of the traverse is done below the ridge, but the part on the ridge crest from West Wilson over the "coxcomb" to the summit as a lot of fun and very airy. Kipacker was a good way to approach these peaks, we saw no one while we ascended or descended, just on the ridge crest. Long scree slog though in the upper basin, that was the only downside of this approach.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 11:34 am

Scott RogersFun Stuff!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Scott Rogers

Made the traverse from the tooth to Mt. Wilson on a beautiful day. It was very enjoyable and the rock was solid where it needed to be. Took just over 2 hours at a moderate pace. The glissade off of Mt. Wilson was excellent!
Posted Jul 11, 2007 9:49 pm

FlexSolo Jul/04  Sucess!

Flex

I soloed from Mt Wilson to El Diente in 1:45 and glissaded down to Navajo lake. A great day in the mountains!
Posted Dec 23, 2006 10:34 pm

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