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zoomlocotraverse  Sucess!

zoomloco

blanca and bells traverses are better but this one is still good. only heinous part was the scree in the couloir up to diente. a big earlier it he season would have nice snow the whole way (climbied in aug). Tr at http://zoomloco.xanga.com/732717261/purple-mountain-majesties/
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:52 pm

SarahThompsonSummer, winter on 2nd attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

SarahThompson

8/27/06 - Climbed the nasty north slopes from camp in Navajo Basin and then traversed to Mount Wilson.

2/13/11 - Attempt from camp in Kilpacker Basin. Explored an unknown line up the southwest face. Simulclimbed the entire face, placing pieces in poor rock to try to protect against possible avalanches (recent snow but no signs of instability). Quite the exhausting wallow. Reached the west ridge 0.14 miles west of the summit only to find we had not passed all of its difficulties. Due to time constraints we had to turn around at 13,900 ft.

1/15/11 - Looong winter daytrip from east end of the (closed) Dunton Road. Climbed something resembling the normal south slopes route but finished directly on the summit ridge to avoid dropping down onto the north slopes near the end. Ridge was spicy but fun in crampons.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 11:44 am

thatnissanguynorth slopes to traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

thatnissanguy

North Slopes miserable in Summer! Not suggested! However, highly suggested as a snow climb. Traverse was awesome.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 8:25 pm

ScottEl Diente  Sucess!

Scott

July 2001 as part of Wilson-El Diente Ridge.
Posted Oct 24, 2010 7:10 pm

Liba KopeckovaUp the north slopes, down the south slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Liba Kopeckova

This was an interesting climb. Got fresh snow on the north side, making it an ice/snow climb, the final approach to its tiny peak was completely covered in the snow, so I climbed on the top of the ridge, making it more exposed. Descended down via south slopes - dry rock, but more exposed, lot of loose stuff. Fun day. Start and end at Navajo trailhead.

7/27/13 - 2nd summit of El Diente, via North Buttress, fun scramble. With Patrick (patyoda on SP).
Posted Sep 27, 2010 12:29 am

triyodaSaw Some Lightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

triyoda

Had to hide out in an old mining shanty below the rock of Ages saddle when we got in some hail on the way down.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 8:42 pm

strudolyubovSouth Slopes Route from Kilpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

strudolyubov

Climbed El Diente via South Slopes Route from Kilpacker TH, traversed to Mount Wilson and returned via Navajo Lake and Kilpacker Trails. 12 hours car-to-car. Nice scrambling, beautiful weather, great views.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 12:41 pm

noahs213Killpacker with traverse and down Navajo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

noahs213

great day out
Posted Aug 29, 2010 1:00 pm

theREALCarpeDMworst day of my life...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

theREALCarpeDM

...but at least I'm still alive. Brad Snider's North Buttress route was fun (except for the slabs - which I thought were much more difficult that advertised). The traverse turned tragic when the mountain crumbled under the foot of a climber in our group and took a life. This was NOT loose, free-standing rock being kicked around; this was a large piece of the mountain breaking off. Be very careful!
Posted Aug 7, 2010 12:56 am

myroneVia Kilpacker Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

myrone

Started up from Kilpacker TH at 4:00AM under starry skies. Missed the turn in the dark for Kilpacker Basin and had to backtrack about 150 yds. Reached this tiny, empty summit at 10:25AM had some high winds early but otherwise perfect conditions. Started back down at 10:50AM and back to the TH at 3:00PM, great weather all day. My 49th 14'er and first summit of 2010.........sweet!!
Posted Jul 8, 2010 10:47 am

noahs213North Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009

noahs213

Perfect Weather. With snow on this route it makes it class 4/5 with mixed climbing thrown in along with a little ice climbing. I found it a bit hairy with all that thrown in. Would recomend rope and technical gear if doing it in fall, winter, spring. Descended via the Killpacker Basin.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 10:50 pm

seanoNorth buttress / ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009

seano

Beautiful weather, but enough snow to make this really class 4.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 11:40 pm

cftbqNorth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2009

cftbq

Did the standard north face coulior route from Navajo Lake. Tediously loose, but had perfect weather. Awesomely small summit.
Posted Aug 28, 2009 3:38 pm

Brad SniderNorth Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Brad Snider

Great, solid, fun route up the North Buttress before traverse to Mount Wilson.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 11:06 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: North Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009

altitude14er

Navajo Basin still has a considerable amount of snow up above tree line. As a result the climb became much tougher than it would have been during fair weather hiker 'tourist season'... me and my friend relished the extra challenge!
Posted Jun 27, 2009 1:38 am

byatesVia Navajo Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

byates

Steep icy snow, but we had Navajo Basin to our selves for 3 days.
Posted Dec 4, 2008 1:02 pm

BigRobKilpacker Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

BigRob

I went solo, which was fine until the upper portions. There was at least a foot of snow on the north slope where you have to circle around the summit block. Any later in the season be sure to take an AXE and PARTNER. I probably should have turned back.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 3:11 pm

Panthera unciaIndependence Day Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Panthera uncia

Climbed the snowy North Couloir from Navajo Lake and scrambled west to EL Diente's summit. Then, traversed east to Mount Wilson for a little more fun.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 2:33 pm

IngmanWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

Ingman

From Navajo Lake, took West ridge, hit Mount Wilson via ridge.
Posted Aug 23, 2008 5:34 pm

spannring297 of 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

spannring29

Seventh of 14 14ers in 11 days and also my first snow climb. Very loose and potentially dangerous mountain, but when combined with Mt. Wilson, it makes for a fun day.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 3:59 pm

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