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Ken DammenNorth Slopes from Navajo Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Ken Dammen

Climbed the North Slopes route with Dustin Kelley and Matt Jamison. We then did the traverse to Wilson. Tough Day. 2 nights at Navajo Lake.
Posted Nov 5, 2011 7:10 pm

xpdaEl Diente  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Solo, Kilpacker trailhead.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 12:51 pm

apachedinoTraverse from Woods Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011


Long day with my brother, probably would have thrown in the other Wilson if I was solo, but it was great to show the bro some mountaineering. Great kick off to 8 14ers in 5 days.
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:14 am

Ted EliasonCame back for this one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Ted Eliason

Stormed off the traverse from Wilson a year before. The camping in Kilpacker below the waterfall was worth the return visit.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 7:51 pm

Jeremy HakesRough!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

Jeremy Hakes

Good snow climb!
Posted Sep 26, 2011 12:00 pm

belexesKilpacker Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


I climbed El Diente with Facebook friend Frank. It was his final 14er. We hiked in the day before and camped below the lower falls. We started around 5:30, summited at 9, and got back to camp around 12:30. The weather was good, though the clouds began to build as we got down from the top.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 1:42 pm

zoomlocotraverse  Sucess!


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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

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


...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

noahs213North Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009


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


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


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


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

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