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mrjenks85Becoming one of my favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2015

mrjenks85

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for less than a year, so I have not done enough repeat summits to say for sure what my favorite peaks are. After 2 climbs of this one I know its going to be one on the list.

Did this one as a 2 day overnight where we stayed at the camp at the base of the ridge and climbed for a sunrise summit. Forrest fires obscured views of some of the mountains, but made for some crazy sunrise colors across the landscape.

Love that knife edge! This mountain gives a wonderful complete alpine experience.
Posted Aug 24, 2015 6:41 pm

slombardiclimber5Winter Ascent Eldorado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2015
First ascent on a non major peak, incredible time via Inspiration Glacier
Posted Mar 17, 2015 5:59 pm

RedwicAwesome Peak!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2015

Redwic

What a great peak... especially for unusually favorable Winter conditions. An alpine classic. Highly recommended.
Posted Mar 9, 2015 2:00 am

millertime300East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2014

millertime300

Glad for the Knife edge to add some flavor to this climb!
Posted Oct 3, 2014 7:34 pm

FensterschlechterEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

Fensterschlechter

Was up on top right after dawn. Views were amazing! A nice mellow snow climb with a little knife edge to spice it up.
Posted Aug 28, 2014 1:00 am

RomaKEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

RomaK

Camped on the ridge between Eldorado and Roush basins (~6100 ft), beautiful spot. Views are amazing everywhere. The knife edge was very narrow and exciting, but with great steps. Going just past the summit, there are some nice rocks to relax and have lunch. Boulder field really sucked on the way down. Great climb in an incredible area.
Posted Aug 4, 2014 10:34 pm

olymountainmanNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

olymountainman

Excellent route! Great rock and awesome glacier travel.
Posted Jan 12, 2014 11:03 pm

seanoAwesome day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

seano

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

BKWThe Feeling of Awesomeness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

BKW

Wow. The summit of this mountain is amazing. It more than makes up for the approach, whose steepness would make Mailbox Peak blush. Great views and a beautiful route.
Posted Jul 23, 2013 12:56 am

samckernanAwesome Adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

samckernan

Amazing climb, camp and views! Trip Report
Posted Sep 14, 2012 11:29 am

Matt LemkeWith Josh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Matt Lemke

Fantastic climb!! Inspiration Glacier is fantastic! Thanks Josh for the tour.
Posted Aug 30, 2012 2:25 am

Josh LewisEven awesome a Third Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Josh Lewis

This was my third time up this peak which was still a lot of fun. Summit ridge was in great shape as well as the glaciers.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 4:42 pm

Grampahawkhot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Grampahawk

Heat wave in Seattle made the going tough in the lower elevations. Totally bathed in sweat. There were a few easily traversed cravasses. Just enough space on the summit for all 4 of us to get photos.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 5:43 pm

MrHoundEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

MrHound

Lower boulder field (4k) has melted out for the most part. Upper is under snow with small moats forming in places. High camp at 7500 ft. Had the summit around 5:30am the following day. Knife edge is in excellent shape, just enough of room across for two boots. One small and one medium size crevasse near the summit, easy to avoid.
Posted May 21, 2012 11:55 am

belowfellowbluebird  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

belowfellow

via Inspiration Glacier
Posted Feb 10, 2012 5:12 pm

SKITotal Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

SKI

Sweet outing with J Lewis. Tore it up in a day. Beautiful backcountry.
Posted Nov 5, 2011 1:40 am

MMclimbhighE. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

MMclimbhigh

Had the mountain all to ourselves. Upper ridge is fun, descent through forest is not!
Posted Oct 7, 2011 1:41 am

relicvia ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

relic

Another great area, backcountry skier's nirvana. Early season usually makes crevasse danger almost non-existant, as long as one pays attention to route.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 12:30 pm

MkaschkoEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011

Mkaschko

The lower talus field is clear of snow, the upper talus field has some snow cover, and plunging through is a danger. We also had to cross over a few waterfalls on snow bridges but you could potentially avoid these by staying close to the granite cliffs. No crevasses were opened up and so once we got past the talus fields the rest of the mountain was great hiking and a beautiful summit. The descent is pretty brutal on the knees and is difficult with a tall or bulky pack due to the logs you duck under and how steep the trail is.
Posted Jul 13, 2011 3:24 pm

Vinnygood times -ski  Sucess!

Vinny

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

after packing for a tech ascent we backed out of the NW couloir after looking at it from Dorado.
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 1:13 pm

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