Route Climbed: Oyameles Date Climbed: April 21, 2003
Started up with sunshine, half an hour into the climb it started raining. We had no guide, only some directions from the locals, but it's a big, broad mountain. So about three quarters of the way up, we found what it seemed to be an easy gully or couloir. It became more and more steep, I will say forty five degrees, and full of..........yeah, scree. I was hit by a stone in the chest. And the hail did't help either. A very interesting mountain. Rain, sunshine, fog and hail in a period of three hours. I hope I am climbing it again. There is nowhere to pitch a tent, making it basically an up and down affair.
Route Climbed: La Directa Date Climbed: October-15-2003
My first time on this summit and I climbed it alone, 2:25 hrs. going up and 1:30 down. The weather was threathening so I basically just tagged the summit and headed back down with very limited views since it got clowdy. The aspens were ablaze down below, very nice!!!
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