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bartelliniPowell with the Wife
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006
Thought I could try out the wife on this summit attempt.
Sadly, she was only able to make the top of Kneeknocker pass.
Very commendable attempt for her though. Next year I will attempt again. Beautiful mountain.
Posted Jul 13, 2006 5:44 pm

bds670Route: Piney Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006
Great mountain; seldom climbed. Not much snow left.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 4:25 am

Mountain JimWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1970

Mountain Jim

We wandered out onto the West Face from below the col between Powell & Peak C, and by traversing back and forth on ledge systems we were able to find a non roped route up the face.
Posted Mar 20, 2006 2:09 am

markhyamsS Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2001

markhyams

Did this in a day from Piney Lake. My first foray into the Gores. I always mean to go there more, but so far I've only been there thrice.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 5:58 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: Piney Lake Date Climbed: 17 September, 2005  Sucess!

miztflip

What an awesome mountain. I couldn't believe the views from up there. Also, did I mention NO crowds.



See my Trip Report for details.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 1:53 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Piney Lake Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!

RyanS

I loved this mountain....You guys will make a Gore Range convert out of me yet! My only regret is that it's taken me 5 years of climbing in CO before I finally trekked into the Gores. We made an alpine start and were the first people to summit yesterday. The Gores look like the Tenmile Range on crack! What a gorgeous, rugged, lush green locale!
Posted Jul 18, 2005 3:49 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Piney Lake Date Climbed: September, 1994  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

My favorite Colorado 13-er, and one of the best of all Colorado's mountains! This is a WONDERFUL climb, and the Gore Range view from the summit is amazing--you barely get a "peek" at what's there if you only drive through Vail on the freeway. Climbed with Aaron and Mark (actually, met them on the mountain, as we had to take two vehicles).

Doesn't anyone climb this mountain? Amazing!

Posted Aug 9, 2004 12:53 am

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: Piney Lake Date Climbed: June 16, 2002.  Sucess!

JonBradford

Mount Powell is an incredible mountian. It is rare the a range's highpoint so well embodies the ranges character. The roundabout route starting from the Piney River Valley, ascending towards Knee Knocker Pass, crossing to the mountains east side, ascending a long snow coulior, before finishing on the gently serated summit offers almost everything a colorado mountaineer could desire. My dogs Sopris and Raymond accompanied me on this amazing summit and we thouroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Jon Bradford



P.S. Beware the funky cornices on the mountains south side above Knee Knocker Pass.
Posted Nov 1, 2003 7:36 pm

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