Route Climbed: La Sal Pass Date Climbed: 05/27/2003
The road had just opened to La Sal Pass this past Memorial Day weekend. Drove to just short of La Sal Pass. I ascended the main west couloir. Snow conditions early in the day were ideal. Used crampons on the ascent up the couloir. (see trip report) It was such a nice day, I made the traverse over The Razor Fang to Mt. Tuk. Beautiful summits with outstanding views, although a little hazy.
Route Climbed: South ridge from Gold Pass Date Climbed: June 20 1998
Wish I had a map! On the climb I was postholing in 2 ft. of snow, then along a long, slow talus ridge. At the summit storms came up and I made a quick decision to head down the other side instead of across the ridge and then try to go around the mountain. I descended talus to treeline, then bushwacked until I found a trail, then a jeep road with no idea where it went. 14 hours later I was in the desert after dark with no water and 20 miles from my car when a camper took pity on me and drove me back.