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john alcornknife edge  Sucess!
fun fun fun! the exposure shouldn't bother you if you've done any fifth class climbing
Posted Jul 28, 2016 12:35 pm

SenadRKnife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013


In my experience Knife Edge wasn't that bad, exposed yes, but it's not bad. Slope bellow summit with loose rock can be more challenging and dangerous. Overall, great route and mountain.
Posted Sep 4, 2013 1:08 pm

Liba KopeckovaFun scramble  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

Fun scramble, not that bad as people say:) I would prefer this solid knife edge over some loose scree stuff.
Capitol Peak is the best from the Elks...
Posted Jul 29, 2013 9:43 pm

GrumpyJohnSuper Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013


As long as you check each and every hand and foot hold you'll be fine.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 6:28 pm

Trailboss88sketchy solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2012


I backpacked up to Capitol Lake the evening before. I was the only person on the peak. There were some relatively fresh tracks in the snow part of the way, but the last person to sign the register before me was on 9/23/12. The powdery snow made discerning the standard route difficult, so I mostly 3rd/4th classed it along the ridge. I returned along the cairns in the talus field, which was miserable boulder hopping to avoid hidden voids. Total time on the mountain was 8 hours. The 6.5 hours back made it a long day.
Posted Oct 26, 2012 2:17 pm

KieferMultiple Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012


Most recently, the 17th of July, 2012. Been across it 5x now.
Some exposed 3rd class and some low 5th...like Shanahan96 said.
clear, blue bird days, T-storms and winter.
Posted Jul 31, 2012 4:46 am

gremlinAlmost wish it was longer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


Fun scrambling
Posted Sep 6, 2011 4:11 pm

Up2zmtnsSo fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010
soaking wet afternoon approach, bivvy by capitol lake, summit and out the next day.
Posted Mar 19, 2011 1:53 pm

Ted EliasonAn absolute favorite  Sucess!

Ted Eliason

But an 18 hour day, end to end. Made possible by a complete lack of thundershowers in late afternoon.
Posted Jan 17, 2009 11:49 am

Sierra Ledge RatSolo

Sierra Ledge Rat

Twenty-four hours round-trip from the trailhead. I actually thought that the hardest part was getting over that peaklet right before the knife edge proper.
Posted Dec 31, 2008 10:51 pm

shanahan96sharp climbing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


climbed the knife-edge ridge with mike. we elected to stay on the ridge direct to the summit and found some lovely, airy climbing. mostly 4th class with a touch of low 5th sprinkled in. what a wonderful day!

Posted May 13, 2008 12:09 am

big_gOne of my favorite routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2002


Definately the highpoint of a week+ loop through the Elks.
Posted Jun 15, 2006 12:55 pm

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