not as dangerous as hyped Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015
Seemed solid compared to many San Juan peaks. Most loose rock has been trundled I think. Routefinding was simple, definite trail most of the way or multiple ways to get to the same spots. Only a few climbing moves required.
Turned away near the summit last September after an early Fall storm left ice on the ledges. On the return trip, upwards of 10 mountain goats accompanied us from the grassy gully all the way to the summit and back. Very cool (but more fun in snow).
After being turned away by weather a month earlier, it felt good to finally make it to the top. This climb is lots of fun, with some cool exposed moves near the top. We were at the front of the few groups on the mountain, but I can definitely see rockfall being an issue on a busy day.
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