|Kessler||Route Climbed: Ripple Creek Pass Date Climbed: September 10, 2005|
|Climbed with Dad.|
|Posted Dec 12, 2005 11:20 am|
|Scott||Route Climbed: Ripple Creek Pass/Snell Park Date Climbed: September 10, 2005.|
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006
|Climbed East Pagoda with SP member Chris VanArsdale during a snowstorm with little visibility.|
We actually thought we were climbing the main summit, but ended up climbing East Pagoda.
Climbed the "real Pagoda " on September 10, 2005.
The night of September 9, it snowed down to 10,200 feet in the Flat Tops (Colorado). I was camping at Snell Park with Kessler (my three year old son) and we had about the biggest thunderstorm I have ever camped in. I left my pan outside and it rained over 3.5 inches overnight with a skiff of snow. During the night, the wind blew branches onto the tent and blew the pegs of the rainfly out of the ground, so we and all our stuff got soaked. In the morning all of the Flat Tops looked white with snow. We could see the Park Range and the mountains over there were white too. Saturday had god weather, but everything was icy and it was very cold and windy. The class 3 pitch was a challenge, but we both made the summit! Believe it or not, Kessler was actually the one who insisted on doing so as I asked him repeatedly if he wanted to turn back!
Summit photo of the ice encrusted rocks:
See TRIP REPORT for both ascents.
|Posted Sep 11, 2005 8:54 pm|
|vanny37||Route Climbed: Ripple Creek Pass Date Climbed: June 4, 2005|
|Climbed EAST Pagoda with Scott Patterson in a June snowstorm! Awesome little class 4 pitch near the top!! Couldn't see a darn thing... and we were slightly confused as to our exact location!|
|Posted Jun 19, 2005 10:01 am|