Route Climbed: South Ridge from Peak 10 Date Climbed: 5 September, 2005
I started the morning by climbing Father Dyers Class 3 Northeast Ridge. From there I traversed over Crystal and Peak 10 before climbing Peak 9's South Ridge. I returned to the Spruce Creek TH via the Wheeler Trail.
Route Climbed: South Ridge from Peak 10 Date Climbed: June 23, 2002
After summiting Peak 10 by it's East Ridge route, rather than descending by the road to the large meadow between the peaks, I scrambled down 10' North ridge until I found the prominant snowfield along the Northeast Face (conditions of this are visible from Breckenridge). A steep glissade and I dropped 500 feet, before reaching the boulders at the snowfield's base. Then I traversed back toward the sadlle and easily ascended Peak 9. The descent was to the Southeast, intersecting the excellent Wheeler Trail. It would be easy to continue north from Peak 9 to Peak 8 for those desiring amother summit.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."