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Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby Kiefer » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:33 am

Thinking of going down and attempting the Wilsons and El Diente the weekend of the 26th.
I'd like to take 4 days to ensure a higher chance of success.

Anyone interested in some San Juan action? 8)
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby mattpayne11 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:29 am

Wilson's in February - that is balsy sir! Good luck. I feel like I'm pushing my limits doing it in July haha.
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby MarkDidier » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:36 pm

How about Sept 7-9? :wink:

Good luck this go around.
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby Sarah Simon » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:53 pm

Kiefer Thomas wrote:Anyone interested in some San Juan action? 8)


I'll sit down on the back porch in southern Arizona in my flip flops, enjoying a view of the Santa Ritas with a cold beer and enjoy your trip report. :) I guess I'm getting timid, frail and flimsy in my old age. ;)

Have fun and be safe!
Go climb a mountain
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby Kiefer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:20 am

Fletch wrote:hmmmmmmmmm... push it back a week? I could be interested...

Kiefer, you looking to avoid the 14er crowd over here on the ol' SP? :)


That's a negative, Ghost rider. 8) A buddy and I actually have Pyramid Peak tentatively planned for the March 5th weekend. Plus some friends are heading into the Wilsons this wknd. I'd like to
follow their mottled trail if possible.
Just thought I'd post something here. I haven't had much luck lately in getting people for these harder 14ers (14ers.com) plus, it's been so long since I've posted an invite here.

MarkDidier wrote:How about Sept 7-9? :wink:

Good luck this go around.

I know I haven't called ya yet, but Steph and I do plan on heading back in to the Needles and Grenadiers for some rock. Specifically The Trinity Traverse, Wham Ridge and Pigeon and Turrett Peaks.
Plus theree's some other low hanging fruit I'd like to get.
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby DudeThatMustHurt » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Heading to do Uncompahgre 18-20'th if everyone bails on you and you want to do a Friday night truck camp, Saturday hike in (as far as we can get) camp and sunday bag and return (or something like this) i.e: leave friday come home sunday with a peak or two in the books
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby mattpayne11 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:34 pm

Kiefer Thomas wrote:I know I haven't called ya yet, but Steph and I do plan on heading back in to the Needles and Grenadiers for some rock. Specifically The Trinity Traverse, Wham Ridge and Pigeon and Turrett Peaks.
Plus theree's some other low hanging fruit I'd like to get.


Hey Kiefer, keep me in mind for Trinity Traverse, Pigeon and Turrett, and Jagged if interested. I have all of these on my radar this year. I have some tentative dates planned for trips to the Weminuche. Feel free to paruse the schedule at my website: http://www.100summits.com/articles/my-blog.html
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby Scott » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:53 pm

I'm already busy that week, but would be interested in Pyramid or Uncompaghre trips mentioned above.

Heading to do Uncompahgre 18-20'th if everyone bails on you and you want to do a Friday night truck camp, Saturday hike in (as far as we can get) camp and sunday bag and return (or something like this) i.e: leave friday come home sunday with a peak or two in the books


Feb or March?
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby DudeThatMustHurt » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:12 pm

Feb, next weekend Scott. Would be nice to see you again.. it's been years
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Re: Feb. 25th-28th. Wilson Group (Co.)

Postby SarahThompson » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:53 pm

Kiefer, if conditions improve between now and then (probably a longshot) I might be up for a return trip for El Diente. Dominic, Dwight, John & I got Mt. Wilson Saturday but we turned around at 13,900 feet on El Diente Sunday while attempting a difficult, non-standard route up the SW face. I think the standard route is the way to go but it is currently too loaded for my liking. Lots of snow up there right now. Ken's words on Saturday morning... "Folks, there will be much safer times to climb these peaks". The difference in conditions between his January 2007 trip and now is very dramatic. On both routes we roped up and simulclimbed, placing gear in nearby rock to try to protect ourselves in case of an avalanche (short stretch on Mt. Wilson, but entire way up El Diente). Snow seemed stable but there was a lot of fresh stuff, VERY deep and wallowy. Sunday afternoon there were a bunch of wet slides on the south face of El Diente, triggered at SW facing rock outcroppings. We were descending the face at that time and it was spooky even though the snow on our particular route seemed OK. We protected the hell out of the descent.
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