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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Catamount » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:28 am

Bark Eater wrote:Does anyone know how or why we all became "magnificent gentlemen"? Not that it's a bad thing....


I might know something about that. :wink:
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:10 pm

IagosGhost wrote:My summer 2014 plans are Kings Peak, Utah on July18, and Mt. Elbert, Colorado on August 30. They will be HPs #10 and #11 for me. It's going to be fun!


Hotoven, Andy, and I successfully summitted Kings Peak on July 4th. A few short snow fields to cross...no big deal. The famed hordes of mosquitoes did not materialize. We did not find the short cut herd path along West Gunsight so dropped into the Painter Basin. Apparently we needed to go directly up from Gunsight Pass in order to get above the cliff band on the south side of the mountain. Painter made a longer day but was good to get off the ridge due to storms. Get to the top as early as possible. We hit the peak at 11:30 AM. By noon it was threatening to storm. Long but very enjoyable day trip.... 15 hours RT from trailhead. I was warned it would be very crowded due to the holiday...yet we only counted 13 (including ourselves) making a summit attempt. Most had set up base camp.
Lots of moose in the Henry's Fork Basin! #37 for me, #36 for Hotoven!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby sm0421 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:34 pm

congrats Frank, Nate and Andy!

I summitted Hood(45) solo and Rainer(46) in a 2-person team under 48 hrs this weekend. Very tired but the weather was great!

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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Jow » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:14 pm

wow you guys are beasts. Kings in day, well done! Hood solo and rainier in a weekend thats insane, weather looks great. very jealous.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:41 pm

Alex, you are a nut (meant as a compliment). You are more fit than me! Congratulations! Do you have all 48 yet?
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby sm0421 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:45 pm

Frank, still have Gannett and Granite left, hope to summit Granite in August and Gannett in the next 2 years.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Jow » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:50 pm

sm0421 wrote:Frank, still have Gannett and Granite left, hope to summit Granite in August and Gannett in the next 2 years.


I could be down for a Gannett trip within next 2 years let me know. I'm planning Mauna Kea for next year in fall, don't think i'll get any this year sadly
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby sm0421 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:07 pm

Jow wrote:
sm0421 wrote:Frank, still have Gannett and Granite left, hope to summit Granite in August and Gannett in the next 2 years.


I could be down for a Gannett trip within next 2 years let me know. I'm planning Mauna Kea for next year in fall, don't think i'll get any this year sadly


J, I'm moving to upper west side in August and we should hang out! And yes definitely we should coordinate for Gannett together, I met a guy on Mt. Hood and he was planning for Gannett as well. I'm thinking going in early July. -Alex
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Jow » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:12 pm

sm0421 wrote:
Jow wrote:
sm0421 wrote:Frank, still have Gannett and Granite left, hope to summit Granite in August and Gannett in the next 2 years.


I could be down for a Gannett trip within next 2 years let me know. I'm planning Mauna Kea for next year in fall, don't think i'll get any this year sadly


J, I'm moving to upper west side in August and we should hang out! And yes definitely we should coordinate for Gannett together, I met a guy on Mt. Hood and he was planning for Gannett as well. I'm thinking going in early July. -Alex


Awesome! see you when you get here. maybe some catskill hike in meantime
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:29 pm

sm0421 wrote:Frank, still have Gannett and Granite left, hope to summit Granite in August and Gannett in the next 2 years.

Alex and Joe: Nate, Andy, and I talked about the possibility of doing Gannett together next summer. Let's keep in touch!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Jow » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:40 pm

Bark Eater wrote:
sm0421 wrote:Frank, still have Gannett and Granite left, hope to summit Granite in August and Gannett in the next 2 years.

Alex and Joe: Nate, Andy, and I talked about the possibility of doing Gannett together next summer. Let's keep in touch!


getting the gang back together would be pretty awesome :mrgreen:
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Kai » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:45 pm

I'm not a highpointer, but a friend and I are planning on climbing Gannett next week.

Hopefully, it will be fun.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:32 pm

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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby IagosGhost » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:47 pm

Bark Eater wrote:
IagosGhost wrote:My summer 2014 plans are Kings Peak, Utah on July18, and Mt. Elbert, Colorado on August 30. They will be HPs #10 and #11 for me. It's going to be fun!


Hotoven, Andy, and I successfully summitted Kings Peak on July 4th. A few short snow fields to cross...no big deal. The famed hordes of mosquitoes did not materialize. We did not find the short cut herd path along West Gunsight so dropped into the Painter Basin. Apparently we needed to go directly up from Gunsight Pass in order to get above the cliff band on the south side of the mountain. Painter made a longer day but was good to get off the ridge due to storms. Get to the top as early as possible. We hit the peak at 11:30 AM. By noon it was threatening to storm. Long but very enjoyable day trip.... 15 hours RT from trailhead. I was warned it would be very crowded due to the holiday...yet we only counted 13 (including ourselves) making a summit attempt. Most had set up base camp.
Lots of moose in the Henry's Fork Basin! #37 for me, #36 for Hotoven!


Congrats! I did not attempt Kings Peak. During week two of my training, I injured my left knee while doing weighted step-ups. It was a freak injury that the doc could not explain. I sprained my MCL and strained some tendons in my knee. My physical therapist said I could probably still do the climb, but that I would be very sore and wouldn't enjoy it. I erred on the side of caution. I'm almost fully recovered from it--done with PT--and I'm looking forward to Mt. Elbert in September.

The Peak Bagger Training Plan I bought from Moutain Athlete is really good but excessive on the step-ups. If you're not already used to that movement, it will aggravate any knee problems or weaknesses you already have. I had a good base of fitness, but not for 1000s of step ups.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:49 pm

Iagos, sorry you had to postpone your plans. Yeah, it's some times difficult to balance the right fitness level with the risk for injury in training. I used to train doing stadium steps years ago when I lived in Florida. Started out with a weighted pack....it was killing me so I just wound up moderating and jogging the steps without extra weight...still very effective! Glad you are recovering and have fun in Colorado!
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