Climbed Whiskey Ridge on my 29th Birthday with my brother Jason. Good time had indeed. Started at 8:20 am, finished at La Luz TH at 4:00pm followed by Frontier take-out at home with family. Good Birthday!
Second Attempt: Success! Date Climbed: May 1, 2010
Unplanned, extremely long day on the mountain with two novice climbers. We left Elena Gallegos at 7:15 am, started the ridge climb at 11:00 am, reached the high point of the ridge at 7:50 pm, found La Luz at 11:05 pm, and arrived at the La Luz Trailhead at 1:15 am.
Went solo from Elena Gallegos. Made it to the tram tower in 3 hours and spent an hour on the ridge messing around. I turned back when I realized it would take far too long. The return trip took just as long thanks to route-finding and bushwhacking difficulties.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."