Route Climbed: Donner Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004
I climbed with Nelson. We decided to second-guess Roach on the return leg and tried to downclimb Donner Ridge all the way to Spectacle Lakes. Big mistake! It didn't go and we wasted about two hours trying to find our way off the ridge.
Route Climbed: from chiquita Date Climbed: July 2003
Climbed Mount Ypsilon to acclimate for Longs Peak. Saw some bighorn sheep on the way down close the "The Whale". Met a great gentleman from New York that was practicing for a Europe glacier trip. It was great to hear about his experience in South America and around the world.
Route Climbed: Blitzen Ridge Date Climbed: July 28 2003
Fun scramble with an occassional rock pitch...we stayed as high on the aces as possible and perhaps encountered a 5.7 pitch, then descended the Donner Ridge (a worthwhile climb as well) for those who want a more relaxing way, you could station a car at the base of Mt. Chapin on the old Fall River Road.
Route Climbed: From Chapin Pass Date Climbed: Every Summer in July
I love this mountain...I have climbed it many times, and will climb it many more, Im sure. It's just a beautiful trail, and you can be back in Estes in plenty of time for lunch. A nice short day, in a very beautiful place!
Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge, Mummy Mania Date Climbed: July 7, 2003 and Sept. 4, 2003
Great views of the Mummy Range with no one in sight.
I completed Gerry Roach's Mummy Mania traverse which takes in Chapin, Chaquita, Ypsilon, Fairchild, Hagues and Mummy over 16 miles and 5700 vertical feet. Highly recommended for those seeking abuse and solitude.