15 May 2004 - The final climb...

15 May 2004 - The final climb...

15 May 2004 - The final climb to the summit covered in snow and ice. This picture doesn't do justice to the grade and perilous nature of the pitch in these conditions.
on May 16, 2004 4:18 pm
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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - May 16, 2004 5:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Great route photo!

And why this climb should be avoided by novices until dry conditions pevail.


bc44caesar - May 16, 2004 6:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great route photo!

Yeah, I couldn't agree more...the descent was the worst part. It took me 45 minutes to descend from the summit to the keyhole! Between the soft snow and verglas I couldn't get my points stuck in anything so I had to make scary traverses between scrambling up the rock sides. At least the weather was nice...

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - May 16, 2004 7:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Hey Casey!

You should do a trip report of your adventure in the San Juans. Looks like it was fun.


bc44caesar - May 16, 2004 8:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hey Casey!

No problem - working on it right now. As far as fun, only in the sense that it was fun looking back on it. I was pretty much hating life the whole day. It reminds me of a quote I read once:

"Happiness is not experienced, happiness is remembered"

I think that pretty much sums up mountaineering!

Jack B

Jack B - Mar 25, 2007 7:24 am - Hasn't voted


That looks sketchy!!!!!

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