Blanca Peak from Ellingwood Point

The legendary Ken Nolan and Jean Aschenbrenner descend Ellingwood Point's east ridge after a successful winter summit. The striking northwest face of Blanca Peak dominates the view and the Spanish Peaks can be seen in the distance. Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado. February 2009.


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yatsek - Feb 9, 2009 5:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Fair Blanca

Are these fine ridges made of solid or chossy rock?


SarahThompson - Feb 10, 2009 12:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fair Blanca

The rock is solid for the most part and there is a lot of quality scrambling here. The ridge between Blanca & Little Bear is an absolute classic.


SarahThompson - Feb 10, 2009 12:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A wonderful photo



lcarreau - Feb 9, 2009 8:55 pm - Voted 10/10

I have no idea who

Jean and Ken are, but that's one of the most
awesome "knife-edge" ridges I've ever seen!


SarahThompson - Feb 10, 2009 12:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I have no idea who

Thanks! Ken & Jean have a long and interesting climbing history, particularly in Colorado. Among other things, Jean was the 1st woman to climb every peak above 13,000 ft here.


neghafi - Aug 3, 2009 2:06 am - Voted 10/10


wow, what a flat face the other peak has!

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