Capitol Peak Climber's Log

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km_donovan - Jul 2, 2007 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Final 14'er  Sucess!

Had the route to myself. Excellent weather, great snow, as spectacular as anticipated.


ridgegirl - Jul 1, 2007 2:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

First in Colorado  Sucess!

But it won't be my last! One of the most enjoyable climbs ever. Great Daddy-daughter date.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1989

3rd try  Sucess!

Took three tries and finally summited in the fog. Great approach with the peak in view. Climbing back up to the trailhead at the end is no fun. The scrambling was pretty good


ruthschlein - Nov 13, 2006 1:47 am

Capitol PEak  Sucess!

Even though we climbed Capitol Peak a long while ago, it is clear in my memory as an awesome trip. Nate and I spent the night surrounded by high winds and we were worried that a storm would stop out climb. But, as dawn broke, the sky was clear and we had a fantastic day scrambling around, and looking over the knife ridge. I peed my pants. just kidding. we summited and walked back to the car same day. A great memory to have with such a wonderful friend...


CO PUMA - Sep 9, 2006 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005

One of the Best  Sucess!

One of my favorite mountains. It was my first class 4 climb and still I consider it to be one of the best.
P.S. my friend walked across the knife edge...I got a picture.


shanahan96 - Sep 6, 2006 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

NE Ridge Direct  Sucess!

3/14/14- andean-like climb(AD+/D-) with matt, greg and jason. simul-climbed the majority of the route. i thought we weren't going to summit, but we pulled through as a team! hiked out afterwards and got to the car at 2am! a 20-hour day. #60/100 winter

7/14/07- late start with jamie after hiking into camp after dark and arriving at 1:30am. all good with bluebird skies the entire weekend, love camping near capitol lake!

9/3/06- climbed with chicagotransplant and we had an excellent adventure! we stayed on the ridge direct after the knife except for one overhanging spot. it probably went 5.0, maybe low 5th class. i'll come back for this route some other time.



chicagotransplant - Sep 5, 2006 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

NE Ridge - Direct Variation  Sucess!

Climbed with Shanahan96, we decided to stick to the ridge crest above the knife edge instead of skirting and following the standard route. Great ridge, as solid as the knife with some good low 5th class moves and a couple more knife sections to get the blood pumping. Perfect day, no clouds, not too cold and not to breezy.


shknbke - Sep 5, 2006 4:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

ditch trail  Sucess!

This was the toughest 14er for me as I did it as a dayhike. The knife edge was pretty much as expected for me. I choose the grab ridge and look for footholds method. A very long day as a dayhike with spectacular views.


Andinistaloco - Aug 28, 2006 5:34 am

Standard route

Nice summit and awesome sunrise on the way in. Climbed with good old cp0915, who had the grace not to complain about my lack of speed as I limped pitifully out after slipping and bonking the smack out of my knee on the way up. Moral: you need to watch your step on all terrain, not just the 4th class stuff.


onlynine - Aug 22, 2006 12:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006

K2 - Knife Edge  Sucess!

What a fantastic day! Our (climbed together with 2 other Danish guys) first class 4 climb so we were a little slow. We did the Class 4 traverse from Daly saddle and sort of lost our way on the way back on the Ditch trail, so it was a 16h day form TH and back!
But absolutely a fantastic day and very nice weather except for the last hour or so.


MasonMiller - Aug 19, 2006 9:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005

big one  Sucess!

Did teh 4x4 drive to the car park. Sattled up our gear and headed in for the overnight. Slept at the base of the beast and listened to an intense thunderstorm that we thought would push us away from the summit. By early morning it had cleared up. Made summit a bit late, then hiked all the way back to the car. So tired, had to sleep for an hour before i could drive. Loved it.


jclements - Aug 10, 2006 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

K2 - Knife Edge  Sucess!

Packed into West Snowmass drainage, below Moon lake, went over top of K2, good weather, lots of people up there.


seth@LOKI - Jul 25, 2006 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1994

Testy with snow, truly Alpine and stunning  Sucess!

This was the biggest snow year that I recall. VW size boulders were stll on the icy Lake in late August! Dirk almost surfed a huge rock off near the summit. I got a bit nervous on the snow on K2 on the way down, someone broke out a rope which I was glad for. probably not a big deal dry...Hear about the ski off the South/West Face! holy nut balls...

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jul 24, 2006 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Standard Route--Awesome Climb!  Sucess!

Great trip started at 2 AM / summit 9:30 w/ shknbke. One of the best 14ers!

indianhillsted - Jul 17, 2006 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Knife Ridge via West Snowmass Creek  Sucess!

Beautiful day! Little hot, major buggy...forgot the DEET. Had to chase off cows, a little bushwhacking through the tarn. We saw no one until we reached the Daly saddle. Glad we brought the rope in case of storms. Glad I brought the helmet as many people were knocking things loose. Wish I had more water. Glissade down was sweet and nice break on the knees.


rockrat2 - Jun 22, 2006 2:34 pm

knife ridge

Had to turn back due to bad weather, can't wait to get back to it.


spenceinboulder - May 9, 2006 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2002

Sketchy Weather

Had to turn around because of sketchy weather. Travesed in across the Boulder field from the N. to avoid the Moon lake approach.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 20, 2006 2:23 am

Standard Route  Sucess!

Total ascents = 3. Great Mountain !!!


MarieP - Mar 6, 2006 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005

Knife Edge  Sucess!

Very fun day!


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1996

Knife Ridge  Sucess!

This is without a doubt, my favorite 14er outing. We did it from West Snowmass Creek, instead of the usual Capitol Creek approach. We camped at some little lakes just below Moon Lake, and it is stunning in there. From there it is a direct climb up to "K2" and the standard route.

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