Capitol Peak Climber's Log

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Wobby - Oct 7, 2010 2:36 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Ridge Direct  Sucess!

Climbed via Capitol ditch/ridge direct. Definitely a fun climb, beautiful weather (sat on the summit for two hours in T-shirt), beautiful aspens, had the mountain to ourselves all day.
Was definitely an overrated climb (I would say class 3), absolutely no class 5 (not even on the ridge direct). The knife edge was cool, but really easy. Overall a great climb, but not as difficult as its made out to be.


StephanieLynn - Sep 16, 2010 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Cap-Avalanche loop  Sucess!

Took the ridge from Daly saddle which made for a great route. Took the Avalanche Pass loop back. With Craig and Heather and millions of mosquitos.


Scott - Sep 15, 2010 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Capitol  Sucess!

Climbed it with my eight year old son Kessler, seven year old Yunona, Rostislav and Aiden.


noahs213 - Sep 14, 2010 12:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Snow Cap Traverse  Sucess!

Summited and started over to Snowmass from the top of Capitol at 9:30 with Kiefer Thomas, Steve Gladbach, Mike Fynie. Spent 8 hours on the most nightmarish rock you can EVER imagine. A dangerous line. Had to bail due to several factors, one it was getting dark. We were about .2 miles and 500 or so feet from the top of North Snowmass and finishing the ridge. Heading back soon to finsih it.


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 13, 2010 1:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Wow!  Sucess!

Mike Smith and I made it up via the standard ridge bypass from Daly saddle to K2. A serious undertaking for me - my butt is sore from scooting across the Knife Edge. Had an angry stomach from the previous night's meal. Not a cloud in the sky all day.


Kiefer - Sep 12, 2010 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Just passing through...  Sucess!

Noah (winter8000m), Steve Gladbach, Mike Fynie and myself tagged the summit at 9:00am on an ambling route that veered back & forth tween the stnd and the ridge direct.

We left the summit at 9:30am and started the traverse over to Snowmass under impeccable weather.


mirhash - Sep 7, 2010 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Knife edge ascent and ridge direct descent  Sucess!

Excellent views and exposure. My favorite climb by far!


strudolyubov - Sep 3, 2010 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

The Knife Edge and NE Ridge Direct  Sucess!

Solo day hike/climb from Capitol Creek TH. Summited K2, traversed the Knife Ridge and climbed NE Ridge directly to the summit. 11 hours car-to-car. Beautiful day: classic climb, gorgeous weather, incredible views!


myrone - Aug 24, 2010 10:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Via Std Route; Ditch Trail  Sucess!

Started up at 2:45AM and reached the summit with many others at 9:03AM. Stayed about 30 mins then back down to the TH at 2:55PM. Long day with great weather, last of the Elk Range and my 52nd 14'er........sweet!!

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Aug 16, 2010 10:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Ridge Direct from Daly Saddle  Sucess!

With Goldielocks. Single day push using the Ditch Trail then up the ridge direct. Knife edge was a letdown (from my expectations) after the ridge scramble. Nearly got wiped out by some idiot kicking a giant rock toward my head. If you're not an expert scrambler with a deep respect for other climbers, you don't belong on this mountain.


rockymountaindiva - Aug 1, 2010 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

Knife edge hoax  Sucess!

Beautiful day!

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 30, 2010 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

NE Ridge - standard  Sucess!

Ben, Jordan and I climbed Capitol Peak via the standard route in great conditions. What a huge, steep mountain!


seano - Jun 27, 2010 11:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Standard route  Sucess!

More exposed ridge scrambling than I had expected, making for a long-ish day. The bridge was out on the creek trail, so I had to ford on the way back. Sweet mountain, though. Trip report


Kiefer - Jan 18, 2010 2:19 am Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2010

Via West Snowmass Creek  Sucess!

So far, a tremendous start to 2010. Steve Gladbach, Mark and myself summited via W. Snowmass Creek via Knife Ridge Route. Ran into John Prater and Bill Wright on top! Nice surprise! 3 hours from K2 to the summit. More snow then expected. Set 4 pieces of pro and 2 belays. Serious stuff in winter.


Kiefer - Oct 27, 2009 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2009

Class-4 alt.Ridge

Went up with my friend, Glen. We climbed the alternative class-4 ridge direct to K2. Heavy snowcover and veriglass on the ridge made this stretch into a truely alpine, ass-puckering climb. Didn't summit because we ran out of time. Downclimbing in the dark would be begging for an accident.
2 hours-50 minutes from Daly saddle to K2.
Great winter beta though! ;o)

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 3, 2009 10:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

great mountain  Sucess!

Great mountain!!! Knife edge is over-rated. It is really not so bad. The descent was long. I really enjoyed this mountain!!!


pyerger - May 15, 2009 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

Awesome colorado peak  Sucess!

Awesome mountain, one off the best in colorado. But would not want to climb this often,because of rock fall.


msihl - Aug 23, 2008 3:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008

NE Ridge (Knife Edge)  Sucess!

Climbed with Sarp and Paul. Started at Capitol Lake at 7.30am. Summitted 11.45am. On the way down we ended up on a snow field that was frozen solid and it took us about an hour to kick steps. Probably not the smartest descent route. The knife edge was a lot of fun though. Talus climbing is not my favorite but overall this is a very good class 4 climb!


heather14 - Jul 28, 2008 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Great Mountain!  Sucess!

This was a great climb/weekend. Started at the TH at 245am and climbed directly up the ridge from Daly Pass. A great alternate to the standard route!! Finished the weekend off with a hike around the Avalanche Pass loop.


kelseymkrause - Jul 27, 2008 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Dicey!!  Sucess!

This is one of the mountains that I am the proudest of. One of the very best 14ers. The warnings about the afternoon thundershowers are true so be ready. I got back to my tent near capitol lake at 1:30 pm just before it downpoured for the next 4 hours.

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