Capitol Peak Climber's Log

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Gimp Man - Sep 12, 2002 11:02 am

Route Climbed: Knife Edge Date Climbed: July 20, 2002  Sucess!

Great climb! Hiked up to lake and camped for Day 1. Day 2 - 5am start to summit and then back down to car. Long day but beautiful climb and hike. One of my favorites in Colorado. Definetly go up and over K2 to get to the summit.


rmjwinters - Aug 18, 2002 9:34 pm

Route Climbed: The Knife Edge Date Climbed: August 10, 2002  Sucess!

Long day from TH. I would recommend up and over K2. The north slopes of K2 are loose. The knife edge was great! It seemed to be overhyped and there are plenty of footholds a few feet off the knife edge itself. Great climb with lots of Class 3 and 4 to keep you company.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Aug 3, 2002 8:59 pm

Route Climbed: Capitol Creek/Knife Ridge Date Climbed: July 30 2002  Sucess!

Climbed with Scott B. as a day hike in 10:15 in perfect weather, sunny and clear all day. K2 to summit took 2 hours each way with constant exposure to 1000-1500 ft. falls. You have to think about every hand and foot movement. Hours of class 3 and 4 climbing. It was amazing. We did not use ropes. Scott has climbed 5.10 unroped and thought this and yesterday's Bells traverse was more scary because the danger is so prolonged.


theplugger - Aug 30, 2001 11:49 am

Route Climbed: Capitol Creek Approach Date Climbed: 8-26-95  Sucess!

First of all a backpack in to Capitol Lake followed by a climb of the peak via the Northeast Ridge the next day. Absolutely one of the most challenging and exciting of the 14er's I've done! Wow, what views from up there! This is one I'd definitely repeat if I could still climb 14er's!!


miztflip - Aug 30, 2001 5:54 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 1999  Sucess!

What a great climb. Tightroping the Knife Ridge was a blast.

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