Climbing through the Pearly...

Climbing through the Pearly Gates in autumn conditions. (11/6/04)

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Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Nov 24, 2004 11:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Wow....

looks more like something from the west side than the Pearly Gates. Where exactly in the Gates was this?

dkantola

dkantola - Nov 25, 2004 4:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow....

This was in the entrance to the narrowest part. Apparently, meltwater from the summit snowfield creates an ice flow (60-70 ft long) there this time of year. That day, even the rest of the mountain was covered with a thick ice layer. I had to place a couple screws descending through the Pearly Gates to maintain sanity. Bergschrund to Gates exit was much more of a strenuous frontpointing session than anything on Reid last May.

Scott Dusek

Scott Dusek - Oct 19, 2005 4:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow....

front pointing up the South Side? Man, just a reminder of how variable conditions on high mountains can be, awesome photo. God, I still can't believe this shot in some ways.



-Scotty

2skinners - Mar 24, 2006 8:35 am - Voted 10/10

Awe inspiring

Very cool shot!!
-2skinners-

marlonwarren

marlonwarren - Nov 28, 2008 12:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Impressive!

Never seen the Pearly Gates look so gnarly.

Cheers
marlon

StukeSowle

StukeSowle - May 2, 2013 12:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow!

Not the stroll I remember!! Great shot!

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