Crux on Storm Peak's east ridge

Crux on Storm Peak's east ridge

This photo shows the final climb to the summit of Storm Peak from the east. The quality of the rock is horrible and the climbing is at least 4th class. The easiest path can be found directly on the arete on the far left but the exposure there is extreme. San Juan Mountains, Colorado. August 2008.
on Feb 12, 2009 1:21 pm
Image ID: 488900


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Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Feb 13, 2009 11:49 am - Voted 10/10

Ah, yes, removable hand-holds


While I've not climbed Storm Peak, I've been on rock like this in the San Juans and elsewhere. This is the rock where you test a handhold...and end up holding a rock in your hand!

Climb safely,



SarahThompson - Feb 13, 2009 3:56 pm - Hasn't voted


San Juan climbs often re-define the meaning of the term "hand hold". There a hand hold is often a hold which you can literally hold in your hand!


rpc - Mar 24, 2009 1:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Exactly

you'd love oregon rock climbing :)
Nice colors on the rock.

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