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.

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Sarah Simon

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

Ah, yes, removable hand-holds

SarahT,

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,

SarahS

SarahThompson

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

Exactly

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

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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