North Ridge to East Ridge.
North Ridge had a.bit of bush whacking and tedious Approach hike to the base of the true ridge. Mostly C2/3 with some optional parts for harder scrambling.
Down the East Ridge was easy going up a shallow gully/ramp from the saddle at the tower.
Not a classic climb given the length and bushwhacking.
didnt look at any info for this peak... climbed own route.. lots of fun 5th on sketchy rock always enjoyable.. thanks dale...impressive after a 15hr drive... must go back another day for the traverse to powell. gorgeous day in the gores.
Approached via Piney Lake and Game Pass (to the north of Kneeknocker Pass) and up the south ridge. Did Peak C the day before
Climbed with Brian and Ben. Started at Piney and left the Kneeknocker trail to head for the saddle between Powell and East Corner. Dropped slightly to the Cataract Creek basin but stayed high contouring below the Eagles Nest-Powell ridge. Ascended boulderfield to talus gully to ridge just north of the major difficulties of the traverse. Continued on to traverse the ridge to Powell, plenty of scrambling, mostly class 3 and 4 with some bypasses of the higher difficulties.
Climbed as part of two day trip to climb the North Face of Mount Powell. See TR.
Took advantage of the good weather and did a LONG car shuttle traverse from Eagles Nest to Powell. Eagles Nest to Powell traverse is filled with gendarmes! See TR.
Started at the surprise Lake Trailhead and climbed Eagles Nest's East Ridge. Straightforward with one tricky downclimb to pass a big gendarme. Continued on to Mount Powell via the connecting ridge.
From upper cateract to mirror lake, then ascent of west gullies. Descent of North face gullies. First mountaineering experience ever for my brother and no one else in sight on 4th of July weekend. Great 6.5 hr day.
My first Colorado summit attempt. Turned back on steep rock at about 12,500' after deciding I had no business being up there alone and inexperienced. A month later I enrolled in a basic mountaineering school with the Colorado Mountain Club.
A very long(!) one day climb from the east ridge. 13 hours round trip.
(I've also been to the South Ridge but didn't summit).