El Diente Climber's Log

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yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Feb 2, 2019 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2018

Loved this one  Sucess!

Met Tony, Susan, and Bob. Wonderful time with these choice people. With Michael T.

eli.boardman

eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2018

Saw sunrise from near the summit  Sucess!

Solo El Diente - Wilson traverse from Kilpacker

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Sep 23, 2018 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2018

South Slopes from Kilpacker Basin  Sucess!

#1 09-22-18 W/ Lana. Did this the day after Mt. Wilson, both from a nifty camping spot at about 10,550' in tall pines. We enjoyed this ascent more than the Mt. Wilson experience of one day earlier. The climbing is on solid rock most of the time above 13,500'. The summit block is one of the smallest summits of the 46 14ers I've had the pleasure of standing atop. And thanks to Tony, Susan and Robert for their excellent company and helpful spotting.

Onager

Onager - Sep 8, 2018 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2018

Good fun  Sucess!

Solo from Kilpacker. Fun route!

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2017

#23  Sucess!

This helluva basin provided me with one of the most stressful, mentally challenging days of the summer. Didn't expect the slopes to retain this much snow so with running shoes on I traversed the ridge all the way around and ended up on El Diente at sunset and "suicide climbed" down its North Slopes and safely made my way back to the Rock of Ages saddle and back to the car.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Dec 13, 2016 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

Great Day  Sucess!

North Buttress route.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:11 pm

El Diente  Sucess!

Combined with Wilson. Complicated descent.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 7, 2015 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2015

''Low'' traverse  Sucess!

Due to some snow and ice on the ridge we decided to descent from Mt, Wilson into basin and start climbing El Diente from there. We were following well recognize trail almost to the top. I found ElDiente way easier than i expected. Great views from the top, amazing day in the mountains.

MissH

MissH - Aug 3, 2015 11:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2015

Via Kilpacker Approach  Sucess!

Lots of scrambling fun, great camping near trailhead. Ran out of time for traverse to Mt. Wilson. Climbed with MoapaPk (Harlan) and two others.

astroclimber

astroclimber - Aug 17, 2014 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2014

Another Beautiful Day  Sucess!

With Kat and Dave

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 5, 2014 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Kilpacker  Sucess!

Holy smokes, Kilpacker Basin is amazingly beautiful!!! Just incredible!!! We had nice snow to climb, enjoyable scrambling, incredible scenery! Loved this mountains. Got hammered by hail on the outhike, though. With Jaimee & Grant and Mike. What a day!

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:34 pm

Traverse  Sucess!

North buttress and traverse over to Mt Wilson

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

South face from Kilpacker  Sucess!

Enjoyed a fantastic early morning climb of El Diente from Kilpacker Basin - from what I heard from other climbers, the south route is a ton better than the standard North gully. Went on to traverse to Mt. Wilson.

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

El Diente-Mt Wilson  Sucess!

Fun traverse from El Diente to Mt Wilson from Navajo Basin.

earth1

earth1 - Jul 15, 2013 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

South ascent/North descent  Sucess!

Myself and partner. Backpack loop from Cross Mountain TH- Kilpacker basin- El Diente-Navajo Basin- Rock of Ages Saddle- Lizzard Head- back to Cross Mountain TH. Very sketchy descent on El Diente North couloir, triggered one significant and humbling snow/rockslide, hugged the East flank. Scary descent with heavy packs. Descending N. Couloir late in the summer not recommended. Perhaps the Wilson traverse and down has more stable rock.

Otherwise beautiful trip.

blueshade

blueshade - Jul 2, 2013 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013

West Ridge + Traverse  Sucess!

Soloed as a day trip from Navajo TH. West Ridge to El Diente and then continued the Traverse to Mt. Wilson.

Stayed mostly true on the West Ridge and thought it was at least as hard and exposed as the Traverse itself (although did not stay nearly as true on the Traverse).

11.5 hrs incl. time on summits, taking pics, and talking to people (but ran part way back)

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Second try  Sucess!

First time I wanted to hike this peak with the Wilsons but a torrential downpour washed me out. This time, after a very successful week in the Elks, I succeeded.

alpspitze

alpspitze - Aug 13, 2012 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

Kilpacker  Sucess!

Lots of loose rock but a nice climb anyway. Went solo. 9 1/2 hours RT. Lots of animal prints on the trail, but didn't see any animals.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Jul 22, 2012 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

from Kilpacker  Sucess!

lower Kilpacker creek is pretty. The upper basin is a lot of scree. Route is pretty well cairned but still need to be careful as there is some exposure.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 11, 2012 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

North Slopes snow climb/Traverse  Sucess!

After some scrambling off route a little, we summitted then traversed to Mount Wilson. Approached via Rock of Ages

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