El Diente Climber's Log

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altitude14er

altitude14er - Jun 27, 2009 1:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009

Route Climbed: North Slopes  Sucess!

Navajo Basin still has a considerable amount of snow up above tree line. As a result the climb became much tougher than it would have been during fair weather hiker 'tourist season'... me and my friend relished the extra challenge!

byates

byates - Dec 4, 2008 1:02 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Via Navajo Lake  Sucess!

Steep icy snow, but we had Navajo Basin to our selves for 3 days.

BigRob

BigRob - Sep 15, 2008 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Kilpacker Basin  Sucess!

I went solo, which was fine until the upper portions. There was at least a foot of snow on the north slope where you have to circle around the summit block. Any later in the season be sure to take an AXE and PARTNER. I probably should have turned back.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Aug 27, 2008 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Independence Day Climb  Sucess!

Climbed the snowy North Couloir from Navajo Lake and scrambled west to EL Diente's summit. Then, traversed east to Mount Wilson for a little more fun.

Ingman

Ingman - Aug 23, 2008 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

West Ridge  Sucess!

From Navajo Lake, took West ridge, hit Mount Wilson via ridge.

spannring29

spannring29 - Aug 9, 2008 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

7 of 14  Sucess!

Seventh of 14 14ers in 11 days and also my first snow climb. Very loose and potentially dangerous mountain, but when combined with Mt. Wilson, it makes for a fun day.

Mots010

Mots010 - Jul 9, 2008 12:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

North Slopes  Sucess!

Agree with Skasgaard, this is a tricky mountain. The snow climb up to the ridge was great, but when weather forced us to bail on the traverse to Mt Wilson, we were left descending the north face. Getting off this mountain is much tougher than getting up it.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jul 6, 2008 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

North Slopes  Sucess!

This is a dangerous mountain!! Far worse then the Bells or Little Bear. We did a snow climb up the north couloir and took a North Face variation on the descent.
A member in our climbing party was quite literally 2-3 sec. away from being crushed to death by a mini-fridge sized piece of rock that came loose.
Approach this mountain with care. The exposure was wonderful and eye-opening!

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 16, 2008 10:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1998

Kilpacker  Sucess!

This was my second climb of El Diente. We used the Kilpacker Basin approach.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 16, 2008 10:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1992

With Mt Wilson  Sucess!

This was my first climb of El Diente. We approached from Silver Pick over Rock of Ages. We then did the traverse to Mount Wilson.

tomlauren

tomlauren - Feb 2, 2008 8:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

El Diente - Mt Wilson - Wilson Pk in a day  Sucess!

From camp at Navajo Lake, climbed the North Slopes of El Diente, performed the traverse to Mt Wilson, then descended Mt Wilson's North Slopes to Wilson Peak's West Ridge with my friend Keith. No snow gear was required for the North Slopes route of El Diente; we avoided the snow.

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Sep 9, 2007 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

second tooth pulling  Sucess!

second time up the tooth, this time via the annoying standard route. the approach is still lovely and upper kilpacker will forever remain bloody hell!

jamie

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:30 pm

lightning!

the closest I have come to death by lightning. The rocks were popping and the air was buzzing. We scrambled down the west face not knowing how we would get down, but needing to get down asap. we took our time and made it eventually. long day doing all three there in the area.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Sep 4, 2007 11:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Kilpacker w/ Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed with Shanahan96, JamieNellis and ATTM. Long scree slog in upper Kilpacker but it wasn't too loose. After hearing nightmares from others on the ridge who had climbed the north slopes I am glad we went this way. Got a little lost on top and started climbing the Organ Pipes, quickly changed that and got back on route! Nice views to the west from the westernmost 14er in Colorado!

HokieJim

HokieJim - Aug 16, 2007 2:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Kilpacker...  Sucess!

is the way to go! While still steep and loose it was way better than I anticipated after hearing horror stories from climber's on the North Slopes. Forget Navajo, go with Kilpacker

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Aug 13, 2007 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

From Kilpacker Basin  Sucess!

I have two 14er finisher friends who said they CRIED on only one 14er... and this one was it. I had also read some nasty trip reports about it. SO, needless to say, I was NERVOUS about this one (I almost backed out). HOWEVER, I have GOOD news- I LOVED it! We climbed this one from Kilpacker basin... not near as loose as I hear the Navajo basin trail is! After some very fun climbing, we had the summit to ourselves (for a bit), then began the long descent back to our jeep at the trailhead, and the near 7 hour drive back to the Springs!

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jul 29, 2007 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

N. Slopes  Sucess!

Soloed this very early in the morning, so the little remaining snow was a bit crusty. Very rotten at the top of the couloir...be very careful if their are climbers below you!

jhansen007

jhansen007 - Jul 24, 2007 12:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

North slopes from Navajo Lake  Sucess!

Climbed the North Slopes from high camp at Navajo Lake. Not really enough snow to make for a fun snow climb. Leave the crampons at home for this route this time of year. The rock was very rotten and loose, do not trust anything you step on or pull on here. Storms came in around 2 or so in the afternoon like clockwork the 4 days we spent in the basin. Mornings were glorious. Afternoons and evenings were full of rain rain rain...

ahaass

ahaass - Jul 23, 2007 10:27 pm

ahaass  Sucess!

Long dayhike in a beautiful vally. Lots of loose rock everywhere!

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Great snow climb  Sucess!

Very fun snow climb up to the top, and an incredible traverse to Mt. Wilson

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