Started at the Fulford Campground. Climbed the mellow northeast facing couloir that leads to the big notch in the north ridge. Finished on the snowy north face which was steeper and tougher than the couloir itself. Then traversed to Charles Benchmark and descended its northwest ridge.
Climbed it during Colorado Outward Bound School in 1977. Forgot I had done so until I came across a bunch of old photos from the trip which included a summit shot from Fools Peak.
A fun peak with good scrambling.
Started at Ironedge trail in Fulford Parking lot. Went past the Estin Hut and then to the summit. Went back by way of Charles Trail. 9 hour day. Great Views from Peak. Can see the Peak from my house and have been wanting to hit it.
With Bryan, Hillary and Lee. A little sketch in spots but a very worthy peak.
Much easier than I thought it would be, cool views from the top though.
Camped on east side of Lake Charles...incredible area! Attempted to summit fools via the north ridge solo. Had a great time up until about 12,500ish...(a few hundred feet up from the final gendarme) where the grade increased and the obvious correct line of ascent diminished. Turned back approximately 400 feet short of the summit and descended the trough you skirt over when avoiding the last gendarme.
Overall I had a great time, the ridge was fantastic with great rock, but the home stretch seemed a bit much for my liking.
Denied ! Got sketchy scrambling up the steep north faces through patches of snow so I bailed. The glissade down was tons of fun ! And Lake Charles is fantastic.
Climbed the North Ridge, fun 3rd class scramble with some interesting route finding to avoid the last tower. The last tower has a near vertical drop off the back, but a clever ledge/ramp system avoids it.
Traversed over to Eagle B and 13100A before descending back to Mystic Island Lake and out the trail. The traverse to Eagle B had one tricky 3rd class downclimb, fortunately the main summit is on the "mellow" side of most of the gendarmes.
Skied from the summit!
Climbed this one with my father during a backpack to the lake. I was hoping to get up the peak but wasn't sure if there was a good route until we got there. Really nice views from the top. A very enjoyable outing.