Gilpin from Emma

Viewed from Mount Emma's summit, this is Gilpin Peak and Mount Sneffels under ominous skies. The trio of peaks on the left are subpeaks of Gilpin known as The Block Tops. The tallest one on the left is Point 13,543. You can also see Gilpin's southeast ridge in this shot. August 9, 2005


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seth@LOKI - Jun 6, 2006 5:50 am - Hasn't voted


I was going to write a description to Emma here but it looks like you have the material and knowledge. I just climbed it Sunday the fourth and wanted to share beta for future inquisitors that se(e)k it.

If you like I'll finish this... but I still need to get TOPO!

The Garret book describes it as a difficult summit block to attain. I found it interesting with several fun ways up but not neccesarily difficult. I was nervous at the sight of the Peak but I made the top of the lava domed summit it in AT boots (as other fellow tracks indicated ascnets before mine.) A unique aspect to the Yankee Boy Basin approach to Mount Emma is that it has a nice rolling broad slope that holds snow longer than any of its Yankee neighbors. Thus Emma makes for a safe hard packed spring climb and descent later in the season as well as a brief but engaging summit climb.


RyanS - Jun 7, 2006 1:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Emma

Hi Seth. I was going to post an SP page for Mount Emma eventually, but if you beat me to it, no hard feelings! Please feel free to submit one.

Regardless, if either of us submits an Emma page, the other of us has a separate route to submit to submit, since we started from different basins (I used Governor Basin. My TR is here if you're interested:


seth@LOKI - Jul 20, 2006 2:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Emma Post on my profile

Moutn Emma trip is on my may enjoy it. I don't know how to post it otherwise and it sounds like GPS coords etc are like required, none of this is in my repetoire yet. Anyway...


seth@LOKI - Jun 7, 2006 2:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice work

I like your style! Thanks for sharing.

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