First multi pitch mountain.. Super fun, bivied at first ledge
Got off work at midnightish, summitted at sunrise, ran down to get back to work at 1 p.m. (O/S) July 2005.
Direct Exum- Beautiful day, chipped a chunk off of my patella (kneecap)on the way up before the caves after falling through a moat in the snow. Still led a couple pitches, had a lot of fun, but didn't bend my knee the entire way down! (or for the next 2 weeks for that matter) (July 2007)
Beyer East Face 1-- Great climb, great partners, really nasty weather. A grand epic.
Made it to Exum camp and climbed All Along the Watchtower. Was too sick with flu to summit.
Great route. watch out for ice! cold on the west face of the Grand teton, til you get out on the catwalk just under sergent's chimney. Highly recommend this one!
Went with D. Bowers and K. Pusey from Exum as part of a benefit climb for Summit For Someone. Left lower saddle at 5:20am, summited at 9:15am. Beautiful weather. Beautiful views.
Froze my butt off on the Upper Exum with T. Haines and M. Opgenorth.
Classic. Beautiful mountain. Beautiful summit.
An excellent route that I would like to do again when I don't have the flu. The weather was perfect -- sunny and calm winds all day. Thanks cp0915 and rwkent for an awesome trip.
Classic indeed, with great exposure, some loose and wet rock to keep it spicy, but no weather. Long day with the circumnavigation of the Grand but completely worth it.
Climbed the standard North Face route. Ice on the pendulum pitch and the late hour sent us around the west side. Getting on the route from the glacier was a little adventurous, but not bad. Bypassed all other snow and ice on the route by climbing slabs on the first ledge to the right of the ice.
Climbed with Dave Carman from Exum. We started at Lupine meadows at 3:30am, summited at noon and arrived back at the meadows at 6:30pm. Also as a bonus climbed Carman's tower, a short pitch above Wall Street, with Dave Carman. We couldn't have had better weather- no clouds for the duration. Great time!
Climbed for the third time, always a great trip!
We started on Lower Exum for three pitches, then ledged out climbers left to easier rock to hurry up as weather looked a bit threatening. Freed the upper and the horse yo yhe summit and felt great!
6/25/06 With Bill Hayes, on his first mountain. Got a walk-in permit on Saturday morning, and bivied at the Saddle. Made a leisurely climb the next day. Only three other people on the route (on a sunny Sunday in late June!).
Wonderful climb, a week later and I'm still euphoric over the experience. My first trip to the area, and first (but not last) Rocky Mountain climb.
First peak needing protection, great fun!!!
6/24/06: via Direct Exum - Started from Lupine Meadows TH at 1:30am and summited just before 11:00. A great June day, not a cloud in the sky and only a handful of climbers scattered on the mountain. Fun route on excellent rock.
5/13/06: via Stettner Couloir - Climbed with Brian on a crystal clear Spring day. Camped at the Meadows on day 1, then summited via the Stettner Couloir on day 2. Didn't see a single person anywhere on the mountain the entire day.
When I was a wee lad of 12 my dad and brothers went up this great climb. An amazing day for an amazing trip, along with climbing Steeple Peak in the Wind River which to this day still remains my favorite climb.
Seemed way too easy the second time around!