With Iowa and Emerald. Dad and Derrill.
we hit the couloir up the center of the face on solid snow!
Did a night hike under the full moon to the summit. Stayed for an hour and watched the sunrise. Alpenglow on the 3 Apostles was AMAZING! Would love to come back and do this again in Winter.
Climbed Belford --> Oxford --> Harvard --> Emerald --> Iowa --> Missouri. Moderate intensity. Summited Oxford at 6:20 AM Saturday morning and finished with Missouri summited via South Ridge II from Iowa at 8:15AM Sunday morning. Back at the Missouri TH at 11 AM. Missouri, as always, is a beautiful peak :-)
Seemed easy after Belford/Oxford the prior day.
Rockdale TH. Relatively easy day. Not many people and perfect weather. #20
Straightforward climb, beautiful day. Returned a few weeks later for Belford and Oxford.
It was a hot day but all in all a good one we did the peak via Missouri Gulch start time wae 6 am we hit the summit at 9:45 ...
Climbed Missouri then Iowa and Emerald on a loop from Missouri Gulch. Started at 3:15am and summited Missouri around 7:00am - it was very cold.
Planned on doing this via the north face couloirs, but hiking partner was not feeling it and had to turn back. Ended up doing the normal route solo. Planned on hitting Iowa too, but the clouds were building fast so had to settle for just 1 on this day.
Double-header with Huron, though both by standard routes. Still too much posthole-inducing slush on the trail, so I took the fat rib to its left. Maybe class 3 w/ some steep-ish snow. Trip report
What a beautiful area, scree on the way down wasn't real fun though.
a good day
8/15/04 - Standard route up from Missouri Gulch in my cottoneering days.
1/30/10 - Winter ascent via the West Ridge. Road closure was 3 miles from Vicksburg making it an 8.5 mile approach to base camp below Clohesy Lake. The 3 miles from Rockdale to camp were untracked and required very difficult trailbreaking... all done by me in the span of 5-6 hours! Summit day was long and tiring, the west ridge seems endless. The final bit of ridge to the summit was very exciting (stayed on ridge crest)! Continued on to Iowa and Emerald before making an epic return to camp, again breaking through deep powder.
Missouri in winter was a whole lot tougher than I anticipated. We climbed the west ridge from our camp below the summer Cloyses Lake trailhead. The west ridge is LONG and we had to stay above the summer crux on the n.w. ridge along the exposed ridge crest. It's a whole different ballgame up there in winter, but the weather was awesome! Continued over to Iowa and Emerald, then suffered through some epic postholing back to camp. Thank God for strong partners!
Long day, went over to Belford after.
Very nice spring hike
Climbed the Northwest Ridge Route. Nice day, a little snow remaining from last weeks storms. Continued on and completed Oxford the Belford. Very long tiring day. Over 14 miles total with over 7,000 ft. of elevation gain.
Climbed Missouri from Missouri Gulch. 3-8" of snow on the northern slopes and NW ridge. Continued to Iowa and Emerald Peaks. Returned over Elkhead Pass. Nice hike, great views.
Nice day climbing the west ridge untill the snow started to bury us, we were lucky to make it to the summit in these conditons.