Scrambled up to the east ridge near the summit of Donaldson Peak and summited both Church and Donaldson from there. A friend joined me to the pond before the peak and I soloed both summits, putting me at 7 of 9 of the 12,000+. Round trip took about 10 hours.
Beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, though a lot of dust from harvest in the distance. View my photo's here.
This had to be one of my favorite 12ers fun scrambling and great views. I climbed this one with SPer Manley both summits took about twelve hours.
Hiked in to Lake 9682' the night before, then did a solo climb up Church's north face. It was about 2500' feet of 40-45 degree snow climbing. I'd been daydreaming about this route for a couple years, and it didn't disappoint. Here’s a trip-report and some photos.
Not in near good enough shape. Nothing like taking a step back for every step forward. Became sick and crashed in the saddle. It was a good trip though.
Climbed with Donaldson. Was a challenging climb, went solo dont think I would recomend that. But it was a great climb.
This is where I let go what she took from me, and I was with my friend to do it. Great day!
Fun climb, Did Leatherman, Bad Rock, and Church, Missed Donnaldson, didn't realize it was over 12,000
Fun 35 to 50 degree snow climb to the summit from Lake 9682. Linked it with Donaldson. Regret not linking "No Regret" Peak now, it was right there.
Done with Donaldson- nice scramble once out of the lower creek valley
Climbed this one on a hot July day. It was a good hike. Probably the toughest 12,000 footer in Idaho.
We were planning on climbing Brieitenbach but went up the wrong canyon. Oh well. We are older and wiser now, as far as the Lost Rivers go.
I had a bad day on this one, with an early wake up and bad luck with crumbly handholds, several near accidents, and slow pace. Also ascended Donaldson Peak while we were up there.
Climbed as my second peak in the 9 summits record. Overcast day, that kept the heat away but elminated great views. Linked it with Donaldson before calling it a early day.
Positioned smack dab in the middle of all the peaks, the views to do not disappoint.