Cool, overcast, socked in day, but nice hike up Lady Washington, Storm Peak and Battle Mtn nonetheless.
Ascended East Slopes. Descended to Boulderfield/Granite Pass.
Melted out, glad to get to the summit!
Great day in the mountains. What a view of the Diamond!
nice route... lots of laughs..
5/7/06 - A quick spring solo hike utilizing the well-packed Longs Peak Trail. Windy as usual.
2/11/12 - Surprisingly nice winter day.
Summited on way to check out chasm view and the start of Longs' North Face route for this winter's mission. Then on to Storm. Lots of wind today too... not a whisper in the trees but Mt Lady W had gusts between 50-60mph.
Guy I met on the moraine said it's windy like that all the time, but the general conseensus was 50 mph gusts. Enough to blow me down stretching for a 2+ move 3/4 up. Mountain's bigger than it looks.
Hiked up from the Longs Peak Trailhead and climbed the eastern slope. Descent was down to Granite Pass and then over to Battle Mountain. Fine clear, yet cool, October day.
Crossed over after climbing Storm Peak. A quick scramble from the Boulder field. Accidentally climbed the lower South summit first.
One day after I left sea-level Holland, I went up to this mountain. Although it is just a walk up, I was exausted.
Climbed up to the ridge from the boulderfield to get a look at the diamond. Continued up to the top. That view is unbeatable when the skies are clear.
Second attempt with much less wind than the first time. Had some short but great glissading on the way down.
climbed the east slopes with jamie. soft snow made the blocky route much more of a pain than it needed to be. the view of the diamond from the summit is dynamite! descending the north ridge towards granite pass was a much nicer route. caught a few, short glissades on the way out.
Aborted attempt at longs due to insane winds. This was a fun objective given the weather. The view of the Diamond is awesome.
Aborted Longs Pk trip, North Face route due to frigid temps.
First 13er I ever climbed. Very windy. Amazing views of Longs.
I hiked to the Mills Moraine/Chasm Lake junction, then climbed directly up to the top. Then I went down the north side to Granite Pass and returned via the Longs Peak Trail. I started at 6 AM, reached the summit around 9:30, and got back at 12:30 PM. Absolutely no one else was climbing MLW, everybody was headed for Longs (I was a little tempted to go for Longs myself). There are a lot of spiders in the talus. The sky was clear at the start, but clouds built up surprisingly quickly, and by the time I got down past Granite Pass, it was cloudy and raining a little.
What a day! 11.5 hrs car-to-car, 4 hrs lake-to-summit. Funky on and off weather gave the climb spice!
Great day!! Including myself, only two people on the WHOLE mountain. Saw some Ptarmagin and had my Mountain Hardware softshell returned to me after it fell out of my pack by the only other guy up there. Kudos to Tom at Mcdonalds paperiae in Estes!!