Second time on Meeker. Always shocks me at how slabby & exposed that summit ridge is. Pristine weather.
Drove from Salt Lake the day before and camped near Estes Park. Blasted the route and then drove straight home afterward. The climb took about 8 hours roundtrip with SP user dunsum.
We hit it in perfect conditions--lots of ice, very little snow. I think we got the last good weekend of the year on it, but it allowed us to solo the whole thing quickly and comfortably. Still possibly the best route I've done in the mountains.
Love Meeker, but only because of Dreamweaver ice route.
I really enjoyed this one. I finally made a good decision for my descent- I took the loft route down. There wasn't as much loose scree as I thought there would be along the "Iron Gates". You need to be careful when taking the knife edge, but if you're used to exposure you shouldn't have much trouble with it, that is, as long as it's dry. Summit nap was great. Still a great day despite the wildfire haze.
A beautiful start to a long, long day.
8/27/05 - Ascended via The Loft, traversed to Longs, descended via the Keyhole. Great views from The Loft.
6/7/09 - Dreamweaver. Absolute classic climb, wow! Traversed the Meeker Ridge knife edge and descended through the Iron Gates.
6/2/13 - Dreamweaver with fat ice! Loft descent.
2/12/17 - Winter ascent of SE Ridge from Copeland Lake TH. Excellent conditions & weather.
Found great ice conditions at the multiple cruxes. Awesome climb.
An awesome hike. Did it back in 2001 and I thought this required more energy than Longs. A tough day out with an exhausting trough. Should not be in the shadows of Longs. Just as great.
Back down the Loft route and back to the car with daylight to spare on daylight savings day.
A fun climb with some army guys I met along the way. Then headed over to Longs, Storm and LW.
Climbed from the Loft before continuing over to Longs. The sun rose as I was nearing Meeker's summit.
Climbed with Brenton Peterson (Fowweezer) in an eight hour car-to-car trip. The climb was in great, lean shape, but probably will not be around much longer - at least not until the next season.
Solo climb in combination with Longs via Keyhole, then descended via Clark's Arrow to the Loft, over Meeker and Meeker Ridge and down the Iron Gates. Great "loop" climb!
This mountain really caught me off guard. For some reason, I thought it would be cakewalk. MUCH more challenging than I thought. Good exposure on the ridge and amazing views of Longs!
Iron Gates was cool looking but kind of a let down. Next time, Dreamweaver or Dutchman.
My favorite of all routes on this mountain is Dreamweaver.
I've climbed Meeker twice, once via the Loft and the other time on Dream Weaver. We hit Dream Weaver in perfect conditions, with the upper section as all ice, but very little rock required in the chimneys. Awesome route.
Took gear never used just crampoons and ice axes, two of us soloed up and down, was ice the whole way. A fun alpine route . During the climb it was a cooling off about every 45 min. clouds would recycle back and cool us off.
Long, but fun day above treeline from the Horse Creek TH. Crossing from Meeker Ridge to the Mt. Meeker summit was a lot of fun.
Climbed Meeker via the Loft route and then headed across the Loft and tried unsuccessfully to find Clarks Arrow. Got to the base of the Homestretch, but headed down via the Keyhole route to inclement weather.
Snow had begun to collect in Loft, and ice was melting down the gully. Some snow and ice on the ledges just beneath the Loft, but these could be navigated or avoided (though I was very cautious doing so). Went in afternoon because forecast indicated high winds in morning. Left TH at 1pm and reached Meeker summit at 4:15. Winds were light with clear skies. Also made the traverse east to the eastern "summit". Not as bad as I'd imagined, but of course rock was dry and winds low. Descended and went off the back of the Loft for the Longs route. Reached top of Longs at 6:20pm. Thank you weather service for alerting me to the weather window! I had been chased down from the end of the Narrows the previous weekend, and it was nice to return in optimal conditions.