Biked from my house in Boulder to LP Trailhead, up Iron Gates, ridgeline scramble, down Loft, and back out. Fun day. Glad to have finally bagged this 13er. 13 hours door to door.
Missed Lamb's Slide and went up Ship's Prow for a puckering crux of climbing around ice...yeah that was questionable but good holds regardless since we stayed to the left at the top of the couloir.
Started from Longs Peak trailhead around 6:45AM. Hardened snow for most of route. Snowfield in between chasm junction and Chasm lake. Highly suggest crampons and ice axe. Loft couloir was solid. Snow was softened near top of couloir due to direct sunlight. Descended via Meeker Ridge and into Iron Gates. Snow was wet the rest of trip. Back at car around 3PM.
Excellent route to the summit, short and sweet, then traversed to Longs.
Did it twice. Once to each of the summits. First time started from much below chasm and then ended up at sandbeach lake and wild basin. 2nd time did it via the loft and then onto longs and then down the old cable route
Via the loft. Ice on the ledges. Hit both summits.
Solo from Sandbeach TH. 4 hours car to summit. Was thrown off track for 1/2 hour in Meeker Bowl- it was a bog, with the ground saturated with water 6" deep. Rather than continue on the SW ridge route, I bushwhacked from the meadow at the base of the bowl to low on Meeker Ridge (~12000 feet), then took it up and over the east summit across the knife edge ridge to the real summit. Awesome day, great temps, only saw 4 other climbers. Long's was packed. I don't think there is a bad route up Meeker.
Great conditions on the loft, really great summit.
Dreamweaver route was real straightforward it was the descent off the Loft that was some of the scariest stuff I'd ever done. Thank god it didn't slide
Summited via Iron Gates. Fun stuff!
May have to come back and do the ridge route with the knife edge.
Solo climb of Mount Meeker and Meeker Ridge via Loft Direct. Climbed the buttress in the center of the Loft headwall instead of taking the standard ramp. After summiting Meeker, traversed to the high point of Meeker Ridge. Descended the next gully north of the Iron Gates. Nice rock, fun scrambling/climbing, great views.
Year of no snow so brought but didn't need crampons, able to climb on rocks in all but one short spot.
I climbed Meeker with hiking buddy Marco and his friends, Jeff and Ray. We got an early start: 4AM, and surprisingly, there were plenty of empty spaces in the lot. I guess some hikers had been scared off by thunderstorms the previous day. Ray had been up here before, so he was invaluable in finding the correct route at the ridges. I went to the true summit, around 8:30. The others were content with staying on the summit ridge. The weather was clear until around 9:30-10AM, when clouds started rolling in. It was overcast by the time we got back to the trailhead.
06/01/13 via Dreamweaver free solo. Good ice on all the steps going up, Great Snow... I don't thinks it gets much better
Via Dreamweaver...primo conditions.
May snow climbing with good company in spectacular scenery - it just doesn't get much better than this! Lots and lots of snow. Did a goofy direct exit (dammit, Kiefer!!!) out of Lambs Slide which made things somewhat more interesting. Love the Meeker summit. Not super fond of the cliffy initial descent from the loft - catch a toe point in all that snow and you're toast - but things mellow out soon enough once you round the dog leg.
with Dmitriy Litvak, David Cook solo.