Got up right below the summit to turn around and see a huge storm rolling in. Several nearby lightning shots and a dab of 3/4 inch sized hail later, we made it to tree line just in time. Must try again soon.
This was maybe the most important summit for me in my early climbing career - such a cool, remote, challenging peak. It helped me develop a love for the wild peaks and lesser travelled ranges.
Came over from C Prime by dropping down a nasty gully that connects to the Southwest Couloir and then went over to the West Face for a short scramble to the top.
Jim and I climbed Peak C after we first ascended Peak D and C-Prime along the Ripsaw Ridge. I was a little surprised to encounter more loose rock on this peak than most peaks in the residing area. Sure is nice to look at from Piney Lake.
Great peak, isolated location. Love the Gores. See www.Theronwelch.com for great Gore info. I climbed this peak w/my two best buddies. What a bloody good couple days out. Loads of fun and a GREAT snow climb!!
Enjoyable fall day to climb this mountain. Second attempt this year and we were weathered out last year so it was nice to finally summit. One of the nicest summit rocks to sit on I have seen - very comfortable. Great views of Powell and the rest of the Gore range from there. Nice fall colours in the Piney Creek drainage.
Absolutely stunning area - The hike up the coulier from the basin was steep and not solid. We were attempting to pioneer a new route, but got turned around due to weather. Planning a return trip in September. The fall colors should be amazing by then!
A superb day. The weather gods were kind to us and opened up a short window of calm, clear conditions in an otherwise unsettled, stormy, and electrically charged weekend. Snow conditions were excellent for step-kicking and we did not use our crampons. The rock summit ridge definitely captured our attention. The views in all directions are stupendous.
I climbed with Nelson and Lawrence via the couloir. This was my first time on a snow climb and my first time with class 4 scrambling. I had blast - the most fun I've had on a mountain to date!
Climbed this peak with the Colorado Mountain Club's Basic Mountaineering School. It was a very long intense day and we ascended two couloirs. While on the summit a lightning storm was brewing so we were only on top for about 3 seconds and then turned around. The entire day took over 16 hours.