Pondering the Knife Edge

A climber who was ahead of us ponders his options for taking on Capitol's knife edge, the crux on one of Colorado's hardest fourteeners.

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David_Holland

David_Holland - Sep 6, 2006 7:33 pm - Hasn't voted

classification

Hi, what the classification of this route/mountain? Looks steep to me!? and i see no ropes of gear!? Mayby it looks harder then it is! Greets, David

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Sep 6, 2006 9:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: classification

This is route considered class 4. For many it is considered Colorado's hardest 14,000' peak. The ridge is certainly exposed, but it is relatively flat to traverse and it is solid. It is not as bad as it looks, though certainly scary for those not used to exposure! The face beyond also has some class 4 climbing, less exposed but a little loose in places. If you get the chance to climb in Colorado, I highly recommend this peak!

RyanS

RyanS - Sep 8, 2006 9:17 pm - Voted 10/10

That's a great Knife-edge shot

Congrats on your climb!

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Sep 8, 2006 10:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's a great Knife-edge shot

Thanks Ryan! We were there nice and early in the morning, so the shadow really helped to define the edge of the ridge. Sometimes you get lucky I guess! I don't even know who that guy in the picture is, hopefully he has seen this site and saved the pic for himself.

Aspen

Aspen - Sep 10, 2006 4:16 am - Hasn't voted

Sharp Knife

Kewl photo indeed, Chicago! I'll see you on the Harvard-Columbia climb this Saturday, Sept. 16th! :D

Knight

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Sep 10, 2006 8:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sharp Knife

Oh no! Another 14ers.com member on Summitpost... just kidding! See you this weekend, hopefully it will be dry!

mad maximus

mad maximus - Sep 13, 2006 10:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Blues

The guy in the photo looks like he stepped off the street. He has blue jeans on. :-|

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