Did the traverse from South Arapaho to North Arapaho. The traverse has mostly solid rock and is a reasonably straightforward class 3 route. I thought the "crux" slab was pretty easy and over-hyped, but I'm tall so it was easy to reach the ledge on top. I thought the actual crux of the route was down climbing into the notch before the final ascent of North Arapaho. We climbed a class 4 section but it looked like one could avoid that section by going to skiers left on the descent into the notch. Great route!
After 3 trips up South Arapaho, I finally had good conditions for North. The traverse is unique and lots of fun.
Very warm for November, not much snow at all, very few places had some packed snow on the trails. Nice easy climb up to South Arapaho.
Just went to the south summit. 3.5 hours ctc.
Headed up South Arapahoe then did the traverse to North and back with Rachael. A few short fun scramble sections, but mostly a ridge walk.
This route is in one of the best settings in Colorado. Fun, reasonable exposure, easy moves, interesting terrain, and on this day, zero clouds and nice breeze.
Great scrambling route, mostly class 3. Lots of smoke from the fires on the west coast.
Traverse from south to north. Fresh batch of snow on North Arapahoe. Returned and out and back to Old Baldy.
South to North
June 05 2016 Skywalker Couloir.
Love this summit! Beautiful approach from the 4th July TH. Didn't attempt the traverse over to N Arapaho. One of my favorite 13ers
Just hiked the South Arapaho Peak on this outing. Wonderful temps and weather today...
w/ Becky. Beautiful sunny day in the mountains. North and South Arapahoe.
Too windy for North, at least for a solo chicken like me.
Loved the knife ridge!
Crashed in Mikey's truck then woke and worked our way up to South Arapaho. The traverse was all that it's advertised - basically non-stop fun! Found the crux easy to get up but caused me a little hesitation on the way down. Thanks, Mike, for letting me use your knee as a foothold. Just had a blast, constantly smiling and laughing and remarking on the aesthetics and joy of this route. Insane wildflowers en route and literally dozens of marmots - Lovely, lively, fun! Dinner at The Pioneer in Ned afterward!
Almost went blind, but reached summit of South Arapaho Peak successfully. Did not go for North Arapaho
I'm falling in love with the IPW!
After a year of physical therapy, I started easy mountains again, so on this trip I only hiked South Arapaho and Old Baldy. It was awesome to be again in the mountains moreover, everything was flowering in the Indian Peak Wilderness