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Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Sep 20, 2010 4:07 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Lots of bushwhacking & routefinding  Sucess!

It had snowed up in the mountains two days before Memorial Day, but I didn't take krampons or an ice axe because I wasn't expecting so much. The hike was long and arduous, mainly because I had to keep doubling back to avoid the nest of thick trees along the higher parts of the south ridge. The views were definitely worth it, though, and I liked the climb more than Mount Timpanogos or Mount Nebo. This was the first major hike I did with my wife, and it is the only time I've experienced complete solitude (no other climbers on the mountain). I turned around at the summit between the main north summit and the south summit. See "Scramble in the Snow" trip report for details.

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