The Boulder Field amazes me every time!
Fun peak with great views of Longs.
Total ascents = 6. First two climbs on attempts to do the Glacier Gorge Traverse, third climb on the sucessful Glacier Gorge Traverse, the fourth on a traverse of Lookout Mountain, Mount Meeker, Longs Peak, Storm Peak and Half Mountain and the last two from the Longs Peak Ranger Station just for fun.
I actually made a separate trip that day just for this mountain.
Consolation prize for not making it up Longs Peak that day after one in our party got altitude sickness.
The ridge from the keyhole is a lot of fun and the views of the northface of longs, the boulderfield and Glacier gorge are amazing! Fun mountain and not too much extra effort after Longs....
A fun extra after Longs Peak. There was some pretty deep snow where I sunk up to my hip, just made it more interesting without cramp-ons.
There was some postholing across The Boulderfield, but the weather was excellent. Much better than my previous attempt.
Storm Peak lived up to its name this day. Summited at noon in unsettled but not particularly threatening weather. Then descended into a full-blown winter-like whiteout that provided for a mini-epic. I will try to post a trip report in the next week or so.
Made the climb today while waiting for my parents to fly in. Easy going without much snow. Skies clear except for giant lenticulars all over the front range. Temps not too bad with gusty wind at times. The north ridge offered an unmatched view of glacier gorge and made for a fun hike.
I have been up Storm twice, once in 2001 and early in 2003, training for Orizaba. Great views of Glacier Gorge from the summit. Fun glissading down the south face too.
Beautiful day with hardly any wind, the trip down in the dark in a snow storm was not so beautiful ;)