Which route did you summit East Lovenia by?
Anyway, athough some of the 12ers are harder I considered East Lovenia to be the hardest of the Utah 13ers. I'm curious which route others have taken.
Up East Face and out by the ridge connecting with Main Lovenia. I agree about its being technically the hardest for me, and I also wonder if I missed something easier which the others may have found. What exactly does Davide Rose suggest there? I couldn't locate his guidebook around the house :)
In addition to class 5 elements on both routes, it's also physically long too. It seems that your Lovenia page overestimates one-way distance by about a mile, but it still adds to a 25-miler day!
What exactly does Davide Rose suggest there?
About the same as you did coming up from the NE/East Face.
We actually zig-zagged up the NW face and came down the connecting ridge with Lovenia. Not much exposure or technical obstacles, but lots of loose scree.
Thanks Scott. This NNW face had the most snow covering the unknown-quality footholds, so I wasn't too excited about heading there! And you say, "connecting ridge with Lovenia", did you follow it all the way or just to the nearest low point? I had some trouble routefinding beyond the first col, ended up backtracking here and there and having more unexpected class 5 fun...
I did most of the ridge but since I had already been on the summit of Lovenia we bypassed it in order to have more time to check out some different routes.