The "knife edge"

Mark Straub leading the last few feet up the famous knife edge ridge to the summit of Eldorado Peak. Exposure on the final ridge is greatly reduced in the winter and spring by added fresh snow. During the summer when the layers melt off, this ridge becomes very sharp and a true "knife-edge". Photographed March 6, 2010.
on Mar 7, 2010 10:55 pm
Image ID: 602650


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lcarreau - Mar 14, 2010 9:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice ...

So, the snow levels were not what you had
anticipated them to be ???

Awesome, I've never seen Eldorado done in the
winter before .. GREAT job, guys !!!


gimpilator - Mar 22, 2010 3:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice ...

Thank you! Actually the snow levels were exactly what we were hoping for. We planned this trip with the idea that the final ridge would be less exposed than normal and therfor on the safer side. I think my wording in the caption was confusing so I changed it.


koaflashboy - Mar 19, 2010 2:14 pm - Hasn't voted


Climbing this again this year - looks awesome this early in the season.


gimpilator - Mar 22, 2010 3:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet!

It was a lot of fun if not a little bit on the exhausting side. I'd do it again though, probably in a couple years.


RayMondo - Nov 20, 2011 4:22 am - Voted 10/10

That's Paradise

I can't think of a better experience.


gimpilator - Nov 25, 2011 10:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: That's Paradise

Thanks Ray. We sure were happy to have this trip in winter, with summer-like weather.

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