This helluva basin provided me with one of the most stressful, mentally challenging days of the summer. Didn't expect the slopes to retain this much snow so with running shoes on I traversed the ridge all the way around and ended up on El Diente at sunset and "suicide climbed" down its North Slopes and safely made my way back to the Rock of Ages saddle and back to the car.
Hiked up from our camp at Navajo Lake. I thought the ledges after the second saddle were the sketchiest part, but I might have picked a bad line. The down climb from the false summit and the summit pitch were straightforward and felt pretty secure. Fun peak with awesome views!
Climbed with Greg Jagielski from SLC. Warm day; headed to Gladstone next via the ridge. Still a bit of snow on the trail. Great day.
With my son. He did great.
Fun ridge traverse
Fun solo trip. Saw only one person while coming down. Broke the internet with my #dicksoutforharambe sign
Climbed alone on July 4 2001.
Climbed via Rock of Ages - Accessed saddle from side slope instead of hiking all the way through basin and climbing up scree. Back down the same way. Climbed with MoapaPk (Harlan)and one other.
The weather was pretty terrible this weekend, even by San Juan standards, but we hiked through the drizzle and made this summit. Once again, Mt Wilson has a forcefield around it preventing my successful passage to its summit. I was impressed by the sustained scrambling / weaving / navigation on the higher reaches of Wilson Pk past the small saddle. I enjoyed this peak! With Mikey.
From Rock of Ages TH, we had to wait one hour for weather to move out, it wasn't fun getting rained on at 13K but patience pays off.
I love this area!
Climbed standard route from Kilpacker Creek (16 miles RT) - long day but a great climb!
Just under 3 hrs from Rock of Ages for the first 14er of the year. Bagged Gladstone while waiting for friends to summit Wilson.
From the Rock of Ages TH. Joined 5 friendly locals from Telluride to climb from the upper saddle to the summit. Saw fire plumes to the east.
Long day with big packs and ugly conditions. Had a mini melt down, but held it together... Marmots up there are vicious...
Finally a sunny day. Climb is very nice and a little spicy at the summit.
Climbed along with Gladstone on a trip to Navajo Basin.
Solo ascent from the Rock of Ages TH. Great day with fabulous views. Definitely need to get down there for more!
11th 14er this year.
Pretty miserable conditions reaching the summit.