Climbed via Blitzen Ridge. Fun and long. Had to move off the top quick since storms were coming in.
Scopin' out some sweet climbs while scrapin' on.
With Eric Holle. Awesome mountain with lots of great looking routes. FEELING AWESOME! After Chiquita then off to Fairchild.
Two days after Longs Peak we did the "easy triple" of Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon. Perfect weather all the way and we made friends with a Marmot who let me get within 3' to take his picture.
On the way we decided to climb a peak for each letter of the alphabet (completed on Xmas Peak Utah as there is no official X peak in Colo)
Started a little late, third summit of Mummy Mania. We only got 5 done as a nasty storm chased us off Hagues at the last minute.
One of the best experiences I have had on a mountain. Great views, great climb!
Third peak on the Mummy Mania tour. It is fun to look down the Y couloirs.
Finally! After years of trying to get back here and do it. I was on top by 8:00am and hiked straight through a herd of Elk!
The one young Stag of the herd came to within 15 feet of me!! It was unbelievable. A moment I will not forget.
Nice climb from Fall River Road in combination with Chiquita
We did the 1st ascent of a variation on Blitzen Ridge.
We climbed the lower "Y" couloir for about three or four hundred feet and then traversed to the ridge on an exposed ledge system that joins the ridge just west of the "Four Aces".
I've summited Ypsilon 5 more times since by various other routes.
Part of Chapin, Chiquita & Ypsilon
My 2nd climb of Ypsilon, Chris's 1st. Used some oxygen after Chris's last experience on Mt Toll. Were able to burn up the mountain beating the approaching storms.
My hiking buddies and I attempted the Mummy Mania, or Mummy Marathon as we call it. We didn't quite finish because my friend fell on some snow on the saddle between Ypsilon and Fairchild and broke his arm. We made a group decision not to climb anymore and bushwacked many miles to the Lawn Lake Trailhead. If that wasn't enough, we got hailed on for over an hour and saw a bear. Someday, I would like a rematch with the Mummy's.
Great climb. Middle section was a pitch of wasy mixed climbing (M3ish?) and the rest was easy couloir climbing. Great solo climb if you feel good on mixed ground.
Peak #3 of our Mummy Mania trip. Did this with pksander. Long, but fun day. The Y couloir looked sweet... need to come back for that...
Part of the Mummy Mania traverse completed with Chris Gerber. A very, very long day. See my trip report for more...
Climbed as part of Chapin, Chiquita Ypsilon traverse. Had all three summits to myself. Very windy up there. Met a few others on the way down who had turned back.
Fun but LONG alpine adventure.