Archive for the '12ers' Category

Jul 12 2016

Sawtooth Mountain 12,304′ South Bowl 7/6/2016

With the weather finally clearing and more of the same in the forecast we wheeled up Coney Flats Road again. Made it to the upper trailhead again but decided to forgo the water crossing after hitting the differential the last time I went thru. Found a sweet campsite and played around with the tripod, shooting […]

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Jul 01 2016

East Jasper 12,900′ Northeast Bowl and “Diamond Hill” 12,040′ East Slopes – 6/24/2016 – Alone Time

After North Arapaho it seemed like a good idea to save on gas and just stay put and stay in position to get East Jasper and another line that I skied part of when I skied Jasper’s Snow Leopard. I got up nice and early and headed up the trail to the Diamond Lake Trail […]

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Jul 01 2016

Radiobeacon BM 12,072′ “Frosty” 12,000′ and “Sprint Peak” 12,110′ – 6/21/2016 – Snow is still holding on

After  great tour to the Crater Lake zone I took a day off and just relaxed. I feel like I’ve gotten what I need for the Grand County portion of the book. Time to move to the east side of the range. I had hoped to get it all without the approach by doing the […]

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Jun 28 2016

Mirror Lake – Lone Eagle Finger – Hopi Kiva Ramp – Fair Glacier – 6/17-19-2016

With the blood still wet on y leg from the bushwhacking mishap I headed north to Granby. Unfortunately I missed the Forest Service opening hours so I had to camp and hit it in the morning to get my permit. Gotta follow the rules even when that means putting things off. The Monarch Lake trailhead […]

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Jun 27 2016

UN12,393 Iron Creek Couloir 6/16/2016 – Such a Gem – Big Eyes minus the approach

After a day off in Denver to regroup and shift gears I headed up the evening before to camp. I was planning on riding up St Louis Creek Road but they finally had the gate open, figures. On the way in it was clear the summit shot had melted out; too bad the snow was […]

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Jun 25 2016

Berthoud Pass to Moffat Tunnel Traverse plus Jenny Lake Bowl 6/11-14/2016

Well this didn’t go as planned. I was originally hoping for a traverse from Berhoud to Wild Basin. Again the weather had it’s way with me. I felt like the entire experience was a lesson in futility. My goal was to do a light mostly solo traverse across the Front Range, skiing as many lines […]

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Jun 16 2016

Watanga 12,375′ Hiamovi 12,395′ Irving Hale 11,754′ 6/4-5/2016 – Exploring the Roaring Fork

After Byers I fueled up with some coffee and had some dinner in Fraser. I headed up to the Roaring Fork Trailhead and made up the 4Runner house. It was hot that night and sleeping was rough. I slept in and got started up the trail at about 10am. The Roaring Fork trail is part […]

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Jun 10 2016

Byers Peak 12,804′ Southeast Gully 6/3/2016 – A Long Solo

After success on James I headed to the Deadhorse trailhead and got ready for the next day. I had planned to go for K Chute on UN 12393′ as well so this day was looking like 14 miles and 7000’+ of vertical. I made good time to the summit of Byers but it was clear […]

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May 22 2016

Byers Peak 12,804′ West Gully & Bills Peak 12,703′ North Face 5/14-15/2016 – Dialing in the Solo Setup

I’ve been wanting to get back into the Keyser Creek zone for a long time. This would be easy if I had a sled but without one not so much. I headed up the night before and car camped to get an early start. In the am I made coffee and watched the sunrise and […]

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