Whipple Mountain to Hayden Peak--is this ridge do able?

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Whipple Mountain to Hayden Peak--is this ridge do able?

Postby steelfrog » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:08 pm

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Re: Whipple Mountain to Hayden Peak--is this ridge do able?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:55 pm

I think so, it didn't look too bad from PT 12311, the ranked 12er just north of Whipple Mtn:

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Hayden From PT12311
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Re: Whipple Mountain to Hayden Peak--is this ridge do able?

Postby steelfrog » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:01 pm

Looks like there might be some cliff bands there. One fairly serious maybe...
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Re: Whipple Mountain to Hayden Peak--is this ridge do able?

Postby steelfrog » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:41 am

We want to go to North Pole hut over this ridge. Should we or shouldn't we?
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Re: Whipple Mountain to Hayden Peak--is this ridge do able?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:45 pm

Hard to say? I don't know what the other side of that ridge would be like to get to the hut, especially if you have full packs?

I think there is supposed to be a trail that goes around the peaks that connects the Last Dollar and North Pole Huts.

I am not really that familiar with the area, my climb of 12311 and Whipple are my only forays into the western Sneffels range, but we were eying the ridge to Hayden/"S10" from there as a possible way to climb those peaks in the future.
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Re: Whipple Mountain to Hayden Peak--is this ridge do able?

Postby steelfrog » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:17 pm

Ya there is definitely a trail. We were looking for something to spice it up. But not too much!

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