Peak(s):  Vestal Pk  -  13,864 feet
Arrow Pk  -  13,803 feet
Post Date:  09/10/2011
Modified:  01/20/2014
Date Climbed:   09/03/2011
Posted By:  benners

 Labor Day Weekend in the Grenadiers: Vestal and Arrow   

TR here:


  • Comments or Questions

Hell Yeah!!!     09/10/2011 20:47
What a day, great work getting two of Colorado's best. I'm very impressed and jealous gonna follow in your footsteps someday soon. Thanks alot for posting


That's some good Laboring!     09/10/2011 20:52
Nice report and pix team!
That's two fun & great climbs, congratulations!
Looking forward to seeing the Trinities report!


I don't say ”Awesome” ...     09/10/2011 21:22
much, but that is one sweet report! Thanks for taking the time to share.


Sweet!!     09/10/2011 22:28
Looks like you guys had a fine trip. I'm glad everything worked out, and I'm eager to read the report on the Trinities!!


Wow!     09/11/2011 00:45
That looks like one awesome route! Great job and good pictures too.


fantastic!     09/11/2011 01:26
those are some awesome mountains!!! nice job


I'm drooling!     09/11/2011 02:23
Nice report and congrats to all! The Wham was on my list of goals for the year. Alas, it looks like my view of it from Jones/Niagara on Sept 4 will be the closest I get this year. Your report will have to suffice. Sigh.


benners and the jets...     09/11/2011 16:11
Thanks for the invite and the lead, Ben. I couldn't have done it without you. Maybe we should sit down with helmut this winter and plot something slick in the Weminuche for '12. I hope to catch up with you soon.

You're a great partner.

Brian C

Sweet!     09/12/2011 01:53
Can't wait to get in there! Awesome report.


Thanks All!     09/12/2011 15:10
This is a special area indeed...Jesse, Carpe, Brian, you guys need to get in there! But the nice thing about these peaks is they'll always be there, so there's no rush .

Thanks Kevin, likewise man! It was great getting out with you and Sarah.

I also owe a thank you to mtnfiend for the use of his rack. Rick, a sixer of your choice is on me...


Nice!     09/12/2011 15:16
Looks like a great trip guys. Really like that last shot of Wham Ridge. These peaks are high on my constantly expanding Colorado to-do list.


Honing those communication skills ...     09/12/2011 15:52
Looks to me like you all ”communicated” wonderfully on these two peaks! Way to get 'er done! What beautiful photos from you and Wooderson, and sooooo glad the weather worked out for all of you. I'm the green-eyed lady when it comes to that Wham ridge. 8) Thanks so much for posting, benners. Happy, hoppy trails!


Damn Phish Tour!     09/12/2011 16:30
Any other weekend, I would have given an arm and a leg to go with you all. Well, maybe not a limb (how could I climb?), but something worth a lot to me.
Great TR, aesthetic and betalicious pics, and a solid lead, Ben.

Kevin Baker

Superb shots     09/13/2011 04:22
Those are some awesome shots you got there, Ben! Brings back fond memories of Wham. Yes indeed, if Arrow was a 14er, there would be a lot of people worried about it! Not a peak to be on in a storm! Thanks for the writeup.


Nice Rope     09/13/2011 05:50
Good to see Old Blue Eyes got some use on The Wham.

Modus, 5 Grenadiers, a 30 minute train ride as opposed to 2 and a half hours and the ”White Slabs of Death”. Classic.


Old Blue Eyes     09/13/2011 13:41
I didn't know she had a name, but I like it.


Great photos     09/18/2011 20:35
Of all the photo reports on Vestal I've ever seen, these are the best shots for showing the character of the climb. Great work. (Now go fix that cromulent descent...)


Saaaweet TR!     07/28/2013 23:31
Great job to all 3 of you and super work on the TR here. I'm heading in for these peaks shortly and the pictures are ahh…priceless!

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