Peak(s):  Father Dyer Pk  -  13,615 feet
Post Date:  04/03/2012
Date Climbed:   03/30/2012
Posted By:  Elliot

 Father Dyer South East Solo Ski   

After sleeping in a littler later than I had planned, I got down to Local Joes for coffee an a very large burrito that I would proceed to eat away at all day until finishing it when I got home. I love the Ten Mile/Mosquito range for its corn season and proximity to home allowing me to sleep in my bed! I was skiining by 6:30 and was gaining treeline a little after the sun was hitting Crystal and Father Dyer.
Father Dyer and Crystal

I gained the ridge to the south of summit after deeming a couloir climb could end in some scramble of unkown difficulty.
The two ski options from part way up

You can see the two ski options in the photo above, I took the on lookers left as it was in from the ridge with no down climb
Quandary North Face and The Great Wall

Quandary North not in but a fun line to the lookers right of the great wall
Fletcher Atlantic and Hawai Chutes

Hawai chutes looking good


Summit at 10:30
Ski option 1 from near summit

This shot is of the first ski option which had a bit of a down climb to get in. This pic makes the downclimb look larger that really is but the gusts of wind made getting in a bit risky. On a better snow year this is for sure a great option.
Ski option 1

This is a good shot of ski option 1 from on top of the downclimb.
Ski option 2

Since I didnt feel like down climbing option one I decided to check out a line I had see closer to the summit.
Skis On

Here is the descent from the top. I dropped in around 11:15
Crux from Top

Here is a shot of the crux, I had to make a left kick turn and then straight line over the rock/ice crux then dump speed before the exposure I was straightlineing towards.
Crux From Bottom

Pic of the crux from below
Rest of the line

The rest of the ski was continuous to the car stopping only to take a few pics of the route

Father dyer SE Face

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  • Comments or Questions

04/04/2012 03:28
I saw your line the day after. I still think skiers are nuts.


Nice One!
04/04/2012 13:45
Now that I can see the photos a little better (as opposed to looking at them on your camera display) I can definitely say this line looks spicy! Congrats on a gutsy solo effort.


What Does Keith Richards
04/04/2012 14:11
Have to do with skiing?

The Father Dyer was a badass though, as was this line. Nice work man, I'd say this line is a Beemer M3, not stock.


Keith Richards
04/06/2012 03:35
I think he may haave somthing to do with their rocker marketing campaign

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