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 Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
 Post Date:  04/23/2012 Modified: 01/17/2014
 Date Climbed:   04/22/2012
 Posted By:  benners

 An Adventure on the East Face   

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  • Comments or Questions

Nice!     2012-04-23 20:32:13
Always thought that face had a lot of possibilities. Good job out there...


Well done     2012-04-23 20:42:18
Looks like some nice variety


East Face Variation     2012-04-23 20:46:05
Nice variation of the east face! Gotta dig the mando icefall air.
We skied the skiers left exit a few weeks ago.


Lookin' good!     2012-04-23 21:48:13
Shots like your 11th photo can't be overdone.
Nice report, Ben.


Timing?     2012-04-24 00:03:56
Regarding your PSA, if I was to hit Dead Dog on Saturday with a skiing descent in mind, based on the conditions your witnessed the other day, what time do you estimate would be best for the ski descent?


Re: Timing     2012-04-24 07:47:16
We dropped into DD between 9:45 & 10:00. We found the snow to be wet, mushy and grabby. You really needed strong legs to power through turns (which I don't have!). I would suggest beginning your descent between 9:00 & 9:15, especially if it is a sunny day with little wind. Other than the timing, you will find that the lower half of DD is very chunky from the sloughs of dozens of skiers/boarders who have done this line this spring. All that said, it is a short day, close to Denver and quite fun.


Nice Write-up     2012-04-24 07:49:16
Ben, I always appreciate these reports, thanks for taking the time to do it. Plus it was great to see what you and Brian encountered while I was busy trying not to run over the 50 other people climbing DD!


Awesome!!!     2012-04-24 08:34:20
Absolutley awesome!!!


DAS EAST FACE!     2012-04-24 09:24:33
Yeah buddy! Five hours round trip for that line?! SWEET!


Summit to Car in 2012     2012-04-24 10:43:15
an amazing feat in my book. Really enjoyed that East Face Variation.


Way to spice up the east face boys!     2012-04-24 10:59:12
Very cool. Sorry I missed that trip! I like it


Any head first glissaders this trip?     2012-04-24 20:57:59
Brian must be shooting to out do his Evans ascents with check marks on Torreys. Looks like a great trip, I still think skiing is cheating.


That grill setup is dope...     2012-04-24 23:17:26
The only thing missing is a crock of chili and an armada of piss-out-your-ass hot sauces.

Well done again, guys.

Photo #7 is magazine-worthy and looks like another day at the office for your crew.

I look forward to the next writeup, Ben.


Better shape than I guessed...     2012-04-24 23:43:57
Nice choice. The E face of Torrey's maybe the best looking line in CO right now. You just planned my Thursday. What a great line. That first 200 feet is quite sporty no?


Torreys delivers yet again     2012-04-25 18:40:12
Looks like an excellent day out gentlemen. Nice job!!


Thanks!     2012-04-26 09:22:02
Appreciate the comments!

Floyd, didn't see any head first glissaders this time, but then again we weren't in Dead Dog for that long .

Caleb, have at it man! It's definitely worth it.

Rick, where were you again?


I was home....     2012-04-27 13:09:06
But you guys missed out on some seriously EPIC lawn and garden work!!

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