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!     04/24/2012 02:32
Always thought that face had a lot of possibilities. Good job out there...


Well done     04/24/2012 02:42
Looks like some nice variety


East Face Variation     04/24/2012 02:46
Nice variation of the east face! Gotta dig the mando icefall air.
We skied the skiers left exit a few weeks ago.


Lookin' good!     04/24/2012 03:48
Shots like your 11th photo can't be overdone.
Nice report, Ben.


Timing?     04/24/2012 06:03
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     04/24/2012 13:47
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     04/24/2012 13:49
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!!!     04/24/2012 14:34
Absolutley awesome!!!


DAS EAST FACE!     04/24/2012 15:24
Yeah buddy! Five hours round trip for that line?! SWEET!


Summit to Car in 2012     04/24/2012 16:43
an amazing feat in my book. Really enjoyed that East Face Variation.


Way to spice up the east face boys!     04/24/2012 16:59
Very cool. Sorry I missed that trip! I like it


Any head first glissaders this trip?     04/25/2012 02:57
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...     04/25/2012 05:17
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...     04/25/2012 05:43
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     04/26/2012 00:40
Looks like an excellent day out gentlemen. Nice job!!


Thanks!     04/26/2012 15:22
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....     04/27/2012 19:09
But you guys missed out on some seriously EPIC lawn and garden work!!

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