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 Peak(s):  American Pk  -  13,806 feet
Jones Mtn A  -  13,860 feet
 Post Date:  06/16/2012
 Date Climbed:   06/10/2012
 Posted By:  strudolyubov

 American Peak via Traitor Couloir and Traverse to Jones Mountain A   

Route: Traitor Couloir on American Peak/Northeast Ridge of Jones Mountain A from American Basin TH
Date: 06-10-2012
Climbers: strudolyubov

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North Face Couloirs on American Peak. Independence Couloir is seen on the left, Traitor is right of the center


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Approaching the base of Traitor


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Looking up Traitor Couloir


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Approaching the middle section of the couloir


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The middle section of Traitor


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Looking down the steeper section of the couloir


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The upper section of Traitor


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Looking down the Traitor Couloir route from the saddle


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View south towards Grenadiers and Needle Mountains


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Looking back at the West Ridge of American Peak


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Handies Peak and Sloan Lake as seen from the summit of American


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Jones Mountain A (right) and Niagara Peak (left)


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Northeast Ridge and North Face of Jones Mountain


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Approaching the saddle between American Peak and Jones Mountain


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On the Northeast Ridge of Jones Mountain, view NE


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Jones Mountain: summit view towards American and Handies Peaks


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Grenadier Range and Needle Mountains as seen from Jones Mountain


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Niagara Peak from summit of Jones


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Jones Mountain summit: looking down along the West Ridge


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Jones Peak: looking down Snare Creek drainage



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  • Comments or Questions (5)
San Juan Ron


Great report!     2012-06-16 21:44:43
I was up there again on the 11th (Jones, Niagra, American) via Snare. Great report and pics! It's a beautiful and secluded area! Ron


dpage



Thumbs up     2012-06-17 07:48:41
I fell in Love with American Pk last July 4th after summiting Handies from Grizzly Gulch and deciding to descend American Basin. The snow route choices on that mountain all look to be a blast. Thanks for posting.


Matt Lemke


Is that you Sergey?     2012-06-17 15:50:06
I saw you on Jones while I was on Niagara that same day! I then traversed to Jones and American and saw you descending some strange route!


strudolyubov

Re: Great report! and Thumbs up     2012-06-17 22:29:53
Ron/dpage,

Thanks for your comments! This is a beautiful area with incredible views and some really nice routes.


strudolyubov

Re: Is that you Sergey?     2012-06-17 22:59:39
Matt,

I guess it was me. I descended back to American Basin by NE Face route on American Peak (Roach calls it both NE and West Face at the same time).
P.S.> That is a pretty impressive list of climbs you've done this year, -- keep them coming!



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