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 Peak(s):  Vestal Pk  -  13,864 feet
Arrow Pk  -  13,803 feet
 Post Date:  06/28/2012
 Date Climbed:   06/23/2012
 Posted By:  maverick_manley
 Additional Members:   sstratta

 Too Cheap to take the Train    

Climbed Vestal and Arrow from Molas Pass last weekend. Pics and writeup are here - Vestal and Arrow from Molas Pass if you're looking for conditions in the area...

Thanks to Benners and Kevin Baker for the beta.

No marmots were punted on this trip.



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
Kevin Baker


nice!     2012-06-28 07:42:17
Thanks for the TR, Prakash. Looks like you guys had a sweet adventure! Glad the beta helped out. That smoked looked pretty thick!


benners


Nice Lookin' Trip     2012-06-28 08:07:20
Great job up there Prakash, looks like you guys nailed it! From what I've seen there aren't many routes/peaks in Colorado that compete with Wham/Vestal, and it's in the middle of the Weminuche as the cherry on top. I'm glad the beta worked out for you (it looks like the section you roped up for was indeed the class 5 move we talked about) and I'm glad Vestal's Asshole treated you well .

Cheers!


Monster5


Sick     2012-06-28 09:20:40
Davenport would be proud of those turns. Congrats.


Presto


Beautiful ...     2012-06-28 09:33:41
Great report. We've done that hike down (and back up) from Molas Pass a couple of times ... I agree that it is not as bad as people make it out to be (especially on the way out ... goes pretty quick). Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


Papillon


Rope     2012-06-28 10:14:45
I was heckled (borderline ripped) for using a rope by some old-timers a few months ago. But what can you do? I won't name names though.

I think Vestal's A-Hole is a lord helmutism.

Good to see you wandering the hills again.


Chinook


Fantastic     2012-06-28 12:00:39
That looked like an awesome trip. Wham ridge is really a great looking climb. NICE WORK!!!


lordhelmut


not too shabby prakash     2012-06-28 12:40:18
2 classic climbs, 90$ saved on the Gaper Gauge Railway, 6 hours to get from Vestal Basin to Molas, a nice feast to celebrate and tracks in the scree field of Vestal's Anus....priceless!!


Matt



Most excellent!     2012-06-28 13:03:00
Thanks for a well-written TR with photos that say a lot about a climb I'm looking forward to.


maverick_manley


Thanks     2012-06-28 13:11:14
again Kevin / Ben for the beta. The MP beta had me prepped for a solid several pitch trad climb. Glad I checked with you both.
Monster 5 / Brian - Never thought to look back at tracks in the scree... that was interesting. It's a bit messy to scree ski with the barefoot shoes.
Thanks Presto / Matt / Chinook. I'd say Wham is now in my top 5 favorite climbs to date.
Good to see some papperson representation here. Keep me posted on your plans this year Kevin. I'll do the same.


sstratta


Gr8 Report!     2012-06-28 20:32:50
Good thing we brought the kitchen sink and defibrillator huh? Came into good use. Next step - taking all that gear on Bierstadt and fixing ropes for the amateur climbers! I made a dropbox account and put my pictures (and one video) from the trip on it...not sure how to share them with you now, but if you search for ”sarahstrattan@gmail.com” you might be able to find them? Not really sure how that website works. Thanks for an awesome trip - I learned a lot and those were by far the coolest 13ers I've ever climbed! Look forward to getting out with you in the future!


sstratta


Gr8 report!     2012-06-28 20:31:44
Good thing we brought the kitchen sink and defibrillator huh? Came into good use. Next step - taking all that gear on Bierstadt and fixing ropes for the amateur climbers! I made a dropbox account and put my pictures (and one video) from the trip on it...not sure how to share them with you now, but if you search for ”sarahstrattan@gmail.com” you might be able to find them? Not really sure how that website works. Thanks for an awesome trip - I learned a lot and those were by far the coolest 13ers I've ever climbed! Look forward to getting out with you in the future!


CarpeDM


Love it!     2012-06-29 07:06:50
Thanks for the report and perspective on a trip that I'm very much looking forward to.


maverick_manley


Fun time     2012-06-29 13:22:13
...thanks for tagging along Sarah. You can drop your pics either into the folder I sent you or add my email address to your folder. Glad the report helps, CarpeDM.


Marmot72


Superb photos     2012-07-18 22:35:11
Thanks for posting...I've got this on my trip ticker for this summer after some bad weather last August, so here's hoping -- and your photos are very helpful for planning.



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