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 Peak(s):  Vestal Pk  -  13,864 feet
 Post Date:  07/30/2012
 Date Climbed:   07/13/2012
 Posted By:  pbakwin

 Vestal - Wham Ridge   

Report from our trip up Wham Ridge is here:
Great route in a spectacular setting!


  • Comments or Questions

8 hrs RT in a great setting     2012-07-31 17:33:46
Pretty awesome. Whenever I start feeling good about my conditioning, I just take a look over at one of you people's websites.

Edit - Also, do the water bottles in front get in the way of scrambling? Looks like most of the testers are a bit long in the arm and aren't really affected. What about for smaller, more dense body types?

Steve Knapp

8 hours?     2012-07-30 21:40:20
Dang, that's impressive. Nice work on the free solo of Wham.


8 hours!     2012-08-01 09:22:03
It's amazing - I remember grunting back up those countless switchbacks from the Animas on the return to Molas Pass. Thanks for sharing.


Pack & bottles     2012-08-01 10:27:36
Bottles up front can be a minor obstruction when scrambling. It's mostly an issue for moves where you need your chest close to to rock. With the Ultra & Adventure vests you can move the bottles easily to pockets by your hips, which gets the out of the way when scrambling. The vests will come in 2-3 sizes. UD has been testing with a range of body sizes & shapes. So far so good, but certainly you'd want to try on the vest yourself.

James Jennings

Great website and report!     2012-08-02 11:30:09
Wham Ridge is probably my favorite day on a Colorado peak to date. Truly an aesthetic line and the way the succession of Grenadier peaks mirror each other one after the other from Arrow, Vestal through the 3 Trinities is stunning. Congrats on your blitz of that route.

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