14ers.com Shirts!
Your purchase of a synthetic or cotton shirt helps support 14ers.com. Thank you!

Other ways to help...
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     07/31/2012 23:33
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?     07/31/2012 03:40
Dang, that's impressive. Nice work on the free solo of Wham.


8 hours!     08/01/2012 15:22
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     08/01/2012 16:27
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!     08/02/2012 17:30
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.

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2015 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.