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 Peak(s):  Jagged Mtn  -  13,824 feet
 Post Date:  08/21/2012
 Date Climbed:   08/19/2012
 Posted By:  strudolyubov

 Jagged Mountain from Vallecito TH   

Route: North Face Route on Jagged Mountain from Vallecito TH
Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2012
Day 1: Vallecito TH to high camp in Sunlight Creek drainage (~16 miles)
Day 2: Summit and hike-out back to TH
Trip Length: ~35 miles RT
Climbers: strudolyubov

Vallecito/Sunlight Creek Approach

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Route Map


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First bridge crossing Vallecito Creek ~3 miles into the hike


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Second bridge crossing Vallecito Creek ~5 miles from the trailhead


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Vallecito Creek ford where the third bridge used to be. It was knee-deep on Aug. 18-19, but could be a problem when water is high.


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Nice trail on the way to Johnson Creek Trail junction


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Vallecito Creek ford crossing into Sunlight Creek drainage


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Sunlight Creek crossing


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Sunlight Creek valley, looking east


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Looking down Sunlight Creek drainage from the top of headwall at 11,400 ft


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Jagged as seen from the camp at 11,500 ft


Jagged Mountain

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Early morning light on Jagged Mountain


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Sunlight Creek Valley


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Windom, Sunlight Spire and Sunlight Peak as seen on the approach to Jagged Mountain


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East Face of Jagged Mountain


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East and North Faces of Jagged


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Approaching the base of North Face Route. The climb starts to the right of the prominent gully/couloir seen in the center.


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Looking up the first crux


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Climbing on grassy ledges above the first crux


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Approaching the base of the second crux


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Looking back at the little saddle from the top of the second crux


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Approaching the third crux section


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Looking down at the Jagged Pass from the base of the third crux


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Rappel slings at the top of the third crux


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Traversing to South Face. View from the high notch on the summit ridge.


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Exposed ledge traverse on the South Face.


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Looking back at the South Face traverse from the base of the summit chimney


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Looking up a south-facing chimney providing access to the summit


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Summit view southwest


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Summit view southeast


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165-foot summit rappel anchor



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  • Comments or Questions
Floyd


That Sunlight Creek Crossing Pic     2012-08-22 08:53:23
Would have been handy a couple of weeks ago!!!

Special place, nice photos.


MtnHub


Beautiful!     2012-08-22 09:25:38
Beautiful shots of some amazingly gorgeous rock and spires! Thanks for sharing!


Schu


Thanks!     2012-08-22 12:44:03
Heading up there tomorrow with a couple of stout-hearted companions. Your pics will be helpful, since routefinding is not my greatest strength!


Matt


Quite a year you're having     2012-08-22 19:21:55
I think you should start a thread:
”It's on, San Juans!” .
Thanks for all these solid TRs.


d_baker


It's On!!     2012-08-22 19:30:22
Nice Matt! At least he was able to give it a second 'go' with Kevin!

Strudo...as usual, fantastic solo! I bet you don't do walk-ups, do you?!


strudolyubov

Re:     2012-08-30 15:40:20
Thanks for your comments!

Matt/Darin: San Juans is a beautiful place with so much stuff to do -- its just hard not to keep returning there.

Darin: I like walk-ups too, as long as they are scenic, but its hard to beat that nice solid rock feel IMHO.



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