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 Peak(s):  Edwards, Mt  -  13,850 feet
McClellan Mtn  -  13,587 feet
 Post Date:  05/26/2013
 Date Climbed:   05/25/2013
 Posted By:  killingcokes
 Rough day in the hills   

So the alarm went off at 3:30am. After getting shut down on Pettingell due to rapidly warming temps and a light freeze I didn’t want to make the same mistake. We somehow managed to hit the road at 4:07am and made our way up to the Bakerville exit on I-70. The traffic was really rough as there were about 5 cars on the road for the whole ride up ;) We drove up to the Stevens/Grizzly Gulch junction and parked. We managed to start hiking at 5:33am. Not bad and the freeze was far better than expected. We headed up and past the trailhead bridge and then on past the old mine to the base of the North Couloir of McClellan Mountain. The snow was great for cramponing but progress was stunted due to rockfall. 4-8 steps then look up to make sure the world wasn’t raining down on us... More pics and words at

McClellan Mtn 13,587′ Santiago Bowl – Mt Edwards 13,850′ North Face 5/25/2013 – Tough Day











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