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 Peak(s):  Mt. Shavano  -  14,229 feet
 Post Date:  02/28/2006
 Date Climbed:   02/28/2006
 Posted By:  A.J.

 Mt. Shavano   

I summited Shaveno on February 28th, my eighth fourteener. After an overnight drive from Dallas, I arrived at the Blank Cabin trailhead 10 am Saturday morning, way to late for a serious attempt at the peak. Nevertheless I gave it a shot. The snow was knee deep and trackless through the forest, and it was tough going even in snowshoes. I stayed in the valley and had started climbing up the Angel Couloir when I realized I was out of time. I followed my trail back out and drove back to Salida for a hot shower and a warm meal. I was back at the trailhead at 6 am the next morning. I was able to move faster with the snow packed down from the day before and I knocked a couple hours to get to the Angel. The climb up the Angel was straight forward with crampons. Once I got to the saddle I didn't run into any more snow, but the wind was outrageous. Strangely the wind wasn't as bad on the summit.

I had left my crampons with my pack at the saddle, so a go at Tabegauche wasn't an option, which I wasn't too sad about. I was pretty spent. I did an outrageously fast glissade down the Angel then shoed out one final time and drove back to Dallas to get to work Monday morning.

I hit alot of snow on the road up and I definitely needed the 4WD to make it. The snow through the forest was deep, but I cut a pretty good trail to the Angel if anyone wants to follow my tracks. From the saddle the climb is cake.

 


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