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 Peak(s):  Capitol Peak  -  14,130 feet
 Post Date:  11/03/2008 Modified: 12/10/2013
 Date Climbed:   11/01/2008
 Posted By:  benners

 Capitol Peak: A Bittersweet Start to November   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2008/11/01/capitol-peak-a-bittersweet-start-to-november/

 


  • Comments or Questions
lodidodi


sweet     2008-11-03 08:27:52
I plan on doing this next summer, thanks for the report, nice pics and report


scotthsu


great job     2008-11-03 08:37:57
congrats to all of you for a fine accomplishment!


Presto


Fantastic!     2008-11-03 08:39:23
What a great trip report and wonderful photos! Big kudos on gettin‘ ‘er done under less than stellar conditions (to say the least). Thanks for posting! Happy trails!


Yog


Nicely done     2008-11-03 10:36:37
Great report and pictures! You really captured some great scenes on this one! Can‘t wait for Capitol!


azeling


nice work!     2008-11-03 17:48:18
your photos are pretty amazing, great shots of the knife edge!


KirkT


Excellent..     2008-11-04 16:03:00
pictures. Truly amazing quality on those photos. I wish I had those type of pictures on all of my hikes!! Awesome report and accomplishment.

Kirk


benners


Thanks all,     2009-09-19 21:23:47
I was surprised too when I pulled the pics off the camera, it was a really beautiful day.

Lodidodi and Yog: Good luck on Capitol in the future!

KirkT: I think it must be my camera cause all I do is point and push the button 8).


malcolml1

Capitol     2008-11-06 09:36:01
Congratulations on what in retrospect must be one of those great days. I did Capitol in mid-July 2007 and was my last Class 4 in my goal of competing the 14ers. I met no-one all day. I took the K2 ridge up and found it as enjoyable as the Knife edge and on beautiful solid granite. I too tried to bypass K2 on descent and found it harrrowing. Roach is wrong. On descent I spent an hour trying to find a mid-level traverse on the K2 cliffs without success despite misleading cairns and nearly came to grief on loose rock. One should descend or take the ridge.


benners


Malcolm -     2008-11-06 10:15:13
I agree, I have been cliffed out a few times trying to take the middle ground between the cliffs and the valley below K2. I think if I ever go back I‘m gonna just stick with the valley because even going over the top of the ridge is harrowing/seemingly unecessary on an already harrowing climb. Thanks for sharing.


thespoonybard


November to Remember     2013-04-25 11:29:54
Congratulations on your climb. Your pictures are absolutely amazing. Good luck in your further ventures.


benners


themuffinknight     2008-11-21 11:31:51
Thanks man, good luck to you too.


MountainMatt


Very nice     2008-12-28 16:08:38
Great trip report, talk about a long day!

We also did the K2/Daly traverse and found it to be very exposed (see my TR). It‘s amazing how narrow it really is and the exposure made the knife edge feel like it‘s 8ft wide. Glad you made a safe trip back.



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