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 Peak(s):  No Name? - 13,000 feet
Loveland Pass - 12,500 feet
 Post Date:  06/09/2009
 Date Climbed:   06/04/2009
 Posted By:  doubleA

 Ski descent of No Name(?) peak   

Last Thursday we decided to tour around the Loveland Pass area. We wanted to keep it mellow while the mountains were still receiving snow and inclimate weather. A very long time ago we wanted to ski a mountain west of the west ridge on top of Loveland Pass. We heard it was called "No Name", but we weren't sure. We started our tour at 6am, and there was ample snow to skin all the way from the parking area to the top of the west ridge.
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Snow coverage in the area is still good. However, rain has cupped the snow on the lower part of the mountain causing our knees agony on the way back down.
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Kevin working his way to the top of the ridge
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A view west to our objective for the day. We had to ski down patchy snow to the bottom of the peak. Once there, we were able to skin all the way to the summit.
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A view towards Bald and Guyot
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A view towards Quandry. It looks like the upper bowl is filled in.
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Looking north to Hagar, The Citadel, and Pettingel Peak
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Meeker and Longs off in the distance...
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Kevin looking at Grays and Torreys thinking, "I thought there was a 70% chance of rain today. We should have skied the Tuning Fork!"
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Skiing off the summit
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Kevin making his way down. The top felt like it rolled to the high 30's (degrees) as far as steepness goes. Not a very long line, but fun as hell.
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Skinning back up to the top of Loveland Pass
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Lacing a few more turns up before our tour was over. Fun day overall. it was cool to be able to keep the skins on without having to bootpack at all. This line would be great in late April early May.



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  • Comments or Questions (1)
pioletski


Nice!     2009-06-09 10:23:00
And how ‘bout that 70% chance of rain...

No Name should actually be spelled Noname. It‘s named for the Southern Ute scout, Noh-Nah-Me, which translates as ”I can‘t remember my cell phone number.” The early Spanish explorers naturally spelled it Noname, according to the norms of Spanish pronunciation, and then the English-speaking pioneers equally naturally made it No Name. No Name in Glenwood Canyon has the same roots.



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