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Peak(s):  Wilson Peak  -  14,017 feet
Post Date:  05/11/2011
Modified:  01/07/2014
Date Climbed:   05/07/2011
Posted By:  benners


 Wilson Peak Northeast Face Ski Descent   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2011/05/07/wilson-peak-summit-ski-the-coors-face/

 


  • Comments or Questions
benners


'     05/17/2011 13:26
Thanks! Appreciate the comments all.

Brandon, g'luck down there over Memorial Day.

Presto, the cursing aid came in big on this one, and yes, Brian does not allow Coors consumption in his presence.

Joe, thanks man.


BillMiddlebrook


Congrats     05/12/2011 12:42
Congrats on getting it done without incident. I can just picture you guys (Marc, especially) having to scratch through those boney sections. Yikes. I'm sure El Diente was more enjoyable?


Matt


pinecone suppositories     05/12/2011 13:22
Great write up, Ben.


otherbrotherdarryl

great job     05/12/2011 15:16
Wow guys, looks like a tough one, but what a beautiful day and place. I was gripped just reading the description of the top part of the descent, let alone actually doing it!


jbchalk


Nice work guys     05/12/2011 16:23
Gorgeous pics too. Well done on skiing the NE face. Good pics for beta on Wilson-El Diente too...I'll be down there over Memorial Day weekend.


pioletski


Nicely done!     05/12/2011 19:43
Sorry to hear about Brian's troubles, sounds like he handled it ok. That is an awesome line but apparently it's hard to get it in just the right conditions.


Carl


Nice TR Ben     05/12/2011 22:45
Good to finally get out with you and Brian. Lets try to make sure this isn't the only occasion this season that our peak objectives align. Where did you take that first shot from?


Gueza


Wow     03/04/2012 18:31
Sure looked like sketchy conditions...Good job on making a safe descent out of it. Great pics too.


skier25


Nice Work     05/17/2011 18:02
It looks like everyone skied this with style! This is a daring route, Congratulations! I'm back in Colorado again, and I'm looking to ski a few more before the end of May comes.


mtnfiend


Shark infested.....     05/25/2011 18:12
whole school of those mothers littered the upper pitch. That definitely made for a more exciting descent!! Thanks for the great weekend guys!!


aHudge


awesome work guys.     05/13/2011 03:43
way to get it done.
great photos. Brian - that's a bummer of a day, sorry that had to happen!


Presto


The cursing aid ...     05/16/2011 21:41
Used it many times myself. 8) Glad it worked for y'all. No Coors ... I KNOW we can thank Brian for that little blessing. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


doumall


Nice Ben     05/17/2011 02:08
That is in the top 5 of the most gripping common 14er descents, IMO. Way to get it done.

FYI: The entrance is always sketchy, thin and very steep from the beta I have seen. Your conditions pics look pretty typical, and very similar to when Jordan and I skied it. Easyrider used a different entrance I think, skiers right off the summit. It sounded a bit better, but hard to know without doing both. He's a bad MF.



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