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 Peak(s):  El Diente Peak  -  14,159 feet
 Post Date:  05/13/2011 Modified: 01/11/2014
 Date Climbed:   05/08/2011
 Posted By:  benners

 El Diente Ski Descent: The Luttrel Line   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2011/05/08/el-diente-ski-descent-the-luttrel-line/

 


  • Comments or Questions (19)
taylorzs


Nice job     2011-05-17 13:46:13
Nice job on some big lines this spring. I am enjoying the tr's.


benners


'     2011-05-17 07:36:26
Thanks all!

Schralp, there were definitely a few moments like that, in particular that traverse in the condition it was in.

Carl and Matt, of course you're both right, this is a line that I can't see many aspiring to without the 14ers goal in mind. But that's also my point, there's a lot more out there to aspire to .

MtnHigh, yeah I wouldn't mess with any of these gullies in summer. These gullies lead straight to the summit, and there's a real rockfall risk given how loose these peaks are. On top of that I can't imagine trudging up loose, wet gullies would be a ton of fun. Try the North Buttress or else either of the standard routes.


SchralpTheGnar


enjoying the southwest, eh?     2011-05-13 11:16:47
Great few days back there on some serious lines. Looks like a classic intense descent for sure, if you look closely in a lot of the pics you can see the ”nervous, sort of freaked, wow, this is amazing, hope I don't die” expression on a few the faces.

A solid effort on this on and wilson peak too for all involved.


jesse


You're Impressive     2011-05-13 11:26:05
Great work claiming another 14er victory, I always enjoy your reports!


Yikes


abrupt end     2011-05-13 11:27:41
I like the ”This chute narrows and steepens, and then comes to an abrupt end at the base of the Fox Traverse.” comment/pic.

Wish I was capable of that kind of adventure. Pretty dramatic stuff.


mtnfiend


Almost......     2011-05-13 12:17:09
makes me wish I had gone with you guys this day......almost


centrifuge


very nice     2011-05-13 14:00:56
looks like a helluva day! nice photos. Looking at some of those photos the ski descent make my stomach turn, and wish I was a good enough skier to contemplate some of those lines!


Floyd


Nice     2011-05-13 15:29:44
Glad you guys were able to get down there for these. Great pictures.


Carl


This is why we ski 14ers...     2011-05-13 16:06:18
A few of us had this discussion recently and I gave a half cracked response but I think El Diente exemplifies why I enjoy the ski the 14ers project... it motivates me to drive 6 hours after work and push my physical limits to ski a route I may not have otherwise. The result was an incredible day in the mountains with strong partners and good snow. Nice TR Ben.


d_baker


Looks sweet     2011-05-13 16:10:02
Nice job guys! Looks like fun climbing too!

Question: is the Fox near the top of the N buttress route? If so, did you start your climb on climber's right of the buttress route?

Congratulations on this one, and great TR and photos!


pioletski


Nice route, nice report!     2011-05-13 18:24:30
Carl, I agree, this is the kind of experience we're after. Beautiful and challenging line. Hats off to Jarrett once again.

D, I can answer your questions: yes and yes.


mattpayne11


Dayam     2011-05-13 23:16:19
That was epic. I love the photo looking down and across with you guys below. Awesome!


Manky


Nice photos!     2011-05-16 07:02:01
Way to get r dun. Awesome TR as usual.


Perea


Crazy     2014-04-18 13:27:32
My heart is racing just reading this!


MtnHigh


Better on Snow     2011-05-16 12:49:27
that line looks a lot more fun on snow than on crappy summer rock


Presto


Four guys in a phone booth ...     2011-05-16 15:34:52
Of course, none of you have ever experienced that.
What a great write up and stellar photos by all. Nice group .. nice conditions .. nice. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


doumall


Neat line     2011-05-16 20:15:31
Nice job guys!


Dancesatmoonrise


Nice.     2011-05-16 20:27:30
Ben, looks like guys you had a great day. And kudos manning up to that traverse. Looks pretty sketch.


Marmot72


another amazing report     2011-06-05 10:44:43
Thanks for the great report...some I read for beta, some I read just for entertainment because I know I won't be up for that trip - this is one of the latter, and I admire the skill and courage of all involved.



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