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This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby herdbull » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:26 am

I didn't want to say epic but it will be borderline.... well, epic, in terms of a 14er trip. After 2-3 in Jackson Hole obtaining some ice climbing & mountaineering skills to be used on future climbs I will have about 12 days left, maybe 13 if I push it, to continue tackling 14ers.

I will be in Jackson Hole on Memorial Day and the day prior. Then it's off to Co. I will be a bit earlier and that could cause some issues but I'll have just to deal with it/them as they arise.

Here's the list, the order has to be finalized yet but this might be close:

Chicago Basin: Eolus, Mt. Eolus, Sunlight and Windom

Then on to: El Diente, Mt. Wilson, Wilson Peak

Swing over to: Capitol

Finally end at: Maroon, N. Maroon and Pyramid

I'm pretty much planning on climbing everyday but maybe 1 or 2. A lot will depend on the snow pack, road conditions and accessibility. There's also an overnight stop in North Park to climb an unnamed 12er to visit an old friend.

Anyone want to join?

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Postby njlinderer » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:58 am

Push it back 2 years and I'll join you when I finish grad school :-D
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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby Rainier_Wolfcastle » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:10 am

Those areas have been getting dumped on recently. If that continues, it's going to be tough trip, particularly getting into the Chicago basin. Although the Wilson group and maroon can make great snow climbs, if you get the right conditions. Good luck!
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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby Doug Shaw » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:31 am

Rainier_Wolfcastle wrote:Although the Wilson group and maroon can make great snow climbs, if you get the right conditions. Good luck!


At the risk of sounding like a safety nazi, I would throw into this discussion that those options may not make great snow climbs for someone like the OP who would have just gone through that level of instruction.

To paraphrase Gerry Roach, those are places to exercise your mountaineering craft, not practice it.

I don't know the OP's experience level, but I want to ensure this doesn't turn into an "after he read about it on the internet" story...

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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby herdbull » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:07 pm

So we made it 3 posts before the safety nazis showed up. Maybe I had a bad day, maybe my panties are up in a bundle, maybe I had a bad day at work... I dunno but I thank you for your concern about MY SAFETY.

Crap like this makes me just not want to post anything anymore. Everyone always questioning your ability or "what have you done" stuff. Or "you don't have the experience. It just gets old. I've probably climbed more 14ers in 21 days than most people have in 10 years. Heck more than some have climbed in their life. I've done Orizaba solo unguided and I'm currently planning my next trip to SA to climb Aconcagua solo and as unguided as I can be. Is that enough for you?

The training I'm getting in Jackson Hole is much needed rescue training, some ice climbing training and some rope team training. All good things to have for future use. Do I need rope team training? Someday, maybe, but probably not. But just in case it's good to have in case you have to become a part of one to help others out. This is the whole reason why I tackle stuff on my own so I don't have to answer to anybody.

This trip is a few weeks early but not to say it can't be done. Hell, if I lived there I would be climbing now. By the second week of June stuff should be pretty open unless you get hammered for the next 8 weeks with above normal snow fall. Some of us look for the adventure, look for challenges and look for things to push us. Quite honestly one foot in front of the other up a nice trail is kinda boring. Now put on the trail runners and head up the trail and we're talking fun!

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Postby England » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:55 pm

herdbull wrote:So we made it 3 posts before the safety nazis showed up. Maybe I had a bad day, maybe my panties are up in a bundle, maybe I had a bad day at work... I dunno but I thank you for your concern about MY SAFETY.

Crap like this makes me just not want to post anything anymore.!

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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby rijaca » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:44 am

herdbull wrote: Maybe I had a bad day, maybe my panties are up in a bundle, maybe I had a bad day at work...


Or maybe it was your use of epic to describe a planned trip. :roll:

That being said, your trip looks like fun, and certainly doable for a strong, motivated individual, unless the snowpack creates some wallow fests on the approaches....
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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby ameristrat » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:44 am

herdbull wrote:So we made it 3 posts before the safety nazis showed up. Maybe I had a bad day, maybe my panties are up in a bundle, maybe I had a bad day at work... I dunno but I thank you for your concern about MY SAFETY.

Crap like this makes me just not want to post anything anymore. Everyone always questioning your ability or "what have you done" stuff. Or "you don't have the experience. It just gets old. I've probably climbed more 14ers in 21 days than most people have in 10 years. Heck more than some have climbed in their life. I've done Orizaba solo unguided and I'm currently planning my next trip to SA to climb Aconcagua solo and as unguided as I can be. Is that enough for you?


Chill. No one is questioning your ability, but when anyone jumps on the forum and starts yammering on about climbing some of the most dangerous 14ers in the state, especially in potentially less-than-ideal conditions, damn right we're going to hope that you have the ability to stay safe.
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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby ajkagy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:59 am

looks like a fun trip. Memorial day/early June be prepared for lots of snow still...seems like we get snow around memorial day every year here.
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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby SeracZack » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:10 am

The spray! It burns my eyes!

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Just kidding OP. Have fun and enjoy yourself.

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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby Bean » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:17 am

ameristrat wrote:but when anyone jumps on the forum and starts yammering on about climbing some of the most dangerous 14ers in the state, especially in potentially less-than-ideal conditions

Late spring is as ideal as it gets.
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Re: This is going to be a fun trip!

Postby ajkagy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:33 am

Bean wrote:
ameristrat wrote:but when anyone jumps on the forum and starts yammering on about climbing some of the most dangerous 14ers in the state, especially in potentially less-than-ideal conditions

Late spring is as ideal as it gets.


which always amazes me that more people don't climb little bear in late spring when it's a snow climb instead of a bowling alley of rockfall
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