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Granite Peak Mountana

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Re: Granite Peak Mountana

Postby Alan Ellis » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:15 am

dsunwall wrote:I have heard there is more snow to deal with this year on Granite. I don't know anything more specific though.


I heard the same thing. The snow bridge will probably be there all season.

And Barry..... why don't you return phone calls? :)
Sack up and climb.

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Re: Granite Peak Mountana

Postby MtHurd » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:50 pm

You said you were busy on the weekends... :wink: I guess you are off today?

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Re: Granite Peak Mountana

Postby dsunwall » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:07 pm

ha, I just noticed your unique spelling of Montana, I guess you had mountains on your mind.

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Re: Granite Peak Mountana

Postby TerryLiv » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:12 pm

SarahT wrote:The std route is definately harder than Capitol; most parties bring a rope. Sustained 4th class with a couple of low 5th class moves and significant routefinding. We had a group of 3 strong & experienced Colorado scramblers and one asked for the rope in two spots going up. We all did several rappels on the way down. I have some pictures of the scrambling that may help give you an idea of what to expect: http://www.13ergirl.com/granite/granite.html


Sarah,

Great pictures. Thanks.

Terry

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Re: Granite Peak Mountana

Postby Norse Ski » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:34 am

I'll throw my 2 cents in. The exposure is certainly huge and a definite no fall zone, but if you can deal with that the climbing is no more than low 5th class. You just have to remember that down climbing with exposure is a bit more scary. I really enjoyed the FTD route and found it easily doable in about 8 hrs. if you go light and that is your preference. Otherwise, camping up on FTD could be really fun too. Sounds like fun and I hope you'll post a TR with pics. As a native Montanan I'm jealous and wish I could go.

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Re: Granite Peak Mountana

Postby Alan Ellis » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:09 pm

Norse Ski wrote:I'll throw my 2 cents in. The exposure is certainly huge and a definite no fall zone, but if you can deal with that the climbing is no more than low 5th class. You just have to remember that down climbing with exposure is a bit more scary. I really enjoyed the FTD route and found it easily doable in about 8 hrs. if you go light and that is your preference. Otherwise, camping up on FTD could be really fun too. Sounds like fun and I hope you'll post a TR with pics. As a native Montanan I'm jealous and wish I could go.


8 hours to the summit from the trailhead.....or round trip?
Sack up and climb.

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