Peak:  El Diente Peak (Unranked 14er)
 Route:  North Slopes
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  miztflip
 Date of Info:  08/26/2012
 Date Posted:  08/27/2012

My wife and I were camping in Navajo Basin on 08/26/2012 awaiting a climb of Mt Wilson the next morning. Just before dark a huge rockslide started at the top of the North Slopes route and swept the entire route from top to bottom. No details on the condition of the route afterwards but it was tons of debris that fell for over two minutes and left a dust plume rising above the mountain.

 Comments or Questions

08/28/2012 22:30
How was the weather prior to it?

Noticed a recent massive rock slide between MW and Gladstone too. Steep area.


08/29/2012 01:02
It had been raining off and on for a few days.

I saw the rock slide your talking about as we climbed Gladstone. That is one gnarly little peak.


Loose for sure
08/29/2012 21:00
I did the El Diente to Mt. Wilson traverse from Kilpacker on 8/25, then Wilson Peak from ROA on 8/26. While climbing the crux section up Mt. Wilson, I could hear rockfall in the gullies on the north side. Was happy to be descending the south side gully, but it was still unnerving to say the least.

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