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 Peak:  Capitol Peak
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  jpriske
 Date of Info:  8/12/2023
 Date Posted:  8/13/2023

Climbed Capitol Peak 8-12. Still a good amount of snow on the backside of the Capitol-Daly saddle leading up to K2. In my opinion I would still recommend spikes. You could possibly avoid the snow but would require a good amount of elevation loss. No snow on the ridge between k2 and summit. Our group climbed k2 and descended on the climbers right side of k2. It was very solid and would definitely recommend going that route. Overall, conditions were great and the rock was loose but honestly felt like it wasnt as loose as people make it out to be but definitely still test every hold and dont sell out on anything. Left capitol lake at 3:15am, k2 by 5:45, summit at 8:00, back to k2 by 10, back to capitol lake by noon. Have fun out there!


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