Peak(s):  Mosquito Pk  -  13,781 feet
London Mtn  -  13,194 feet
Treasurevault Mtn  -  13,701 feet
Kuss Pk  -  13,548 feet
Date Posted:  11/22/2011
Date Climbed:   11/20/2011
Author:  Papillon
 A Fistful Of 13ers   

We were able to start at the CR 12/856 split.

Most of the road we followed was a sheet of ice. Total spills: Wooderson 2.5 Papillon 0.

No snowshoes required.

After not too much effort, we arrived at Cooney Lake.

And then we sized up Objective #1: Treasurevault Mountain.

The potentially loose talus was frozen and we made quick work of the final 500 vert.

We didn't linger long because we had more booty to plunder. Objective #2: Mosquito Peak.

Looking back at our descent of Treasurevault Mountain.

From a distance, I thought this was going to be a hot dog or burrito stand. I cannot even begin to describe my disappointment...

Looking back at Treasurevault from the summit of Mosquito Peak. Mount Arkansas is in the distance.

Temps and winds were in the teens. The winds were consistent but would really ramp up later in the day.

Objective #3: UN 13,548 ("Repeater Peak").

Nearing the summit...

Looking back at our descent of Mosquito Peak.

"Radio, video. Boogie with a suitcase. You're living in a disco. Forget about the rat race." (M)

The winds started picking up. It is about 2 miles one-way to Mount Evans (13,577) from here. I think I'll save it for another day.

Objective #4: London Mountain. The 900 foot drop to the saddle below was frustrating. Snow + Hidden Talus = Orthopedic Nightmare.

Potential spice in da house!!!

This may look exciting but there are no difficulties on the ridge. However, if this image can get you laid, feel free to use it.

The first of what seemed like an infinite number of false summits.

Looking back at the descent of UN 13,548 ("Repeater Peak").

Another falsie. Winds were now a steady eff you 30 mph...

The tale of the tape.


Ohhh, yes yes yes...

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Comments or Questions

11/22/2011 17:11
Short. Sweet. To the point. Good beer. Very nice.


11/22/2011 17:33
Props on the beer choice. did you get those at the yellow burrito stand? : )


Pop goes the Muzik
11/22/2011 17:36
Thanks for the beta.
A man's life in these parts often depends on a mere scrap of information. London's looking good for the weekend.
Way to win the spill race, Wooderson.
Your prize? Modus at the finish line.
Everyone's a winner.


Cool terrain
11/22/2011 17:59
Looks chilly out there. nice write up! I might just 'use the picture'!


11/22/2011 18:43
...the photo comments. Especially the one about getting laid


Only 1 Man on this site
11/22/2011 22:18
can tell a complete story in picture captions. Nice outing.


Total spills ...
11/23/2011 15:53
You know what, Pap, sometimes I think you are channeling my husband with stat reports like that. (I should know from my own past experiences after 30 years.) Truly relish success when you can get 4-in-a-day and it's not summertime. Always nice to see a smiling Wooderson. 8) And, yes, I'll chime in with the others on a stellar beer choice. Thanks for posting. Hoppy trails!


Good shit
11/24/2011 00:10
”From a distance, I thought this was going to be a hot dog or burrito stand. I cannot even begin to describe my disappointment...”

”This may look exciting but there are no difficulties on the ridge. However, if this image can get you laid, feel free to use it.”

Why the hell haven't we climbed together yet?


Still laughing.
11/26/2011 15:57
Great report, Kevin. Thanks for posting!


There's money to be made in a place like this
12/06/2011 06:04
I'd go for a burrito up there.

Short and sweet like a hand rolled cigarette, enjoyed while listening to Morricone. Nicely done, Kevin and Sarah.

You're not laughing at my mule, are you?

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