Peak(s):  Longs Peak  -  14,255 feet
Date Posted:  12/11/2011
Date Climbed:   12/09/2011
Author:  oldschool
 Longs-Cables Route  

Keifer and Ryan joined me for an attempt on Cables Route on Longs. I had never done it before.

Moved a tad too slowly I guess and got to the base of the route by around noon or so and 3 guys on one rope slowed us even more. Long story short....we rapped off before we got to the summit.

I will be back in a few weeks to complete.

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

12/12/2011 16:21
Keifer told me it was super cold but looks like you guys could keep yourselves entertained (image 11). Hope you have better luck next time!


OMG conditions look effin beautiful 2 wks out.
12/13/2011 01:09
Look at the bright side. You get a winter ascent. Trust me, you'll look back on it and be grateful.

So, any more photos of the rock section? Any ice?

Now... I better not say anything about whether Old Man Winter cooperates over the next 10 days... XX (Fingers crossed.)


12/14/2011 18:51
It was great meeting you, Mike! And Kiefer was okay too.

Dances - I have more pictures here:


12/15/2011 22:39
Hey Ryan, thanks man! Looks so sweet!!


12/18/2011 15:05
Looked like a typical cold day up there. Cables in winter is still on my short list. Enjoyed the slideshow by Monster5 as well.

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