Peak(s):  Mt. Princeton  -  14,197 feet
Date Posted:  05/23/2012
Modified:  05/31/2012
Date Climbed:   05/20/2012
Author:  djkest
 The Monarch of the Sawatch  

Chaos Penumbra and myself climbed Mt. Princeton a couple days ago. I decided it should be called "the monarch of the sawatch" because of it's towering and prominant visage, and the "crown-like" appearance of the east aspect. Not to mention a prince is in line to become a king! These photos should give you a pretty good idea of the current conditions.

Exertion level: 2/5
Route Difficulty: 2/5
Views: 3.5/5
Overall: 5/5

Full Trip report is HERE

The road turn-off is way back there, but I'm graciously showing you the road after it...

Summit push

Full Trip report is HERE

 Comments or Questions
James Scott

05/23/2012 15:29
I have to say that Princeton wasn't a very memorable climb for me as far as what the mountain had to offer, but that view coming over 285 always gives me chills. It is a remarkable mountain view with those two subpeaks, standing alone. I love just looking at it.


Snow crossings?
05/24/2012 15:37
How were the snow crossings on the slope? How big were they and did you feel unsafe at all?


05/24/2012 16:52
Snow crossings were a little bit sketchy due to slope. Maybe 50' one time and 100' the other time. Easier in the morning when the snow is firm. There is a well-worn bootpath but don't slip and slide down! Sorry, no pics of the snow crossings. Should be melting out fast. If you can start early on this one, I would recommend it, it got kind of muddy after noon.

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