Peak(s):  Wheeler Mtn  -  13,690 feet
Date Posted:  06/30/2018
Modified:  07/01/2018
Date Climbed:   06/30/2018
Author:  alexhenes
Additional Members:   kristihen
 Wheeler: Stick to the Ridge  

On a stable weather day we got an 11am start from Montgomery reservoir. After 2.5 miles on the Platte Gulch road we left the jeeps behind at Wheeler Lake. From Wheeler lake we hiked to the upper lake and the saddle at the base of Wheeler's south ridge. This is where the real fun started. We ignored the route description and went straight for the ridge which climbed at class 3 on stable and fun rock all the way to the summit. Our round trip was a little over 9 miles and 3150 vertical.

For a full account of the trip and more images check out Wheeler on Merely a Flesh Wound

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Kristi hopping a stream at the upper lake with Wheeler's summit above


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Kristi scrambling with Wheeler Lakes below


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Kristi reaching... Democrat in the distance



My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




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