Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
Date Posted:  09/11/2018
Date Climbed:   09/08/2018
Author:  bergsteigen
Additional Members:   FoodieHiker, AnastasiaC, lfishsays, 14erAddict, RyGuy, JQDivide
 Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum  

Booty: Pikes Peak

Friday evening many of our crew sailed their ships south to find a safe port at the pirate's hideaway of Nassau (Divide, CO) and our gracious hosts Henry Every and Calico Jack. We loaded up on plenty of meat, wine and rum! Staying up late into the night, meant our early wake up muster call came too soon. But we had to raid Pikes Peak for the Pieces of Eight to be found on the summit!

We almost had to make Captain Flint walk the plank, since he didn't want to be a pirate!

19041_43
I don't want to be a pirate!

We sailed our fleet to the Crags Campground and got prepared to board the merchant ship Pikes. We raised the black, grabbed our cutlasses and pistols and started hiking up the rigging.

19041_01
Rapscallions on the trail
19041_02
All hands on deck
19041_03
Swashbuckler smiling
19041_04
All hands hoay
19041_05
Rum break
19041_06
Ascending the Crow's nest
19041_07
Capturing 13er Booty
19041_08
Blackbeard captures this image of me, as I stare out at the eastern seas
19041_09
Mary Read and Black Bart pose on the plank
19041_10
Calm seas behind
19041_11
Charge!
19041_12
Snow on the rigging


19041_13
Moar Rum!

After a long battle with a formative foe, we captured our prize, the Urca de Pikes! Pieces of Eight for everyone!

19041_14
Final 14aaaarggghh Booty Prize!
19041_15
Advancing on the plunder


19041_16
Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight


19041_17
Ahoy, matey
19041_18
Ye bunch of scallywags!
19041_19
Aaaaaarrrrgh!

After our crew photo, it was time to cheer on our retiring pirates.

19041_21
Sea Spray
19041_22
The shot, Black Bart don't care


19041_23
Dancing in the sea spray

After the sea spray salute, it was time to break out the rum and start carousing!


19041_20
Three sheets to the wind, already


19041_25
Yarr black hearted biscuit weevil!
19041_26
Yarr salt crusted, mermaid marrying, tar stain!


19041_27
Yarr rum swigging lubber!


19041_28
Yarr treacherous sea dogs!
19041_29
Yarr larcenous, lily sniffing, sea boot!


19041_30
Yarr half perished, hook handed, matey!
19041_31
Yarr festering dinghy dangler!


19041_32
The Kracken!!!!
19041_33
Drunk Pirates don't know how to summit sign
19041_34
Fighting over the Pirate Booty


19041_35
Storming the sign
19041_36
This sign is ours too!!!

After we had emptied the Urca de Pikes of all it's pieces of eight, it was time to head back to our own rigs.

19041_37
Pouring rum on a wound
19041_38
Rigging wound
19041_39
Stumbling Pirates
19041_40
Bunch of seadogs
19041_41
Stormy seas ahoy! Batten down the hatches!


19041_42
Tired but successful crew

After a successful plunder, we sailed back to the Port of Nassau, to count our booty. We drank so much wine and rum, we had to crash where we were, spending another night in the comfortable pirate's cove.


In all seriousness, I am so thankful to have met you guys at a Boulder HH quite awhile ago. Even more glad that I took up your offer to start hanging out more this year. You really helped me through a difficult time this winter, and I will always appreciate that Anastasia. Your mountain journey is just beginning, as lots of 13ers and other mountain adventures await. Lots of camping and campfires in our futures! It will be fun to watch and share in the progress you will make! Glad your passions have found root in the mountains!




Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43


 Comments or Questions
JQDivide

Scallywags
09/11/2018 11:38
Scallywags, all of them pirates. 14errrrrrs!
What a great day... or should I say 4-day party.


sigepnader

Awesomeness...
09/11/2018 11:45
Greatest trip report of all time!


RyGuy

Blimey!
09/11/2018 12:29
It was an honor to plunder the summit of Pikes with everyone and hoist the Jolly Roger! Excellent TR as usual!


Jon Frohlich

Well....
09/11/2018 14:36
At least we know why the rum is gone.

Mostly because I can find only one bottle of Kraken in these photos for this whole band of pirates.

Really needed more rum.


AnastasiaC

Best day ever!!!
09/11/2018 15:07
You are the queen of trip reports, and it€„˘s an honor to be featured in one if your write-ups! I love the way you captured fun spirit of the day. There is nothing better than trolling tourists, good laughs and champagne showers. Even Dillon got in full character when he decided to raid the doughnut house (oops, no dogs allowed ). Thank you for being there and for this awesome TR!


glenmiz

A mere flesh wound
09/12/2018 06:45
after all of that? Looks like a great time; congratulations, again, to Ezra and Anastasia!


bergsteigen

Thanks
09/14/2018 13:39
Joel - why only 1 day when you can do 4!

Sigepnader - glad you liked it. These are the fun ones to write

Ryan - plundered and not kicked out!

Jon - yeah, only 1 bottle of rum, but 3 big champagne (3 little ones), and some fireball. There would have been casualties if there was more rum!

Anastasia - wouldn€„˘t have missed it! Writing a finisher TR is the least I could do to help remember the special day. At least we made it very interesting and fun time! Hopefully you€„˘ll hike more 13ers and be in more TR€„˘s ;)

glenmiz - a flesh wound treated with rum. Glad that was it!



   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.




© 2021 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.