Peak(s):  Capitol Peak  -  14,130 feet
"K2"  -  13,664 feet
Date Posted:  07/07/2008
Date Climbed:   07/05/2008
Author:  maverick_manley

 Solo 14er Finish on Capitol, #58  


 Comments or Questions

02/05/2011 00:22
Congratulations on a spectacular achievement. Looks like a great way to wrap it all up! Now time to start the re-runs!!! 8)


07/07/2008 11:36
I‘ve enjoyed following your progress, Prakash. WELL DONE!


07/07/2008 11:48
achievement!! Enjoyed hiking with you last year. That‘s one heck of a monkey off your back eeh??



Great Job!!!
07/07/2008 13:28
Great job buddy! It has been good climbing with you this past year. Looking forward to some more climbs as soon as I my monkey off my back. I still have to finish mine, you up for some repeats?


07/07/2008 15:06
Way to finish ‘em off in style. I‘d say you get an A in Patience in Mountaineering 101. Great job, Prakash. The term ”experienced climber” is all too subjective to be worth anything, but you sure have come a long way from #1 to #58 - that much is certain.


Nice man!
07/07/2008 15:24
Great write up and congratulations. That‘s gotta be a hell of a feeling.


Sweet Dude!
07/07/2008 15:47
Way to take the more interesting path, on this trip and many of the others. That beard feel the rath yet?


I live...
07/07/2008 17:19
vicariously through you! Congratulations on your finisher, and a great report to boot.

Kevin Baker

07/07/2008 18:42
Kudos on finishing the 14ers, Prakash! Capitol is a fine one to finish on. I can‘t believe those folks were attempting Capitol as their 1st 14er with lingering snowfields still on the east face!

Ridge runner

Proud of ya buddy!
02/01/2011 00:24
Way to go on finally getting this one done. Your summit picture says it all. I enjoyed reading your report; your humbleness and respect for the mountains is admirable.

Hopefully you can join me for my finisher... San Luis, in the middle of winter, at night. That‘s your cup of tea, right?


Mad Props
07/07/2008 21:37
Great report and mad props for getting them all. I‘ll be up there this weekend for sure (only my #8 though).


nice work
07/07/2008 22:13
seems like yesterday we hit up the Sangres and the Needle‘s east gully. Congratulations.


07/08/2008 01:48
Congratulations,much enjoyed the photos,it sounds as though you had a great day.
I too was alone in July 2007, but met no-one all day, and also went up the K2 ridge which was spectacular on the beautiful granite. I should have descended this way too.


Bye bye beard!
11/30/2010 17:28
Thanks for stopping by to comment...

Huffy: The addiction doesn't end with completion
Keith: Thanks man. Hopefully we'll run into each other on a mountain one of these days
Kirk: The simian was beating my brains out.
Shad: What do you plan to finish on?
Sarah: Thanks. Maybe "experience" will come with climbing them all in Winter now , but I've lost hope in that as well.
John: So uh..., Ja?
Doumall: The blades are sharp and ready ... off with the beard.
Bobo: Thanks for the comment. Hope to run into you some place. I'm pretty easy to spot I'm told.
Kevin: Thanks. In a way I'm glad Capitol turned out to be my finisher. I probed those kids a little and found out they were rock climbers and had done some climbing in Montana and figured they might be alright, but maybe it was good they turned around.
Slynn: Thanks. I couldn't stop grinning, it was pretty hilarious. I'd be up for San Luis although I can't do it unless I'm drunk/hungover as I was the first time I did it.
Seekanddestroy: Thanks man. Good luck this weekend
Helmut: Thanks... that climb does seem pretty recent. I think Lindsey last year was my first Class 3 climb. Time went by quickly.
Malcolm: Thanks. It was exactly how I wanted my finisher to be. I secretly hoped I‘d have the Peak all to myself but that‘s too much to wish for on 4th of July weekend. Besides it was kind of fun to run into folks every once in a while.


07/08/2008 12:02
What a sweet peak to finish on. What next the remaining centennials?

Chicago Transplant

07/08/2008 15:14
Great job Prakash, glad the patience over the winter finally paid off with such a beautiful day! Now you will have more time to climb ”obscure bumps” with the rest of us


Well done!
08/28/2008 00:37
Way to get them Prakash! I‘ve enjoyed your reports, keep em coming


07/09/2008 00:04
Good job man, nice way to finish, and a good one to finish on. Did the Keiner‘s/Notch mod route that you and Doumall did last week on the 5th. I think conditions were a bit better than when you guys did it. We were able to solo the whole thing except the first 2 pitches of the Notch, which were easily doable, but my superman impression sucks, so we roped it. Glad conditions were good for you as well. Again, congrats. See ya out there.


07/09/2008 01:00
PKR: I‘m not as motivated about the centennials. I‘m thinking Winter 14ers / Alpine Rock&Ice / Ski Descents (although I suck at skiing)
Mike: I think the term ”Obscure Rumps” is more appropriate
Mark: Thanks man. Sure will keep climbing
Mntnresq: I hope our reports were useful. I guess we protected broadway because I was pretty gimpy with my left shoulder in a sling. The notch couloir was indeed a bit sketch.


07/09/2008 17:33
Yeah, the TR‘s were great beta, thanks. Actually, that‘s major chones to try it one-handed, good on ya. The Notch was a bit spooky, we were pretty slow, as blowing out on that would make for a bad day. That mantle out at the top was indeed pucker-inducing. If I do Keiner‘s again, it‘ll definitely be by the direct route.


Way to go!
07/09/2008 19:18
Congrats on a cool finish! Very nice write-up. I hope to follow your excellent report later this year.


07/11/2008 02:48
cftbq, good luck on your quest too.

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