Peak(s):  Precarious Pk  -  13,380 feet
"Cassi Pk"  -  13,232 feet
PT 13,260 A  -  13,260 feet
Date Posted:  07/29/2008
Date Climbed:   07/26/2008
Author:  Kevin Baker
 Monsoon Season in the Elks:A Precarious Proposition?  

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 Comments or Questions
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”Least Climbed” List
07/29/2008 17:56
Your group was too big, you knocked these guys off LOJ‘s ”Least Climbed 13er List”
I did the same thing on Saturday actually, I knocked one of the peaks in Holy Cross Wilderness of the list too, second time I‘ve done that! Great beta on these lesser climbed peaks, I am sure it will come in handy for me some day


07/29/2008 18:58
For posting this trip report ... always value hearing about those obscure 13‘ers that I still need to climb.


07/29/2008 20:52
Nifty climb, Kevin--you really lucked out on the weather! Did you haul any snow gear besides trekking poles to do that little bit of snow climbing? (Being more timid, I‘ve been waiting for the Elks to melt out...)

Kevin Baker

Gear answer
07/29/2008 21:11
Hi, Patrick:

We did haul our ice axes around all weekend, but only used them once descending some moderate snow on Star Peak. For this climb, we could easily get by with poles on the snow. The snow could be easily bypassed if needed on all aspects. Pyramid and the Bells looked pretty dry if you‘re looking to hit those. See you Thurs!

Presto and Mike:

We kind of thought these peaks would fall off the least climbed list once we hit them. These peaks would be shooting galleries if they were 14ers!


One more thing ...
07/30/2008 14:37
Is that Star Peak the one located near Pearl Pass? Are you going to post a trip report on that? I‘d be very interested. We did Pearl and West Pearl over the 4th of July and were gawking at Star ... beautiful peak.

Kevin Baker

07/30/2008 14:56
Yes, Star is the one by Pearl Pass. I don‘t have time to post a TR, but here is a summary. We combined Star with Taylor. The ridge between the two doesn‘t go, so you have to drop down into the Taylor Creek basin and do some miserable sidehilling on boulders and scree. You traverse to the base of a scree gully that takes you to the north ridge.

The north ridge is blocky, teetering boulders with exposure. It reminded me a lot of Snowmass. It can be kept at class 3 w/o snow. You could also go directly up the n.e. face, but that looks to be a loose mess. We did Taylor via s.w. slopes/south ridge. Here are some pics.

Cool Climb!
08/12/2008 23:25
As soon as I am done with the 14‘ers, it will be time to follow in your blazing footsteps some.

You are kickin‘ butt!

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