Peak(s):  Capitol Peak  -  14,130 feet
Date Posted:  11/03/2008
Modified:  12/08/2015
Date Climbed:   11/01/2008
Author:  benners

 Capitol Peak: A Bittersweet Start to November  

TR here:


 Comments or Questions

11/03/2008 15:27
I plan on doing this next summer, thanks for the report, nice pics and report


great job
11/03/2008 15:37
congrats to all of you for a fine accomplishment!


11/03/2008 15:39
What a great trip report and wonderful photos! Big kudos on gettin‘ ‘er done under less than stellar conditions (to say the least). Thanks for posting! Happy trails!


Nicely done
11/03/2008 17:36
Great report and pictures! You really captured some great scenes on this one! Can‘t wait for Capitol!


nice work!
11/04/2008 00:48
your photos are pretty amazing, great shots of the knife edge!


11/04/2008 23:03
pictures. Truly amazing quality on those photos. I wish I had those type of pictures on all of my hikes!! Awesome report and accomplishment.



Thanks all,
09/20/2009 03:23
I was surprised too when I pulled the pics off the camera, it was a really beautiful day.

Lodidodi and Yog: Good luck on Capitol in the future!

KirkT: I think it must be my camera cause all I do is point and push the button 8).


11/06/2008 16:36
Congratulations on what in retrospect must be one of those great days. I did Capitol in mid-July 2007 and was my last Class 4 in my goal of competing the 14ers. I met no-one all day. I took the K2 ridge up and found it as enjoyable as the Knife edge and on beautiful solid granite. I too tried to bypass K2 on descent and found it harrrowing. Roach is wrong. On descent I spent an hour trying to find a mid-level traverse on the K2 cliffs without success despite misleading cairns and nearly came to grief on loose rock. One should descend or take the ridge.


Malcolm -
11/06/2008 17:15
I agree, I have been cliffed out a few times trying to take the middle ground between the cliffs and the valley below K2. I think if I ever go back I‘m gonna just stick with the valley because even going over the top of the ridge is harrowing/seemingly unecessary on an already harrowing climb. Thanks for sharing.


November to Remember
04/25/2013 17:29
Congratulations on your climb. Your pictures are absolutely amazing. Good luck in your further ventures.


11/21/2008 18:31
Thanks man, good luck to you too.


Very nice
12/28/2008 23:08
Great trip report, talk about a long day!

We also did the K2/Daly traverse and found it to be very exposed (see my TR). It‘s amazing how narrow it really is and the exposure made the knife edge feel like it‘s 8ft wide. Glad you made a safe trip back.

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