Peak(s):  Vestal Pk  -  13,864 feet
Arrow Pk  -  13,803 feet
Date Posted:  07/19/2010
Modified:  03/08/2011
Date Climbed:   07/10/2010
Author:  mattpayne11
 Vestal and Arrow Peaks - Wham Ridge  

This was one of the most amazing trips I've ever done. I apologize in advance for the links, it is the easiest way for me to be able to provide links to so many photos.

Thank you for reading. For the trip report, please click HERE.

Here are some teaser stats and images:

Total elevation gain: 8,782 ft.

Total distance hiked: 25.12 miles

Total time hiking: Approx. 22 hours

Total photos taken: 582

Total wildlife sightings: 2 (marmots, mountain goats)

Total distance driven: 610 miles

Trip duration: 4 days, 16 hours


Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

07/21/2010 00:53
Yeah - Wham Ridge is so impressive. Agree 100% sir.


Dang nice work on the climbs and TR Matt!
07/21/2010 00:32
One of the few places in Colorado I haven't been yet. Can't wait to get down there, but at this point I think I need about 3 weeks to just do a peak bagging extravaganza between Elk Park and Chicago Basin.

That classic shot of Wham! Ridge on Vestal from the Arrow summit is probably one of my favorite mountain profiles of all time...

Ridge runner

02/01/2011 00:24
Those are some killer shots you got, especially the sunset ones from the summit of Arrow. Too bad you couldn't get the Trinities, but still looked like a great trip. This is an area that I'd really like to get back to.


Very nice!
07/19/2010 19:04
This is one of my favorite areas ... been there many times ... SIGH ... guess I need to go again! Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


what's there to say?
07/19/2010 21:52
Nice report, and great photos!
The sunset pictures from Arrow are fantastic! Awesome experience.
Congratulations on a great climb.
Oh, and that downclimb off the S side of Vestal is for sure a crappy one!

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