It has been good weather, La Nina in full effect with little to no precip.
(Although it may be over as we shift in to an El Nino pattern.)
I love having Rocky Mountain National Park only one hour from home. This year I have had
my focus on Long's Peak. It is such a different feel at Long's compared to the rest of the park.
My thought is that it is a much better training ground for bigger and better peaks in remote places.
So here I go again adding to my list of Long's Peak routes.
Did I mention that I love this mountain??
(My list since 1998)
Casual Route x3
Pervertical Sanctuary x2
D7 to Black Dagger
Ariana (aid) to Pervertical
Lambs Slide x?
Smear of Fear (attempt - bail - too thin)
Yellow wall to Black Dagger (attempt - bail before dagger)
D7 to Soma (attempt - bail near top)
Curving Vine to Hidden Diamond
Lambs Slide to Zumies Thumb
|CMS took this picture of us on D7. Thanks!|
Thank you partners for being motivated enough to slog up the big hill with me!!
|Liz on D7.|
|Me on D7.|
|Liz 3rd classing out to the start of the Red Wall on Chasm View Wall|
|Me up high.|
|Lil'Andy on Curving Vine.|
|A fun pitch.|
|Sun, for now...|
|No sun... Thunder...|
|Evening light over Chasm Lake & Mt. Meeker.|
|Liz enjoying hard cider & a Zumies Thumb view.|
|I like a Deviant Dales...|
|Evening light on Lambs Slide.|
|Sunrise at Lambs Slide.|
|Liz approaching Zumies Thumb.|
|I am having no fun at all.|
|Final pitch to summit!|
|Liz & Zumies.|