Limestone Mountain

Limestone Mountain

pat
pat

August 17th, 2010, 2:59 am #1


Limestone Mountain is a twin summited peak in seldom visited country near Pass Creek summit. The climb from the north side is relatively easy except near the top where one must traverse a short 4th class section of shattered rock above a ghastly void. George, John and I climbed the peak last Sunday.

The summit register reflects a comment by SeanD noting that the north summit is definitely higher. While Wes has opined the "other peak looks higher". Hmmm. Who was correct?

Being engineers, we could not leave this mystery unsolved. We summoned our analytical powers and using three different belay devices as levels, it was determined beyond a doubt that the north summit is the true summit, higher by roughly seven feet. That education was gud fer sumpthin.

American Dolomite - Limestone Mountain, north summit is on the right.


George touching the void on the shattered traverse.


USGS Peak east face


Surveying


George and John on summit


Limestone Mountain north ridge

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SeanD
SeanD

August 17th, 2010, 5:33 am #2

Nice pics guys- glad I picked (aka guessed) the higher point. It was a quite a traverse across that ledge when I was up there.

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Wes
Wes

August 17th, 2010, 4:43 pm #3


Limestone Mountain is a twin summited peak in seldom visited country near Pass Creek summit. The climb from the north side is relatively easy except near the top where one must traverse a short 4th class section of shattered rock above a ghastly void. George, John and I climbed the peak last Sunday.

The summit register reflects a comment by SeanD noting that the north summit is definitely higher. While Wes has opined the "other peak looks higher". Hmmm. Who was correct?

Being engineers, we could not leave this mystery unsolved. We summoned our analytical powers and using three different belay devices as levels, it was determined beyond a doubt that the north summit is the true summit, higher by roughly seven feet. That education was gud fer sumpthin.

American Dolomite - Limestone Mountain, north summit is on the right.


George touching the void on the shattered traverse.


USGS Peak east face


Surveying


George and John on summit


Limestone Mountain north ridge
Strong work guys! Maybe its time to come up with our own Lost Rivers difficulty scale. Class 4 doesnt really characterize the pucker factor so commonly enjoyed on Lost River scree-laden ledges.
Nice photo of the run out belay, (I call that fishing for a fall)
but the photo of the ATC Super High grade Level really nailed it! Could have used that technology on Packrat Peak saturday, what a daisy. Its no surprise Sean was right, he has an unfair advantage from years of judging those towers in the Sawthooths. The Nalgene summit register must have still been there??
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Geo
Geo

August 17th, 2010, 9:21 pm #4

...that's what I try to do (cuz I'm scared of heights).

The bright orange Nalgene jar is just below my left hand in Pat's "George and John on summit" photo. I'm digging into the pickle jar in the same shot.

It's impossible to capture the complete pucker factor in a photo, but this was taken about 10' prior to the corner.


-George
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pat
pat

August 18th, 2010, 12:34 am #5


Limestone Mountain is a twin summited peak in seldom visited country near Pass Creek summit. The climb from the north side is relatively easy except near the top where one must traverse a short 4th class section of shattered rock above a ghastly void. George, John and I climbed the peak last Sunday.

The summit register reflects a comment by SeanD noting that the north summit is definitely higher. While Wes has opined the "other peak looks higher". Hmmm. Who was correct?

Being engineers, we could not leave this mystery unsolved. We summoned our analytical powers and using three different belay devices as levels, it was determined beyond a doubt that the north summit is the true summit, higher by roughly seven feet. That education was gud fer sumpthin.

American Dolomite - Limestone Mountain, north summit is on the right.


George touching the void on the shattered traverse.


USGS Peak east face


Surveying


George and John on summit


Limestone Mountain north ridge
This drawing was found in the register bottle. It was voted "Best Summit Art Work".
Congrats to the young artist!


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Dan
Dan

August 18th, 2010, 2:13 am #6

Way to go Matt. You are getting much better at keeping the crayons in the lines!
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Sean
Sean

August 18th, 2010, 2:37 am #7

This drawing was found in the register bottle. It was voted "Best Summit Art Work".
Congrats to the young artist!


My son John that is- he just got a kick out of seeing his art from long ago posted here.
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Dan
Dan

August 18th, 2010, 2:52 pm #8

I think he had something in the Jumbo summit register too!
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