Long slog to a cool peak

Long slog to a cool peak

Joined: April 14th, 2005, 2:42 am

August 29th, 2011, 2:28 am #1

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Smoove910
Smoove910

August 29th, 2011, 3:03 am #2

Congrats to you both! For me that would be pretty exciting stuff! Great read too....
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zdv
Joined: June 30th, 2009, 9:29 pm

August 29th, 2011, 3:13 am #3

Very impressive climb guys!!
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Luddite
Luddite

August 29th, 2011, 3:23 am #4

Nice work! Where did the name JT Peak come from?
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Joined: August 21st, 2010, 12:20 am

August 29th, 2011, 3:42 am #5

John-Tom?
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Anonymous
Anonymous

August 29th, 2011, 3:45 am #6

Jagged Top?
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splattski
splattski

August 29th, 2011, 4:43 am #7

Nice work! Where did the name JT Peak come from?
"Where did the name JT Peak come from?"

Tired minds. Who couldn't come up with anything more creative than their own initials.
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SummitGirl
SummitGirl

August 29th, 2011, 2:40 pm #8

after that slog...you both deserve it. Congratulations...
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Wes
Wes

August 30th, 2011, 4:05 pm #9

Really good story John! I plugged in my Nat Geo maps and followed your description right to the peak, thats its own little island! I accidentally got a photo of the mountain from the pass between Edith and Edna lakes two weeks ago. Im sure I have more from previous trips; its funny what you dont really see in the hills. Good eye on Toms part.
Big Congratulations on leaving the wide comfortable looking chute to explore the unknown and possible dead end on the face, that big dogleg back to the left looks pretty impressive in the photo and the scum covered slabs near the top look very exposed on that right side. The crux however, was probably carrying a rope for 49 miles, Whew!
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Joined: April 14th, 2005, 2:42 am

August 30th, 2011, 5:20 pm #10

Thanks, Wes.
Yeah, Tom and I agreed that carrying a rope and gear almost guaranteed it was going to stay under Class 4. Tom seemed to think that was especially true if I carried it

Based on the photo, we were not convinced that those ramps would go. But they are actually a lot bigger/broader/easier than the photo indicates. The issue is that you can't see them at all from below. So without the photo we would not have even looked for them. But the almost magical opening of doors as you climb was one of the most fun parts of this outing.
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