Monday, October 4, 2010

Quandary Peak, North Ridge - 10/2/10

This weekend, we were able to climb the north ridge of Quandary Peak, another climb from the Colorado Scrambles book. Catherine showed off her fearless free-climbing skills. This one was interesting - the book points you to the ridge, and then generally advises you to head right for the towers. There isn't a right or wrong way to go, as there is with a lot of these climbs. Although the book indicates some 5th-Class moves, we never hit anything that hard.

Interesting - there used to be some skis at the top of Quandary propped up and holding a register. Gone. But there was the same-looking hungry mountain goat following hikers around on the way down as when I hiked up in 2002.

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