Not registered. We got back to our campsite and loaded up all of the gear (our packs must have weighed 30 pounds!). Looks like an awesome route. Southeast "Arabian" Ridge via the "Knife Me" Couloir. Christin had a photo assignment for her client Biolite which required a scenic backdrop and camping overnight to catch sunset/sunrise so I suggested we climb Pagoda. Basic Concepts All vegetation is potential fuel for a fire. that's a sweet tr, yo, we did pagoda from the south side up the crescent ridge in late sept. last year and the entire north face was covered in snow\ice, looked burly, so I'm impressed. Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow): Using your forum id/password. Continue to Rainy Pass, then descend east 2 mi from the pass to a large paved parking area, 4,400 ft. Marmot72. Buttresses are a climbing feature That is based on a feature of gothic archetecture: In climbing parlance it's come to mean any rock feature that is slightly removed from a main feature, be it a crag, cliff or mountain. Love it. Scramble over the dome and down into a broad, U-shaped notch, then up to the base of the initial buttress. North Indian Temples. 972 miles away. Incredible beams from the Keyboard of the Winds After a nice hour spent lounging by the lake watching sunrise light up the peaks, we turned around and marched out in a leisurely fashion taking lots of rest stops and looking for mushrooms along the way. Elk below Green Lake. Longs Radical Slam! The trickiest navigation was on the tundra above Black Lake. ... (11,939’) is 0.8 miles north of Knobtop Mountain, and 1.5 miles east of Sprague Pass. It was not very challenging and roundtrip, it’s 14-15 miles with ~4,500’ of gain. 1 North Arete. Half Mountain is at the end of the ridge. I went as far as the rope would stretch and used a boulder as a natural anchor. 14ers.com has the largest collection of Colorado hiking trip reports on the web! I bailed on Pagoda and instead went up the gentle north ridge of Chief’s Head Peak. It stayed 5.5 through this pitch. A view towards Half Mountain from near the top of Storm Peak. I try to use my best judgement in determining whether it is a worth summit. 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 21 Crescent Ridge. It is also possible to top-rope more climbs up to 5.9 from the routes’ belay anchors. We were stopped abruptly in the early morning daze by Christin’s friend Jade who was camped nearby. We both slept very well and were up around 4am. The oldest surviving Chinese pagoda – the 12 sided brick pagoda of the Songyue temple complex built in 523 AD – has a predominantly Indian design. Pagoda from Glacier Gorge. From here the climbing was sustained 5.4 - 5.5. North Buttress. A friend got a job in Moab for the offseason so we met up for a quick going-away party before I set off. I’d like to go back and climb the West Ridge but also the North Buttress (5.7) which are likely both more interesting climbing routes. There are several variations that can be done, with the easiest being in the 4th class range,and the most direct involving climbing up to 5.6. Here we ran into and chatted with a couple who had just finished a big traverse from Storm Pass to Chief’s Head (like a mini “A Walk In The Park”). The North Buttress (III 5.6) is a classic rock climbing route up ribs and faces on the North Face of Mount Sneffels that is best climbed in July and August after most of the snow has melted off the rock. The Colchuck Glacier is between the two. The quick beta is: stay right! North Buttress of Colchuck Peak Climb This is a very nice moderate rock climb in a beautiful mountain cirque. buttress / bell-shaped adaptation at the bottom of wetland tree trunks Down: 1. anaerobic / when there is no available oxygen 3. oxygen / when there is hydric (wetland) soil, there in not much of this element in the soil 4. hydrology / the study of how water moves around … 6. P1: Our first roped pitch went straight up the slab. Dragontail on the left, Colchuck on the right. 972 miles away. Follow this broken line to the top where easier ground gains the mountain`s cairn . Download Agreement, Release, and Acknowledgement of Risk: I'll have to keep this route in mind, as I get to be a better trad climber! This was a kind of cool cloud. North Buttress: Pagoda Mountain: 36: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches Standing alone on the opposite side of the valley from Liberty Bell, Cutthroat peak rises dramatically above the beautiful alpine meadows near Washington Pass. ... almost pagoda-like, with a big Buddha buttress. 254 records in 204 cities for Billy Williams in North Carolina. I’d like to go back and climb the West Ridge but also the North Buttress (5.7) which are likely both more interesting climbing routes. Pagoda is the peak in the center and the North Buttress goes right up the middle. V - VI. We know a “Maury” through a friend of a friend and Maury runs, well, the Alex Honnold Foundation so it was obvious to us the “Alex” this runner was referring to was “Honnold.” Christin and I had a big laugh because if the runner had just said “Alex Honnold” our response would have been a very fast “Yes” or “No” rather than the initial response we gave him which was rambling and sort of like, “uh, yeah, we saw some parties up there but not sure if it was your friends.” Ha! Photo: Nick Sweeney Feedback 4. Colorado, United States, North America Primomo. I chose the left which I protected from the belay stance. Descent: From the summit of Pagoda Mountain, descend northeast to the Longs-Pagoda saddle, then follow talus and snow back into the basin east of the Crescent Ridge and return to Sandbeach Lake. The top city of residence is Charlotte, followed by Durham. Colchuck Peak climbed via the North Buttress Couloir on April 10, 2016 with Sean and Jill. View back towards Longs Peak. 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b. I got to the Lower South Colony TH a little before 10:30 and it was already quite full. Parent: Pagoda Mountain. rmayer. View All Trip Reports (30) Many of North Carolina’s native plants are well-suited to firewise landscaping—they have evolved to thrive in the state’s soils and climate, are non-invasive, and are best suited to provide food, shelter, and nesting sites for North Carolina’s wildlife. Pagoda is a great option in rmnp for some less crowded alpine rock. The red line shows the North Buttress Route on Pagoda Mountain seen from Upper Glacier Gorge. The second time, I took the standard hiker’s route to Pagoda, starting from Glacier Gorge parking lot ascending the very scree-heavy gully and then an easy scramble to the top. Mount Goode (pronounced Good-E) is the tallest peak in the North Cascades National Park at 9,199 feet. Goode is a classic High Sierra route. The night before the climb we drove into Bear Lake parking lot around 6pm, fighting the 4th of July Fudgies for access, loaded our packs with all the climbing and camping gear, then walked in for about four miles to Black Lake. I ran the rope out (save for about 10 feet), built an anchor with three cams on a diagonal crack system, and belayed Christin. Serratus Mountain, North Buttress Canada, British Columbia, Coast Mountains, Pacific Ranges, Tantalus Range IT HAD ALL gone wrong. I don't use any specific reason for including a point. 2. We’ve been talking about scouting this section, with a rope, before she attempts it. Pagoda Mountain (13,497’) casts an imposing image at the head of Glacier Gorge, between the Keyboard of the Winds and Chiefs Head Peak. The descent was long and tedious over the gully’s loose and dirty talus. 2500ft of stellar climbing! In the distance a Chinese watch-tower rises from Hunchun City, with North Korean Mountains rising on the left. III. The approaching to the mountain and the climb itself was great, despite the windchill at the top. The North Face of Pagoda Mountain is a beautiful 1,500' slab of granite rising up between 12,000' and 13.500' above the Glacier Gorge Cirque. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. The climb takes an aesthetic line up a dramatic 800' buttress, with sustained 5th class climbing up to 5.9. As I was opening my backpack, my helmet fell off and started rolling down the hill. July in March on Meeker & Longs. There are a few points on my peak list that are fairly weak. Some pretty yellow flowers. We scrambled the slabs for a pitch before pulling out the rope. M erriam Peak is a mountain of loose choss with one solid, gleaming triangle of granite punching out in the center of its north side. Easier lines were both left and right so if you’re no lover of slab climbing, find broken rock on either side. It was not very challenging and roundtrip, it’s 14-15 miles with ~4,500’ of gain. Christin had never climbed Pagoda by any route so even if it didn’t relate to scouting for AWITP it would still be a fun new peak for her and a new route up the mountain for me. I. II. I'm routing for you man. You're riding out some of your final 13ers with some fantastic style! This happens on routes all the time, sometimes just to settle nerves, but infrequently makes it into trip reports. Pagoda Mountain 4,113 m (13,497 ft). Admittedly I didn’t do much research (I probably was looking for the shortest route, not the least difficult) and unknowingly was heading up the west ridge. P3: I was back on lead for this pitch. The crux - reported by many - is the West Ridge of Pagoda Mountain which goes at 5.7. Plus, the climb has a beautiful setting and a relatively straight-forward approach and descent which makes it a great car-to-car climb. https://www.mountainproject.com/route/105838848/north-buttress 29th Apr/2011. North Buttress of Crestone Peak + Traverse ; I drove from Crested Butte to Westcliffe Friday night after work a little later than expected. North Buttress. We packed up the campsite after talking more photos, stashed all but the climbing stuff and started the walk up to Pagoda. The North Buttress of Mt. It was 10:15 am and the earliest summit of our partnership to date! She and her partners were going to climb the “Barb” route on The Spearhead. Foreshortening makes the summit appear a lot less pointy than it really is. 1. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. I like yours. Billy Williams in North Carolina . Parent: Pagoda Mountain. The … Scramble to the twin boulders high on the skyline, thence up stepped rock to an open crack and chimney at a steeper angle. This is … It was fun to see her and have a friend nearby. Pagoda Mountain; View More Photos Summit: 13,497 feet : 40.24923°N,-105.62699°W Rank in CO: 258 of 637 13er Rank in CO: 205 of 584 13er Rank in Range: ... North Buttress on Pagoda. ... while the four subsidiary temple spires represent the four mountains which buttress Meru on the four sides. For over a year one of Christin’s main running dreams has been the route, “A Walk In The Park” (AWITP) – a multi-peak traverse in Glacier Gorge, connected mostly by a lot of running/hiking and requiring excellent route finding (which obviously requires a lot of practice). From here it was an unroped scramble over more slab until gaining the top of the North Buttress route and using the very cool and beautiful ridge right to the summit. Crack and chimney at a steeper angle V 12 s 4b PG13 21 Crescent.. 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