El Diente - North Slope - Class 3
El Diente to Mount Wilson - Class 4
Wilson Peak - Class 3
Gladstone - North Ridge - Class 4
I have now done three Wilson group trips. The first was in July of 2005 to climb my first snow route. The second was in September of 2010 to finish the 4 traverses and 58 14ers on Mount Wilson. The third was in August 2014 with Kristi. Kristi and I climbed all 3 14er peaks plus Gladstone. Kristi completed the 4 great traverses on this trip.
Partners: Kristi Henes, Mike Poland, Chip Logan, Jim L, Chris H
Alex's 14er Finisher!
A view of El Diente while hiking to Navajo Lake
A view of Gladstone from camp at Navajo Lake.
Navajo Lake sunrise
Mike hiking to El Diente from Navajo Lake
Looking west in Navajo Basin
Camping in Marmot heaven in upper Navajo Basin
A view of Gladstone from camp
Hiking towards Rock of Ages on the old Silver Pick approach
A view from Silver Pick Basin
Alex hiking in Silver Pick Basin
San Juan sunset
Camping at Rock House in 2005
A view of Wilson Peak from Rock House
Hiking to Rock of Ages saddle from Rock House
Hiking to Rock of Ages Saddle from Silverpick is much nicer when there is snow
Approaching Rock of Ages Saddle
Alex on El Diente's north slopes. Steep and a little loose... but not so bad.
Kristi close to the top of El Diente's north slopes. Great view of Wilson Peak and the joining ridge to Gladstone
Mike on the south side of El Diente
Wilson Peak (left) Gladstone (right)
Mike on El Diente's summit with Wilson Peak in the distance
Alex and Justin Spumoni "The Long Ranger" toaster selfie on El Diente's summit. Gladstone in the distance. "The Long Ranger" broke the 30 day record for riding his bike to each of the 58 14ers and climbing them all.
Kristi and Alex on El Diente's summit. Gladstone in the background
My first snow route. El Diente
Lookup up El Diente's north slope
On El Diente's north slopes
El Diente's north slopes
Waiting for the crew on El Diente's north slope
Weather rolling in. .Wilson Peak(left) Gladstone (right)
Looking across the traverse to Mount Wilson. Gladstone (left)
Alex begins the El Diente - Wilson traverse
El Diente to Wilson traverse
The "Organ Pipes"
Alex on the traverse. El Diente in the distance
Mike on the traverse
Alex on the travserse
A view of Wilson Peak from the traverse
Alex on the traverse
Alex on the traverse
Down climb from here to the crux chimney section of the traverse
Looking back to El Diente
Alex scrambling towards Mount Wilson... high exposure of both sides of the ridge
Alex on the ridge. The summit of Mount Wilson in view
Hangin it out there!
Alex stoked to have completed the 4 traverses and the 58 14ers. September 10th 2010
Kristi on the summit of Mount Wilson... Lizard Head in the background
Alex on Mount Wilson's summit. Lizard Head in the distance
Alex on Mount Wilson
Rock of Ages Roller Coaster
El Diente from the Rock of Ages Roller Coaster
Gladstone from the Rock of Ages Roller Coaster
Gladstone. Stay on the ridge!
Kristi on the Summit of Gladstone. It took us 5.5 hours RT from Rock of Ages Saddle
Alex on Gladstone. Wilson Peak in the background
Fun Fact: The is a crowbar on Gladstone's summit
A view of Mount Wilson and El Diente from Gladstone.
Lizard Head from Gladstone
Gladstone (left), Mount Wilson (center), El Diente(right) from the summit of Wilson Peak
Alex and Kristi on Wilson Peak
Alex on Wilson Peak
Mount Wilson(left) - El Diente (right)
Jim Lefebvre jumps for joy
Jim Lefebvre's stoke is increasing
Jim Lefebvre gets inverted