Summited one of the more difficult Colorado 14, 000′ mountains, Capitol Peak for the third time yesterday. This time with Jim Davidson via the Northeast Ridge route
We were rained on during the 6 mile approach and again early in the night, but skies began to clear as we approached the crux, a 100′ section aptly called the Knife Edge.
Capitol is considered one the harder 14er due to it’s remoteness, high class 4 climbing requiring hands and legs and extreme exposure meaning a fall would be fatal.
We summited with four other people in great conditions and good time. As we hiked out later that day, over 40 people were headed in to attempt Capital today, Sunday August 9. We choose wisely 🙂
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