Forums Trip Reports Eldorado Peak June 8 Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Author Posts June 14, 2013 at 1:36 am #578761 CascadEagan 45 Posts This last weekend was our first Eldorado Peak (video game style) climb. At least it felt kinda like a video game, with about a dozen different, really hard levels, but we beat the final boss and got on top! Somehow from previous TR’s I’d read I way underestimated this peak. It was an ass kicker. Big kudos to anyone who’s ridden this awesome, remote peak. Level 1: creek crossing Level 2: bush whacking and semi trail Level 3: talus field Level 4: thin snow-bridges covering upper talus field. This section turned out to kinda suck. While booting my foot went through and I crashed through full body, landing head first in this hole. Luckily I stopped on rocks, just above the running water below. Level 5: continuous snow. View back to cascade pass. Level 6: we found a sweet camp spot someone else had already dug out for two tents, so we stopped around 6,000 ft. Level 7: East Ridge of Eldorado – crevasses were opening in a few spots, but they were pretty obvious Level 8: the reason we came – the knife edge ridge to the top Level 9: Summit! Level 10: crawl back down the knife edge looking back at the summit, the only time all day it caught sun: Level 11: Snowboarding! into the clouds.. June 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm #668752 96avs01 875 Posts Looks sweet, gotta get it off my Hitlist one of these days! Thanks for the TR :headbang: 165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 Furberg Chris June 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm #668753 ale_capone 864 Posts Awesome! I love the video game analogy. I usually call them super mario’s. Same idea. One up for you. 😉 June 18, 2013 at 9:05 pm #668754 nickstayner 700 Posts A splittin’ betty. Right on. Good TR. June 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm #668755 bs. 246 Posts sweet! that one’s still on my list…. Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.