July 30 2021
06/19, 14:00: Leave house
06/19, 17:40: Arrive in Breckenridge
06/19, 21:30: Go to bed
06/19, 23:15: Wake up, begin driving to Aspen
06/20, 03:02: Arrive at trailhead, start hiking
06/20, 06:00: Arrive at crux. Begin scree and snow climb
06/20, 06:45: Top out on snow climb
06/20, 07:18: Summit
06/20, 08:00: Begin crux downclimb.
06/20, 10:47: Return to car
06/20, 14:00: Arrive in Breckenridge
06/20, 17:50: Arrive at house
Total hiked: 8.26Mi
Total vert: 4,229ft
Max elevation: 13,943ft
Worth it for the last snow climb of the season? In hindsight, certainly :)
Midway through the talus field on route to the crux. This entire section was unconsolidated making it absolutely exhausting
Yours truly on the summit. Castle and Conundrum are the two tallest peaks in the photo immediately to my left.
Diego begins the downclimb. Snow was rock hard. Crampons and ice axes were a must here.
What would a CO peak be without a healthy dose of willows