All Mixed Up (6)


Statistics

  • Date - 11/24/2017
  • Elevation - 11,700'
  • Route - All Mixed Up
  • Miles - 5.3
  • Elevation Gain - 2,500'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga

Description

Brian and I challenged ourselves a bit more on this trip.  We went up to Rocky Mountain National Park to climb All Mixed Up again.  We've both done the route a number of times, but the moderate ice and multi-pitch aspect of the climb are appealing.  Brian led pitches 1 and 3 and I led pitch 2.  As we climbed, I kept hearing voices and thought there was something wrong with me until Brian said the same thing at an anchor.  We finally figured out there was a Native American down at Mills Lake having some sort of ceremony.  He was singing and chanting and we could hear him well from way up on the climb.

Photos

James leading pitch 2.Brian leading pitch 3.Brian leading pitch 3.Brian leading pitch 3.Brian on rappel.Brian and Mills LakeBrian hiking out with the All Mixed Up in the background.Brian and James