The last 14er

With Rainier done, I only had one more 14er to do in the lower 48, so I decided to make a slight detour on my way home to finish them off. Thanks to Ted for help on both of these. Those who know will understand the circumlocution.

6 responses to “The last 14er

  1. Tom Becht says:

    Did you pull a Bob Burd on this one? I applaud your method.

    1. drdirtbag says:

      Pretty much, though no doubt Bob would have done it with more flair. I just suffered through snowy talus for 13 hours. Congrats on Squaretop, BTW.

      1. Tom Becht says:

        Thanks. It was fun although my questionable judgement had me climb a very exposed and vertical ramp. Descended using your recommended route (the way the smarter people went) which worked nicely.

        1. drdirtbag says:

          That was some of the most well-behaved rock on the whole ridge, though getting there via the garbage chute below must have sucked. I’m a bit disappointed you guys didn’t have time to traverse over to Michael’s and Red Kaweah. That part wasn’t more than 4th class, I believe, and it would make a nice loop.

          Oh, well. At least you didn’t get snowed on or go swimming… ;-)

  2. Wes Roberts says:


    It was so good have some time with you a few days ago. You are one truly remarkable man. I hope we get to stay in touch.


    1. drdirtbag says:

      I’ll definitely let you know the next time I’m in your neck of the woods. Kind of busy transitioning to the off-season at the moment.

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