Peak:  Peak Fifteen (13er)
 Route:  South Couloir via Ruby Basin
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  illusion7il
 Date of Info:  07/02/2018
 Date Posted:  07/03/2018

The peak is so dry there wasn't even a trickle of water in the couloir. Took a beating pushing my way up and down the New York creek drainage. All rap stations had 4-5 pieces of webbing/slings and I'm sure they are all from last year, but they obviously all held me. Smoke got very dense in the afternoon. Summit pic was at 2pm. Big thanks to Hoot for putting up the route description as it worked perfectly. The republic of Texas summit register is in rough shape. John Kirk started a new one last year is the only signature.

Thoughts: The rock quality is horrible. I can not believe how many hand and foot placements just crumbled away. Hopefully I cleaned up the climb a little for the next person. There is no way I could have climbed this without rock shoes. A 60m rope worked great for all the rappels.

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Comments or Questions
Got it.
07/03/2018 08:40
Good job, man! Day trip from Purgatory?

07/03/2018 10:52
Great work

Day Trip
07/03/2018 14:56
21 hours from Purgatory. I still haven't figured out the whole camping thing yet. Having to carry a rope, harness, shoes,etc, put my pack weight at 22 lbs which was a good reminder of why I hate backpacking.

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