Peak(s):  Rinker Peak  -  13,783 feet
Date Posted:  12/04/2012
Date Climbed:   12/02/2012
Author:  Wyoming Bob
 Rinker Peak via Big Willis Gulch   

Willis Gulch seemed to be a popular place this past week, with a great circle report preceding this one. Regardless, we were looking for something out of the wind and figured Willis Gulch would do the trick. The trip up the Gulch was not without avoidable confusion and then the climb to the summit of Rinker offered us more comic relief. Old school stuff, read the map, climb the right route, leave the map in your pocket and claim a sub-summit for your tally.

The winds aloft were cold to say the least, the wind chill made for a short summit stay and we managed to arive back at the TH in the dark. Snow was a non issue, remembering the right gear was more entertaining. The route was in reality easy to follow and overall, we pulled off a good trip, but it was one one of those once yearly goof ups that gives you a summit on the basis of dumb luck alone.

The usual Narrative for any one interested in the details.

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Comments or Questions
The ”goof” trips...
12/05/2012 16:32
... can be the most fun. We've all had them, I think.
I enjoyed your narrative a lot - thanks for posting.

Wyoming Bob
Thanks Jay!
12/05/2012 23:45
Seems like the best reports are written after a down day at work, you have no reservations about throwing in the towel, admitting the weekend's shortfalls and fessin' up. thanks for the thumbs up.


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