Peak(s):  "V 5"  -  13,156 feet
Date Posted:  05/17/2017
Date Climbed:   06/16/2016
Author:  Kylie
Additional Members:   Boggy B
 "V 5" East Couloir   

"V 5"

We parked at 10,400', 1.8 miles up the Ophir Pass Road from 550, and began the approach at 2:45 a.m. From the road, we immediately descended south and removed our boots to wade across the middle fork of mineral creek. We continued up the drainage following the creek to the base of the line. We climbed moderate snow up the east couloir for approximately 1000' feet and topped out to a beautiful sunrise. From the top of the line, it's a short scramble to the summit. After taking in the great views of S. Lookout and the surrounding peaks, we downclimbed the line, hiked out and arrived home in Montrose at 9:30 a.m. Definitely a fun way to spend a spring morning and enjoy a San Juan sunrise!

Miles: 5.6
Gain: 3330'

Boggy starting up

Higher in the line



Turning the last corner

Boggy coming around the corner

Hello sunrise!

Short scramble to the summit

South Lookout

Summit views

Downclimbing the line

Nice view of the east couloir in the sun

Happy spring!

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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Comments or Questions
nice climb
05/18/2017 08:38
thanks for posting, looks like you had a nice day

Boggy B
a spring haiku
05/18/2017 13:01
first five syllables
next, seven more syllables
last five syllables

another haiku
05/18/2017 14:17
Avacados Oh
Where are avacadoas, Oh?
On Ryan's gear, Oh

Nice work on the unveiling of more SJ goodness, team BK Burger

Team BK...
05/18/2017 16:35
...I like that Abe. Good call there buddy. Kylie, great pics...what a stellar sunrise climb. Glad you guys are really taking advantage of being close to the Juans. We'll be in Escalante Canyon all weekend climbing crack if you and Bog wanna head over.

05/23/2017 15:34
You think an avocado granado in my bag is funny? I guess that explains why such as obvious mistake occurred.

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