Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,154 feet
Date Posted:  06/25/2018
Date Climbed:   06/23/2018
Author:  jibler
 On Democrat's Western Flanks - Point 13,400   

Launching from Montgomery Resevoir -- Had planned on hitting up Mount Wheeler - or fallback to Clinton -- but that road right at the base of Wheeler lake was jammed with 4x4's. Plus looking down the valley towards Democrat just looked way cooler.

Nice valley

That ridge on the right was enticing to say the least. And once up on it - it was like a dream-like dare I say "lord of rings" like environment.

Final stretch

At the time I thought maybe that was McNamee (?) or whatever the southernmost point was in this area. But it ain't nothing. "Point 13,400 ?" I may put myself in charge of naming it someday.

Looking back towards Cameron and Bross country

Democrat just dominates the scene up there - I can see why there's no 'western' route' !

Rocky road up Demo's west face

Democratic Dominance

So nice up in their -- no one around - whatsoever. And flowers were ready for their moment!

Democrat and No Name Point

I've lived on the South Platte my whole life - was cool to be back at from what I can tell is the true headwaters of the whole thing!

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Comments or Questions
So has anyone done Democrat's west route?
06/25/2018 11:09
Having fully scouted this - I don't want to do it!

But you wonder -- someone's done it -- right?

   Not registered?

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