Peak(s):  Bent Peak  -  13,393 feet
Carson Peak  -  13,657 feet
"Tundra Top"  -  13,450 feet
"Cataract Peak"  -  13,524 feet
Unnamed 13580 B  -  13,580 feet
Unnamed 13581  -  13,581 feet
Date Posted:  08/25/2019
Modified:  08/27/2019
Date Climbed:   08/18/2019
Author:  Mtnman200
Additional Members:   RandyMack
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Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. After a nice barbecue dinner at the Southern Vittles Restaurant in Lake City, Randy and I drove up the Wager Gulch road and set up camp at a relatively flat area near the Continental Divide. The road has definitely deteriorated since I last drove it in 1999.

Tomorrow's plan: a six-peak blitz. All of the peaks would be new for Randy, while I just needed one of the tricentennials (Cataract Peak), which naturally was the peak farthest from our starting point.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. We began walking up the jeep road toward Bent Peak. When the road ended abruptly, we continued up the ridge to Bent Peak's summit. It was an easy walk, and the only semi-difficult sections of the entire six-peak tour would be ascending some loose scree on Cataract Peak and bypassing ridge difficulties between Unnamed (UN) 13580B and UN 13581.

Because most of the day was so uneventful, I'm not going to say much about the route, as others (Derek and Otina) have already done so.

Carson Peak from the summit of Bent Peak

View from the summit of Carson Peak

Another view from the summit of Carson Peak

"Cataract Peak" from "Tundra Top"

Carson Peak from "Tundra Top"

Deciding which way to go up to the summit ridge on "Cataract Peak"

Half Peak from the summit of "Cataract Peak"

"Tundra Top" from "Cataract Peak"

A nice trail that leads toward UN 13580B

The ridge leading to UN 13581 from UN 13580B

Watch out! It looks angry...

UN 13581 as seen from the ridge to the west

UN 13581, with a climber's trail visible right of center that ascends back to the ridge

UN 13580B as seen from the summit of UN 13581

View from the summit of UN 13581

Randy's summit selfie on UN 13581

On the summit of UN 13581

I think the mountain's trying to tell us something

The Continental Divide Trail that will take us back to our starting point

I have done a six-peak day before, but not all the summits were ranked. This time they were, however. Only three more tricentennials to go...


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Comments or Questions
Image 19...
08/25/2019 05:58
...and your comment on it, cracks me up...

Image 19...
08/27/2019 10:32
Someone had to say it...

08/27/2019 15:27
Yeah - I guess they did and I think you're probably the perfect person!

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