Peak(s):  "North Traverse Peak"  -  13,079 feet
"Grand Traverse Peak"  -  13,041 feet
Keller Mountain  -  13,085 feet
Pt 12485
Date Posted:  09/08/2008
Date Climbed:   09/06/2008
Author:  Kevin Baker
 The Grand Traverse: A Gore Range Scramblefest   

Comments or Questions
man of your word
09/08/2008 16:00
well you said you were gonna give this a shot a year ago and now its done, nice work. Looks like you guys made more of your day than I though, with Keller and the 12er.

I agree that descent sucks. I don‘t remember the steepness as much as the monotonous switchbacks and the ”TH is probably just around this next corner” syndrome going on, only to find its another mile or two. I remember finding my bike, it wasn‘t stolen, but the wheel was bent, so that made for a fun ride back to Bighorn Creek. I also remember running into 2 girls, one was horribly dehydrated and needed for me to call SAR when I got back to help her out. Very random indeed.

Regardless, this was one of the most memorable experiences I‘ve had in the mountains, thanks for bringing them back and solid TR with solid pictures of the landscape and scrambling sections. Seems like winter is lurking around the corner.

09/08/2008 19:22
Great job, Kevin. I‘ve studied that traverse but just haven‘t made it there yet. Coming down into Bighorn seemed to take forever when I came off Keller!

For those of you reading this report, the GORES are impossible and you should never go there.

09/08/2008 19:48
When climbing in that area, I took a panorama of the ridge. Click on the photo for a larger version and feel free to use it if you like.

Now that‘s scrambling!
09/09/2008 03:25
Super route, Kevin; glad the weather held out for you! One of these eons I‘ll actually get into the Gore range...

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