Kings Peak

Kings Peak Trip Report (#20688)

  • Signed By: Scott Wesemann
  • Date submitted: March 12, 2007
  • Date(s) climbed: 98,99,01,03,04,05
  • Number of People Encountered:11-25 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Highly

Have climbed Kings 5 times. In 05 did with Craig Lloyd and had an EPIC experience! A big snow year kept most people away, so Craig and I had the High Uintas to ourselves for three days. Climbed West Gunsight as a warm up and then bagged kings as well, staying right on top of the ridge, because of the snow. Had a fun glissade on the way down and a scary glissade on the backside of West Gunsight, because we left the ice axes in the car. In 04 we had an EPIC trip, climbing Gilbert, Gunsight, WG, and Kings. Had to bivy at 12,000 ft. on Gilbert and got pounded by a severe storm all night! Had snow, hail, lightning and rain. Was so COLD that we aborted any attempt for sleep to go for the summit at 3:30 AM. Summited and wathced the sun rise. On to Gilbert and WG and Kings for Craig.

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