Erciyes Trip Report (#8573)
- Signed By: Rob Walters
- Date submitted: June 07, 2004
We did the Ellingwood Arete. Great Weather, except for falling climbers. There was someone soloing the route above us in hiking boots (route is 5.7)who fell at the crux (apx. 1500' up the route). We were the 2nd party to reach him but the party above us had him stabilized. We called the rescue and the next day while we were trying to do the North Pillar on the Peak, they lowered a litter and got him off the mountain. It makes it difficult to climb when there is a chopper in that cirque! Other than that the route was great. Use caution, rockfall potential on the lower pitches.