Support 14ers.com
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...
 Peak(s):  Mt. Princeton  -  14,197 feet
 Post Date:  05/23/2012 Modified: 05/31/2012
 Date Climbed:   05/20/2012
 Posted By:  djkest
 The Monarch of the Sawatch   

Chaos Penumbra and myself climbed Mt. Princeton a couple days ago. I decided it should be called "the monarch of the sawatch" because of it's towering and prominant visage, and the "crown-like" appearance of the east aspect. Not to mention a prince is in line to become a king! These photos should give you a pretty good idea of the current conditions.

Exertion level: 2/5
Route Difficulty: 2/5
Views: 3.5/5
Overall: 5/5

Full Trip report is HERE


The road turn-off is way back there, but I'm graciously showing you the road after it...










Summit push

Full Trip report is HERE



  • Comments or Questions (3)
James Scott


Monarch     2012-05-23 09:29:08
I have to say that Princeton wasn't a very memorable climb for me as far as what the mountain had to offer, but that view coming over 285 always gives me chills. It is a remarkable mountain view with those two subpeaks, standing alone. I love just looking at it.


HarknessHooligans


Snow crossings?     2012-05-24 09:37:22
How were the snow crossings on the slope? How big were they and did you feel unsafe at all?


djkest


snow     2012-05-24 10:52:15
Snow crossings were a little bit sketchy due to slope. Maybe 50' one time and 100' the other time. Easier in the morning when the snow is firm. There is a well-worn bootpath but don't slip and slide down! Sorry, no pics of the snow crossings. Should be melting out fast. If you can start early on this one, I would recommend it, it got kind of muddy after noon.



   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2014 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.