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 Peak(s):  Dallas Pk  -  13,809 feet
 Post Date:  07/24/2012
 Date Climbed:   07/22/2012
 Posted By:  strudolyubov

 Dallas Peak from Mill Creek   

Route: Dallas Peak from Mill Creek TH
Date: 07-22-2012
Trip Duration: Day trip, 8 hours car-to-car
Trip Length: 10.3 mi RT
Climbers: strudolyubov

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Wilson Group basking in the early morning sun. View from Sneffels Highline Trail.


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South Face of Dallas Peak.


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Wilson Group and Lizard Head from South Slopes of Dallas Peak.


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Approaching the lower cliff band.


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Looking from the base of the passage through the lower cliff band.


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At the base of the second cliff band.


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Looking back at the trail going along the base of the second cliff band.


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Looking down the Mill Creek drainage.


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Approaching the corner of the East Face.


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Lots of choss ...


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The steep gully left of the standard Class 4 pitch after turning the corner. It felt easy Class 5.


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Looking down the steep gully climb.


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The rappel anchor at the top of the standard Class 4 pitch.


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The summit tower (left center) and the gully providing access to the North Face (right center).


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Looking up the gully leading to the North Face.


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Looking down from the top of the gully.


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North Face: view from the ledge below the summit pitch.


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Looking up from the summit pitch.


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Blue Lake and Mount Sneffels as seen from North Face of Dallas Peak.


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Looking down after climbing the first ~25 feet.


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The upper portion of the summit pitch.


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"Fixed" pro: a #2 Friend (center)


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Looking down the summit pitch from 10 feet below the summit.


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Summit view towards Teakettle Mountain and Potosi Peak.


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Mount Sneffels as seen from the summit of Dallas Peak.


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Summit view east.


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Summit rappel: view through the tunnel.


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Looking back at the car-sized chockstone.


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Looking back at the South Face on the descent.



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  • Comments or Questions (7)
Wyoming Bob


Fixed pro . . .     2012-07-24 16:19:13
Well done. Seems like every Dallas photo run is of a different route. Our snow climb seemed to bear no resemblence of our dry climb, but covered the same route. Same with these photos, trouble picking out our path . . .

BTW, the #2 was involuntarily fixed on June 16, 2012 at about noon . . . and seems to have since been ”adjusted”


d_baker


stellar     2012-07-24 08:59:58
Great concise photo report w/captions! I like your rappel photo!
Nice work. You've been tearing through the tougher cents this summer!


nkan02


Great photos     2012-07-24 11:22:05
My favorite one is #19 - Blue Lakes are awesome.


Monster5


Nice pics.     2012-07-24 11:50:26
Yet again. I'm looking forward to your picture reports.


benners


Can't     2012-07-24 14:20:51
wait to get up there after reading this. Thanks for the TR!


lordhelmut


Inspired!     2012-07-25 08:31:45
Thanks for the great beta pic TR. You seemed to get all the highlights of the climb. This is one of those TR's where a spark is all of a sudden lit in you while sitting at your desk job. Daydreaming about the San Juans all of a sudden got a whole lot more vivid.


strudolyubov

Re:     2012-07-27 15:47:44
All: thanks for your kind comments! Dallas is a great summit with incredible views, definitely worth climbing.

Wyoming Bob: It looks like somebody spent a lot of time/effort trying to get it out of the crack.



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