Peak:  Peak Fifteen (13er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Stratosfearsome
 Date of Info:  08/10/2017
 Date Posted:  08/10/2017
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Peak 15 today from camp at Ruby Lake. Animas and Monitor on Tuesday after I aborted my first attempt on fifteen because of 8am rain storms. Too dangerous. Wednesday it rained at 6:30am. Took a rest day. Not a drop all day today, Thursday, 8/10/17. Backpacked out to Purgatory Flats after the climb. Ouch.

Anyways, Peak 15 is a chossy, steep, complex beast. The 15-16 couloir has zero snow, but quite a bit of water running down it. Various places on the face were wet from monsoon seepage, but avoidable. The gully up from Ruby Basin, east of little finger has some snow coverage but I bypassed it easily on the left (east.)
Free solo up, rappelled one 70 foot section back to 15-16 saddle. Bring your A game.
Also, strangely, there was a Republic of Texas Mountaineers summit register up top. Wonder how that got there...



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