Peak(s):  American Pk  -  13,806 feet
Jones Mtn A  -  13,860 feet
Date Posted:  06/16/2012
Date Climbed:   06/10/2012
Author:  strudolyubov
 American Peak via Traitor Couloir and Traverse to Jones Mountain A  

Route: Traitor Couloir on American Peak/Northeast Ridge of Jones Mountain A from American Basin TH
Date: 06-10-2012
Climbers: strudolyubov

North Face Couloirs on American Peak. Independence Couloir is seen on the left, Traitor is right of the center

Approaching the base of Traitor

Looking up Traitor Couloir

Approaching the middle section of the couloir

The middle section of Traitor


Looking down the steeper section of the couloir

The upper section of Traitor


Looking down the Traitor Couloir route from the saddle

View south towards Grenadiers and Needle Mountains

Looking back at the West Ridge of American Peak

Handies Peak and Sloan Lake as seen from the summit of American

Jones Mountain A (right) and Niagara Peak (left)

Northeast Ridge and North Face of Jones Mountain

Approaching the saddle between American Peak and Jones Mountain

On the Northeast Ridge of Jones Mountain, view NE

Jones Mountain: summit view towards American and Handies Peaks

Grenadier Range and Needle Mountains as seen from Jones Mountain

Niagara Peak from summit of Jones

Jones Mountain summit: looking down along the West Ridge

Jones Peak: looking down Snare Creek drainage

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 Comments or Questions
San Juan Ron

Great report!
06/17/2012 03:44
I was up there again on the 11th (Jones, Niagra, American) via Snare. Great report and pics! It's a beautiful and secluded area! Ron


Thumbs up
06/17/2012 13:48
I fell in Love with American Pk last July 4th after summiting Handies from Grizzly Gulch and deciding to descend American Basin. The snow route choices on that mountain all look to be a blast. Thanks for posting.

Matt Lemke

Is that you Sergey?
06/17/2012 21:50
I saw you on Jones while I was on Niagara that same day! I then traversed to Jones and American and saw you descending some strange route!

Re: Great report! and Thumbs up
06/18/2012 04:29

Thanks for your comments! This is a beautiful area with incredible views and some really nice routes.

Re: Is that you Sergey?
06/18/2012 04:59

I guess it was me. I descended back to American Basin by NE Face route on American Peak (Roach calls it both NE and West Face at the same time).
P.S.> That is a pretty impressive list of climbs you've done this year, -- keep them coming!

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