Peak(s):  "Pk L"  -  13,213 feet
Date Posted:  09/26/2017
Date Climbed:   09/16/2017
Author:  benners
Additional Members:   Marmot72
 A Night Out at Slate Lake: "Peak L"   

A short writeup on a short trip to Slate Lake last weekend, where Steve and I were fortunate enough to be able to sneak in a summit of "Peak L" despite less-than-ideal conditions. Enjoy!

A Night Out at Slate Lake: "Peak L"

Comments or Questions
gore galore
Great perserverance
09/26/2017 21:35
on a great peak. And that is a fine straight on shot of the north face of Peak R which brings back a memorable climb of mine in June of 2006 climbing the Regal couloir on the right and a nervy descent of the Royal couloir on the left. Cheers to all that is back in that area and well wishes for your finish on Peak Q.


09/27/2017 17:19
That photo of Q & R is unreal. My buddy and I did a big slate trip a couple weeks before you, and we had wondered what those peaks would look like with a dusting of snow. It took me a couple tries to get Q, but it's a place I always like revisiting. Which is good, because I still need S/T.


I don't buy it
09/28/2017 14:18
There is no way you got Steve to do an overnight pack in and only climbed one peak...even if it is the mighty L. He had to have traversed something? Tell me at least climbed some trees near camp or chased a squirrel up a class 5 unranked 12er...

Thanks for TR! You boys had quite the summer...I'm jealous of your adventures!


Nice Summit
10/02/2017 08:00
Very well-written Trip Report too. Thanks so much for posting the quality 13er route beta Ben. Excellent work with reaching this classic, tougher Gore Range peak. Way to go. Information regarding these types of Colorado mountaineering lines is great having. Keep climbing safe, smart, and strong


10/02/2017 16:47
I guess not surprised you guys still went, despite the weather. As we talked a few times about this trip, would love to join you for peak Q!
Nice effort out there.

Chicago Transplant

Nice Work
10/05/2017 16:32
Nice job Ben and Steve, way to make the most of the less than ideal conditions. L is one of my favorite 13ers of all. I hope to get back for a repeat someday.

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