Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Date Posted:  06/25/2018
Date Climbed:   06/23/2018
Author:  jibler
 On Democrat's Western Flanks - Point 13,400   

Launching from Montgomery Resevoir -- Had planned on hitting up Mount Wheeler - or fallback to Clinton -- but that road right at the base of Wheeler lake was jammed with 4x4's. Plus looking down the valley towards Democrat just looked way cooler.


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Nice valley

That ridge on the right was enticing to say the least. And once up on it - it was like a dream-like dare I say "lord of rings" like environment.


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Final stretch

At the time I thought maybe that was McNamee (?) or whatever the southernmost point was in this area. But it ain't nothing. "Point 13,400 ?" I may put myself in charge of naming it someday.


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Looking back towards Cameron and Bross country

Democrat just dominates the scene up there - I can see why there's no 'western' route' !



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Rocky road up Demo's west face


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Democratic Dominance


So nice up in their -- no one around - whatsoever. And flowers were ready for their moment!


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Democrat and No Name Point

I've lived on the South Platte my whole life - was cool to be back at from what I can tell is the true headwaters of the whole thing!




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Comments or Questions
jibler
So has anyone done Democrat's west route?
06/25/2018 11:09
Having fully scouted this - I don't want to do it!

But you wonder -- someone's done it -- right?



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