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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 4, 2010 - 12:50pm PT
On September 25 of this year, Lisa and I celebrated her birthday by making a brisk ascent of Mount Guyot’s southeast ridge.

Once on the summit, we engaged a fine scrambling tour of the craggy ridgeline encircling the mountain’s native cirque,
Culminating at Peak 12, 668’, affording us both a spectacular and aerial position from which to survey Guyot’s south face.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
Mt Guyot, 13, 370’, viewed from the south, not far from Highway 285 and the town of Jefferson:





Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
Dwindling color just south of Kenosha Pass:




Michigan Creek Road, on the way to Georgia Pass:





Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
The east flank of Mt Guyot, viewed from Georgia Pass:






A partial glimpse of our tour:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
You know the routine; the agony of delay, as I’ll be along shortly and again over the next few days to keep this thing rolling……and floating.
eKat

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http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 4, 2010 - 12:53pm PT
YAY!

TFPU!

ox

eKat
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 4, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
Beautiful stuff Roy!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 4, 2010 - 01:44pm PT
I miss the aspens. Ramble on, Buster.
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
Oct 4, 2010 - 01:49pm PT
Outstanding contribution as usual sir!
Thanks
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Oct 4, 2010 - 03:19pm PT
i'm amazed you made it the whole way, if that last picture is any indication, you've lost a hell of a lot of tranny fluid.
tanks tar, good to see your safe and sound and keeping us stoked
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 4, 2010 - 03:35pm PT

Roy
Great talking with you yesterday--what gorgeous shots.
Really wish I could've been along to enjoy the trip.
Give my belated birthday wishes to Lisa!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 4, 2010 - 03:36pm PT
Cheers Roy!

Where ya been (besides here).
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 03:40pm PT
True Hooblie, it’s pretty amazing you can drive right up next to the peak.
Cuts down considerably on forested hours of ingress/egress.





There came a time however, to go it on foot, very little of it below treeline:







steelmnkey

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Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Oct 4, 2010 - 05:03pm PT
What's the deal...she keeps changing outfits!!!

Looks like a great day! :-)
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 05:11pm PT
Why, the fair lass is modeling the fall collection 'n demonstrating the merits of the layering system of course !!!

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 05:13pm PT
Okay then, standing stock up right on the ridge proper, poised for blast off …
(one need only imagine she’s wearing genuine aviatrix goggles, perhaps a flagging neck scarf, to complete the desired effect)

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 05:14pm PT




BrianH

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santa fe
Oct 4, 2010 - 05:18pm PT
It seems this Fall has been particularly gorgeous and mild. Thanks for the pics!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 05:21pm PT
Sure has & you 'betcha Brian!
pocoloco1

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The Chihuahua Desert
Oct 4, 2010 - 05:30pm PT
The hills are alive...with Lisa& Tar! Bump for wandering through the high country in style.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 05:32pm PT
A couple surefire situations known to make this woman go fast:

One,
Put a number on her and position her abreast of the competition.






…or




Two,
Keep that little red line in the picture just out in front of her a fair ‘ways …

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 05:34pm PT




eKat

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Oct 4, 2010 - 05:36pm PT
That cracked boulder is RAD!

:-)

eKat
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Oct 4, 2010 - 06:41pm PT


Always love the fall beauty ! thanks for sharing Roy.




Doug
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 4, 2010 - 07:46pm PT
Oh yeah! Can't wait for more.
Z
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 4, 2010 - 07:57pm PT
Thanks Tarman-love those fall colors!
quartziteflight

climber
Who knows?
Oct 4, 2010 - 08:09pm PT
Love those aspens! Congrats on 25! Good work keepn up with your lady :D
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 4, 2010 - 08:31pm PT
Awesome! I have made two separate attempts on Guyot in winter as far as I can recall and didn't summit. Or is that what we were trying to do? Once was a skiing outing. In any case, it's a nice area.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 4, 2010 - 09:39pm PT
This thread's a delight, Roy. Glad you two had a day like this, and now you're taking us along.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 4, 2010 - 10:11pm PT

What's Lisa pointing to?????
Pate

Trad climber
Oct 4, 2010 - 10:18pm PT
nice Tarbuster! it's beautiful up here too.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2010 - 10:30pm PT
Steve,
She is pointing to the location of her friend's cabin where we spent the night prior,
It is situated on a feature known as Michigan Hill:
(the "cabin" is twice the size of our home)

Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Oct 5, 2010 - 09:54am PT
Whooopie!

Thanks for vastly improving my morning Tar & Lisa. I've been missing these adventure stories.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 5, 2010 - 10:36am PT
A sunny tale on a rainy morning, thanks. Sitting here in the wilds looking at the snow on the wheeler crest remembering the blustery, golden warmth of the aspens.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 10:38am PT
Top of the morning to you Fritz & Jay!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 10:38am PT
Taking a break while scrambling down Guyot’s south ridge and having a look back up toward the summit:




And having a gander at our route ahead on the Continental Divide, featuring Peak 12, 750’:



Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 10:39am PT


Chiloe

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Lee, NH
Oct 5, 2010 - 11:26am PT
Nice little rock glacier in this one,



I like the sunlit, fractured rock-texture shots as well. Sitting here on a gray day at my office.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Oct 5, 2010 - 11:36am PT
Roy, you and Lisa are pure gold. Thank you so much for another wonderful ramble in Tarbusterland.

You should migrate this over to the Trip Report tab.
Pate

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2010 - 12:11pm PT
Another beautiful day in the Colorado high country! Summer>endless summer jam.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 12:55pm PT
Peak 12, 750' where the Divide splits southward:




Looking across to the left, our final high point destination, heading east, to Peak 12, 668’:





A scrambler’s menu:



Pate

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
Tarbuster, have you guys done the Halo Ridge over on Holy Cross?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 01:00pm PT
Um, no.
And you?
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 5, 2010 - 02:07pm PT
When I used to drive back and forth to school in Gunnison from Denver, every time I dropped down off of Kenosha Pass I'd look at that thing and climb a ton of routes on the South face, in my mind. I never did manage to drag my body up there...... Is there actually any good rock on that South face, or maybe a chute that might be good in the Spring?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 02:18pm PT
'Cud be a line there, but pretty unconsolidated rock (stacked talus wouldn't be an unfair appraisal).
Chutes in spring, probably tight & quite steep.

Still, quite something to behold from the proper stance.
That picture is coming ...
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 5, 2010 - 02:32pm PT
Kinda what I figured.
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Oct 5, 2010 - 03:58pm PT
I'm enjoying this one Tarbuster. Thanks for taking us along. Those ankle breakers give me the willies.
local

Social climber
eldorado springs
Oct 5, 2010 - 04:11pm PT
Tar, I spent some time up on Georgia Pass while on the safety crew for the Colorado Relay. I looked up at Guyot, but never really had a hankering to climb it. Maybe now we'll head up there one of these days; it looks like my kind of climbing at this point.
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Oct 5, 2010 - 04:32pm PT
Sunny ridge traverses, same the world over: Groovy.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 5, 2010 - 04:54pm PT
NICE!
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Oct 5, 2010 - 05:38pm PT
Looks like you got a new camera...?
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Oct 5, 2010 - 05:45pm PT
Tar,

Nice TR.

I'm seeing lots of launch locations for a tandem paraglider. Sipping beers at the LZ in minutes!

Very cool.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 06:28pm PT
New camera GoatBoy?
Nah ... you know how I roll.
Just that same old handy dandy Kodak Brownie:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 06:34pm PT
Damn straight Local.
You drive right up next to the mountain.

Lisa was in that Colorado Relay but didn't run this particular leg.
We were quite surprised to see how well maintained the road was all the way on up to Georgia Pass.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 06:58pm PT
On with the rubble dance!







Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 06:58pm PT
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 06:59pm PT
The view from the summit of Peak 12, 750’:







Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
Coming off Pk 12, 750’ and carrying onward, across to our final vantage point:

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Oct 5, 2010 - 07:02pm PT
Needs more snow!
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Oct 5, 2010 - 07:03pm PT
Man that is a PILE.. LOL

I still love the high places though, even when they are piles.
Pate

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2010 - 07:05pm PT
Um, no.
And you?
yup- it's a great scramble, one long day if you start before dawn. it's the longest ridge above 12,500 in our great state.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 07:23pm PT
Sweet.
I've only perused the books a tad on that one and wasn't aware of the opportunity toward a serrated extravaganza.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2010 - 11:08pm PT
Nearing the end of the traverse,
We lingered high upon our volcanic aerie, mesmerized and enthralled with the sheer wonder of this spacious enclosure: a living work of art.

(and please ya’ll… refrain any from handy wisecracks about ‘Ole Guyot resembling naught but a mondo gravel pit !!!)



MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Oct 5, 2010 - 11:13pm PT
Geomorphology as art bump.
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Oct 5, 2010 - 11:21pm PT
Beauuutiful! Great to see you posting and more importantly gettin out and gettin up!

Peter
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Oct 5, 2010 - 11:36pm PT
Tar & Lisa: The day looks like a “choss-aholics” dream of going to “choss heaven.”

I can read the report and eyeball the photos: then feel the loose slabs tilting and clunking, as you balance your ways over them.

Great times and a fun report!

If you ever visit Idaho-------we’ve got lots more of that terrain for you.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2010 - 01:01am PT




Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2010 - 11:24am PT






hooblie

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from where the anecdotes roam
Oct 6, 2010 - 11:36am PT
you were smart to circumnav it, cause guyot's got a grumpy face. pretty cagey, getting on it while it's still above 13k
crunch

Social climber
CO
Oct 6, 2010 - 12:25pm PT
Hey Tarbaby,

Beautiful photos. A living work of art, indeed.
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Oct 6, 2010 - 12:42pm PT
Thanks Roy, and Happy Birthday Lisa!
Happy to see you're still getting after it.
Peace, love, and good happiness to you both.

I could almost see the Aspen shimmering; gorgeous!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 6, 2010 - 02:01pm PT

Roy
You ought to see that south ridge when it's covered in cornices!!!!
It's really a thing of beauty!!!!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 6, 2010 - 06:29pm PT
Now this one's iconic!

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 6, 2010 - 06:40pm PT
Great stuff! Thanks.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2010 - 08:07pm PT




Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2010 - 08:08pm PT
To those men who were born for the mountains, the struggle can never end, until their lives end. To them it holds the very quintessence of living – the fiery core, after the lesser parts have been burned away.

 Elizabeth Knowlton, The Naked Mountain
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2010 - 08:09pm PT




TMO

Trad climber
Puyallup, WA
Oct 6, 2010 - 08:46pm PT
Looks like a great time! Heap up a plate-o-stone lovin' (The heart of the mountain I call those) :)

Btw.... saw your pic in Lynns book today.
Prod

Trad climber
Oct 10, 2010 - 11:44am PT
Sweet Trip Tar.

Thanks

Prod.
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Oct 10, 2010 - 01:35pm PT
Awesome TR. Love those "hearts of stone" in all the different colors. My partner and I collect those, too, and give them to each other as gifts.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Oct 10, 2010 - 02:32pm PT
Thanks for sharing Tar Baby!

Hope you are well!
-e
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Oct 26, 2010 - 10:10pm PT
bump a riffic
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:50am PT
Tar,
I love this mountain, and I really love your post. Just an outstanding photographic tour of the high country during the very best time of year. Boffo performance!
Cheers
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