West Face Mt. Huntington - Colton/Leech Route


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right here, right now
Aug 7, 2009 - 10:43am PT
Very nice write up: as good as it gets!
It stands up quite well on its own merit and suffers not from lack of photographs.
Those words and maps suffice quite well by themselves and are worth a thousand pictures.

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 7, 2009 - 03:41pm PT
Back up to pg.1. The two little fragments I especially liked were "...and told Keith it was still my lead" and the sound like pouring a drink over really cold ice cubes. Great read, really puts the reader right there. Thanks.

Social climber
WA, NC, Idaho Falls
Aug 9, 2009 - 10:19am PT
A+ Jay
Very well done, glad you made it out!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Aug 9, 2009 - 10:31am PT
Thanks to Jay Kerr for posting this phenomenal TR & thanks to Bruce for pointing it out to me.
Big honkin' Brass balls, there.

Gym climber
the ground up
Aug 9, 2009 - 10:38am PT
That looks like an incredible report. I didn't have time to read it. It looked kind of long. Not that I imagine it is boring, but I just have other stuff to do. Got any reports about any sport climbs?

edit: thanks for taking the time to post it

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 9, 2009 - 11:05am PT
"Got any reports about any sport climbs?"

Ho Mahhn, now there is a typical supertopo response!!

Yeah Jay, please, fill us in on all those sport routes you've been doing....

Especially for someone who can't take the time to read about a REAL adventure!

Gym climber
the ground up
Aug 9, 2009 - 11:25am PT
Pardon me if the story is inaccurate. I remember reading something about a famous alpinist hanging on a sport route. A young kid came by and said that he had done it as a warm up. The alpinist commented that the kid should climb in Patagonia. He would like it.

Aug 9, 2009 - 05:37pm PT
Since this was Alaska, did Keith change his name to Stevens by wedding our then senator, Uncle Ted?

Gym climber
the ground up
Aug 10, 2009 - 09:02am PT
bump- definitely worth the read. It sounds like you had some of the systems dialed, or at least knew enough to figure it out along the way. I admire your concern for your partner, and am happy you have your toes. A success in the style of Shackelton.

When you thought you could continue after taking the Percodan, do you think it was eternal optimism of the alpinist, or the meds doing the talking?

Trad climber
the east
Aug 10, 2009 - 09:45am PT
A most excellent adventure! Thanks for sharing!!

Mountain climber
Portland, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2009 - 11:42am PT
Wack --

Although I am an eternal optimist... it was definitely the drugs.


Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 23, 2011 - 11:57pm PT
where's the original content?
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Sep 24, 2011 - 12:35am PT

I believe that might be it-or knott.
I just need to go back and read it.

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