Trip Report
Chhopa Bamare
Monday January 1, 2018 11:41pm
Made the FA of Chhopa Bamare East by the East Ridge but failed to get to the main summit. Lots of mid 5th class snow coved rock on the upper East Ridge. It was just to time consuming to self belay it and too hard for me to 3rd class it so I bailed a few hundred meters below the main summit.

Credit: johnkelley

Credit: johnkelley

Credit: johnkelley

Credit: johnkelley

Credit: johnkelley

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johnkelley is a climber from Anchorage Alaska.

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thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
  Jan 1, 2018 - 11:46pm PT
the pic/prose ratio is good here.

sorta like the pack/porter ratio in your pic of your load.

TFPU!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Jan 1, 2018 - 11:47pm PT
Good stuff! Important to have self control and not push it to the ultimate end, takes good control to do that. Summoning one peak is not too shabby! Congrats! Best in 2018 man!
Bruce Morris

Trad climber
Soulsbyville, California
  Jan 1, 2018 - 11:48pm PT
A bit of false modesty is okay. What an accomplishment! Bravo! The great pictures tell it all.
skywalker1

Trad climber
co
  Jan 1, 2018 - 11:57pm PT
Looks like a beautiful and challenging playground. Keep on trucking dude you post some great photos!

S....
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jan 2, 2018 - 03:21am PT
Nice job John!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Jan 2, 2018 - 03:31am PT
Good stuff!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Jan 2, 2018 - 04:14am PT
Nice! Getting up is optional, getting back down is obligatory.
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
  Jan 2, 2018 - 04:47am PT
Probably a good decision John. That way we can see more of your Tr's in the future.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
  Jan 2, 2018 - 08:29am PT
Thanks for the report, John. Very cool what you are doing!

Am wondering what the nearby snowy peak is in photo 4?
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Author's Reply  Jan 2, 2018 - 08:36am PT
The snowy one is Chhopa Bamare East from further up the East Ridge. Notice my orange tent sitting a 100m or so below the summit?
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
  Jan 2, 2018 - 01:50pm PT
Time for a yak steak and some Chang.
nah000

climber
now/here
  Jan 2, 2018 - 08:02pm PT
you’ll have to tell me the libation of your choice, so i can send you a bottle/flat/two-sixer of it... the deal being you have to drink as much of it as you can in one sitting and then start telling us a few of the better stories, that I have to assume you’d have, after a trip like that. hahaha...

seriously: thanks for the report... however brief. looks like a sweet place...
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
  Jan 2, 2018 - 08:26pm PT
Your tent is just visible now that you mention it. What a location!

Was initially thinking the snowy peak looks like a great steep ski down into Tibet, but after checking it out on Google Earth, that is some very serious terrain.

Would love to read a longer report in the AAJ or here on ST.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Jan 2, 2018 - 09:59pm PT
Your trip reports are always great to see. And what you achieve is always super impressive. Congratulations!
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Author's Reply  Jan 2, 2018 - 11:13pm PT
It sure would be nice to have a climbing partner over here if anyone is interested in coming over??? I’m planning on staying another 2 months

johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Author's Reply  Jan 3, 2018 - 11:43pm PT
Climbing partner??? Anyone???
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