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El Diente Peak
May 29, 2010

Partners: Frank Konsella

Route Description: New line, called the Luttrell line, a NW facing couloirs. See Trip Report for specifics. Ascent route was identical to descent.

Data: Began at 4:30 am from Silver Pick at 9,700 ft. Reached top of Rock of Ages Saddle (13,000 ft) around 7:15 am. Descended into basin, near Navajo Lakes. Ascended couloir. Reached summit (14,159 ft) at 10:45 am and began descending around 11. Descended our exact ascent route, skiing about 2,200'. Ascended back up to the top of Rock of Ages (1000 ft), descended into Silver Pick Basin. Skied to about 11,600 ft and descended on foot back to the trailhead. Reached trailhead around 3:30 pm. Total vert climbed: 5460 ft. Total vert skied: 3600 ft. Total time: 11 hrs.

Relevant Links: TGR Trip Report

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Photos contributed by Frank Konsella.