September 14, 2012 · 3:00 PM
Ok ya all we are going to give this a shot. I will see everyone at the parking lot next to the trailhead. I should be getting there around 7-8 pm. Look for the bad-ass 4Runner which on this trip will clock in at over 200k miles :-). Dont forget your helmets, locking carabiner, belay device, harness, and most of all a great attitude :).
ok Folks I just viewed the weather forecast and snow is expected Tuesday through Thursday so I will be monitoring closely throughout the week and make a decision by Thursday morning. If I do continue the climb I will be leaving early Friday afternoon and car camping near a campground close to the trailhead. Plans are to eat dinner in Aspen and get up really really early around 4:00 am and heading out by 4:30. Goal is to reach the base of South Peak by 5:45 and summit South by 8:00 am. The traverse will probably take around 3 hours tops and then another 2.5 hours down North. We should be back to the trailhead around 3:00 - 4:00 pm. I plan on bringing my rope and some pro but havent decided if I want to take them on the climb.. will decide when I am there. Take your harnesses just in case. Also bring your helmits of course. One other option is to do Pyramid if the peaks look too frosty for the traverse.
I love the Bells so much that I must make a return trip to do one of the most awesome traverses in Colorado. I am only allowing 4 climbers on this meetup because the rock is loose and it is very dangerous for more than a few folks. If you are intereseted please send me an email and let me know your qualifications. I will be screening all clmibers. More details to follow as the date nears.
MY ANKLE IS COMPLETELY HEALED :)
WEATHER IS GOOD
I DONT HAVE TO TRAVEL TO TEXAS :)