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RMNP > Dreamweaver (06/04/2011)

 
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Looking at our target, Dreamweaver
BETA PHOTO: Looking at our target, Dreamweaver
Heading into the Mt. Meeker basin, the most noticeable feature is the pinnacle, The Flying Buttress
BETA PHOTO: Heading into the Mt. Meeker basin, the most notice...
Ascending 600-foot snow field to reach the start of Dreamweaver
BETA PHOTO: Ascending 600-foot snow field to reach the start o...
Negotiating first technical section before reaching bench at the Flying Buttress
BETA PHOTO: Negotiating first technical section before reachin...
Bench at Flying Buttress
Bench at Flying Buttress
The bench at the Flying Buttress
BETA PHOTO: The bench at the Flying Buttress
For us that day (06/04/11), this 14-foot narrow chute was the most technical section of the entire route
BETA PHOTO: For us that day (06/04/11), this 14-foot narrow ch...
Above the technical section and upwards to the final snow field
BETA PHOTO: Above the technical section and upwards to the fin...
Final snow field to the summit ridge. Overall firm kick steps w/ limited post-holing up to mid-thigh on route. High in Allenspark that day was 69 degrees.
BETA PHOTO: Final snow field to the summit ridge. Overall firm...
Final snow field
BETA PHOTO: Final snow field
Traverse from ridge (where Dreamweaver pops-out) to Mount Meeker (13,911')
BETA PHOTO: Traverse from ridge (where Dreamweaver pops-out) t...
Class 3 move to Mount Meeker summit, Longs in the background.
Class 3 move to Mount Meeker summit, Longs in the ...
On the Loft Descent, we overshot the ramp and ended-up rappelling over some ledges to the lower ramp
BETA PHOTO: On the Loft Descent, we overshot the ramp and ende...
This shows our mistake on the Loft Descent
BETA PHOTO: This shows our mistake on the Loft Descent
Almost to the apron of the Loft for a great glissade.  We rapped-off some pitons on the lower ramp.
BETA PHOTO: Almost to the apron of the Loft for a great glissa...
Views from the apron of the Loft
BETA PHOTO: Views from the apron of the Loft
Looking back at the route. Who knew the traverse to Meeker's summit and the traverse and downclimb/rap would be the hardest part of the day?
BETA PHOTO: Looking back at the route. Who knew the traverse t...