Ascent of Crestone Needle on 2002-06-16
|Date:||Sunday, June 16, 2002|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14197 ft / 4327 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSusan decided that my 40th birthday should be a special one. She worked with my climbing partner, Brian to setup a weekend trip to do something “special.” Brian thought that the Crestone Peak – Crestone Needle traverse would be a suitably exiting adventure.
I was delighted with the idea beyond all reason, but still I couldn’t help but think about doing more. I kept thinking about the other Fourteeners in the area and about how this would be the ideal time to bag them. The Kit Carson, Challenger and Humboldt mountains were within a few miles of each other and the Crestone massif; I developed what I would later call my “Crazy Plan” to get them all. 5 Fourteeners in 2 days.
Link to 'Five 14ers for my 40th Birthday' trip report
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