Ascent of Big Bird Peak on 2018-11-09

Climber: Paula Raimondi

Date:Friday, November 9, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Bird Peak
    Elevation:4580 ft / 1395 m

Ascent Trip Report

11.9.18...The most Epic Mountaineering Day of My Life. 10.5 Peaks, 11 miles, 4,200’ gain, 8hrs of sustained scrambling, traversing all the Calico Ridges in Red Rock in their entirety with Horse Peak as an extra credit (out of the way) running finale. I failed at one of the exposed go around corners along the way but I hope Harlan forgives me for backing down on that one. I did most of the hard stuff but I have my limits. My hands are completely bruised and battered and my hips and glutes are scraped clean of many layers of skin from crawling through sandstone all day. Thank you Harlan for keeping me safe with hand lines and body parts. Thanks for going out (pre event) and scoping out the exact route and stashing water and Gatorade. I can’t believe how strong we are. My mind is blown!.....Calico South Peak, Calico Hills 1 Peak, Red Book Peak, Calico Hills 2 Peak, Calico Tanks Peak, Red Cap (and its twin Peak Turtle Head Jr.), New Peak, Kraft Peak, Big Bird Peak (east Kraft) & Horse Peak (Peak 3844). I’m calling this signature route, “The long way to Horse Peak”.
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    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
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