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Ascent of Storm Peak on 2021-08-05

Climber: Jesse Sumrak

Date:Thursday, August 5, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Storm Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13326 ft / 4061 m

Ascent Trip Report

10 Peaks of Longs Peak (Nesotaieux’s Ten Tadasanas, Radical Slam Deluxe, “Sick Concoction”) — 17 hours and 10,000 ft of elevation gain. Yesterday, I completed the most demanding physical and mental challenge I’ve ever attempted. Started at 2:30am with @bkiser90 and @andreaha11ing up the Iron Gates route. Climbed Meeker Ridge, then traversed the amazingly terrifying Knife Edge (I’m so scared of heights, especially 100% fatal ones) to Meeker. I continued on my lonesome to Southeast Longs, and then I got dangerously off route trying to take the Loft to Longs. I miraculously made it with sections of Class 4 (definitely 5 when I got off route) down climbing and met up with the Homestretch portion of the Keyhole. Bagged Longs Peak, then on to Pagoda. Again, off route on fatal ledges before I wasted valuable time back tracking. Found the right route and made it to Pagoda with only a brief Class 4 exciting moment. Traversed below the Trough to the Ledges, passed through the Keyhole, then meandered to Storm. Found some water to filter at the base (thank goodness) before bagging Mount Lady Washington. On to the easy stuff with Battle Mountain and Pine Ridge, then a heartbreaking hour-long bushwack to connect to the Estes Cone Trail. Climbed Estes Cone, cried for a while, and then finished the last 3 miles to the truck before doing 10 pushups (90 less the Gerry Roach demands) and finishing the most epic adventure of my life. Nothing like near-death experiences for 17 hours straight to make you appreciate family, life, Mountains, and adventure.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Radical Slam

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Meeker-East Peak2021-08-05 
2Mount Meeker2021-08-05 
3Longs Peak-Southeast Peak2021-08-05 
4Longs Peak2021-08-05 
5Pagoda Mountain2021-08-05 
6Storm Peak2021-08-05 
7Mount Lady Washington2021-08-05 
8Battle Mountain2021-08-05 
9Pine Ridge2021-08-05 
10Estes Cone2021-08-05 



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