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Holmes Peak from the northwest # 18653

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Date: 2019.08.30
Vantage Point: From our camp on the continental divide to the northwest of the peak.

Caption: Northwest face of Mount Holmes

PhotoDescr: This is the northwest face of Holmes. Our route to climb Holmes was to climb the ridge to the high pass just above Betsy's head. The climb of the ridge was up one of the scree and rock chutes you can see in the photo. I had hoped that when we reached that pass, we would be able to head straight up the skyline ridge somehow. But when we got there, it didn't look like a good route, due to loose boulders. So we carried on eastward on the far side, descending 500 feet down to a valley beyond, and only then could we double back and climb the peak. See the track log of the attached trip report.

One other thing to note is that from this vantage, you cannot see the slightly higher south peak "DG52" beyond. We were later to discover the south peak is 6 meters higher than the official summit on the north peak.

One other note is that Rick Collier somehow descended this directly, just to view the 5 Pasternoster lakes just south of our vantage point.

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