Thatchtop, Powell, and Taylor Peaks -12,688 ft, 13,208 ft, and 13,153 ft

NE Slopes to NE Ridge with descent of Andrew Glacier, Class 4-5.4, ~ 11 miles, ~ 5000 ft

A fun solo, I don't remember what day I did it but it was a nice, sunny day in the high country towards the end of the summer of 2007.  The Thatchtop-Powell ridge was more exposed and difficult than I expected but still passed easily enough.  I found a bunch of gear along the traverse that had been used to either rappell or pitch out a section.  I spent the day listening to Pink Floyd and romping along the divide between Taylor and Powell.  On my way back to the car I came across a big old bull moose.  Car to car in 8 hours.


Andrew's Glacier


Powell's North East Ridge


Farther Along The Ridge


The Tricky Part Of The Ridge


Easier Than It Looks


The Cathedral Spires


Looking Back


Looking At The Back Side Of The Ridge From Powell Peak


Taylor Peak


Sharkstooth And The Petit Grepon


Now, Where Is The Summit of Taylor Peak?


Hiking Along The Divide


The Sharkstooth Again


The Top Of Andrew's Glacier


Looking Down Andrew's Glacier


At The Bottom Of Andrew's Glaciers


Heading Down To The Loch


My First Moose In Colorado


The Loch


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