#33 Half Peak 13,841 ft.
Date: May 18, 2014
Team: Christy, Dav, Ted, Cam Sylvester, Shane Robinson
Route: East Face from Cataract Creek
We’re on the road again, trying to check off a few more summits before summer arrives. After skiing on of the unnamed Centennials on Saturday, Chris and two friends, Cam Sylvester and Shane Robinson came down to Lake City and we headed towards Half Peak, 13,841 ft.
Half Peak is an interesting one. We were a bit curious about how this peak would be for skiing because the mountain isn’t really conventional in shape. It’s a giant, gentle sloping ramp with a big flat summit, much like like a butte.
With a recon photo from the day before on UN13832, we saw a few east facing lines of snow off the summit, so we headed up Cataract Gulch for a closer look. The approach was gorgeous, the climbing was fun and the skiing was really good. We’ll let the photos fill in the details.