Outlaw Peak (Elbow Four Peak Traverse)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,850
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,350
Elevation Gain (m): 
2500
Round Trip Time: 
14.50
Total Distance (km): 
35.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Most of the traverse is easy to moderate scrambling. This is a long day at high elevation and stable weather / conditions is key. Our descent from Outlaw was difficult scrambling terrain.

Map
Trip Report

After summiting Mount Cornwall it was time to descend to the Cornwall / Outlaw col and then back up Outlaw Peak. There was no issues at all descending Cornwall and soon we were starring up at some interesting cliff bands on Outlaw. Again, these posed no problem. Sonny went straight up the bands and I negotiated them to the left (didn't have the energy to haul myself over them).

 


[Sonny approaches the Outlaw / Cornwall col with the route up Outlaw pretty obvious in front of him.]


[Sonny grunts his way up the third big heap of scree for the day!]


[Neat views off the summit ridge of Outlaw.]


[Great views back at the traverse from Cornwall.]

 

It was very windy on Outlaw Peak for some reason - much windier than on Cornwall. I don't know if that was just our timing or if that's actually a common occurrence. Nonetheless we soon topped out and enjoyed some more wonderful views and the accomplishment of our third summit of the day. We quickly wolfed down some food and soon began the descent to Banded Peak.

 


[Still smiling on our third peak of the day.]


[Looking back at the descent ridge of Outlaw from the Outlaw / Banded col.]


[Large cliffs towards Cornwall from the Outlaw / Banded col.]

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