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Andy D.
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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 11:39 am 
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After just returning from Mt Tommy Thompson, I decided to go for another solo effort to some seldom-climbed peaks. I'd been wanting to return to this area after climbing Misch 10 years ago with Andy Boos (via Kindy Creek) and have always wanted to do this traverse. Some amazing scenery but a very difficult route for sure, not for the faint of heart! There is lots of info on the route so I won't go into detail, but the section after lake 5371 is definitely the worst of it...lots of holding onto blueberries for dear life! The smoke was bad from the Downey Creek fire across the valley and the wind was ferocious just as I was summiting Buckindy. The final scramble is some serious pucker factor! No registers found on either peak, I'm guessing its been a few years?

Downey Creek fire
Downey Creek fire
Buckindy summit ledge  :eek:
Buckindy summit ledge  eek.gif
bath fit for the King of Gondor!
bath fit for the King of Gondor!
Sword Pinnacles & Dol Amroth
Sword Pinnacles & Dol Amroth
Buckindy Crags
Buckindy Crags
Orthanc from Caradhras
Orthanc from Caradhras
Downey fire smoke
Downey fire smoke
smokey sunset!
smokey sunset!
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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 11:43 am 
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What a great portrait of marmot! Does Aragorn love bathing in cold water???
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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 1:59 pm 
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Great to see a report from you Andy.   smile.gif

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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 3:07 pm 
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Andy D. wrote:
After just returning from Mt Tommy Thompson,

Right on! Not to hijack your TR but i'm super intrigued by TT. Curious what route you approached from?

I was just looking at how iron-red and presumable chossy Buckindy looked from the Boulder area a couple weekends ago. It looks surprisingly solid from your pictures
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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 3:07 pm 
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Nice burly trip!  I really became interested in Buckindy after seeing it from Snowking earlier this year.  Looks like quite an adventure!  Thanks for the report.   up.gif  up.gif
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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 4:26 pm 
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geyer wrote:
Not to hijack your TR but i'm super intrigued by TT

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Some places are solid but mostly very chossy. I am impressed people have climbed those crazy towers! The last scramble on Buckindy was extremely exposed and loose!
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PostWed Sep 09, 2020 8:37 pm 
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up.gif  up.gif Great looking trip. Looks like you barely squeaked it in before that fire/smoke got real bad.
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