The Iron Gates route on Meeker
The route to the Loft
Alpenglow on our route to the Loft.
Looking down to the trail below
The Ship's Prow
Karen on a fun section.
Some fun scrambing after I missed the cairn to easier ledges up to the Loft. Pic courtesy of Jim Ohl.
Can you see us on the ledges? Pic courtesy of George Barnes.
The top of our route to the Loft. Pic courtesy of Karen Ohl.
Jim and Karen near the summit register on Meeker.
What a summit block! Pic courtesy of Karen Ohl.
Jim pulls himself up on the summit block.
Jim and Karen on Meeker.
The exciting ridge traverse to Meeker Ridge.
The airy ridge to Meeker's false summit, Meeker Ridge.
On the mini-knife edge to Meeker Ridge, a great practice ridge for Capitol! Pic courtesy of Karen Ohl.
On the summit of Meeker ridge with traverse in foreground. Pic courtesy of Karen Ohl.
Longs from Meeker Ridge. SE Longs is in front of Longs.
Meeker from Meeker Ridge.
Spectacular views to be had on SE Longs
A rarely seen view of the section between the Narrows & Homestretch on Longs taken from SE Longs.
Longs from SE Longs.
13ers Pagoda & Chiefs Head from SE Longs.
Downclimbing the spicier version of the Clark's Arrow route to Longs.
Jim descending a tricky section on the Clark's Arrow route to Longs.
This is the area you're looking for if going to Meeker from Longs. We never found Clark's Arrow.
Karen traversing to Keplinger's Couloir.
The Palisades again.
The airy summit of unranked SE Longs. It was worth the extra effort.
SE Longs and the ridge that I descended. The other side is mellow.
About to join the conga line on the Keyhole route.
The Homestretch on Longs.
Getting ready for the final push up the Homestretch.
Karen about to top out on the Homestretch.
Chasm Lake from Longs summit.
Our 2nd visit of Longs and not the last!
Looking back to the twin summits of Meeker from Longs.
Jim on the Narrows.
Karen scoots down the chockstone with a timely assist. Pic courtesy of Jim Ohl.
Keyhole Ridge and the Cables route on Longs.
East face of Longs
Meeker and our route to the Loft on right.
Closeup of the route to The Loft.
GPS track (13.6 miles RT/6570'gain going clockwise)