|The initial snow field approach|
Martha is a mixed route located on Mt. Lady Washington in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a fun climb with stunning views of The Diamond on Long's Peak. For more information, check out the Mt. Project information page.
I climbed this route on 11/15/15 with my two good friends. We left my house in northern Denver at 1:10am and were hiking from the Long's Peak trail head at 2:50am. We made our way to Chasm Lake and hiked around to the right until we came to the first gully on Mt. Lady Washington. We took our time on the hike and were at the base of the climb and racked up just after 7:00am.
The climb starts with the second most vertical section, after a brief snow field. We intended to rope up for these sections, but the ice was so thin and the difficult sections so short, that we opted to solo much of the route.
|AJ climbing the first pitch on 11/15/15|
|Ryan cruising up one of the snow fields|
|Me on belay, AJ cruising the top pitch|
|AJ after getting some much appreciated cam placements|