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Limestone Mountain

August 16 2010 at 8:59 PM
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Limestone Mountain is a twin summited peak in seldom visited country near Pass Creek summit. The climb from the north side is relatively easy except near the top where one must traverse a short 4th class section of shattered rock above a ghastly void. George, John and I climbed the peak last Sunday.

The summit register reflects a comment by SeanD noting that the north summit is definitely higher. While Wes has opined the "other peak looks higher". Hmmm. Who was correct?

Being engineers, we could not leave this mystery unsolved. We summoned our analytical powers and using three different belay devices as levels, it was determined beyond a doubt that the north summit is the true summit, higher by roughly seven feet. That education was gud fer sumpthin.

American Dolomite - Limestone Mountain, north summit is on the right.
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George touching the void on the shattered traverse.
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USGS Peak east face
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Surveying
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George and John on summit
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Limestone Mountain north ridge
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