Thursday, January 10, 2013


Martha's is a moderate mixed climb on Mt Lady Washington in Rocky Mountain National Park. It follows a narrow cleft up the north side of the mountain. Last Sunday I made it out to the "Park" with Will Rawlstron, a kayaking buddy who's been convinced that he should take up climbing because of fickle snow melt during the past couple years.

Will on the Approach

The first time I climbed Martha's was soon after moving to Denver for nursing school in 2008. A strong storm pummeled us the entire day and in places we waded through thigh deep drifts of snow on the walk out. 

Mike Haugen 2008

This year was a little different. The nice weather was good for climbing as well as photography. Here are the shots.

Chasm Lake

In the Couloir

Light and Shadows

The Look Says it All

Nearing the Top of the Route

Snow Next to Rock
View East

Mt Meeker

Rocky Mountain Sunset

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