Alpine Ice 2 cl 5.4 on Longs Peak 14,260’.
On the North Face of Longs there are eye bolts left behind from being first put up in 1925. There once were braded cables connecting between every eye bolt. They were removed in 1973 due to lighting striking climbers ascending the face.
Bruce and Craig were visiting us from Ohio. We spoke the night before to assure a start time and check over our equipment. Due warm conditions in the afternoon we decided to start at 12:30 am. We walked through the trees approaching the alpine tundra arriving at the Boulderfield at sun rise.