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#1152257 - 10/20/16 10:55 PM [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016
Sol Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 1707
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Loc: leavenworth
Trip: Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct

Date: 9/9/2016

Trip Report:
On September 9th I completed a long-term project on the West Face Wall of Mt Stuart: King Kong, AKA Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct AKA The Joe Puryear Memorial Route

- 11d, 900ft.



It took multiple attempts over many years and is my most meaningful first ascent to date. This climb was a tribute to fallen alpinist Joe Puryear who died in Tibet in 2010.





A lengthy trip report can be found on my blog which recounts not only this ascent but the first ascents of Gorillas in The Mist, Gorillas Direct, and my many failures/attempts in between:

Sol Wertkin Blog


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#1152258 - 10/21/16 07:46 AM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
wayne Offline
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Registered: 05/14/01
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Way to stick with it! Looks like a wild route.
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#1152260 - 10/21/16 08:52 AM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: wayne]
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Registered: 10/12/00
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Yeah Sol! That's really impressive and a great tribute to a fallen friend. Although you're really making it tough for those of us that use young kids as an excuse to not get after it!
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#1152261 - 10/21/16 09:22 AM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
Rad Online   content
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Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 2461
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Sweet! The camp where I worked as a counselor many moons ago had the motto: Courage, Perseverance, Loyalty. You're showing them here.

Oh, and Moon Boards are aid!!
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#1152264 - 10/21/16 01:37 PM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
telemarker Offline
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Registered: 09/17/01
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Great chronology of a personal journey! Thank for sharing and man, those are some fantastic photos! Well done Sol!
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#1152270 - 10/21/16 06:53 PM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
Trent Offline
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Wow!! What a great story; way to persevere!
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#1152272 - 10/21/16 07:21 PM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Trent]
Sol Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
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Thanks guys!

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#1152279 - 10/22/16 05:47 PM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
stevetimetravlr Offline
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Registered: 07/29/08
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Thank you for taking us along on your journey of adventure. Awesome!

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#1152282 - 10/22/16 07:41 PM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
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Appreciate the send, route, and tribute rawk

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#1152291 - 10/23/16 07:47 PM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
ivan Offline
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Registered: 03/12/02
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awwww, why can't dian fossey get added into the memorial? smile

congrats on adding to an already amazing mountain rawk
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#1152312 - 10/25/16 09:32 AM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: ivan]
Sol Offline
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Originally Posted By: ivan
awwww, why can't dian fossey get added into the memorial? smile

congrats on adding to an already amazing mountain rawk


Thanks Ivan! I had to google Dian Fossey, LOL that's funny!

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#1152351 - 10/29/16 10:16 PM Re: [TR] Mt Stuart - FA: King Kong - Gorillas in the Mist Direct Direct 9/9/2016 [Re: Sol]
ivan Offline
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Registered: 03/12/02
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come up the other side, call it "dian fossey's dirty back door?" grin
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