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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Edge of Time (5.9)
By: Bill Morck When: Jun 3, 2010

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Comments: Wow, quick response! Yes, Bernard, we are talking about the same albino blond haired, gentle giant of a great guy, Justin Kraemer. He had taken a leader fall a few years before I knew him, and the rope went around his arm causing the deformity to his tricep (ouch!). We always reminded Justin that the rope could have wrapped around other parts of his body with worse consequences.... You may or may not be aware of his untimely death in his Piper Tripacer more than a decade ago near San Luis Valley... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Edge of Time (5.9)
By: Bill Morck When: Jun 2, 2010

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Comments: To finish up previous comment (timed out, spaced out?)........
Justin (Skippy) Kraemer knew Layton Kor quite well, having gone to the Dolomites with Layton the previous summer - Justin, about a year later, said Layton told him that he and Ray Northcutt had visited the area in the early sixties and had done a "practice aid climb" on a steep wall "up the gully near the top" (Andrology?). He couldn't remember whether or not they top-roped the arete on the other side.....So there you have it. May... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Edge of Time (5.9)
By: Bill Morck When: Jun 2, 2010

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Comments: I apologize in advance for the length of this entry. This concerns the accurate historical (Hysterical) information regarding the first accent. I've been aware for 15 years of the inaccuracy of the first accent info in the Gillett guidebook but didn't worry too much about until I was directed by a climbing friend to this website for route info. With all the hoopla and entries surrounding the route, I thought I'd give the accurate skinny on the route.
Back in about June, 1987, my good friend Ju... more >>