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Photo Caption Location Date
Skywalker July 19

Skywalker July 19

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 24, 2014

4th of July bowl maybe?

4th of July bowl maybe?

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 24, 2014

Wingtip is the middle dihedral  (just right of the...

Wingtip is the middle dihedral (just right of the rope).

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Wingtip (5.10c PG13)

Jul 18, 2014

Feathers iss the left dihedral (just left of rope)...

Feathers iss the left dihedral (just left of rope). The middle is Wingtip.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Feathers (5.8+)

Jul 18, 2014

Mark at the bottom of the NE couloir.

Mark at the bottom of the NE couloir.

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 1, 2014

Y face from just below summit.

Y face from just below summit.

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 1, 2014

Cornice over Y-Couloir.

Cornice over Y-Couloir.

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 1, 2014

Mark near the top third of NE couloir.

Mark near the top third of NE couloir.

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 1, 2014

Late June melted out NE couloir of Ypsilon.

Late June melted out NE couloir of Ypsilon.

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 1, 2014

A look at Blitzen Couloir.

A look at Blitzen Couloir.

Colorado : 2014 Colorado Snow Climbing... : Post

Jul 1, 2014

This chimney is the route. Don't confuse it for th...

This chimney is the route. Don't confuse it for the chimney you see earlier on the approach. That chimney is shady chimney

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : ... : Seven Virgins and a Mule (5.7)

Jun 16, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes : McCullough Gulch : Claim Jumper (WI3 M3)
By: GLD When: 1 hour ago

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Comments: 2014-11-22 We had about 5 ice sticks total on the route. Spindrift was pouring down the entire time. Our experience was nothing like the photos (I wish there was that much ice) and our rating of WI2-, M5 probably reflects the difference of ice.

There were no 'no trespassing' signs and we approached east of the beaver ponds. The descent gully looks like a fun ski. There was an ice fall a short way up the descent gully on the right that wasn't formed up well (we were tired and we didn't want to k... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : Mount Sneffels : North Buttress (5.6)
By: GLD When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: Loose rock everywhere (it is the San Juans!). We used a 70m and roped the first pitch, I was able to with just a bit of simul'ing get to a large rock on a very large, flat area for the first belay. We solo'd after that.

As of a week ago, the snowfield was about 150' worth of approach. Did it it sneakers cutting steps with an ice ax.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Mt. Evans - mixed, couloirs : Telepherique (M1-2 Steep Snow)
By: GLD When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: Fun route. Soloed it with a friend before work.
We entered in via the shoulder and then climbed:
Snave Direct 20 min
Downclimbed the Snave 20 min
Telepherique 20 min.


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Shark Jaw (5.7)
By: GLD When: May 28, 2014

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Comments: The start gets a little tricky, then a section of shit rock in the middle. Nothing big, but I did knock a few quarter-sized pebbles down towards the belayer. Finish is really nice, get on the two cracks as opposed to going left and around. Both cracks are very positive.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Ripple Wall : High H20 (5.10a/b)
By: GLD When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: Not doing much slab climbing, I found this hard. Getting to the first bolt took a while, I had to aid to the second bolt and to move past it. Hence my 5.11-.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Citadel : East Ridge - The Citadel (C... (4th)
By: GLD When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: Instead of traversing the snowfield around the East summit to gain the depression between the summits, we felt a direct ascent up the first easy chute to the East summit was safer due to avalanche concerns. Easier climbing than the short 10 ft climb onto the East ridge from the depression though you still need to climb that to reverse.

Our route therefore went over the East, to the West summit, then cut beneath the East summit on the way back.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Dog House : Black Dog (5.9+) : Photo
By: GLD When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Yo, bud, I saw this today on the front page.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Amphitheater : The Full Male Deal (5.10c)
By: GLD When: Jul 9, 2012

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Comments: I attempted to lead the crux and backed out, I had previously seen two others just before me fail one taking a rough hit on the slab. We went to the right before the crux. Going to the left looks much easier (in fact one of the guys did this), but it also looked too far off route. I liked the idea listed below about unclipping all but the last two bolts and get a very active belay, but that wasn't really an option for me.

In terms of bolting, I think it could be better done. The fix is 1 of 2... more >>


Contributed Forum Posts

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re: FS Patagonia Super Alpine Bib, Arcteryx Keibo Ski JacketFOR SALE / WantedGLDNov 6, 2014
Looking for training and alpine and ski-mo partners around BoulderColorado PartnersGLDOct 15, 2014
re: Tying Cordelette directly through Bolt Hangers?General ClimbingGLDOct 15, 2014
re: Advice on Fall Canyoneering?Southern Utah DesertsGLDOct 14, 2014
re: Several Boulder Canyon tyrols cut downColoradoGLDSep 29, 2014
re: Mixed Climbing Bocan Noob QuestionColoradoGLDSep 23, 2014
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