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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Notchtop : Direct South Ridge (5.9)
By: Jason Cloyd When: Aug 16, 2004

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Comments: Did this yesterday and thought it was really good. Gillett's newest guidebook calls this route "South Ridge Right" with the 5.6 chimney variation to keep the overall grade at 5.9. His topo is dead on for all but the variation (the topo doesn't show it). I, too, became confused by the words "5.6" and "chimney." The 5.8 pitch (above the spectacular 5.9 corner/roof pitch) ends on a big ledge system that leads around to the W side of the ridge crest. There is a short 5.6-ish, chimney-esque section j... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : Southwest Corner (5.9)
By: Jason Cloyd When: Sep 22, 2003

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Comments: Climbed the SW corner on 9/20/03. It was chilly and windy, which probably helped keep the crowds thin (only 2 other parties, both on S. Face). What a spectacular route! I thought all the pitches were distinct, each one was fun for the grade, and the rock was solid (at least where it mattered). We started left of the S. Face route per (old) Gillett and Rossiter guidebooks, and avoided the first 5.4 pitch (which didn't look great anyway) by scrambling in (~4th) from up and around the corner, whic... more >>