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Member Since: Oct 17, 2001
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Crazy Train

WI5 (2)

Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 180'

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...

Nov 9, 2012

Necrophilia

WI4-5 M5-6 R (7)

Trad, Mixed, Ice

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Loch Vale & uphill

Oct 17, 2001

Deep Freeze

WI5-6 M5 R (9)

Trad, Mixed, Ice

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Loch Vale & uphill

Oct 17, 2001

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
The Crazy Train area on the day of its FA (Smear o...

The Crazy Train area on the day of its FA (Smear of Fear is the prominent flow on the left).

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Crazy Train (WI5)

Nov 9, 2012

The Crazy Train (CT) area, a couple of weeks after...

The Crazy Train (CT) area, a couple of weeks after its FA, also showing Wrecking Ball (WB) and Autumn Mist (AM -- [EDIT NOTE: the label "AM" is wrong -- that route name is Morning Dew (not A

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Crazy Train (WI5)

Nov 9, 2012

super 8 #4

super 8 #4

Kelly Cordes : super 8 knot

Aug 29, 2009

super 8 #3

super 8 #3

Kelly Cordes : super 8 knot

Aug 29, 2009

super 8 #2

super 8 #2

Kelly Cordes : super 8 knot

Aug 29, 2009

super 8 #1

super 8 #1

Kelly Cordes : super 8 knot

Aug 29, 2009

Closer view of Brain Freeze, on March 29, 2008.

Closer view of Brain Freeze, on March 29, 2008.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Brain Freeze (M5+ Steep Snow)

Mar 31, 2008

Photo

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Nov 2, 2001

Photo

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Smear of Fear (WI5 M6 R)

Nov 2, 2001

Photo

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Deep Freeze (WI5-6 M5 R)

Oct 30, 2001

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Crazy Train (WI5)
By: Kelly Cordes When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: Thanks Kevin, I corrected it!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Crazy Train (WI5) : Photo
By: Kelly Cordes When: Nov 10, 2012

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Comments: Note: I don't know whose photo this is. Greg Sievers is leading, Tom Jensen belaying, and someone from afar shot the image, looked Greg up, and sent it to him. Greg passed it on to me. Our thanks to the unnamed photog!
[EDIT NOTE: the label "AM" is wrong -- that route name is Morning Dew (not Autumn Mist, as I mistakenly thought).]


Location: CO : Kelly Cordes Needs Our Help
By: Kelly Cordes When: Feb 20, 2010

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Comments: Thanks much, everyone. Went well, Kirra, thank you. Had to keep me an extra day (had hoped to get out Thurs), as the nerve block wore off way too fast, after only about 12 hrs (they planned/thought 24-48; apparently it can vary a lot with individual things, metabolism, etc.) which left me in excruciating pain late Wed night. So, they kept me Thurs/Thurs night to get it under control, got out Fri and am ok now, just loopy from the pain meds. Sucks b/c it makes me stupider than normal.
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Location: CO : Kelly Cordes Needs Our Help
By: Kelly Cordes When: Feb 12, 2010

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Comments: Thanks for putting it together, Doug and crew. Really fun night, and the marg fund stuff was just too generous -- thank you. It'll inspire me in the coming months until I can walk again. Nothing like a little alcoholism to pass the time. But hey, they say you should do what you do best, so I won't argue. Posted a new marg recipe in honor of the night. kellycordes.wordpress.com/2010...


Location: CO : Kelly Cordes Needs Our Help
By: Kelly Cordes When: Feb 8, 2010

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Comments: Thanks much for the kind post, John. No problem on the photo, btw, it's mine (can't remember who I handed my camera to...can't remember lots right now, the pain meds suck, make me feel stupid, something I can ill afford).
Thx for the follow-up, Doug. Very, very nice of you -- really appreciate it. Hoping it won't wreck me, I have insurance, though super high deductible and by the time I'm done with the things they weasel out of paying, we'll see how broke I am. Funny how they don't weasel out o... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookend : Strawberry Short Cake (5.10)
By: Kelly Cordes When: Oct 4, 2009

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Comments: Rich F wrote: "If you have a 60, watch out. You can probably still TR, but the belayer will need to be up the hill a bit, and you'll want knots in the end."
--just to confirm for folks: yes, that's correct. you can lower off with a 60m, and belay a TR, but ya need to go uphill and tie into your ends.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northeast Face : Cowboys and Indians (5.11c)
By: Kelly Cordes When: Sep 4, 2009

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Comments: Sorry for the delay, Bill -- actually, I'd say the given 5.9/10a rating for pitch 7 is about right. No harder than 5.10, anyway, and not really runout -- though, indeed, it *looks* much worse. That's the cool thing about it, it's a pleasant surprise!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Wizard's Gate
By: Kelly Cordes When: Aug 27, 2009

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Comments: What an awesome crag -- many thanks to Jonathan and his crew for putting up some terrific routes here (and thanks for the tour!). Though currently not a ton of routes at this particular spot, it's possibly the best single-pitch crag (i.e. not including Lumpy, the Park, etc) around Estes, IMO. Really cool rock and great climbing, in a truly gorgeous setting. Well worth the visit, and hopefully more routes will go in -- seems there's plenty of potential for more.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northeast Face : Cowboys and Indians (5.11c)
By: Kelly Cordes When: Aug 25, 2009

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Comments: Hi Bill, good post...indeed, "Lost at Sea" on pitch 7, as the guidebook descriptions don't help much and the topos seem super improbable -- ya look up and wonder how in the heck the two discontinuous, angling corners shown in the topos could possibly connect? Looks like blank face climbing between them.

We climbed the route yesterday, had a great time, and it's fresh in my mind. (BTW, saw some fresh chalk...maybe yours?) I trust I'm not killing anyone's adventure here, or else they wouldn't be... more >>


Location: CO : Michael Kennedy Named Edito...
By: Kelly Cordes When: Apr 16, 2009

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Comments: They finished it, sent it to the printer, and it'll be out soon -- don't know the exact date we can expect it in our mailboxes or on newsstands, but it's happening and they're working on #27 now. Looking forward to it!


Location: CO : Call for Outdoor Writers - ...
By: Kelly Cordes When: Feb 7, 2009

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Comments: Though I'm no Bill Shakespeare, here's some unsolicited advice for landing writing jobs:

1. Click the "for more information" link in the ad. It shows ambition, if only a tiny bit. Your questions are answered there.

2. Notice the bottom line on their Writer's Guidelines page. Not trying to be a dick here, I know it's just the Internet, but this is sincere advice since you've signed your name to a post in which you sound interested in applying for some writing work: It's "stories" not "story's."... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Rock
By: Kelly Cordes When: May 24, 2008

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Comments: Howdy Brad -- I'm pretty sure that Batman & Robin is closed due to the raptor nesting restrictions (update: yup, found it here:
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/are... ).

It's a bit frustrating sometimes, in that I'm pretty sure they don't list all the closures at the trailhead. I could have just missed it, or maybe someone had torn down one of them or something. Anyway, the other day I didn't see the Batman area closure posted at the trailhead, so I started heading up that way... more >>


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