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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Unknown V3 maybe? Weird lighting.

Unknown V3 maybe? Weird lighting.

CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park

Jan 23, 2009

Montezuma's, unknown climbers.

Montezuma's, unknown climbers.

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : North Ridge (5.7)

Jan 23, 2009

Montezuma's Tower.

Montezuma's Tower.

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Montezuma Tower

Jan 23, 2009

me

me

Michael West : my first attempts with a fi...

Jan 23, 2009

at the base of grapefruit dance

at the base of grapefruit dance

Michael West : my first attempts with a fi...

Jan 23, 2009

unknown v3, ute valley

unknown v3, ute valley

Michael West : my first attempts with a fi...

Jan 23, 2009

montezuma's tower with pikes peak

montezuma's tower with pikes peak

Michael West : my first attempts with a fi...

Jan 23, 2009

montezuma's tower, climbers unknown

montezuma's tower, climbers unknown

Michael West : my first attempts with a fi...

Jan 23, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Phantom (WI3-4 M6)
By: Michael West When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: Touche, I still think approaching from above versus below when the slabs are snow covered is a better option, and I'd rather get some mileage and practice on hard mixed (for me anyway), even if it's on top rope, than turn back empty handed. Gotta practice if you wanna perform! And Nice lead!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Phantom (WI3-4 M6)
By: Michael West When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: Logan, a buddy and I also managed to hop on it this past month. Your photos look like it's coming in nicely compared to a few weeks ago! When we climbed it, we also thought it looked fairly intimidating (the ice you're climbing in your photos wasn't touching down and didn't start for 15-20 feet), so we ended up top roping the route. We climbed straight up the dihedral you mentioned, and it felt thin to me. As far as the approach, I did a little recon before, and I think the best way to get to it... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Kiener's Route (5.3 Easy Snow)
By: Michael West When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: Does anybody have any beta or tips on climbing this in winter? I'm thinking about giving it a go sometime in the next 3-4 weeks.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Pike's Peak : Photo
By: Michael West When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Is there any chance you'd be willing to say where this is?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Cowboy Boot Crack (5.6)
By: Michael West When: Dec 28, 2009

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Comments: Are the anchors for this the ones higher up or a a little down? I top roped it from the higher ones and it seems to me like they are meant for some climb to the left....


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ed Rock
By: Michael West When: Jun 12, 2009

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Comments: Hey, I was just curious, is Williams Canyon worth a visit?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : South Side Area : Main Wall : Overhanging Arete (V6)
By: Michael West When: Nov 1, 2008

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Comments: Super fun route. Topping out right I'd say is probably a harder V5 IMO. If you go left, there is a crack forming around the horn, so be careful.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : Photo
By: Michael West When: Oct 6, 2008

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Comments: Where is this, the north side of Ute Valley?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : South Side Area : Main Boulder aka The Wedge : Floater aka Center Route (V5)
By: Michael West When: Jun 8, 2008

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Comments: Getting to the sloper is way harder for shorter people.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Ripple Wall : Re-Thinking the Ethics (5.10a)
By: Michael West When: Jun 8, 2008

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Comments: Super fun, one of the best routes in RRCOS.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : The Whale : Blow Tube Envy (5.7)
By: Michael West When: Jun 8, 2008

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Comments: I didn't think you needed a cam. Some of the top moves are scary.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : South Side Area : Cube Boulder : West Slab (V1)
By: Michael West When: Jun 8, 2008

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Comments: The start is a bit tricky for a V1.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Anyone have experience living by Ft Rucker, Al? Southern StatesMichael WestJul 7, 2015
Anyone have experience living by Ft Rucker, Al? Southern StatesMichael WestJul 3, 2015
FOUND: Shoes at St.Peters Overlook near the MartyrLost and FoundMichael WestJun 24, 2015
re: Turkey Rocks Driveable?ColoradoMichael WestJun 24, 2015
re: Ice flow on Cheyenne Mountain?ColoradoMichael WestApr 4, 2015
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