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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Chasm View Wall : Red Wall (5.10)
By: Tom Dickey When: Aug 16, 2012

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Comments: I left my helmet at the top of the route, right where you top out, in a crack. It's taken a big hit from a fall in the Fischer towers, so I don't know how good it still is, but I sure would like it back. If you recover it, please contact me. Thanks! Tom

I thought the route was pretty darn good. great position, reasonable nice rock until the traverse, but hey, it's alpine climbing....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge : Stoneman (WI4+ PG13)
By: Tom Dickey When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: Stoneman is in excellent shape-- there are 3 separate lines to do at the moment-- all good, and different in difficulties. We hit the same ice dam at the very top of the easy ice-- beware. bring shorties for a lot of the route. Highly recommended.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : The Scenic Cruise (5.10d)
By: Tom Dickey When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Option for those days that may be crowded, or during the hot season: We started down the gully at 3:00 pm, then headed up the route with light bivy sacks and pile jackets, Goretex etc in a small pack with a couple of cans of Chef Boy-R-Dee and canned peaches, etc. When we got to that big ledge halfway up, we bivvied (spacious for 2) then headed up next morning. We were in the shade the entire time and had no crowds. I've done it both ways. The bivy adds a nice dimension and feel to the clim... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Boulder Canyon - Ice : Upper Falls - Ice : Master of Puppets (M8-9 R)
By: Tom Dickey When: Apr 14, 2009

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Comments: This has been done a few times before, over the years, on toprope. I did this at least 12 years ago, and I certainly wasn't the first. Great line, I agree, rating about right, Fine name. I was also tried a direct finish, almost got it a few times with verglas on the slab, but failed/flailed on the final few moves. I can't wait to lead it-- contemplated it with trad rack and pins-- guess I don't have to worry about the pins now. Nice line.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : St. Vrain ice : East of Peak to Peak - S. S... : Skidmark Left (WI5+)
By: Tom Dickey When: Feb 13, 2007

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Comments: I hate to bum you guys out, but I believe these routes were done by Duncan Ferguson in the 70s, but I may be mistaken about the exact location of the ones he and JLowe did..


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : La Plata : Ellingwood Ridge
By: Tom Dickey When: Jul 31, 2006

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Comments: Excellent route. pretty darn good rock. I did almost all the various gendarmes, and downclimbed most all of them, just to be complete. This was fun, but a few of the downclimbs were a bit more "fun" than I expected (especially the one involving a leap to the next gendarme, halfway down its face....)
One approach comment. After reading the warning to avoid all temptation at bushwhacking, I kept looking left (east) as I followed the 4th stream and started to see a small ridge that looked sparsel... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Sill : Swiss Arete (5.7)
By: Tom Dickey When: Jul 12, 2006

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Comments: Excellent route-- pure fun, no worries-- it's what we climb for.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Dynamometer (5.11b)
By: Tom Dickey When: May 2, 2006

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Comments: I really enjoyed this route-- interesting moves the whole way up, and the dyno was well, a DYNO. The moves above felt hard, also. Good value climb.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Eldora : Hessie : Hessie Chimney (WI4 M5)
By: Tom Dickey When: Feb 6, 2006

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Comments: Did route 3 Feb--It was as fat as I've ever seen it! 1st pitch has ice all the way down, relatively fat, with all kinds of new fixed pins. The 2nd pitch (Right side) is mixed, sporty and with protection that is less than assuring in spots. Nonetheless, there is some ice on it, but finesse is paramount to keep it there. At the top, there is a fixed rap anchor on the L, but you may have to dig into the drifted snow to find it. It's 10-12' from the last ice curtain, in the chimney above. STELLA... more >>


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Air Voyage (5.12-)
By: Tom Dickey When: Jan 30, 2006

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Comments: I want to add a comment to Greg's description of his ascent with me up Air Voyage. He completely WALKED up that hideous offwidth, and continued up the next pitch, all in one in a matter of 7-10 minutes, tops. We generally climbed at the same level, so when I saw this, I figured it would be a cruise. Boy was I wrong. I left half of my right lung dripping on the rock there, I was working so hard! we had no big pieces, and thrutching up that made the Harding Slot feel like a cakewalk. The man ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Smear of Fear (WI5 M6 R)
By: Tom Dickey When: Oct 13, 2003

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Comments: The first pitch of the Smear sublimated two nights ago in the strong chinook winds.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Smear of Fear (WI5 M6 R)
By: Tom Dickey When: Oct 13, 2003

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Comments: Smear of Fear is gone-- the first pitch sublimated a two nights ago with the heavy chinook winds.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Smear of Fear (WI5 M6 R)
By: Tom Dickey When: Sep 29, 2003

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Comments: Smear is in-- did it yesterday. not bonded to the rock well, and parts were threatening to come off, but is still forming.