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Member Since: Sep 12, 2005
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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Ames Wall : Ames Ice Hose (WI5 M6 R)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Dec 8, 2006

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Comments: The FA was done in January 1976 by Lou Dawson, Steve Shea, and Michael Kennedy. Volume 18 of Alpinist has a great description written by Mr. Kennedy.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Alexander's Chimney (WI4 M4)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Oct 15, 2006

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Comments: The cooler temps over the past few days have firmed things up. The remaining ice that ran down from the ledge through the crux moves up an behind the chockstone took a beating today. The rest of the route is still in good shape.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Upper East Face : The Notch Couloir (Mod. Snow)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Oct 11, 2006

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Comments: With the right conditions it is skiable. When dropping the smaller rock bands, be sure to clear AI sections. After the second band, scrub off some speed by ripping a few turns, and then tuck and huck off of Broadway. Mill's Glacier down to the lake and you're home.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Disappointment Peak : Irene's Arete (5.8)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Jul 5, 2006

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Comments: A trip into Garnet is not complete without this tick. A must do for the grade. Perfectly placed on the approach to the Grand Teton. With a clear weather report, we left Lupine Meadows ~8:30. Dropped our bivy gear at the Meadows and were on the route by ~11:30 with a constant eye on the weather. Rap escape is possible from the ledge after pitch 2. Nothing threatening... got lucky. Back at the Meadows for pasta well before dark. Several hrs of sleep before climbing the Grand. Excellent 2 days.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Direct Petzoldt Ridge (5.7)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Jul 5, 2006

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Comments: Recommend starting around and up the Stettner Couloir a bit to save time and avoiding some chossy moves. The first chimney is great fun. The short overhanging traverse out and up is all there and has great exposure. Shaded until noon. Excellent alternative to the lower Exum. Easy solo north to the upper Exum after the rap(7/3/06).


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Cascade Canyon : Guide's Wall (5.8)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Jul 5, 2006

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Comments: A 70m rope links the traditional 6 pitches into 3 total. Speeds up the climb and slows the descent a bit (adds a rap or two). Exactly 35m from the chains at the top of the traditional first pitch to your packs.

Great warm-up for bigger and better Teton outings.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Jun 26, 2006

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Comments: I agree with Mr. Wortmann. Climbing Mills Glacier to the North Chimney with approach shoes, a rock in one hand and a nut-tool in the other is not ideal. In the early season a light piolet or crampons are worth the weight. Between 4 and 5am this past Friday (6/23), the snow was bullet-proof. Chopping steps cost us an hour.

We linked pitches 2&3 with a 70m rope. This also allowed the dihedral to go as one long pitch from the large ledge above the first chimney to the Yellow Wall bivy ledge (~68m)... more >>


Location: Trevor Nydam : dreamweaver breakfast : Photo
By: Trevor Nydam When: May 30, 2006

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Comments: tree-line on approach to Chasm cirque


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...
By: Trevor Nydam When: Apr 27, 2006

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Comments: I would like to thank the NPS, all the volunteers, and the Colorado Mountain School for your search and rescue efforts this season, especially March 11. The next time you get together for some sort gathering I want to buy the beverages. Thanks, I/we do appreciate it. T. Nydam


Location: CO : Empire
By: Trevor Nydam When: Jan 19, 2006

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Comments: Thank you, Matt. You are right. I returned during the warm spell and found vertical slush. It was very nice on 12/29. I am looking for any ice/mixed climbing on Berthoud Pass or in Fraser Valley. Any other good stuff?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Firehouse Area : Lowe Gravity Day (WI4-5)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Jan 14, 2006

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Comments: Nice mixed traverse behind the curtain between what I believe is Left of Right and Lowe Gravity Day. Started on the right most vertical section of L of R and moved behind the curtain on to the rock. Thin but solid feet and tool placements are bomber. No rock pro placements. Moved back onto ice behind pillar on left side of LGD. I was lucky to have room to sneak behind and on up to anchors. Good time. WI3+M2?? Pics may help make sense of my description.


Location: CO : Empire
By: Trevor Nydam When: Dec 29, 2005

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Comments: Christmas day my bother pointed out an ice-flow coming down the north side of Hwy 40 a few miles west of Empire. I've not noticed it prior. It is a couple hundred feet up off the road just east of the Goat Rock sport crag. I returned today and was pleasantly surprised. Soloed aprox 75 ft to top. Inital thin vertical ice, then lower angle to ~12ft curtain, then some high angle bulges. Tree at the top with slings and rings. No signs of recent climbing. Who has the FA? Does this ice-flow come in ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed
By: Trevor Nydam When: Dec 29, 2005

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Comments: Christmas day my bother pointed out an ice-flow coming down the north side of US Hwy 40 a few miles west of Empire. I've not noticed it prior. It is a couple hundred feet up off the road just east of the Goat Rock sport crag. I returned today and was pleasantly surprized. Soloed aprox 75 ft to top. Inital thin vertical ice, then lower angle to ~12ft curtain, then some high angle bulges. Tree at the top with slings and rings. No signs of recent climbing. Who has the FA? Does this come in consis... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Direct Route (5.6 R)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Nov 12, 2005

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Comments: Me and my bro Davey Van Noord had a blast today. Kevin Currigan's beta (see above) was all we had (no book) and it was spot-on, thanks. 1st pitch is runout but the friction is good and you could hang our mother-in-law from the eye-bolts. The moves are 5.6 (? Eldo 5.5) and all there. A 60meter will get you to the tree (first belay) and off the summit rap anchors. Chilly, wind on the summit ridge was enough to inspire extra pro placement. Good climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Over the Hill (5.10b)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Sep 13, 2005

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Comments: Fantastic. Excellent stemming. The second pitch is a joy with great pro. The route is a must do.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Schizophrenia (5.8)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Sep 12, 2005

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Comments: Nice warmup to above pitches. Head over to [Mickey Mouse Nailup] and then to [Alice in Bucketland] for a great day. T Nydam


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Alice in Bucketland (5.8+ R)
By: Trevor Nydam When: Sep 12, 2005

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Comments: Excellent route. Agreed, stiff for the grade and the "s" rating is legit. Pro placement requires some creativity. There is good gear just below each crux, but a fall after each roof will send you for a whip. Dont let the rope get caught under the left leg. Backup the hanging belay with gear as described. T Nydam