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By Skip Harper
Oct 26, 2006
Description of beta shot. As one proceedes westward out of the Baldwin Tunnel on Colo. 14, the alluring rock formations of The Palace come into view across the Poudre River on the right. Several landmarks are easily seen (following the guidebook "The Rock Routes at the Palace", S. Shannon, Poudre Press, 2004) including the 'Cirque du Poudre', descriptive of the backside of (A), 'Wall with a View' and its 'Fin' (B), and 'The Citadel' (C). An apparent wall of closely connected, blocky columns and minarets arises out of Cedar Creek Gulch which diagonals upward and right. At first glance there appears to be only one wall here, however there are actually several 'stacked' one behind the other. A black line has been superimposed along the top of the frontmost wall to differentiate it from the ones behind it. 'The Chamber' is found on the reverse side of 'E' whereas 'D' is the furthest 'back' formation. The 'Poudre Face' begins just past the letter 'E' and continues the upward trend of the formation. After first wading the river, most climbs are accessed via a main trail closely following Cedar Creek (red line/arrow).
By Skip Harper
Oct 27, 2006
Thanks for clarifying the beta photo, Derek. It's surprising that you haven't (or someone hasn't) contributed a better one in the past. I'm sure fans of The Palace and MP would like more information from you. Also, keep everyone informed as to the progress of the new guidebook. This is great news. The highly motivated, dedicated group of route authors (Wilhelmi, Shannon, Gibson, yourself, Rodriguez, Beavers, et al.) deserve complete credit and support for developing The Palace. It's a really unique, challenging and attractive place to climb.
By Shirley Scott
Oct 29, 2006
Dear Mr. Peavey,
When one writes a critique of someone's contribution, he exposes himself to being critiqued. Your arrogant attitude and poor English leads me to the decision that I would be in safer hands to follow Dr. Harper up any rock face.
S. O. Scott
By kirra
Nov 4, 2006
dp ~ IMO, I wouldn't let the subjective opinion of 1 person influence your future contributions of accurate info. needed for the rest of us. It appears that Skip wasn't offended so just move on. I'd like to know about the book to explore this area. Looks fun ~ Thanks - Sincerely.
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Submitted By: Skip Harper on Oct 26, 2006
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