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I'm looking to spend a week in CO early Fall 2014. What are people's opinions on the best option for a 5.8ish 1,000'+ climb? Avalon
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Avalon, if you are literal with early Fall (after Sept. 21), you may find this a hard to fill list. 1000' makes the list pretty short too, as this knocks out Eldo, most of the S. Platte, and Lumpy. You get left mostly Black Canyon (few longer 5.8s or lower), Flatirons (low angle), or a lucky Sept. or Oct. day in RMNP. Also, the north-ish aspect climbs higher get cold by late Sept. for most. Consider linking two shorter (500') climbs to broaden your options or coming earlier than Fall. If you're willing to do crampons and tools, your options broaden somewhat, too...but you only listed a rock grade. Leo Paik
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Avalon wrote:
I'm looking to spend a week in CO early Fall 2014. What are people's opinions on the best option for a 5.8ish 1,000'+ climb?

+1 what Leo says..

but if it doesn't have to be mixed or alpine, link Helens/Acid/Velcro for the Tour de Platte, and a long day climbing on moderate rock.

A little bit of rock.
A little bit of rock.
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