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By Avalon
From East Longmeadow MA
Feb 9, 2014
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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?

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By Nick Wilder
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Feb 9, 2014
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The people have already (collectively) spoken:
mountainproject.com/scripts/Se...

Fiddle with the settings to get exactly what you want.

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By Paul-B
Feb 9, 2014
Flakes of Wrath
I liked the South Face of Petit Grepon, heard good things about Culp Bossier, but yet to do it.

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By Leo Paik
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From Westminster, Colorado
Feb 9, 2014
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.

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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 10, 2014
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord
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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