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Aug 24, 2010
I went hiking in RMNP yesterday, and East Glacier Knob looked (to my gumby eyes) to be pretty climbable - lots of great-looking rock, pretty lines, should be protectable...

Do people climb these?

Edit - oops, uploaded wrong picture.
The view from the trail.
The view from the trail.
Michael Kopinsky
Joined Jun 8, 2010
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Aug 27, 2010
View of Longs Peak from Mt. Alice, RMNP
Bump for curiousity. I stared at this exact area a few days ago and wondered if it had been climbed, especially that big L facing dihedral R of center in the pic. Jeremy Monahan
From Fort Fun, CO
Joined May 18, 2002
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Aug 29, 2010
Fuzzy memory on this one. Looked at this a number of years ago, maybe 15? Asked around and I thought someone told me it had been done. Greg Sievers, Scott Kimball, or Kelly Cordes might know. Leo Paik
From Westminster, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,191 points
Aug 29, 2010
Slick Rock put in
lots of folks have climbed on the Knobs over the years. But keep in mind last weeks MP epic thread.... don't drill it. Drilling on these could really be a huge issue. And I'm writing this knowing your looking at the cracks and natural lines. In the end I haven't lived in Estes Park in twenty five years, so my opinion is mostly as a outsider. I do care about the place I learned to climb and hope it stays as is. Allen Hill
From FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Joined Jun 12, 2004
1,803 points
Nov 22, 2012
Bump this again into 2012 - I was hiking there last week and was intrigued by the dihedral in the posted photo. Looking at a number of old and new guide books I'm seeing no information. Anyone?? Bueller, Bueller?? Brett Sawyer
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Nov 23, 2012
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
Brett Sawyer wrote:
Bump this again into 2012 - I was hiking there last week and was intrigued by the dihedral in the posted photo. Looking at a number of old and new guide books I'm seeing no information. Anyone?? Bueller, Bueller??


Curious also
willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
42 points
Nov 26, 2012
Glacier Knobs AKA Alberta Falls Wall

Josh Gross scouted this area a bit and came up with this route. Its pretty fun. Pitches 2 and 3 are stout and high quality. I believe there was a pin in the system just right of where we climbed. There is definitely some potential for other lines up there. I would avoid drilling bolts except for anchors.

Go climb this route, its worth it!
Adam Baxter
From Estes Park, CO
Joined Sep 28, 2006
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