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Apr 17, 2013
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Name is Tyler, I live in Wyoming, but, I'll be living in Raton, NM for the next year working. I'm looking for climbing partners. I'm down for anything. My favs are trad and alpine, up to 5.11ish. More than willing to lead. I'll climb sport or boulder as well. Ice climbing is also in. As well as kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, blah-blahing, you get the picture. Anything.

Hit me up if you need a belay :)
Tyler Smeenk
From Laramie, WY
Joined Nov 15, 2005
325 points
Apr 18, 2013
At the matching crux
There aint shit in Raton, so I'm assuming Philmont? Jon H
From Boulder
Joined Nov 24, 2009
98 points
Apr 18, 2013
Dappled Mare - JTree
Hey, I live in Albuquerque and been planning to get up to the taos area soon for some moderate trad, think most off it is 2 or 3 pitches.
There's some really awesome adventure trad down in the Organs that I'm hoping to get on too before it's blazing hot.
Email me if you are interested in planning something.
ayerkes@gmail.com

Drew
codrew
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Joined Jan 5, 2011
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Apr 18, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Been a long time since I was down that far, but Sugarite State Park had nice cracks for gear. Cheyney turned us on to the area although I don't think there ever was a guide. I think someone chopped a lot of the bolted rappel anchors from what I remember. Not sure what became of all that.
Also the Dike areas around Monument lake, west of Trinidad have also seen recent development. and the spiney ridge above the lake has some excellent V-fun bouldering with ample, albeit noisy, camping.
THE MOST brown bear activity I've ever seen in Colorado, so camp accordingly. The rangers shoot rubber bullets at them to keep them away from the campers. I even had a cinnamon colored bear pass me(I was doing 40 mph at the time) on the 2 lane highway late one night. Never thought they could run that fast!
Buzzing on down to Cochiti Mesa, over to Penitente Canyon, and even up to Shelf road would be reasonable camping ventures from Raton also.
Happy climbing!
Tom-onator
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Joined Feb 15, 2010
800 points
Apr 18, 2013
Dappled Mare - JTree
Check this link, Cochiti really took a beating due to fires.
mountainproject.com/v/cochiti-...
codrew
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Joined Jan 5, 2011
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Apr 18, 2013
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Pagosa Springs offers what your looking for with great summertime temps. PM me if you head this way. s.price
From PS,CO
Joined Dec 1, 2010
1,366 points
Apr 18, 2013
Tom-O wrote:
THE MOST brown bear activity I've ever seen in Colorado, so camp accordingly.


There are no brown bears in Colorado, only black bears. There may be brown colored bears but they are still black bears. There used to be grizzly bears but the last one was killed in 1972 or something like that.
JerryN
Joined Jan 13, 2008
0 points
Apr 18, 2013
Standing Rock
I live in Trinidad (20 minutes from Sugarite/Raton) and climb there regularly. It's basalt crack with some face pockets, south facing. A fire went through there a few years ago so the road is closed up to the cliff (may open this summer), but there are hike in options around 15-25 minutes. Have to pay a $5 vehicle pass. There's one semi-sport route there and a bunch of fun trad, a few decent anchors at the top scattered along a short section of the cliff. Hit me up, I'll head down with you. Aaron Mojica
Joined Oct 8, 2012
44 points
Apr 18, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
JerryN wrote:
There are no brown bears in Colorado, only black bears. There may be brown colored bears but they are still black bears. There used to be grizzly bears but the last one was killed in 1972 or something like that.

OOOps! It was like ELEVEN and I get up at 4:30.
I'm currently working on sleep deprivation mode...
Tom-onator
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Joined Feb 15, 2010
800 points
Apr 18, 2013
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm not worried about the bears as I've wrestled a few in my day....not. Aaron, yeah I plan on going to Sugarite most days after work (I get done around 5). Do some climbing, fishing, hiking, bear wrastlin, whatever sounds fun. My email is tylordthemighty@yahoo.com. Cell is 605-381-7532. Whenever it warms up I'm down.

I'm headed to West Spanish this weekend to check it out. Not sure how much snow there is, but I'm taking my cross country skis.

Again, thanks for the info, hope to see ya'll out there!
Tyler Smeenk
From Laramie, WY
Joined Nov 15, 2005
325 points


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