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Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 31, 2006 - 12:34pm PT
A worthwhile trail run, and rolling by Gore standards, is to start from the trailhead @ the western most Dillon exit and run the trail to East Vail (deluge?) trailhead. ~10 miles? requires a car shuttle.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
May 31, 2006 - 01:10pm PT








Buttress resembling a lower-angle version of the Black's 'Rosy Arete/Tourist Route' (sorry no pix of this) followed by a long spiny ridge. We just sort of picked the best-looking rock and followed that.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2006 - 01:23pm PT
Rhodo:
that looks like pretty nice rock for the region; could you please be more specific per the location. Is it Mount Powell from the east?

Rock Creek Drainage scrambles? Any specific peak?
Thanks for posting.


Jay:
great idea for a run thanks!
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
May 31, 2006 - 04:09pm PT
OK. I have no idea where Mt Powell is. Walk up Rock Creek on good trail past the mine, at which point the good trail abruptly ends. Continue to within a mile or so of the head of the drainage, look up and left. You are looking for a jagged ridgeline forming the left side of the drainage. The R margin of this is relatively clean and polished, faces N, about 600' tall. This appeared to me to be the best stone in the place. Some large rock glacier-talus mounds must be crossed to get to the base. Beyond this I don't remember much, except we enjoyed ourselves, the route wasn't too hard, we tried to stay on the R margin over a substantial dropoff to the W, and we descended by running the ridge back towards the car until it turned back into grass and dirt and we dropped in down an easy gully. Good luck!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2006 - 05:21pm PT
wow,
nice detail rhodo.
'hope i can be of service to you in the future.
cheers,
roy.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2006 - 04:51pm PT
A good view of some prime Selkirk objectives,
Taken from Remillard Peak's summit,
Looking to the East:


On the left, the large rock objectives of Colossus, Ironman, Austerity, Turret, Adamant Mountain, and Blackfriar.
Just right of center is Mount Sir Sanford.
(11,555).

Below are Ironman Austerity and Turret.
16 to 23 pitch rock climbs.

Ironman is just left of the photo split.
Turret is the longer light brown pillar on the right.

Mount Sir Sanford W Face:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2006 - 05:06pm PT
A Day on Remillard's South East Ridge:


We scrambled the route on climber's left. (SE Ridge)

The Views Are a Big Part of It:

Eric Reynolds Huffin' and Puffin'!


Tarbousier, Poseur Posteur.

Having a Nice Romp.
zardoz

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 2, 2006 - 05:09pm PT
Very cool photos, Tarbuster. Looking forward to meeting you sometime when I am in Colorado. I'd post a few Indian Peaks pics as well, but it seems kind of silly to bog the thread down. I'm looking forward to returning to Shoshoni Peak myself. I love the way that one looks. The south butress is rugged and impressive.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2006 - 05:22pm PT
Dude!
Post up!
Come one come all.
Must...Contact...Tarbousier.
I agree, Shoshone Buttresses look rugged, one of them is on my list.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2006 - 05:33pm PT
Zardoz,
Thanks for the compliment Bro!

If you like, I will finish this Canadian portion soon and I will start "Part 2" with some more Colorado stuff.

Perhaps you will feel more comfortable sharing your Indian Peaks stuff then?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2006 - 11:45pm PT
Well, My Buddy Kyle See,
This Was his 40th birthday!
Look Out Below For Flying Corks:


So, We Had a Champagne On the Summit of Remillard.
Wayne, Erich, Cindy, Snipes, Roy, Kyle.


Our Valet Arrived Just below the Summit:


All Aboard!

Smart Rucksacks Eh?
I Made Them, because I am handy with a needle and thread.

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2006 - 11:53pm PT
Sometimes we just fooled around on the glacier:
(Remillard in the distance)



Other Times,
We would just go for a walk, and a look see around:


This is Called Pyrite Ridge:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2006 - 12:09am PT
The Main Event was the Ironman.


Left of the group of buttresses.

16 Pitches of Good Solid Rock.
Maybe 5.10 at the Crux.
I flubbed:

We Got Some Wet Weather.
So, We Bailed.

Then Of Course, It Cleared and We Just Cruised Around:
Chaz

Trad climber
So. Cal.
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:09am PT
This is great stuff, Tarbuster!

Keep adding pictures every day or two to bump it up where it belongs.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2006 - 12:28am PT
Alas, the Memory of Champagne on Remillard
From The Day before Seemed to Hang Nicely:


Because We Are Just Boys.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2006 - 12:31am PT
Will Do Chaz!
Have a Great Weekend.
Thanks for Playing...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2006 - 07:24pm PT
Sometimes, when the weather was not so stellar,
And the big things were beyond our reach,
We would contemplate some cragging.


Ah yes, this is better
In foul weather:


Perhaps a little Salsa,
or some other form of dance:


Up rope dope!
And keep that cable tight-

Or there will be no Scotch for you tonight!

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2006 - 07:46pm PT

Upon the Lathe of Heaven


Within the Days of Future Past


And in Remembrance
This Mortal Womb is Cast





OK:
While some natty stalker bearing a modicum of erudition runs me down on those impish and plebian rip-offs,

I'll soon crank up round two!
(this thread is gettin' heavy for dial up)
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 4, 2006 - 10:27pm PT
"The king is pregnant."
zardoz

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 5, 2006 - 10:31am PT
Ha ha ha. I'm comfortable posting Tarbuster, but the loading time of this thread is already pretty long. Care to start thread #2? I can bump both to keep them in view.
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