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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Original Post - May 21, 2006 - 08:34pm PT
A Little Photo Essay of Stuff Lisa and I Do Up Behind the House.

The 4th Class Ridge on Mt Neva, off Arapahoe Pass, Indian Peaks:



Mt Chiquita & Mt Ypsilon, RMNP. On this outing, we traversed both peaks along with Mt. Fairchild which is out of view:



Summit Ridge Comprising South & North Arapahoe Peaks:



Continuation threads:

Rocky Mountain High: Scrambles part 2
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/204602/Rocky-Mountain-High-scrambles-part-deux
Bootin' up in the Rockies: Scrambles part 3
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/211467/Bootin-Up-in-The-Rocky-Rockies-Scrambles-Part-3
Rumble in the Rockies: Scrambles part 4
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/215824/Rumble-in-the-Rockies-Scrambles-Part-4
Prime Time in the Rockies": Scrambles part 5
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/226667/Prime-Time-in-the-Rockies-Scrambles-Part-5
Scrambling in these Rockiest of Rockies: Scrambles part 6
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/405181/Scrambling-in-Those-Rockiest-of-Rockies-Part-VI
Scrambles Amongst the Rockies: Kickiní Rubble: Scrambles part 7
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=261341
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2006 - 08:35pm PT
Neva Ridge, Indian Peaks:


In the distance, left to right, the prominences are:
Longs, Meeker, Apache, Navajo

Neva Ridge:

Mt Neva in the Distance,
Standing on Jasper, After Traversing Neva:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2006 - 08:37pm PT
South Arapahoe Summit:

A Tower on the Ridge Between N/S Arapahoe:

Skywalker Couloir, South Arapahoe:

N/S Arapahoe Ridge:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2006 - 08:38pm PT
Looking Towards Jasper From Neva:

Devil's Thumb Pass:

Devil's Thumb:
Jaybro

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The West
May 21, 2006 - 09:25pm PT
With nary a Whymper. Nice stuff, great use of B&W.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2006 - 09:39pm PT
'wish i had whymper's book jay, i'd lace the thread with his dandy words.
dirtineye

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the south
May 21, 2006 - 09:47pm PT
that's nice!
Jaybro

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The West
May 21, 2006 - 09:51pm PT
$5.14 @ Amazon!


Better yet, write your own, you got the stuff!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 21, 2006 - 10:10pm PT
I want to see what Tar comes up with to compare with the picture in Chapter XIV... I'm thinking the one with the caption: "My Tent-Bearer--The Hunchback".

And then there is the whole rant on cretinism... I can't wait...

"The pecular form of idiocy which is called cretinism is so highly developed in the valley of Aosta, and the natives are so familiarized with it, they are almost indignant when the surprised traveler remarks its frequency."

Perhaps just dirtbag climbers?

We also learn that: "Once a cretin, you are always one."

This goes on for four pages... with a great illustration by Whymper... "A Cretin of Aosta"

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2006 - 10:16pm PT
i did el cap with a gent from aosta:
giuliano trucco, a picture perfect italian guide.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2006 - 10:24pm PT
lol all!
ski babe,
howdy neighbor.
the pix are mixed:

indian peaks wilderness:
south arapahoe to north arapahoe traverse.
skywalker couloir on south arapahoe.
mt neva traverse, chained with jasper and around devils thumb.

rmnp:
a traverse of fairchild, ypsilon, and chiquita.

(was up at arapahoes today ridge walkin', some sturdy boys skied skywalker)
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 21, 2006 - 10:32pm PT
"4,5,6,7, all good Cretins go to Heaven!"

or maybe,

"gaba, gaba, we except you, one of us," on belay!


'k Roy, ball's in your court, we have faith, we'll wait.
Scrunch

Trad climber
Provo, Ut
May 22, 2006 - 01:44am PT
thanks for the pictures.

ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 22, 2006 - 08:48pm PT
NICE Roy, keep the photos comin'
Peace
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2006 - 10:48pm PT
thanks ron!
per jaybro's admoni-shun, i'm on my bike and off to school (sidetrip to amazon for a book), gunna try and learn me some eddie whymper speak.
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
boulder, co
May 22, 2006 - 10:50pm PT
Great photo's Tar...I spend the better part of two summers hiking and running in the Indian Peaks when I was working on my hiking guide to the area.

Great place with really good access less than a hour from downtown Boulder.
WBraun

climber
May 22, 2006 - 11:10pm PT
Very nice Roy,

I love your stuff.
golsen

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kennewick, wa
May 22, 2006 - 11:12pm PT
bravo roy. Especially like the B&W
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2006 - 11:14pm PT
Bob D' : for the climbing, i'm sure you've used the gerry roach book.

'dude has crawled over every lump of stellar poop that stands above 12,000 feeties in these parts.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 12:38am PT
'Glad ya'll are findin' these to your Likin'

Lotta work scanning, chopping, grooming these things with my foot on the mouse.
(gotta save the guns for upcoming kroen-haufer-heffer bouldrin' essay).
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 12:40am PT
Anywhich ways,
Here she comes,

*Cheese Wiz Style Home Brewed Scrap Book Sesh Teh-Nite!*
(lookout below)

Get 'Yer Jello Molds, Rice Krispie Treats, & Piggies in a Blanket ready.

also, be sure to pull yer bermuda shorts down out of wedgie mode, cuz that's what they do during these things...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 12:41am PT
After the Weed Pickin, Compostin', and Laundry,
Sometimes We Saddle Up Fer The Country:



...nope, not missin' a photo here...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 12:43am PT
This Rubble Pile is Back 'A Ways...



Lotsa' Wild Things, Couple 'A Tamed Things...


Some Good Feldspar Teh Be Had!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 12:45am PT


Hurry Up 'N Take the Pic Doll, This 5.6 Cracker Jack is a Pumper!


Hurry Up 'N Take the Picture, Cow-Poke!
My Smiles Wearin' Thin on Yer Ropin' Skills.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 12:46am PT

THUH END.
Jaybro

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The West
May 23, 2006 - 12:53am PT
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings." -John Muir


Nice stuff Roy, thanks.


oh yeah, almost forgot,

"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end."
Edward Whymper
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 01:02am PT
Gidde' Up And Gidde' Out!
(thanks jay-stone)
426

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Buzzard Point, TN
May 23, 2006 - 09:51am PT
Nice stuff Tar...is that cowboy hat UIAA tested?
Jaybro

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The West
May 23, 2006 - 10:35am PT
Re: ko'boy hats.
Do you know Bob Scarpelli? a common link between many of us in this age/experience demographic?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 10:43am PT
i know of scarpelli,
never wrangled any hosses with 'im.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 10:44am PT
426:
you can actually get a job site style suspension helmet, that pretty much is a kuh-boy hat!

mine's a stock 10X shantung stets-on, with a chin strap modification.
426

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Buzzard Point, TN
May 23, 2006 - 10:46am PT
TOTH and Good to know...how about beenies? Y'know, for us "lightwayts"...



Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 10:48am PT
beenies mean yer young, usually, and the young tend to be impervious.
426

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Buzzard Point, TN
May 23, 2006 - 10:49am PT
neither young nor impervious...

plz advize.


Been thinking of black socks-just taking after this kiddo...


Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 10:52am PT
git' yerself a good ropin' pardner and learn how to stay out of harm's way, but don't miss out on the big rodeo.
belayon

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LA, CA
May 23, 2006 - 10:53am PT
Tar
I see you have up graded from the cotton work gloves.
How are the digits doing these days? Just wondering, seeing as youíre carrying and ice tool in some of the pics.

Mike A
426

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Buzzard Point, TN
May 23, 2006 - 10:54am PT
thx Tar; got some tickets to the show; I'll look out for the rankest bulls...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 10:54am PT
black sox?
deadly fashion faux paux.
get help.

see: crimpie, anastasia, happie g, t*r, et al..

hey Mr Ayon: i never leave the house without those oxygen activated heat packs, even in summer.

email me with your stats and location, ya, bastard...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 10:59am PT
OK, i'm off to look for some low ranking bulls for the day...
Jaybro

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The West
May 23, 2006 - 11:01am PT
Yeah, so, Roy-tar, Bob is a small powerful man with a larger than life and somewhat initimidating, presence. He comes from a line of golden gloves boxers, he can fist jam Bad Ass Moma, past the crux, anyway.

Cowboy hats;
One new years eve, he pulled up a saddle at the 'Million dollar Cowboy barô' in Jackson. Some folks from jersey saddled in next to him, wearing big, new stetsons.

"That's a purty hat. Wanna armwrestle for it?" said Bob, looking at the guy from the corner of his crowfooted blue eye, amidst empty shot glasses and half drank beers.

Jerseyfolks split.

But your c'boy hat usage is So over the top, you guys would be immediate best friends. 'specially when he learned you climbed cracks.

He told me the story above, so I Know it's true.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2006 - 11:13am PT
i know he likes 'em wyde, fisty things are among my fave and i've sought out lotsa vall-hee o-dubb standards.

that ahab thread was cool, what a purity.
only climb i can 'member doin' with werner was mental block.
(oops and energy crisis- i fell off leadin' out right to the anchor; tricky pistol grip).
guyman

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Moorpark, CA.
May 23, 2006 - 11:45am PT
Nice backyard ya got there....
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2006 - 10:33pm PT
Springtime in the Rockies


Posiuer Poster Tarbousier
Poised for the Rompin'
Saddle up Kideos...
WBraun

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May 25, 2006 - 10:43pm PT
Marlboro Man .........
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2006 - 10:46pm PT
self portrait,
last weekend,

...no smokes on board.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2006 - 07:38pm PT
Wyoming, Medicine Bow Mountains,
Snowy Range: Medicine Bow Diamond Adjacent Escarpment.




Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2006 - 07:40pm PT
The Medicine Bow Diamond,
Um, I Think:


We Did a Third Class Scramble
Up the Far Right Side of This Hefalump.
Seen in Prior Post...
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 26, 2006 - 07:52pm PT
Now that is cool! you don't see very many photos of That, Diamond. Fun, airy routes, but think alpine as far as rockfall.
I soloed a route there, in those Klettershues.



acomplished Snowey range officianado, Al Robinson@ snowfield above Lake Mary circa '77? his last known whereabouts SLC, 1986




cool on the shoes!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2006 - 07:57pm PT
Ha!
I Had Planned to Say:
Get Yer Klettershoes Out!

('just got'em in the mail BTW: brand new -perfect condition)
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2006 - 08:10pm PT

Medicine Bow Diamond:
'Has a Couple Lines Done...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 11:02am PT
Alrighty Then!
We've Seen:
Indian Peaks, Front Range Colorado.
Snowy Range, Wyomin'.

Here's Canadian Rockies:
Bighorns, Eh?

What's This Guy Doin'?
Gee Wally, It's Wayne Goss:
That's A Novel Rope Carryin' Tactic!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 11:07am PT
Speaking of Tactics,

What's That Up in the Blue Yonder?

A Rescue in Progress?
Well, Not Exactly...

For those who Thought Tape was a Crutch:
Here's the Unabashed Tourist Approach,
Like, Getting Rescued to the Base of the Route!


Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 11:09am PT
Canadian Rockies,
Selkirks, Adamants Range:


Chiloe

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Lee, NH
May 27, 2006 - 11:19am PT
Tarbuster, can I put in a request that you Edit to add captions to your B&W sets at the top? As an ex-Coloradan I was guessing some and wondering about others.

Nice to see shots of Medicine Bow. That slippery, loose quartzite boosted the adventure level on my one trip up there (Flying Buttress) -- especially when the t-storm came early. I hope some day to get back.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 11:25am PT
Sure Chiloe,
They are a mix of 3 places, North and South Arapahoe Peaks, Neva, Jasper, And Devils Thumb, and Mt Ypsilon and Chiquita.

Jaybro thought I should do a Whymper Take Off on the titles as well, so I was ramping up for that. Either Way, I will gladly caption them in a couple minutes.

Thanks for asking!

Cheers,
Roy
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 27, 2006 - 12:30pm PT
Thanks for the captions. I realize that following a chrono-geographic trend we're now past it it, but do you have any from the Gore range?
Chiloe

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Lee, NH
May 27, 2006 - 12:38pm PT
Thanks! I've scrambled some of those Rockies, but forgotten how Alpine places like Neva or the Arapahoes could look.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 12:48pm PT
I had a really nice day in the Gore Range last year: no pics.
For me not a big peak (not that I've done anything big), but a nice one and a wonderful day out, alone.

Lisa was doing the Vail Hill climb and I went in to climb Mt Powell. I started at the trail head late: 8am, so I ran most of the approach in my mountain boots.

I like to do cross country, so I cut up early, began contouring into the peak and found a direct gulley. Here I began kicking steps into very firm snow, like 2-3 kicks per step, but getting good ice axe shaft plunge for my "belay".

The gulley terminated on the ridge, very close to the summit, so I blasted on up the remaining 20-30 meters and topped out:

Summit register reads, "we climbed this obscure peak, possibly seldom visited, well, nice views anyhow of Mt Powell". Ooops!

I checked my watch; it was 11:30 and there was Powell's wonderfull mass, in plane sight across the way, beckoning, with a much longer gulley set right into it.

Well, you know Colorado Jay, weather and lightning and all. I busted down the 2nd/3rd class steps and blitzed the Couloir on Powell, (now softer) and literally crawled and gasped over the summit at the absolute limit of my aerobic capacity (called going anaerobic I believe). It was 1:00pm, late by my standards to be on a summit in these parts. Yup, the shite rolled in and began blasting and grappeling and hailing, right as I descended the lowest col and got into the trees...
Jaybro

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The West
May 27, 2006 - 03:01pm PT
Cool beans, Roy.
Did you go from the trailhead by the lake w/it's own dude ranch that's about ten (or more) miles up a dirt road that starts behind mansions across from the ski area?

When I climbed Powell it was an end of the year party for the company I guided for. We went in the way I described and hiked about two miles in (with llamas) and set up a base camp with much firewood and Tequilla.
Since it was sept (?) and hunting season, we festooned the llamas with orange tape so they would not be mistaken for Elk. After a cold night we got late start and had a fun if less eventful ascent than your own. Although mtn Goats did join us for lunch. I need to scan those photos.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 03:16pm PT
Yes Jay,
That was my approach.
Beautiful little lake, Piney Lake, there at the start next to the lodge; I climbed the main face of Powell, situated climber's left of the standard route. The standard route heads up the notch on climber's right in respect to the summit.

Not a long approach, as the driving gets you way back in there.

What other routes might you suggest for the Gore Range, which have a 3/4th class feel?
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 27, 2006 - 03:26pm PT
off hand the spider and Grand traverse peak (below), I'll do see some research.

note, circled goat

taken on my 47th (?) birthday
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 03:31pm PT
Right, Grand Traverse Peak, heard a bit...
Don't know about Spider.

Your Tequila party sounds fun.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
May 27, 2006 - 03:53pm PT
GT is the one you see, prominent on the East horizon from Vail.
There is an old way out of print, typed, no photos, guide to the area, I'll ask.
KyleO

Ice climber
Calgary, AB
May 27, 2006 - 04:01pm PT
Checker Out:

This is my website that I've been updating since about 5 years ago. Has many scrambles in the Canadian Rockies as well as some ice climbing and soon my trip report on Yosemite.

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme2/summitsandsuch
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2006 - 04:44pm PT
Hey that's great Kylo!
Cheers,
Roy
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2006 - 08:37pm PT
OK,
Where Wuz I?

Right, Getting Rescued to the Base of the Route.
In this case, Yer lookin' at some glacial terminus;
A lateral split from Austerity Glacier, Adamants.


Here's Wayne Goss,
Fresh From the Ship,
Adjusting His Cufflinks:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2006 - 08:42pm PT
Just hoppin' outa' the chopper brought Nice Views:

Above is Eric Reynolds, Who started Marmot.
Gotta have some ching to do this stuff, in this Style!
Moi? Just Brought Along Gratis as Surrogate Guide (drinking mate)...

A Stimulating Scrambling Environment:


Even the Low Elevation Stuff Looks Snackable:
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Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2006 - 08:45pm PT
This day's objective was a walk up the SW ridge of Unicorn,
Like, Uhm, Class 2.

Along the way, we ran across these lovely curiosoties,
Which we called "Hippy Heads".
Prolly that's what locals Call 'em Too, Eh, Poser?

Aside from the Obligatory Snow Stompin' and Kletter Walkin',
What with I won't Bore Ya (Cuz I ran outta' film),
This was the Psychological Crux of the Route:
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Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2006 - 08:48pm PT
Then at some point,
All the Kiddies Gotta Come Back Inside.
Yup Gotta' Drag Back Teh Kamp:

Clean Up...
(Wayne and Lisa)


And Get To a Pre Dinner Cocktail,
Known by some as Aperitif...
That's Lisa My Lovely Bride,
Kyle, Cindy, and Erich Unterberger,
Head Guide and Manager of the Adamants Lodge, Selirks, Canada.
(Dude fired the Eigerwand when he was 18...)
Mimi

Social climber
Seattle
May 29, 2006 - 11:51pm PT
Congrats there, Roy! I didn't know you'd tied the knott. Great pics!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2006 - 11:53pm PT
Yes Mimi,
Lisa.
Thanks!
You're so great.
This was our Honeymoon!
WBraun

climber
May 30, 2006 - 12:02am PT
You have nice life Roy.

You are happy man.

Your presentations here are so nice and uplifting.

Thank you so much.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2006 - 02:15am PT
That's nice of you to say Werner!
I'll keep it up.
Best to you.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2006 - 11:46pm PT
Anyhoo,
Thought We Were, Like Dun Eh?
No Way Poser, Just Gittin' Starded!

This is the North West Face of Blackfriar,
Off the Austerity Glacier, Adamants:
I Thought It Might Be Like, Prime 5.7,
Judging From The Angle Represented Above.
(From Some Suave Canadian Alpine Publication)
'Nope, Wicked 5.10+ Crack System.
Looks Way Cool, Er, From The Chopper Window.

Here We Were,
Scramblin' The NE Ridge Instead:
(left side ridge of the black and white photo above).
That's My Boss, Tim Snipes.
He Bought Me Some Nice Cocktails,
Back At The Lodge...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2006 - 11:47pm PT
NE Ridge of Blackfriar:
Eric Reynolds and Erich Unterberger, Fresh From The Chopper's Womb.


Eric Reynolds, Wuppin' Arse,
On A Lovely 5.6 Number!
Right Up Nearin' The Tippity Topper!
Had Teh Go Back Down Afterwards...
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Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2006 - 12:16am PT

Well, Back At Camp,
Uhm, I Mean The Lodge,
Heres Eric and this Really Cool Guide,
Who Goes by the Name of Kiwi:


Then, Like I Was Readin'
Some Lesbian Satire To These
Nice Christian Girls.
I Made Some Joke About It
To The Whole Gang:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2006 - 12:28am PT
Betcha' Think I'm Jokin' About
Reading Lesbian Satire to the Christian Gals Eh?
Well, I Did Fer Reals.
Here Two of 'Em Are With their Mom,
Who Seemed Teh Be OK With It!
(Some of our Gang mixed in too..)

That's Good Canada Style Ain't It?
(Dad was right behind as I took this photo, ready teh Strangle Young Tarbousier)

BTW: "Written on the Body" -Jeanette Winterson.
Hilarious.
'Read the whole thing cover to cover, out loud to all the kids on this paricular trip.

(ahem, the year before Lisa and I met got married and came up here for our honeymoon).
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
May 31, 2006 - 11:49am PT
Jaybro, Tarbaby,others--

some lovely scrambles are to be had in the Rock Creek drainage in the Gore, if you drive around past Silverthorne to the NE end of things. Perhaps later I'll post some pictures, but it looks a lot like Tarbuster's shots in the Indian peaks.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2006 - 12:18pm PT
Me Thinks Rhodo:
You are referring to Eagles Nest Wilderness accesed off of Route 9, which is the route to Steamboat Springs from Silverthorne.

There are great views of Mt Powell from there no?

Please post up. I am lonely here in Scrambles-Rockies-Cyberville(not that i am running short on material, nope).

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

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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.
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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

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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!
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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.
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."
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:05am PT
Cheers Zardozer!
Tonight I'll lay up some more hippy dippy scramblin' snaps to kick off the second edition ("Rocky Mountain High") and link it to this pup. Yup, this conludes Canada and we're swingin' back down to Colorado.

Over and Out...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:15pm PT
Here's the Link to Part Deux: "Rocky Mountain High"
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=204602&f=0&b=0#msg204602
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
May 16, 2010 - 09:23pm PT
I should go scramble a Rocky sometime just so I'd have new photos to encourage Roy's threads.

Scrambles in New England don't have so much sky.

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
May 15, 2017 - 06:19pm PT
deserves a bump
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
May 9, 2018 - 11:27am PT
Roy you rock the Rockies!
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