"Scrambles Amongst The Rockies"

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
This thread has been locked
Messages 41 - 60 of total 102 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
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

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

climber
right here, right now
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

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

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

...no smokes on board.
Tarbuster

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




Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
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

climber
right here, right now
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

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2006 - 08:10pm PT

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

climber
right here, right now
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

climber
right here, right now
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

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


Chiloe

Trad climber
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

climber
right here, right now
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

Trad climber
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

climber
right here, right now
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

Social climber
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

climber
right here, right now
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?
Messages 41 - 60 of total 102 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta