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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:02pm PT

Way, Way, Back in Olden Tymes
Folks Fiercely Laid Into the Boulders,
In Hopes To Better Survive Hinterlands Style Escapades:

Much in the Same Spirit
As the Beanie Wearin' Heroes of Tehday,
But Shod With Bunk Footwear...


So Here I Am Stayin' Fit As A Darned Fiddle
Wearin' My Proud New Kletterhoppin' Footwear,
Just Like The Heroes of Yore:

So's I Can Creep Up And Wrastle
Some Sweet Fourth Class Rubble
And Come Out On Top!


I'm Also Posin, Cuz That's What
A Posiuer Poster Does With Himself;
Meanin', Livin' The Delusion Fantastico!

Cuz To Paraphrase David Lee Roth Of Van Halen:
"It's Not Whether You Win Or Loose That Counts,
It's How You Look That Matters Most!"


(Self Portrits by Tarbousier, With an Old Nikon FE2 Stood up Proud on top of a Beer Can).


So that should kick off part 2 of:
"Scrambles Amongst The Rockies"

Here's the Linky-Poo to Part 1,
Home of Wild An Wooly Adventures Galore:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=196724&f=35&b=0
(Indian Peaks, Canada, and the Like, Plus Some Hooey Mixed in Fer Good Measure...)
Roger Breedlove

Trad climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 5, 2006 - 11:14pm PT
Good God man, you have tape on your finger!!!
WBraun

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Jun 5, 2006 - 11:17pm PT
Always the "Classic" Roy.

You are the true climber ......
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:21pm PT
I put this post up, to get above the first scrambles thread, so no body gets corn fused fer the time bein',
(which is right now by the way...)

Gotta' go out and water the new flowers Lisa put in, cuz she ain't home yet and I happin' teh know what's good for me.

Then I'll be back, for more goofin' around and pics and werds and the like.

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2006 - 11:30pm PT
Tape on my Finger Roger?
Pree-posterous.

That Ole' Scoundrel Dirt in Eye must have intercepted my transmission to Supertopia and corrupted the purity with some photo shoppin' trickery.

Or perhaps it's cow dung rubbed off while I was perusin' some of Ouch's! finer posts?

(thanks werner...)
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

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e350
Jun 5, 2006 - 11:56pm PT
What kind of beer can ya using???
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 01:10am PT
Guinnes Stout, with the nitrogen cartdridge in the bottom side, yup, Fer Balance.

Pabst Blue Ribbon would've been a good call you might say; cuz it's classy Ole School, Ya, but I determined that flawed approach to constitute nothing less than courtship with a risky tactical error.

Excellent Question.
Roger Breedlove

Trad climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 6, 2006 - 08:46am PT
Hey Roy, I just figured that the tape was there to keep the posin' from being too perfect, so as to avoid the wrath of the 'looking good' gods.

Don't over water--my big mistake. Dropped the competence needle right off the left side of my bride's man-o-meter.

Nice shoes. Are they new?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jun 6, 2006 - 10:00am PT
nice photos Libido, from the looks of the shoes(boots) the cowboy roy hat needs to be older too...a little more worn in. Russ and Ciley would say the tape is homo, but now I understand yer elbow thingamajig. Pabst Blue Ribbon???? Ho baby, now that's des-per-ee-ate! Keep the pictures comin' Roy and say hi to Lisa!
Peace
zardoz

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 6, 2006 - 10:09am PT
OK, I'll dig up what few Indian Peaks pics I have when I get home. I expect to have a shiiteload by this time next year. ha.

Here's Tracey in front of Navajo Peak last fall. Dicker's Peck is the little pinnacle in the saddle to the right.

Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 6, 2006 - 10:19am PT
More local junk will be documented here shortly, after we go climb 'em.

Meanwhile, here's a historic Ellingwood scramble (the Ridge, on La Plata):



But it was not to last,alas:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 12:01pm PT
Wow Zardoz, the Ellingwood Ridge on La Plata.
On my list for sure!

Yes Roger, Klettershoe: I just bought them off of eBay, and they are absolutely out-of-the-box brand new.

They have Marwa soles; but I am not sure they are Krony's?
I heard there were subsequent knockoffs; these have the Voyager label on the inside tongue, which I think is a Vasque Mark?

At any rate, I missed out on this footwear, because I started in red PA's. I love scrambling and these are the ticket.

Check the extra toe cap:
(please advise)
Grug

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Jun 6, 2006 - 12:08pm PT
Tarbuster. Laurent and I are good to go for the Ellingwood Arete on Crestone Needle this weekend. Let's do it!
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jun 6, 2006 - 12:10pm PT
WoW, Tar-baby gets the ribbon for first true accusation against poor me on ST!!

Muaaaahhhahahahahaha, Tar-baby, just you wait!

I'll visit you with photoshoping of Ouch!-ian proportions!

Post some pics of Mimi again, not enough of those around.




And remember: Quartz monzonite is the devil's joke on climbers.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 12:11pm PT
Oh!
Zardoz:
I am sort of an old gear junkie(new gear junkie too).

I had these old Europa '99's, like 210's, with aluminum edges and Silvretta Grasshopper bindings, which would fit a classic and antiquated multiuse mountaineering-ski boot. (For old guys, these are the leather boots with a channel in the heel area and a slight lip to the toe section).

So once in early spring with those skis, boots and ice ax and a newer bail type crampons, I climbed the Navajo snowfield along with the 5.4 Ridge to the summit of Navajo.
zardoz

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 6, 2006 - 04:44pm PT
We bailed that day on Navajo due to very high winds and severe stomach problems. The other party we met out there did much of Airplane gulley and posted a nice TR somewhere. I had never heard the story of that plane that crashed there years ago, but we saw a cylinder head from it along the moraine.

Hey Tarbuster, have you ever seen that rolled truck near James Peak just off of the rolling meadow that road goes up? Looks like an insurance job.
scuffy b

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Chalet Neva-Care
Jun 6, 2006 - 05:26pm PT
Tarbuster
Those are not Kronies. They are Voyageur Directissimas.
Voyageur became Vasque, and made the Shoenards.
The Directissimas were the closest imitation ever of Kronhoffers.
The toecap means they are a late model (none of mine had it).
Came in 3 widths like N, M, W.
Kronies may have had more widths. I've seen B C and D and assumed
there were A and E.
The Directissima was cut a bit narrower in the arch and maybe the
heel. I thought they fit a little better than Kronhoffers
Marwa Klettersole is not the stickiest thing going, is it?
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Jun 6, 2006 - 05:30pm PT
Cool stuff tar. It's gotta be the shoes.

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 06:25pm PT
scuff b:
Right on man, thanks for the verification on authenticity per the shoes. I had heard the Voyageur Directissima story and could not quite remember...

I have a mint pair of Green Shoenards as well; ultimately they climb much better than the Klettershoe. I use the Shoenard as a Klettershoe, but the Marwa Klettersole is an outstanding and suave traction device for grass, scree and the like...

Zardoz:
I have not yet been over to James Peak; it is visible from just above my house in Nederland and quite the Monarch of the Region.

Dirt Daddy:
Photoshop Ahoy Bro! Let's Rip!

Grug:
I'm In.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jun 6, 2006 - 09:49pm PT
yo Tar- glad the shoes fit. so- is it more important to keep them in mint/ orig condition, or should you hot rod them up w/ stealth rubber?

back in the day, that's what Galen Rowell did with this Vasque Shoenards in the late '70s. Put green dot rubber on 'em for all his high sierra routes (just like you did w the shitkickers....

so MY quest for a pair of Shoenards and RR's continues.

Hey also- I bought a set of Europa '99's, w Silvretta bindings off Freriks back in the late 70's, too. I guess that was state of the art back then...... alas mine got stolen outta the back of my pickup truck in East LA, homeboy (and I upgraded to Rossignols...
zardoz

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 6, 2006 - 10:47pm PT
On the way to climb Spiral and Mornin' on Notchtop.



Tracey leading pitch 6 of the Stettner's North Face route on Lone Eagle Peak.



Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 11:07pm PT
SewellyBro:
No, I will not Hot Rod my new vintage boots, as I really like the Marwa Klettersole for traction on variable grass, scree and broken terrain. 'Still use modern shoes for most 5th class.

At one point, I had three pairs of of those Europa skis. I traded them all to Gary Neptune for some neat modern stuff, which essentialy does the same thing as that one pair of Europa's I had with the grasshopper binding. Meaning I have a pair of shorts skis with modern silveretta bindings that clamp nicely to a modern pair of light mountaineering boots.

Zardoz:
I have a few shots of the South Ridge of Notch Top. We will see those in a bit. That Crater Lake area where Lone Eagle Peak resides is quite a place; I have a bunch of things on my list for that area.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 11:23pm PT

This is the Kelso Ridge of Torreys Peak;
It is a "Fourteener" and stands on the Front Range,
Just west of Denver.


A fourth class route takes the right skyline.


This is predominantly a second-class scramble:


The approach is quite short.
Here is Josh heading up into the rock:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 11:26pm PT

Footsteps:


Time to Meander:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 11:32pm PT

Greg Cameron out for a day on the ridge:


Some Good Rock:


Laurent, Latchin' Down!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 11:38pm PT
Just below the summit of "Kelso Ridge":


Shortly after topping out,
We wandered up the neighboring summit
Of Grays Peak:


We had a Nice Glissade down Gray's peak:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 11:43pm PT

We took a last look back:


And headed for the beer cooler:

All good horses find their way back to the barn...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2006 - 10:58am PT
Notchtop's South Ridge
Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park:

The Route Takes the Left Skyline

Sun Shade Line Here:


Full View of Rock Quality,
Left or West Side of the Arete:

The Harder Variations Are on the Right Side.


can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jun 7, 2006 - 11:13am PT

this is in the German Alps, on a 5.9 route about 5 pitches up, look what someone back in 1921 bolted to the wall, a dang bike. Those whacky Bavarians. My first climbing shoes, In the old Galibier Super Guides
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2006 - 12:15pm PT
Nice!
Cool Interlude.
Never seen any bikes bolted to the wall anywhere in the rockies.
I used to wear super guides in the high sierra; rock, ice, whutever.

Back to Notchtop's South Ridge.

The Bottom,
Mid 5th Class:


Mid Section,
Some 5.9 Hand and Lieback Variations,
Out the right side of the Arete:


Right at the Top,
High quality interesting moves,
The headwall, some say is 5.10:

zardoz

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 7, 2006 - 12:25pm PT
Nice Notchtop pics, Tarbuster. I have a few more of that as well. I posted them to what is now www.mountainproject.com Also did Dead Dog Coloir on Torrey's a while back and posted some pics on the same site, including the actual line painted in red. Friends have done Kelso Ridge and spoke very highly of it.
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

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e350
Jun 7, 2006 - 12:30pm PT
I remember climbing with a pair of Super Guides long ago and those boots could stand on dimes for ever. Almost made it feel like aid.
Cool pics
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 01:52am PT
Thanks for the comments Fellas.
My heart is out to the Gals of the Infinite Spur...

Here is Petit Grepon in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park:














TradHog

Trad climber
Yellow Rose of Texas
Jun 8, 2006 - 02:49am PT
nice pictures tarbister. What is the deal with the hat? Are you a "rope-er" or a "hope-er" or something in between? You look the part anyway and would fit in all nice like out here in TX. thanks
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 10:46am PT
Well TradHog,
Thanks all kindly like for the compliments.
As my name is "Roy", that goes a ways to fit the bill too...

When out your way, I'm definitely a "Hope-er"
In Cyberspace I'm a "Poseur".

In Colorado, on the Western side of the Rockies(as in the "Western Slope"), folks are often called "Slopers".

On the Eastern side, or the "Front Range" (Boulder in particular), we would be called "Dopers".

'Nuff Said.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 06:34pm PT
Havin' a Sit On Molas Pass,
Just South of Silverton and North of Durango.
Springboard for the San Juans:


The San Juans are loaded with a huge array of rubble strewn peaks and lots of remote wilderness; some good rock can be found, but it is typically shattered...
Euroford

Trad climber
Chicago, IL
Jun 8, 2006 - 06:41pm PT
ahhhh, le petit grepon, four more weeks until i take try #3 at her.

third times the charm eh?

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 06:43pm PT

Time for a Train Ride to Chicago Basin:


You Can Take a Train from Durango,
Loaded with your packs and gear,
To get into a good position for a 6 mile approach:


This is the point of departure from the train,
First crossing the Animas River:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 06:49pm PT

Up in the high basin,
Looking at Eolus and North Eolus:


A 2nd Class Ramble Up Windom Peak:


From Windom's Summit,
Left to Right, Arrow, Vestal, and Trinity Peaks:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 06:54pm PT
We topped out pretty Early, 7AM.
This is the view to the East,
From Windom's Summit:


Climbing Fourteeners via semi-technical routes is a gas!
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

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e350
Jun 8, 2006 - 11:48pm PT
Looks awesome, keep it coming
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 11:58pm PT
Thanks, Will do.

'Heading into the Sangre de Cristo Range Tomorrow...
zardoz

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Jun 9, 2006 - 12:13am PT
Beautiful pics. Tracey and I plan to do Vestal this summer, Wham ridge of course. I want to do the train, but we may go for the full value hike. Ack! Ha ha ha.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2006 - 12:19am PT
Yes, Wham!

Me too...
Ropes, Racks, Packs on Yer Backs.
Giddy Up.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2006 - 12:35am PT
Mountain Goats in Chicago Basin:

The little ones make the cutest noises,
While mom bleats "ya, ya, I'm like 10 feet away, so chill out punky hoofer..."

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2006 - 12:53am PT
pyro

Trad climber
Ventura
Jun 9, 2006 - 01:24am PT
I've been on the ole' silver
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 9, 2006 - 11:14am PT
T-storms are starting EARLY this week, you should be too.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2006 - 11:57am PT
good to know rhodo,
i know you are living up in it, so thanks.
i'm thinking full commando-mode-super-pre-dawn-raid style.
no foolin' around.

Nate D

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San Francisco
Jun 9, 2006 - 04:14pm PT
The initial words + pictures of this thread are downright excellent!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2006 - 11:33am PT
Nate D:
Thanks for the kudos!
I do these light hearted photo blurbs for my entertainment and your amusement.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2006 - 11:45am PT
The snow pack in the Colorado mountains has already thinned out considerably; it's time to get out and play.

Here's the Wetterhorn out of Lake City,
In the San Juan's Uncompahgre Group:
(a couple years back, later season)



There is a nifty second class ridge on the left skyline,
and on the backside, a sweet little one pitch fifth class direct finish.


The San Juan's Northern edge have quite the lovely fells:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2006 - 07:59pm PT

Say What Honey?
Moi, Affected By Altitude you ask?
No, Never Noticed Anything...


Strap in Doll,
We're Headin' Up The Business End Of Some Prancy 5.3:


Steady on the Hash Pipe Tarbuster,
And Pull Up On That Skinny Cord!

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:20am PT
The view from the summit of Wetterhorn Peak is quite extensive:
Patrick Sawyer

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Originally California now Ireland
Jun 15, 2006 - 10:54am PT
I loaned my Shoenards (which were in pretty good condition as I hardly used them) to a young gal from Vancouver BC about nine years ago. I worked with her here in Dublin and was going to take her climbing down at Dalkey Quarry here.

Never happened and I never saw the shoes again but I donít mind at all, as long as she used them when she moved back to Canada. She had climbed a bit in BC, but I donít know if she ever pursued it further. If any of you BC Supertacos run into a pretty redhead named (Heather) Kirsten Cameron, say hello to her from me, if she remembers me. She'd be about 30 now.

I liked the Shoenards for aid (not as much as my old RRs) but I didnít think much of them for free climbing in general (great for edging). Some guys liked them, I remember Barber climbing a lot in them, and Steve Wunsch too if I recall correctly.

Just out of curiosity, were there other colors for the following shoes than the standardÖ blue for RRs, green for Shoenards, blue for EBs, red for PAs?

When my first EBs soles were wearing out and my PAs almost dead as well, I sent the PAs off to Colorado to be resoled, but with EB rubber. I thought that Iíd get the EB smear with the PA edging. They worked alright. I canít remember who did it (1975), Gary Neptune or was it Steve Something or another (Yakamono or something?)

Yeah I really like climbing in the Galibier Super Guides, great for the mountains.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 15, 2006 - 02:01pm PT
When my first EBs soles were wearing out and my PAs almost dead
as well, I sent the PAs off to Colorado to be resoled, but with EB
rubber. I thought that Iíd get the EB smear with the PA edging. They
worked alright. I canít remember who did it (1975), Gary Neptune or
was it Steve Something or another (Yakamono or something?)


Steve Komito, I'd guess, in '75. Isn't he still fixing boots up in Estes?

Snark (III 5.6) on Powell Peak in RMNP, back about then:

Patrick Sawyer

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Originally California now Ireland
Jun 15, 2006 - 04:18pm PT
Chiloe, that's right it was Steve Komito. I hope the forgetfulness isn't an early warning about senile dementia, or horrors, Alzheimers (which my mom and several of her sisters have, or died of).
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2006 - 04:18pm PT
Yes Patrick,
Komito as Chiloe said. Remarkably, Komito has been around although in recent years I can't say I've been in the shop.

There is a cool picture of Gary Neptune working on boots in Komito's repair shop, sometime in the wayback...

The Shoenards were sold by Chouinard in a beige version; I never had a beige pair (I have the green version), but my recollection is that the last varied between the two, with the green being narrower and a tad more precise.

PA's were for a short period re-marketed in a green upper.

'Nice shot of Snark on Powell Chiloe!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2006 - 07:30pm PT
Right next to Powell is McHenry's,
Just a couple years ago I ran up the Gorge to McHenhry's in those green Shoenards which Patrick spoke of, which I thought were called (Vasque Tarantola?) and soloed a route up a headwall to the Arrowhead ridge of McHenry's, topped out, scrambled over Powell and carried on over to Flat Top and back down for a long day.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2006 - 07:41pm PT

Here's the completion of the Wetterhorn Pics.
Again, from the Summit:


The San Juans, Located in SW Colorado,
Comprise 4000 square miles, a lot of Wilderness:

Granted, a lot of the rock is shattered, (well most), but if you are a broken down rock rat and scrambling is your standard fare, this place is the ticket...
scuffy b

climber
Chalet Neva-Care
Jun 15, 2006 - 08:21pm PT
The beige Shoenard (Vasque Ascender II) had the plastic
midsole thinned at the toes unlike the greenies which were
the same thickness toe to heel (about 1/4").
Before the beige ones came out Dale Bard had me dissect his
green ones and grind the midsole down, tapering to nothing
at the toe, starting at the ball of the foot. I stuck a Nitrene
sole on there. They were hot stuff at Indian Rock on the tiny
edges but when Dale took them to the Valley he thought they
were not quite grippy enough (but just barely).

The green PAs were changed from the red/black as an attempt to
catch up to EBs: softer and stickier than the red ones.
The same shoe was made in another color (purple?) and called
RRs.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 15, 2006 - 09:01pm PT

Green 'nards= (brittle) metal midsole and lifetime garauntee, unscrupulous droogs of mine took that to mean a chisel meant shoes for life! Thus, came the brown 'nards.

brown nards= plastic midsole.
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jun 15, 2006 - 09:11pm PT
Yesterday in the Indian Peaks.



Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2006 - 10:53am PT
Nice little assemblage of chattering flowers Bob.
Were they all talking at once?
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jun 16, 2006 - 11:17am PT
BOB, I sitll want to knwo what those flowers are.

What lens is that BTW?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2006 - 11:10pm PT
Dirt Daddy,
Whutever we call those flowers, they are quite crude in comparison to what they happen to name themselves.

Here's my flower, on a lackadaisical alpine start:


...On our way to Mt Meeker's NE Ridge,


Seen En Route at Sun Rise,
Audubon Shown Un-dramaticaly on Left,
And The Sawtooth, At Center, Where We Were Married.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:43am PT

Mt Meeker 13,911'


Mt Meeker, Longs Peak, Mt Lady Washington,
13, 911', 14,255', 13,281'

The Diamond is on Long's East Face, Front Center

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 17, 2006 - 11:22am PT
On Powell Peak, looking toward McHenrys and the Keyboard:



On Hallett Peak, looking toward the sun (FFA of Mayrose-Bucknam):

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:09pm PT
Chiloe,
Did you by chance climb with a guy named Dakers Gowans in RMNP?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 17, 2006 - 02:00pm PT
Yep, that's Dakers at top.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2006 - 02:33pm PT
Well how about that, Dakers G!

I really just took a wild guess based on the era.

I am acquainted with Dakers and know that he is a really nice fellow; a mutual friend introduced us some years back, and I run into him in Boulder, from time to time.

Post up some more pics please of Scrambles and Climbs in High Peaks!

I will be finishing my Mt. Meeker story by posting pictures as the thread begins to drop from the page.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2006 - 05:51pm PT
This guy was on his way to the "Dreamweaver",
A snow /ice gulley on Meeker's NE Face,
Situated just left of the Flying Buttress on Meeker.
(just a bit left above his head):

Meeker's Extensive Face and Long's Diamond are Quite Visible Above.
We were headed up a scrambly ridge to Meeker's Summit.

Quite a lot of rock:

L-R: East Arete of Meeker, Flyin' Buttress, The Loft (a snow Col), The Diamond.

bob d'antonio

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jun 18, 2006 - 08:06pm PT
Dirt...they are Marsh Marigold.

I used a zukio wide angle (22mm).






Dirt...haven't forgot about your photo. I just been really busy lately.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2006 - 11:36pm PT
Nice decorations Bob!

I was wandering around in RMNP over by the Little Matterhorn near Odessa Lake very early this morning and met some colonies of flowers along the way...
(not to get all animistic)
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jun 19, 2006 - 03:04am PT
BOB, no big rush, and thanks again BTW. The one you are talking about is still my favorite of all your stuff I've seen.

marsh marigolds, eh? OK, what are the yellow ones in the last pic? look like some sort of lilly maybe?

BTW, I scored a 45mm lens for the 6x7 on Ebay, $395 shipping included, it came yesterday, perfect condition. That is about like a 22 in 35 mm equiv, can't wait to try it out!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 01:05am PT
Ok back to Meeker's NEast Ridge:

Our scramble headed left,
Along the line above Lisa's head,
Then right on the skyline ridge to the summit.

Below is the "Iron Gates"
A key feature to the shortcut:


This concave wall is called Meeker's NE Buttress.
(A route called "Concave" exists on its right margin)
It has some good looking steep 5.11:

On the way to the Summit,
We easily walked right above it for this shot.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 02:06am PT
This captures all the glamour and glory of high end scramblin'

Whutever dude...
I know.

'K Then,
Here's an Obscure side glance at Longs Peak and the Diamond:


If you want to look cool in sunglasses,

You must start out with cool sunglasses...
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 21, 2006 - 10:16am PT
Tarbuster, your photos have some of the freshest air on this site. I wish I had taken as many.

Assuming you and other folks have more ... maybe it's time for part trois?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 11:58am PT
Yes Chiloe,
I Crave Fresh Air.
Thanks for the compliment.
A couple more shots from our Meeker waddle and I will start part 3...
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 21, 2006 - 12:37pm PT
Great stuff, got me contemplating task of scanning the wayback machine.

I still have my superguides from '75(?)
But more importantly I have a few old bikes left by rentors over the years if you need something to bolt. Otherwise it's the dumpster or Burningman for them.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 12:45pm PT
You mean Jay you have bikes stashed out this a way?
I have a buddy who is a teacher in Denver, at a low income school, and he needs bike stuff for the kids bike club...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 01:20pm PT
In '81 after returning to Yosemite from Mt Rainier I sold my Super Guides to this guy from WA, who's name was Massioli. I had met him while we were up there. Mike Paul and I had climbed the Edmonds Glacier Headwall over by the Mowitch Face, which is approached from Paradise.

I had purchased a pair of those white Koflach (used) from REI to try out on Rainier and needed the added warmth. I also liked the boots Trappeur made; a model called the Rebuffat or Proffessional Baud rock climbed quite well.

Massioli was stoked to try out my Super Guides on the boulders at camp 4. He was a neat guy. He later perished on something like the Moonflower Buttress route on Mt Hunter or some such Alaskan Peak. I have seen reference to this in a photo taken just before rockfall took him.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 21, 2006 - 01:20pm PT
Actually mine are in Cali, but, I may know of a stash up north of you in big wonderful, I'll check it out when I'm up there next month.

Found a beaut in Davis, ca the other day; a schwin, looks older than me but they didn't make ten speeds that long ago. Narrow tubes, almost like rebar musta weighed fidy.

I have a pair of those white whale koflachs, too!
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 21, 2006 - 03:01pm PT
OK kids, why don't you two take the bike/shoe convo to a separate thread and let's start Pt. 3.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 03:37pm PT
Rhodo, Yer a Tuff Task Master.
Al Righty Then:

So there I was, all shrouded in glory,
We were on our way to bag Longs Peak;
Thought it would be cool to do a loop,
After Conquering Meeker's Ridge.

But we were stopped on our impromptu add on by the Notch,
Seen here just left of the summit of Longs,
Right there above my Darlin' Wife:

We had a 40 foot chunk of rope,
And there is a perfunctory rappel into the Notch,
So we went home, back down Meeker's Ridge as originally planned.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 03:44pm PT
Looking down the alternate and actual SE Ridge of Meeker,
"The Meeker Ridge", so visible from front range locale:

It would make a good run...

Back down outa' the Iron Gates:


And at Last,
The 2005 USATF Masters Mt Runner of the year cools her feet.
She just won the 2006 National Mtn Running Champs Masters Division on Mt Washington Last Week:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2006 - 03:46pm PT
OK:
On to part 3, Stand By Please...
here's part 3:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=211467&f=0&b=0
landcruiserbob

Trad climber
the ville, colorado
Jun 23, 2006 - 02:38pm PT
Does anybody know the name of the ridge that seperates the Wetterhorn from the Matterhorn? That thing was tough in the rain.rg
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2006 - 04:24pm PT
I looked at it, as I like that kind of ridge rumble action.
I do not know of a name. I remember seeing an add photo of one of our Rasta Haired Colorado Ultra Runners pumping up it...
landcruiserbob

Trad climber
the ville, colorado
Jun 23, 2006 - 04:33pm PT
Probably Tom Sobal;the year that Eco challenge stuff went on down there. I think I will give it another go on a dry day.rg
Pate

Trad climber
May 16, 2010 - 02:51pm PT
Simultaneous Tarbuster/Colorado alpine bump.
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
May 16, 2010 - 09:13pm PT
Fab! Hooray for ridges.
A sunny day in the Antipodes
A sunny day in the Antipodes
Credit: MMCC
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