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zardoz

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Austin, TX
Jun 6, 2006 - 07:47pm 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 - 08:07pm 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 - 08:23pm 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 - 08:26pm PT

Footsteps:


Time to Meander:
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2006 - 08:32pm 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 - 08:38pm 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 - 08:43pm 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 - 07:58am 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 - 08:13am 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 - 09:15am 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 - 09:25am 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 - 09:30am 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 7, 2006 - 10:52pm 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 7, 2006 - 11:49pm 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 - 07:46am 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.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 03:34pm 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 - 03:41pm 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 - 03:43pm 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:
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2006 - 03:49pm 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 - 03:54pm 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!
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