"Bootin' Up in The Rocky Rockies" (Scrambles Part 3)

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Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 23, 2006 - 11:47am PT
From many miles away this torrecita and its central cleavage can be seen on the shoulder of Mt Massive. Finally, we went up and got a closer look:


Sucker was wide, but not that bad.

der klettersummit:


Massive Wasting?

Ours and the ones behind it are a series of huge flakes calving off of the eastern flank of the ridge.
Back in the glacial days this side was gnawed at by snow and ice
blown over from the west side all winter.
This tower is the outermost one in the earlier photos.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 23, 2006 - 11:56am PT
The southern aspect hosts a series of flakes and esplitters reminiscent of the Turkey Perch
over in the Splatte. Alan found this one to his liking:







Time to go!





Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jun 23, 2006 - 12:00pm PT
The fantastic Petite Grepon from the north (up near the Gash)...

Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jun 23, 2006 - 12:03pm PT
The beautiful 3rd pitch of the Direct Exum Ridge on the Grand Teton...


Rhodo - point taken.
Euroford

Trad climber
Chicago, IL
Jun 23, 2006 - 12:29pm PT
you guys, i'm soooo lovin these threads, as if i wasn't psyched up enough as it is! thanks!

Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 23, 2006 - 12:38pm PT
here's what I did on my summer vacation.
taco bill

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jun 23, 2006 - 01:39pm PT
Here are a few from your backyard Tarry,


James Peak in the early am (not quite early enough as it turned out)

A little closer. We climbed Shoting Star couloir which diagonals up and left from the center of the picture. You can see another party on the snowfield below.

Nearing the top shortly after I was nearly killed by...

The cornice in the background shearing off abot 200 feet above me. Luckily it hit a ledge and exploded merely peppering me rather than smashing me flat.




RMNP

Spearhead from Black Lake

Moon over Spearhead.

Storm clouds over Arrowhead from Spearhead's summit.

Tetons

South Buttress right Mount Moran
landcruiserbob

Trad climber
the ville, colorado
Jun 23, 2006 - 03:50pm PT
Great shot's Rhodo. I remember doing that ridge maybe 12 yrs ago & topped out via the class 5 chimney further Northwest. I think I called it the marmont sh#t chimney. Your line was Top notch.Next time head up the peak above uncle bud's cabin & check out the wonderful granite blocks.rg
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2006 - 04:20pm PT
OOOOH!
Mt Moran.
Tetons.
I was hoping someone would post up. I got nada.

That rock on Massive: 'nice stash.

Thanks for ratcheting things up fellas!
(rhodo, taco, richard, et al)
I have not been over to James, as it is so warm of late...
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 23, 2006 - 08:00pm PT

This is sorta near Uncle Bud's...Fritz has all the photos that really show you where it is.
A skinny dihedral we called the Brass Junkie, it kind of strings you along hoping you'll get some good gear.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 23, 2006 - 08:21pm PT
These threads are the best thing going on the taco right now.

Cragging on Mt. Massive, cornice on James Peak, the E face of Spearhead, Wyoming ranges -- all cool to see.

Ah, here's another scramble, and from this decade even. Loose rock and rain on the Diamond Buttress:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2006 - 08:51pm PT

Perfect rock on Pingora:


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2006 - 11:11pm PT
Looking West from Pingora

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2006 - 02:13pm PT
Hey Chiloe:
Was that the Medicine Bow Diamond 3 pics up?

Here's another summit shot from Pingora, Wind River Range:
You can see War Bonnet in the distance, a conical butress just left of center, with good sun on it.
We climbed that next; 200' 10- chimney offwidth to a short 10+ stemming corner crux.
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jun 24, 2006 - 03:39pm PT
In the Indian Peaks, CO 6/24/06...the flowers are starting to go-off.






Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2006 - 03:43pm PT
Hey Bob,
You took that this morning on the Arapahoe pass trail eh?
I can see Mt Neva in the background.

You drove right by my house.
My knees are shot for the moment, so I was right here drifting about in cyberspace...
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jun 24, 2006 - 06:13pm PT
Tar...let me know where your house is...next time I'll stop in for coffee. LOL

Sorry about the knee...trying to keep up with the wife??

Tell her congrats on the Mt. Washington run.

Tim...Thanks.



Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 24, 2006 - 06:19pm PT
Hey Chiloe:
Was that the Medicine Bow Diamond 3 pics up?


It was on the Diamond Buttress, just left of the Diamond itself. We started up a route named Flying Buttress which had a long and excellent first pitch, but then higher up the weather came down and we got into weird stuff that looked like this.


Bob, nice flowers!
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
boulder, co
Jun 24, 2006 - 06:25pm PT
Chiloe...thanks...and thanks for posting your great photos.

All to Obvious 12a Spearhead 1995

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 24, 2006 - 06:35pm PT
Paul Sibley after the 2nd ascent of Obviously Four Believers (V, 5.8, A4) in 1971.

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