"Rumble in the Rockies" . . . (Scrambles Part 4)

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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 7, 2006 - 10:54am PT
What are these spires?

That's the south side of Flattop Mountain, above Emerald Lake (just opposite Hallett's N face). Pictures and notes about one of the routes there at the start of Part 3:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=211467&f=175&b=0
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 7, 2006 - 11:50am PT
That not so well known but significant face hahs my attention, LOL!
At least three things look promising, surely they have been done though?


Tarbuster is right of course, they're the Ptarmigan Towers. As for what has been done there, maybe other folks know? Rossiter's 1997 guide lists several scrambly routes up ledges and gullies around the edges, and a 5.8 crack on the lower wall of Tower 4, but only one full-length route up one of the main faces (NE Corner of Tower 2, III 5.9).

Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 7, 2006 - 11:59am PT
"The Big Steep" route on the Upper Great Face on Twin Sisters...
"YS" Dave Griffith on Thindependance, Lumpy Ridge...
Sundance Buttress, Lumpy Ridge -- a fine backyard crag...
Lumpy Ridge from about 25,000 feet. Boy was I high THAT day...
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 7, 2006 - 02:55pm PT
On the Red Wall route of the beautiful Chasm View Wall (to the right of the Diamond...
Climbers on the Casual Route, Diamond. Photo taken from Chasm View Wall...
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 7, 2006 - 06:19pm PT
Mr Large, is "The Big Steep" the one we were working on last summer?


Did you finish it?
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 7, 2006 - 07:14pm PT
No -- The Big Steep is to the right. Remember the line of bolts over there?
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 7, 2006 - 07:44pm PT
Oh yes.
How's Frank?

andy@climbingmoab

Big Wall climber
Salt Lake City
Jul 9, 2006 - 01:19pm PT
Bad day on Fletcher Mountain next to Quandary. Sometimes its better to stay home:

Better day on Dyer Mtn near Leadville

Marmot chilling on the tippy top of Mt Shavano
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 10, 2006 - 08:31pm PT
On Notchtop, once, a marmot ate my whole pack. The old canvas kind, left nothing but the buckles and straps.

The one below, in the tradition of summit marmots everywhere, just asked for my lunch.


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2006 - 01:19am PT
Hey these are fun shots!

Mr Large, When was YSD out here?
He looks toned and taught with his moves, just as stable and gifted as 20 years ago.

OT: I just got back from a Yos reunion.
Late last night at the campfire I heard a great 60's cast of characters history from Bruce Bircheff. He fit everybody in, from Powell to Kamps, Hennek, Roper, Covington and Bridwell and a full retinue of iconic players all in between. I wish I would have had benefit of a tape recorder; Ed Hartouni would have luv'd the notes (me too, alas the port wine soaked up most of what I eagerly attempted to absorb). Bircheff said he was 13 in 1963-4 or so when he met Bridwell; he was duck hunting with a slingshot and Bridwell came up behind him un-announced and out played the slingshot with a rifle and scope...
goatboy smellz

climber
shakedown street
Jul 11, 2006 - 01:52am PT
Marmots! We don't need no stinkin marmots!


Dune high in Sangre de Cristo's.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 11, 2006 - 02:08am PT
sounds wonderful, and I wish I could just float around to these get togethers, but alas...

anyway, sometimes it's just great to listen to a good story, and even better if you know some of the bits. sit back, relax, enjoy some good wine, and just take it in.

glad you all had a great time!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 11, 2006 - 09:05am PT
Even the 2nd Flatiron can feel like mountaineering sometimes. (Scott Woodruff, 1970)

Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 11, 2006 - 11:24am PT
Roy
YSD, well... more like MAD (Middle Aged Dave - he's 40 now! But still strong) and Gerberding were at my pad about a month ago after doing a gig teaching rock combat to Navy Seals for Cosgrove. We had some fun at Lumpy and the Monastery. The Ding may reappear later this summer. I'll post up a few more photos later.
The reunion sounds fun -- sorry I missed it.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2006 - 02:13pm PT
Cool.
It was small and intimate, which made it easy on the eyes.
'Climbed Werner's wiggle with Bob Finn, Ellie Hawkins and Bruce Bircheff, then Bob and I ran up West Country in a 47 second blitz to beat the rain.

Hadn't seen Vern and Margaret for maybe 20 years. Carter and Cochrane were in a hilarious and outstanding oratory mode. Jeff Mathes, Bill Nichol, Mike Farrel, Cashner, Yager, Harrington, Oakeshotte and a few others and the weather was nice...
goatboy smellz

climber
shakedown street
Jul 23, 2006 - 01:26am PT
another beautiful day in the rockies...

Euroford

Trad climber
Chicago, IL
Jul 23, 2006 - 01:53am PT
the view we had looking from the top of the dunn/westbay last week.


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2006 - 11:56am PT
Nice Rainbow,
Now we need to pick the rock...

Time to move...
Here's Part 5:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=226667&f=0&b=0
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