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

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Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 5, 2006 - 10:16am PT
Chasm Lake at dawn from up near the Diamond....
... and the Diamond at dawn with some poser destroying the beauty and composition...
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 5, 2006 - 10:24am PT
The Southwest Corner Route on the Petite Grepon, June 2005... pitch 4... EDIT: actually now that I think about it, this may be pitch 3.
and looking down on Sky Pond from the first terrace...
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 5, 2006 - 10:46am PT
The awesome east face of Notchtop in RNMP. The South Ridge route is right next to the left skyline. Great climb, eh Roy?
... and two views of Zowie pinnacle, also in RNMP...
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jul 5, 2006 - 11:38am PT
Man that weakness that runs up the notch is just begging for climbers.

Was that the first thing climbed on that rock?
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 5, 2006 - 11:59am PT
"the first thing climbed on that rock?"

Dunno. A 5.9 route called Optimismus goes up the black water streaks to the Notch but I suspect the first route done is called the Spiral Route (5.4). That ends up in the Notch but "spirals" up a series of ledges starting from way down to the left. I don't know the FA date for it.
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 5, 2006 - 12:32pm PT
Two shots of the Direct Second Buttress route on the nordwand of Hallets Peak in RNMP, summer, 2004...
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 5, 2006 - 03:28pm PT
Man that weakness that runs up the notch is just begging for climbers.
Was that the first thing climbed on that rock?


As Richard noted, the black streaks up the center of the wall mark the line taken by Optimismus, 5.9 (FA 1970; FFA 1974). The Spiral and South Ridge routes had been done earlier, but Optimismus was the first route on Notchtop's main E face. It was followed by Religion, 5.8 (1973), up the taller face left of Optimismus; and White Room, 5.11R (1974), on the steep wall to the right.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2006 - 07:31pm PT
Zowie has a pretty intimidating offwidth final pitch.
We opted for a short 5.8 finger crack in the headwall to the right.
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 5, 2006 - 09:08pm PT
Cool! Haven't done Zowie yet, just got some nice photos hiking up and back from Petite.
Melvin Mills

Trad climber
Albuquerque NM
Jul 6, 2006 - 12:41am PT
Goatboy, I hope no boulder problems start with Tlaloc laughing at you. Besides, as I remember it, the rock at that spot sucks. Starry-eyed Man is a better pictograph anyway.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 6, 2006 - 02:06am PT
Halett Peak.


Richard Large on the scruffy lower part of The Englishman's Route.


Spearhead from Longs.


For beer, it's Kum & Go!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2006 - 10:54am PT

Notchtop and the extended ridge including Little Matterhorn:
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 6, 2006 - 11:29am PT
Unusual angles on familiar faces -- Tarbuster's Notchtop panorama, and Blitzo's looking down on Spearhead.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2006 - 12:20pm PT
Chiloe,
I was heading down into Odessa Gorge, overlooking Odessa Lake when I took that picture of Notchtop and Little Matterhorn.

The Little Matterhorn is said to be most distinctive from Odessa Lake or perhaps Fern Lake, looking upward.
I didn't venture downward for that view, here's a shot from a Geocities Page:
There is a vague 5.7 route listed in some of the guidebooks.
Here's the Geocities link, describing the hike only:
http://www.geocities.com/rmbearlake/odessa.html
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 6, 2006 - 12:59pm PT
A significant RMNP face, not so well known:

Looking towards the summit from pitch 5 or 6:
goatboy smellz

climber
shakedown street
Jul 6, 2006 - 08:53pm PT
Tarb... Yep view through the keyhole one November day.
M.M. mmm... that was kinda a trick question.
Tlaloc and I would laugh our ass off everyday in that desert.
And your right his boulder is dead weight.

Kiva Cave

dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jul 6, 2006 - 09:19pm 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

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2006 - 11:36pm PT
Man 'O M-Man,
We are havin' a grand time in the Rubble eh Dirt Daddeo Rodeo?
Got some good poster childen' on the force now.
With Richard Large, Blitzo, Chiloe, Goaty B' and Bobby D' doin' some of the heavy liftin' this thread is cookin'...

Those would be the Ptarmigan Towers on the West side of RMNP.
Lookit' the Colors in the Rockula!
Chiloe is an afficionado.

Nice petro's Goaty B!

And Yes Anders, Canadian Rockies is fair game, I had some prime posin' postin' in Rockies thread 1 or 2,
Selkirks, Adamants Babee...
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 7, 2006 - 02:27am PT
Meeker and Longs from Lily Lake.


Top of Longs.


What are these spires?

Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 7, 2006 - 10:49am PT
Hmmm, looks like Emerald Lake and the spires on the south side of Notchtop.
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