Scrambling in Those Rockiest of Rockies (Part VI)

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Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 26, 2007 - 02:18pm PT
Well kiddos,
in the Manner of the Esteemed Tar-baby,
Tis the Season for a Rescuscitation
Of a Hoary yet ever-fresh Classic Thread.


For Oh-Seven, then,
Let us begin with a light Appetizer
A Tasty Morsel parked on the crest of the local stash
And perhaps First Plucked on this very Excursion:


Nevermind that our friend looks as if he could use a good meal hisself.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2007 - 02:32pm PT
(And if the Rerun may be Excused)

The Tenacious KK Sets her Sights
On a flowery jam at Independence Pass
Seeking Instant Karma as it were.


Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2007 - 02:45pm PT
And though this dates from last Fall
A brief but burly splitter
Tucked into the hills above BV
I believe this is from the final Yo-Yo
(We have yet to return for the Send)

goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Jun 26, 2007 - 06:39pm PT
That's a sweet little find in that last shot.

Would that crack be out by Transmitter Tower???



Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2007 - 06:54pm PT
You wouldn't want to walk from there, but it's in the area.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 27, 2007 - 11:32am PT
Way to go Rhodo!
It's that time of year, time to get up high...

Lisa needed a steep road to run up:



The ridge above A Basin, from Loveland Pass:



Looking northwest from Loveland Pass:

paganmonkeyboy

Trad climber
the blighted lands of hatu
Jun 27, 2007 - 11:35am PT
why is it every time i get all ready to bounce west someone posts a colorado pic thread ?

sweeeet pics. sweeeeet places. sweeeeet peoples...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 27, 2007 - 11:45am PT
While Lisa was running the road from the bottom, I drove on up to the pass
And hiked up 45 minutes from Loveland Pass to Peak 13,117 for a view:

Looking southeast to Grizzly, Grays & Torreys:



Looking southwest:



Looking northwest:


Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2007 - 09:50pm PT
Grug, have you been up to the black wall yet this year?
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2007 - 02:58pm PT
An Enduring Classic-
the mighty Saber
Adjacent to the Petit Grepon


Warms up with simul-slabbiness
in the early morning hours


Before moving onto the very exposed Southwest Arete


Five parties anthilling the Petit
None on this beauty--
What Gives?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 2, 2007 - 07:13pm PT
It has a bit of a rep for being run out and route findy, and stiff.
...More climbs need that kinda help to keep 'em weather seekin' doddlers at bay.

You have a real nice shot of the two towers Rhodo; very descriptive.
Here's another, Petit Grepon, on the left, The Saber to the right:

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 2, 2007 - 07:58pm PT
Here's one you might not have seen before. Roger Briggs on the Grepon, 1972.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 2, 2007 - 08:36pm PT
Lamb Chops & PA's!

-And Rhodo: Grug did The Flakes in The Black with George Lowe a month back and Gawd knows what else already...
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 2, 2007 - 08:38pm PT
And the rack, one set of hexes plus a few stoppers on slings. Some knotted runners, don't think we saw much use for draws yet.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 2, 2007 - 08:48pm PT
Here's the rest of the "Rockies" collaboration,
Earlier installments, mostly confabulation:

(Part 6)(I can see how yah missed it Rhodo; it wasn't linked to the others)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=261341&msg=261355#msg261355

(Part 5)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=226667&f=0&b=0

(Part 4)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=215824&msg=226669#msg226669

(Part 3)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=211467&f=35&b=0

(Part 2)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=204602&f=0&b=0

(Part 1)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=196724&f=35&b=0

Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2007 - 10:25am PT
Run out and route-findy and stiff is about the size of it, yeah. We got off route on each of the first 4 pitches, but pieced it together each time. Some cool and unlikely traverses in there.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2007 - 02:34am PT
On Two Hours' Sleep
the Sun Slowly Bleeds
Life Begins Again

We're going up There?!?!

Ariana, and a Lucky Find of Piton Ron's:

Unsanitized Climbing,
5.11,
Off the Deck,
Way Too Early

(Good Thing I Was on the Dull End)

The Pard was a Freshie,
Straight Off The Interweb
But he Drug Me up the Biz
Thanks!
Note the Black Dagger of Shade
Piercing the Scene from Above
Yes, Chiloe, we know that Moment well.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Aug 14, 2007 - 03:10am PT
That second to last photo looks like the direct start to the Yellow Wall?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Aug 14, 2007 - 10:15am PT
Note the Black Dagger of Shade
Piercing the Scene from Above
Yes, Chiloe, we know that Moment well.


Black Dagger indeed!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Aug 14, 2007 - 10:24am PT
Minor sequel to the "Day in Eldo" epic ... couple of days later I took a peaceful hike up Mt Spalding, with fine views of Mt Evans' north aprons.

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