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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 01:17pm PT
Yeah, I'm fully aware that you weren't joking Roy. Seriously, I'll do my best...:) I'll bring my Hardman suit if I can still get into it!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 13, 2008 - 01:23pm PT
I would recommend purchasing the 2 Rossiter guides; I think he puts out a better product with near art quality topos.

I have an old Gillette guide which you can borrow when you get here.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 01:27pm PT
Uh...you can bring your book and keep it in your back pocket when we rope up together!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 13, 2008 - 01:30pm PT
What do these photos have to do with climbing in RMNP?
Not much really, I just had a hankering to post some photos.

Yesterday in the Indian Peaks, just south of RMNP.
The Arestua hut:




From the summit of Guinn Mountain, looking west toward the divide and Rollins Pass:

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 01:35pm PT
Niiice! It all helps me psych up!
Seriously Roy, I would love to borrow that book, but even better to have you around for a few days. I think you know all the sorry players.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 13, 2008 - 01:39pm PT
I'm planning on it.
I'm having Lisa polish up my walker.
(I'd do it but I get too big an arm pump).
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 01:53pm PT
30 years later, you're still cracking me up.
I'll see if I can get mine polished up too, so I look good as I retreat!
Ouch!

climber
Mar 13, 2008 - 01:53pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 02:11pm PT
Not a good place for a giant in shorts!!!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Mar 13, 2008 - 02:32pm PT
"based on my past experience, your best bet for a weather window is to be there when i'm not there. either a week before i arrive or the week after i leave should be perfect."


Too funny!!! Would be even more funny if I didn't relate so much to that experience. One time I was down in the Sangre's on the Crestone Needle climbing the Ellingwood Waterfall (AKA the Arete)
ADK

climber
truckee
Mar 13, 2008 - 02:44pm PT
Ive never been up the diamond, but Id shoot for July and if its too snowy, Id look further south to the sangres. Its far removed from the front range crowds, and the range collectively has enough moderate alpine routes to keep you busy for weeks.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 02:53pm PT
Are the Sangres covered in the aforementioned guide book?
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 13, 2008 - 02:55pm PT
Hey, that looks like my buddy Bill in the snow up there in that picture!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 13, 2008 - 03:03pm PT
No, they are not.
I think you gonnah be plenty busy with RMNP.

I have the guidebooks for the Sangres too...
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2008 - 03:03pm PT
I climbed on the Diamond as early as late May to later to early September...depending on the route and which side of the wall you climb on. The lower east face doesn't dry out till mid-July, the left side of Upper East face dries out earlier and the right side later due to seepage.

You can expect storms at any time and crowds on the weekends on the popular routes.

Go to Mountainproject.com for more information on routes.

The Yellow Wall.


Aslo...the Chasm View Wall has two really classic routes, easier approach and get the sun longer. You might want to check it out before to the Diamond.

The Red Wall.



survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 03:16pm PT
Thanks Bob.

Yeah, we will definitely be into some warm up action. Thanks for the feedback.
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2008 - 03:27pm PT
survival...call me if you like to get out when you get here...the Black Wall on Mt. Evans is also another great alpine area.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2008 - 04:55pm PT
Bob, sounds great, where is that?

bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2008 - 05:09pm PT
Survival...here you go:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/colorado/alpine_rock/mt_evans/105745699
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Mar 13, 2008 - 06:09pm PT
Survival, if July is your window frame go for it, just watch the daily patterns. If you extend the quest to Lumpy and the rest of RMNP you'll pretty much have something cool to climb every day.

-The Bowel of the Owl
-rat/tigers tooth
-Turnkorner (they tell me)
-J Crack, mega-star dick wrenching classic!
-don't even go if you don't climb Crack 'o'Fear (kidding, sorta)

-There are worse days than jogging up the keyhole and down the cables, or viesaversa.

or you could drive 100 miles north to vedauwoo and climb every day; june through August. If you make it that many days you will be dead or the strongest climber on earth.
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