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Ben Hoyt


Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: Mar 7, 2008
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Unknown, boulder

WI4- (1)

Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Upper Falls - Ice

Dec 23, 2002

Power Bulge

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (28)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

CO : Flatirons : ... : The Hand

Sep 1, 2001

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Ames Wall

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride

Nov 30, 1999

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Dakota and Chad ropeless on the Culp-Bossier

Dakota and Chad ropeless on the Culp-Bossier

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)

Jun 11, 2006

Dakota and Chad below Hallet

Dakota and Chad below Hallet

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)

Jun 11, 2006

Ben Hoyt

Ben Hoyt

Ben Hoyt : First Photo Album

Jan 17, 2005

Bill Wright trying to rest before turning the roof.

Bill Wright trying to rest before turning the roof.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Country Club Crack (5.11c)

Oct 28, 2003

Bernard Vachon at the crux moves. Bill Wright is belaying.

Bernard Vachon at the crux moves. Bill Wright is belaying.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Country Club Crack (5.11c)

Jun 27, 2002

Bernard approaching the roof.

Bernard approaching the roof.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Country Club Crack (5.11c)

Jun 27, 2002

Bernard right where the crack goes from 5.9 to 5.10 in difficulty - below the roof.

Bernard right where the crack goes from 5.9 to 5.10 in difficulty - below the roof.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Country Club Crack (5.11c)

Jun 27, 2002

Bill Wright at the crux. The rope is above him because he climbed up to place a piece and then downclimbed to the knee-hook rest.

Bill Wright at the crux. The rope is above him because he climbed up to place a piece and then downclimbed to the knee-hook rest.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Country Club Crack (5.11c)

Jun 27, 2002

Ben entering the crux of Power Bulge.

Ben entering the crux of Power Bulge.

CO : Flatirons : ... : Power Bulge (5.12c)

Jan 29, 2002

Ben Hoyt on the beginning of the pitch.

Ben Hoyt on the beginning of the pitch.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Deep Freeze (WI5-6 M5 R)

Jan 29, 2002

Ben Hoyt leaning on the lower icicle.

Ben Hoyt leaning on the lower icicle.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Deep Freeze (WI5-6 M5 R)

Jan 29, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead
By: Ben Hoyt When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: We got rejected on a parking spot at the Glacier Gorge lot Sunday 6/15 since we didn't show up until 10:30, so I timed the "extra" hump from Bear Lake parking to the start of the trail from the Glacier Gorge lot (downhill). 8 minutes. So, if you are ridiculously slow, with the new shuttle, and the horrible extra distance, you're forced to start at 5:08am. You can do it. Save the $ you would have spent on Gore-Tex and all that camping stuff and buy something useful instead.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale Gorge
By: Ben Hoyt When: Apr 15, 2003

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Comments: No Deep Freeze, no Necrophilia, and tragically, no Vanquished Buttress. Despite the ?perfect? ice forming conditions, nothing was in this (4/13) weekend. Except a sun-rotted Crypt.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton
By: Ben Hoyt When: Nov 17, 2002

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Comments: In South Mineral Creek:

The direct north face is NOT in (as of 11/17). The campground couloirs are, but sort of ice crust over powder. Really no good climbing in South Mineral Creek right now, although all routes can be groveled up.

Don't expect to get anything less than a monster truck with chains more than 1/4 mile down the road. Bring skis, and watch out for hungry birds.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale Gorge
By: Ben Hoyt When: Oct 22, 2002

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Comments: On Friday 10/18 Necrophilia was not in, as an ice climb. Only about 1 cubic foot of ice on the steep parts (for those bad at math that means an average of 1 millimeter thick. Ha). Bring some cord to add to the fixed anchors.

Deep Freeze is all in... except for the part that everyone wants to climb, the pillar at the top of the climb. Give it a good while.

All Mixed up looked good but dripping as we trotted by. Give it a short while, probably a day or two after this storm passes.

The tra... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Ames Wall : Ames Ice Hose (WI5 M6 R)
By: Ben Hoyt When: Jul 23, 2002

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Comments: The 2nd pitch can be more serious than the 1st, again conditions-dependent. At the end of November 2001, we climbed the M6 variation to the 1st on the right, then about 80 feet of the 2nd pitch. This involved two good pieces of pro, a cam and a 17 cm screw inside of a cave in the back of the gully (offwidth size cave), with no ice and no pro for the next 50 feet. I would have guessed M6+ X. I've also seen pictures where this pitch looks WI4. Awesome route.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Not My Cross To Bear (5.11a/b)
By: Ben Hoyt When: Dec 4, 2001

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Comments: I second that. Every move is fun, nice natural pockets show up just where you want them, and the corner is steep and clean. The best climb of its grade in Penitente.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride
By: Ben Hoyt When: Dec 4, 2001

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Comments: Ames isn't non-existent, exactly... just a crucial 15 foot section on the top of the 2nd pitch. We attempted it on Saturday (12/1) - 1st pitch do-able on 100% rock, 3rd and 4th pitches are typical fat conditions, at least from visual inspection. The top 15 feet of the 2nd pitch chimney aren't climbable (by me, at least) right now... overhanging snow. The bottom of the 2nd pitch is still frightening in itself - took only one ice screw inside a sort of narrow cave in the back of the chimney, th... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : The Shroud (WI3-4)
By: Ben Hoyt When: Dec 2, 2001

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Comments: Climbed here today. A nice short/steep pillar on the left is in fat. Thinner and steep curatains on the left also lead. The middle curtain probably isn't leadable right now, maybe in another week with good weather. Top rope it, though.

Watch out at the top - not much ice headed to the high anchors, and lots of loose rock.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Pencil & Eraser area aka Be... : Svengali (M9)
By: Ben Hoyt When: Nov 12, 2001

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Comments: Wild. Big moves between sort of rotting flakes in the roof with very hard feet. Hooks just above the roof are small, and feet are nearly nothing there. Prepare to be sore after even one good go.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Bullet the Blue Sky (5.12c/d)
By: Ben Hoyt When: Nov 10, 2001

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Comments: This is the most stunning sport climb I've seen in Colorado. The climbing is excellent, with memorable moves, following the arete for the entire length of the climb.

The beginning slab is thin and delicate, with a dyno from the slab and arete pinch to a big flake and the last rest (on a ledge) before the real business.

The arete above the rest is the crux, with extreme pinching and body tension to milk the tiny wrinkles for feet. Once you get into the huecos on the upper section (on your... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Square Rock : Android Power Pack (5.12c/d)
By: Ben Hoyt When: Nov 10, 2001

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Comments: This is indeed "super-stout". Probably a touch harder than the rating. The crux comes fairly quickly. After the shared opening moves of Yellow Christ, a quick bump left to a small but good undercling sets you up to move your feet to very small foot holds for a deadpoint to a not-positive sidepull at full extension.

The next moves are very difficult, and desperate. After the most strenuous bit, you are deposited on a jug (for that route, at least), that leads to easier, yet still continuous... more >>


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