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Chris setting up the rappel in the Southeast Gully of Arrowhead.  If anyone cleans that stopper and pin, I'd be glad to have it back.


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Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: New caption: "Siebe Vanhee gives Cobra Crack the finger."


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Spiney Ridge : Purple Toe Nails (5.11c) : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: Nice, Allison! You're crushing!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Flattop Mountain - S side : Two Dragons (M7)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Jan 9, 2013

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Comments: Well, once again Josh and Scott are showing us just what is possible up in The Park. For more inspiration, check this out:




Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : The Eighth Route (WI3- M3+ Mod. Snow)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Apr 9, 2012

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Comments: To add to Eric's description (now that I've finally gotten around to climbing this route), there is often an alternate start to the right. Instead of climbing the left side of the face guarding the gully, climb the right side. Ice (often thin), good edges, and of course turf down low leads to better and steeper ice through a short chimney (lots of fun). M4 200ft. A belay at the end of this pitch was a little hard to find, but we eventually found one a little up and right from the ice.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead : The Central Rib (5.7)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Apr 3, 2011

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Comments: This is pretty cool route, more so for the setting than the quality of the climbing. I climbed it after climbing the North Ridge on Spearhead, which is really cool 'cause you're essential following the same feature the entire time; up and over the summit of Spearhead and on to the summit of Chiefshead. The climbing is a lot like the Tetons with a few harder sections separated by easier scrambling.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Pagoda Mountain : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: Sep 26, 2010

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Comments: What a cool looking ridge. Not at all what you would expect based on the view from farther away.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Taylor Peak : Pigs in Space (5.9 R)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Sep 15, 2010

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Comments: Great addition to the route database, though I think this feature is part of Taylor Peak, not The Sharkstooth. Maybe we should move it over.

[Edit], Though this is part of Taylor Peak, it is more specifically the east face of the Stiletto. The Stiletto got its name because from the south it looks like a narrow spire just left of the Sharkstooth, but in actuality it is not a separate peak.

Here's a good picture from Eli's blog:

[[climbinglife.com/current-rmnp-...... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: Aug 4, 2010

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Comments: I can't wait for the next person to ask where there is good camping near Boulder.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: May 2, 2010

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Comments: Man this brings back memories. In North Carolina, a 30% chance of rain means one of two things:

1) it will rain 30% of the day, or
2) at any given moment, it will be raining on 30% of the local land area.

I learned how to rappel and coil ropes very quickly thanks to those storms.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Mt. Colden : Trap Dike (summer) (4th) : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: Oct 29, 2009

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Comments: I think I liked the winter conditions a little bit better.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Ice Box (later renamed by s... : Lichen Lung (5.10d)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Aug 16, 2009

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Comments: As for 8/16/09 there is only one quick link attached to the bolts at the top. They are bomber bolts, so we just rapped off of the one that had a quick link. It would be great of someone brought up three more to outfit these bolts for a more safe rappel.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Ice Box (later renamed by s... : Mud in Your Eye (5.11b)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Aug 16, 2009

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Comments: As of 8/16/09, the bolts at the top of the route are in fine working order. They aren't rap bolts though, and there are no quick links. We walked over to the left and rapped of just one of the two bolts on top of Lichen Lung as only one of those had a quick link. This worked just fine, but this area would be a lot nicer if someone brought up 7 or so quick links sometime (4 for Mud, 3 more for Lichen).


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : North Chimney (M4)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: it was pretty soggy when we were up there, but were on it pretty late in the day and it was during a warm spell. Hard to tell if it would be better later or earlier. Probably later, as the snow wasn't quite consolidate into true springtime snow quite yet. I bet things are pretty good up there right now.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Flattop Mountain - S side : Enter The Dragon (aka Old R... (5.7 M4 Steep Snow)
By: Chris Sheridan When: May 29, 2009

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Comments: Hey Aaron,

I picked up the name Dead Elk Couloir from Eli's climbinglife.com website though Dragon's Tooth Couloir may be the older name.

The Dragon's Egg is a feature on the south face of Meeker. The Dragon's Egg Couloir leads up past it. I have no idea where Tower Gully is.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : ... : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: May 29, 2009

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Comments: I climbed the route in rock shoes and bare handed. I had my Russian aider setup on my legs the whole time and down low was able to free and French free (aka: cheat) where as up higher, I was mostly aiding, but still freeing occasionally in order to skip aid moves.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Boulder Canyon - Ice : Upper Falls - Ice : Master of Puppets (M8-9 R)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Apr 16, 2009

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Comments: Cool, can't wait to get on it.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Boulder Canyon - Ice : Upper Falls - Ice : Master of Puppets (M8-9 R)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Apr 14, 2009

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Comments: Other ethical questions aside, does this crack really need bolts?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Flattop Mountain - S side : Enter The Dragon (aka Old R... (5.7 M4 Steep Snow)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Apr 6, 2009

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Comments: We descended east, from the notch in the south east ridge in two long rappels, one about 200ft, the second about 230ft. The anchor we used for the second and last rappel was about 50ft above the lip of the large roof. When I got to the lip of roof it looked like the ropes were about ten feet above snow, so I went for it. It turned out that the ends of the rope were about about 30ft above the snow. Getting down to the snow required letting one side of the rope (the side without the knot at th... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Andrews Creek & The Gash : Andrews Tower, North Face (5.3 M5 Steep Snow PG13)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Apr 3, 2009

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Comments: Nice work guys! Looks like a really cool route. Can't wait to get on it.

Chris


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Fountainbleau area : ... : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: Feb 26, 2009

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Comments: I think that's considered aid.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : ... : Photo
By: Chris Sheridan When: Feb 11, 2009

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Comments: Nice! That definitely looks like the better time of year to hop on The Wham Couloir. BTW, the gully to the left of Wham is also unclimbed (to my knowledge) as a mixed route. When I saw it last weekend, the first and last pitches looked pretty desperate, but there looks to be a pretty good ice pillar in this picture.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Good Evans (5.10d)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Jul 12, 2008

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Comments: Climbed Good Evans today. Great route! It and the other routes on the face were dry, the approach was easy, and there was only one other party around. What a great place.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Fern Canyon Rocks : Rock Of Ages : Days of Heaven (5.10d)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Jun 22, 2008

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Comments: I've never done the walk-off. We used a rappel anchor just west of the top of the route and were down in now time. One rappel with a 60m puts you on an easy slab and about 100ft from your packs. We did choose to belay down to the rappel anchor, which is a little ways below the top of the cliff.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Moraine Park/Fern Lake Trai... : Jaws Falls (WI4)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Dec 31, 2007

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Comments: Jaws is in good condition with two distinct pure ice lines. The left line offers good moderate WI4 climbing and a pillar has touched down well on the right side offering good WI5- climbing. Sunday saw lots of traffic with about 15 people there.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Keyhole Ridge (5.6)
By: Chris Sheridan When: Oct 22, 2007

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Comments: Had a great off season climb of the Keyhole Ridge this Saturday (10/20/07). As the route is typically listed in the rock sections of guidebooks, away from the classic alpine routes in the park, it is often overlooked for winter/mixed style ascents. However, the route is a fantastic outing when in more mixed conditions, with easy to moderate technical difficulties.

We brought two ice tools and crampons but climbed the route using one two and bare boots. The crampons turned out to be useful on... more >>


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