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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Ben Kurdt nearing the top of P2 March 22, 2015 - 1...

Ben Kurdt nearing the top of P2 March 22, 2015 - 10 degrees and gusty with unhelpful sunshine

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Twenty Below Zero gully (WI4+)

Mar 26, 2015

Pitch 2 is steep but has good features - pretty ea...

Pitch 2 is steep but has good features - pretty easy to pro for hard 5

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Glass Menagerie (WI5)

Mar 26, 2015

Gray Watkins headed out

Gray Watkins headed out

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Glass Menagerie (WI5)

Mar 26, 2015

March 21, 2015 with a big chunk of the crux missin...

March 21, 2015 with a big chunk of the crux missing. Rapping down, the seam that continued left from the curtain fall had opened up two inches...

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : The Promenade (WI5+)

Mar 25, 2015

A long way to go yet

A long way to go yet

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : The Promenade (WI5+)

Mar 25, 2015

Ben Kurdt gittin' it (photo Gray Watkins)

Ben Kurdt gittin' it (photo Gray Watkins)

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : The Promenade (WI5+)

Mar 25, 2015

The Man on the Mountain.  Mark Lassiter leading P6...

The Man on the Mountain. Mark Lassiter leading P6.

NC : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)

Oct 21, 2014

Treasure found on way down from cleaning last bolt...

Treasure found on way down from cleaning last bolt: prototype Snarg, may well have been left on Ribbon by Jeff.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)

Aug 5, 2014

Frank getting the tree for initial P1 anchor.

Frank getting the tree for initial P1 anchor.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)

Apr 15, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah : The Promenade (WI5+) : Photo
By: Frank Robertson When: Mar 25, 2015

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Comments: Starting P2 with no idea how steep and long that tower above will be to finish it.


Location: VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah : The Promenade (WI5+)
By: Frank Robertson When: Mar 25, 2015

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Comments: Can do in two pitches with 70s, belay on prow above the crux column.
Take 12-14 screws...


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Sandias : Sendero Luminoso (aka Mount... (5.9- PG13)
By: Frank Robertson When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for posting, Chris. P7 is a blast (my favorite), and, while P8 is mostly easy, if you do the 10b direct option, P9 is the crux - exciting, airy, and really caps the route even if you choose the 5.9 original finish. Bolted anchors all the way, so you can rap the route on one 60m rope.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Power Play (WI4+)
By: Frank Robertson When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: January 2013 had good stances and was hacked out to 4+. December 2014 bottom was mixed and the "fearsome" part was leaner, steeper, definitely 5+.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Cloak & Dagger (5.10+)
By: Frank Robertson When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: P1 and 2 can be linked if you start from the ledge just down and right of the start of Comic Relief (a short down-climb into the peg gully). Great route. P3 is one helluva ride: long, continuously challenging and fun, with just enough foothold. Upper 9s laughing all the way....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X) : Photo
By: Frank Robertson When: Jun 20, 2014

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Comments: This is the last bolt left other than anchors, only because it's a spinner and a pry bar is needed - it is not safe to clip and soon to be gone....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Jun 18, 2014

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Comments: Thanks to Eric and Garrett for also cleaning all but one of the bolts between anchors. Will have to go back once more for the spinner on pitch 2.

Update as of August 1: last bolt between the anchors is now gone from P2 crux. And for future reference, the little hueco a ways below the dry crux of P5 (left of where the bolt to protect the smear used to be), the one that you thought might hold the tipped-out #3 Camalot, is no longer there - got bashed open by rock fall.

Pure adventure. H... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: So it turns out that this is not Walkin’ the Line but Snowblind Friend, which was also first done by Jeff Lowe 30+ years ago but never documented beyond a mention of the name without any route info in his San Juan Dragons essay for Jack Roberts' second edition of Colorado Ice. No mention in the first edition.

We appreciate Steve House getting this sorted, pointing out the guidebook errors and reminding folks that we thought Attractive Hazard / Walking the Choss / Erik and Noah’s Little Advent... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: We placed the old straight pin (US Army Ames vertical) in the rock ledge under the third belay before we got the permanent anchors in. Another of my relics, which I'd love to get back if anyone can get it out - update: now hammered all the way in...


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Dec 10, 2013

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Comments: Steve,

Appreciate comments on lack of definitive reference here and the need for a respectful discussion.

If Jack was completely unsure and Jeff could not remember, would like to understand why you are 110% sure. All I've ever heard of Walkin' the Line led me to look at the two grooves on the wall above the first gully (just) left of the Ribbon.

Does anyone know if Jeff had a partner on it? Had anyone else done it before the current situation got us thinking about where it is?

Given that... more >>


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Technical 14er routesColoradoFrank RobertsonAug 8, 2014
re: Technical 14er routesColoradoFrank RobertsonAug 7, 2014
re: Technical 14er routesColoradoFrank RobertsonAug 6, 2014

Contributed Page Improvements

Page Suggestions

Mar 9, 2015

Sendero Luminoso (aka Mountaineer's Route)

9 pitches

900' overall with 600' of technical climbing

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Snow Blind Friend, Walk the Line? (submitted as Attractive Hazard) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI4+ M6 X

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Power Play WI4+

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

The Promenade WI5+

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Mount Pisgah

Glass Menagerie WI5

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Mount Pisgah

Neurosis WI3-4

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Poke-O-Moonshine

Bird Brain Boulevard WI5 M6

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Sendero Luminoso (aka Mountaineer's Route) 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13

CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Sandias

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Snow Blind Friend, Walk the Line? (submitted as Attractive Hazard)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI4+ M6 X

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI4+ M6 Steep Snow X

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Sendero Luminoso (aka Mountaineer's Route)

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Sandias

Power Play

WI4+

WI5+

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Bird Brain Boulevard

WI5 M6

WI5 M6 R

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Neurosis

WI3-4

WI4+

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Poke-O-Moonshine

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