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Areas = 15
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Starting pitch 6 on Quicksilver. This is the last pitch up the upper snowfield which is three 200ft pitches in length.

Starting pitch 6 on Quicksilver. This is the last pitch up the upper snowfield which is three 200ft pitches in length.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Comment

Mar 19, 2012

Starting out on the second pitch on Quicksilver. Climber: John Christie.

Starting out on the second pitch on Quicksilver. Climber: John Christie.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Comment

Mar 19, 2012

Climbing the snowfield on pitch 1. Climber: John Christie.

Climbing the snowfield on pitch 1. Climber: John Christie.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Comment

Mar 19, 2012

On the walk in to Taylor Peak, March 18, 2012.

On the walk in to Taylor Peak, March 18, 2012.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Comment

Mar 19, 2012

Hot Doggie.

Hot Doggie.

Colorado : The 2011-12 Colorado Ice Co... : Post

Feb 13, 2012

Grace Falls.

Grace Falls.

Colorado : The 2011-12 Colorado Ice Co... : Post

Feb 13, 2012

Experiencing the Brain Freeze at the top of the crux pitch.

Experiencing the Brain Freeze at the top of the crux pitch.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Brain Freeze (M5+ Steep Snow)

Mar 7, 2011

View looking up at Mount Otis from Andrews Creek.

View looking up at Mount Otis from Andrews Creek.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Brain Freeze (M5+ Steep Snow)

Mar 7, 2011

View from the summit looking down at Wham and Zowie with Sharkstooth and Mt. Taylor on the divide.

View from the summit looking down at Wham and Zowie with Sharkstooth and Mt. Taylor on the divide.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Wham Couloir (M4 Easy Snow)

Feb 16, 2011

Panorama view from Andrews Creek looking up at Wham Couloir.

Panorama view from Andrews Creek looking up at Wham Couloir.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Wham Couloir (M4 Easy Snow)

Feb 16, 2011

View of Wham and Zowie towers with the Sharkstooth in the distance.

View of Wham and Zowie towers with the Sharkstooth in the distance.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Wham Couloir (M4 Easy Snow)

Feb 16, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

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: Gordon Laurens When: Apr 8, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this route in early March 2014 and put together a video of the day. Gives you a fair idea of what the climbing is like.
youtu.be/AOdGFCzs6ao


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : Quicksilver (M3+ Mod. Snow R)
By: Gordon Laurens When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: I did this route on March 18th 2012. It has to be one of the classics of Rocky Mountain alpine climbs. The position is spectacular. The opening moves on the first pitch are spicy M4, followed by steep snow. The 3rd pitch is also mixed at challenging M4 to gain the upper snowfield. The upper snowfield pitches are incredible. Be sure to take a couple of snow pickets for gear on these pitches. The upper snowfield goes into the shade after about 1 pm in March, so the snow does start to consolidate i... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : Wham Couloir (M4 Easy Snow)
By: Gordon Laurens When: Feb 16, 2011

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Comments: Climbed Wham Couloir Feb. 13, 2011 and we pulled lose a suitcase-size boulder while climbing the first rock step in the gully. Much of the rock in this step seems loose and care should be taken when climbing up through this area.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Info on permit required for Rocklands in South AfricaGeneral ClimbingGordon LaurensJun 11, 2014
Fixed raps on HalletsColoradoGordon LaurensJun 9, 2014
Alpine climbing partner for Saturday or SundayColorado PartnersGordon LaurensMay 17, 2013
re: Alpine in the Front RangeColorado PartnersGordon LaurensMay 15, 2013
Partner wanted for Taylor Peak Central Buttress May 14 to 17Colorado PartnersGordon LaurensMay 8, 2013
Partner wanted for March 15th to climb, Alaskarado or Petite GulleyColorado PartnersGordon LaurensMar 13, 2012
re: The 2011-12 Colorado Ice Conditions ThreadColoradoGordon LaurensFeb 13, 2012
Lost: Pink Alpine Ice axe and CramponsLost and FoundGordon LaurensSep 5, 2011
Partner for alpine climbing in RMNP on April 16 or 17Colorado PartnersGordon LaurensApr 14, 2011
re: Alpine jaunt on Sunday 2/13?Colorado PartnersGordon LaurensFeb 11, 2011
Partner to climb Blind Assumption or Total Abandon Friday 27thColorado PartnersGordon LaurensNov 26, 2009
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