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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.