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Member Since: Jul 26, 2003
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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Little Bear Peak : Northwest Face (4th)
By: Tim Judkins When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: Fantastic route! Climbed it in August 2009 when almost completely dry. Despite this being the "less crowded" route, there were no less than 7 climbers near the start when I got there. It's loose, so wear a helmet and be the first one on the route. Rope/gear are unnecessary on this route when it's dry. I found it low 5th class about 60' up for a short stretch, with no good options for pro. The rest was great 4th class. You may be able to keep it all 4th class, but this would require a lot ... more >>

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Eldora : Hessie : Hessie Chimney (WI4 M5)
By: Tim Judkins When: Jan 25, 2009

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Comments: Was up near Hessie last Friday (Jan 23, 2009). After the warm spell there was no ice in the chimney. Maybe all of the new snow will help.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: Tim Judkins When: Aug 20, 2007

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Comments: 8/18/7 – After a rainy week the route was mostly dry except for a couple of sections. After the traverse, the short chimney was wet in the back. The crux move was dry, but the chimney and 5.9 cracks below it were pretty slick/wet. The storm Saturday night will probably keep it that way for a few days at least. Not much left to the glacier... we made it across pretty easily in sneakers.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Clear Creek Canyon - Ice
By: Tim Judkins When: Feb 19, 2007

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Comments: The standard CC climbs are still in, but they are starting to look hacked out. Matt and I climbed something new (at least to us) today in a gully just past the first tunnel. Seems to be a couple routes in that area that aren't usually there.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : North Ridge (5.6)
By: Tim Judkins When: Aug 21, 2005

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Comments: Climbed on 8/20/5. Dr Dan has a great photo below, but it's a bit misleading. His P1 starts as for the classic route, but takes a crack right of the slab. P2-P4 in his picture are the classic route (not harder than 5.5). Our "classic" route is based on Rossiter's guidebook. There seemed to be a lot of variations in the 5.6 range.

I'd give it 3 stars for the setting, length, and rock quality. The moves aren't as aesthetic as you can find 40' off the ground in Eldo, but this route gives you... more >>

Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Left Handed Jew (5.7+)
By: Tim Judkins When: Jul 24, 2005

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Comments: Great climb. There are placements for smaller (0.5 to 1.0 Camalots) above the crux, but they're sorta hidden on the right of the 10' offwidth stuff. Don't puss out (and flee to Honky Tonk like I did) because of this apparent lack of pro. Pulling the crux was hard 5.7, especially if you're not confident with your fists.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed)
By: Tim Judkins When: Mar 6, 2005

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Comments: Conditions are good in the park this weekend, but it's getting a bit chopped out by the crowds drawn by the AAC.

Skylight area and Ribbon are reported to have seen heavy traffic this week.

The Sword of Damocles remains a myth.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Eureka : Stairway to Heaven (WI4)
By: Tim Judkins When: Feb 16, 2004

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Comments: Matt and I approached STH by crossing the drainage on a bridge near the cabin. We headed up from there and traversed northeast-ish to the climb. It may have been a bit quicker, but the normal approach is probably safer in terms of avoiding slides.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls
By: Tim Judkins When: Jan 2, 2004

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Comments: There is a horse trail that starts from the left side of the road about 100 yards before the ranger's station. There is a small sign for the trail, and it takes you very close to the climb, so you won't have to keep peering through the trees from the main trail. Also, it has a bridge early on, which makes it so you don't have to break trail and cross the creek on ice.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls : Hidden Falls (main) (WI4-)
By: Tim Judkins When: Dec 31, 2003

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Comments: Hidden Falls was in solid on 12/30/03 with enough ice for two groups to TR comfortably. It's a little chopped out, but was wet and trying to fill in. You can also check out the action photo on the Main Flow page.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Clear Creek Canyon - Ice : Aqueduct Flows : 1st tunnel climbs (WI2)
By: Tim Judkins When: Nov 28, 2003

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Comments: The 1st Tunnel Flows were in as of 11/28/03. The eastern side had about 50 feet of surprisingly solid and fun climbing.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...
By: Tim Judkins When: Nov 2, 2003

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Comments: Ledges and I were up in the Cirque on 11/1/03:

Peacock Pool - Good smear, thin/fun on leftLeft of Columbine Falls - InColumbine Falls - thin on left, right was leadable and had some cool/weird ice

We heard from another party that Alexander's was doable, but they bailed due to windy conditions. The Smear looked at least 100-150 feet from touching down.

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