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The Pope's Nose.

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By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Sep 24, 2008

You need to find the out of print Southwest Rock by David Kozak (spelling?) probably through Chessler. It has 3 routes if I remember correctly. There are a few "alpine" descriptions in an old AAJ (easy to find in the new AAJ searchable database) and a few old climbing mags.

By Jaaron Mankins
From: Bayfield, CO
Nov 4, 2008

Nice photo of the rarely seen Pope's Nose. Cannot wait to climb this thing!!

From: Durango, CO
Jan 18, 2009

Correction. There are 7 routes on the Pope's Nose. 3 went up the summers of 2003-2004, including one that went free at around 12a. Aahhh! and how do I know this? I helped establish 2 of the new routes, and am still planning on freeing one of 'em. Beta: pack in loads up the Pine River, take a left at Flint Creek, take a right at the talus slope leading to the base of the Nose (about 14 miles from the trailhead). If someone can give me beta on how to post photos, I will. And not to be a smart ass, if anyone is truly interested, I'll hook up the beta.

- Dan Steaves

By Bill Grasse
From: Durango, CO.
May 13, 2009

Dear Dan,


Yours truly,

By Steve DiMarino
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 25, 2009

Any more info on this? This is very interesting.

By Badger Mitchell
Aug 5, 2011

Hey Dan, super interested! I sent you an email but haven't heard back from you. Interested in freeing some of the aid routes if possible....

Jonathan Mitchell

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The Pope's Nose.

Submitted By: m-earle on Sep 10, 2008