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Alexander's Chimney November 3, 2013 RMNP

 
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Devan Johnson withstanding howling winds and subzero temps in the early am.
Devan Johnson withstanding howling winds and subze...
About to cross Chasm Lake's ice.
About to cross Chasm Lake's ice.
Devan Johnson starting off things from Lamb's Slide.  A bit junky in places.
Devan Johnson starting off things from Lamb's Slid...
3rd pitch . . . mostly snow down low.  Definitely more varied higher up.
3rd pitch . . . mostly snow down low. Definitely ...
Dev about to head up into the crux pitch.  Interesting moves, some stemming, and plenty of veriglass.  Pretty wild pitch with some serious runout awaiting.
Dev about to head up into the crux pitch. Interes...
Pretty cold but spectacular position below the crux pitch.  Should have kept the beard for the day.
Pretty cold but spectacular position below the cru...
Getting up there. Looking down on the crux pitch.
Getting up there. Looking down on the crux pitch.
More of the crux pitch.  Alexander's Chimney, Long's Peak, RMNP.
More of the crux pitch. Alexander's Chimney, Long...
Approaching the belay.  Some great climbing up into here.  Spectacular setting, for sure.
Approaching the belay. Some great climbing up int...
Getting set to rap.  Chasm Lake below, light snow moving in . . .
Getting set to rap. Chasm Lake below, light snow ...
Dev on rap back to Lamb's Slide, Chasm, and the hike out . . .
Dev on rap back to Lamb's Slide, Chasm, and the hi...
Snow moving in more as we head begin to head out of the cirque.
Snow moving in more as we head begin to head out o...