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Khumbu's Cove

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Khumbu's Cove  

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Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Oct 14, 2007
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This is an undeniably special spot. It consists of a big, R-facing corner, then large sets of roofs and lastly on the R side of the cove, a nice black face split by cracks and roofs. Most these routes stay dry even in the heartiest of storms. The place is named after Khumbu the dog who chased rocks and whined when lightning rumbled. She spent the night up at the cliffs a couple times when she chased deer/elk and did not come when called.

Getting There 

Just to the Right of Waves Once Lapped Here. This is also where the boulder hopping/scrambling gully reaches the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Durango area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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Turning the roof at the end....

The Incessant Weltering Splash 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Durango : ... : Khumbu's Cove
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Anchors of 1st pitch below...
Anchors of 1st pitch below...
Iridescent Hummingbird.
Iridescent Hummingbird.
Todd Kearns cleaning Smoke on the Water's crux....
Todd Kearns cleaning Smoke on the Water's crux....
Iridescent Hummingbird.
Iridescent Hummingbird.
Incessant Weltering Splash.
Incessant Weltering Splash.

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