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Feb 25, 2014
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Thinking about doing it tomorrow for scenic value.
I plan on descending chockstone-vertigo.
What to expect on the route and approach pitches?
My biggest concern is scrambling from the top of touch n go to the cave. I'm ok with some wetness and snow, as long as it doesn't look like I'm just asking for trouble.

If it is a sound idea, also looking for a competent partner/follower.
Vanya Perevozov
From Denver, CO
Joined Oct 9, 2008
206 points
Feb 25, 2014
I might be interested. I'm free on Wednesday and/or Thursday, and haven't done the Edge yet. Any chance you'd want to wait until Thursday, to let things melt/dry out a bit more?

Alternatively, I'd also be really psyched to get down to Cynical Pinnacle to do Wunsch's Dihedral or Center Route before the March 1st closure kicks in. I haven't done either route, a have meant to do at least one of them this winter, but the closure looms... Again, I could do Weds or Thurs, but Thurs looks to be a bit warmer/drier.

Let me know. jonmoen1@yahoo.com 4105079739

-Jon
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
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Feb 25, 2014
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
tomorrow is your best weather window for the week... If I had the time off I'd go for it! Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 26, 2011
348 points
Feb 26, 2014
Just a teaser
If your worried about the scramble between touch n go and the cave being snowy, think about climbing rosy or ruper to the upper ramp.

Also t2 can deposit you right at the base of the edge.
Monty
From Golden, CO
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Feb 26, 2014
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I would be interested in Cyn Pin as well on Thurs. JCM? Anybody? Greg D
From Here
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Feb 26, 2014
Greg D wrote:
I would be interested in Cyn Pin as well on Thurs. JCM? Anybody?


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JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
53 points
Feb 26, 2014
the monkey van
In retrospect: touch n go was pretty wet, lower meadows ok, minor wetness on 1st dihedral pitch and super cold crack on final pitch. The rest was super; eldo after snow is beautiful; totally worth doing. Vanya Perevozov
From Denver, CO
Joined Oct 9, 2008
206 points
Feb 27, 2014
Impressive, dude. Nice work....again! clarkbeau
From boulder
Joined Sep 23, 2012
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