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By AndrewinLyons
Oct 29, 2009

What gets blasted by the sun the most around here? Golden cliffs? I got a few days off and I'm dying to get outside. Damn snow!


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By Andrew James C
From Portland, OR
Oct 29, 2009
Wide abgle!

Go down to Shelf! Cactus cliff and 2150 get sunshine all day suposed to be in the high 50s low 60s this weeknend.


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By AndrewinLyons
Oct 29, 2009

Can't convince any friends for an overnight :( I WANT to go to shelf.


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By M.Morley
Administrator
From Sacramento, CA
Oct 29, 2009
8-21-09

Plotinus Wall is a good cold weather crag.


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By Christopher Jones
From Denver, Colorado
Oct 29, 2009
Climbing So Wild at Thunder Ridge photo by Kevin McLaughlin.

I'm hoping for a snow free Sunshine Wall at Cathedral Spires in the South Platte.


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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Oct 29, 2009
Just a teaser

Have fun with the approach up there Chris!


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Oct 29, 2009
rockerwaves

AndrewinLyons wrote:
Can't convince any friends for an overnight :( I WANT to go to shelf.

Shelf is an easy day trip and a very pleasant cruise. A relatively early start will get you down there by the time the sun warms the rock and if you use the day to it's fullest you'll be rolling back in long after rush hour.
Wouldn't your friends rather climb world class sport stuff than driving around looking for something in the sun and possibly festering the day away. Just my $.02


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By Stucker
From Centennial, CO
Oct 30, 2009
Old Greg with his downstairs mix-up.

The upper canyon at Castlewood Canyon offers warm rock and wind protection on 40+ degree, sunny, winter days. With this much snow though, most cliffs anywhere in CO will be dripping.


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By k. riemondy
From Boulder, Co
Oct 30, 2009

the desert has a lot of south facing routes ;) I'm free for the next few weekends. Lets try to rally a posse and do a creek or tower weekend soon.


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By Jason Haas
From Broomfield, CO
Oct 30, 2009

North Table Mtn was perfect today. A bit muddy of a hike up but the rock is dry. Should be even better tomorrow


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By Rob Kepley
From Westminster,CO
Oct 30, 2009
Yosemite Valley..

I'm looking to go down to shelf tomorrow or Sunday or both for an overnight. 720-281-4130


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By no1nprtclr
From Front range Colorado
Oct 31, 2009

AndrewinLyons states, "'Damn snow!'"

AAhhh poor feller, lol..... more snow please!!!!!

Juan


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By Christopher Jones
From Denver, Colorado
Nov 1, 2009
Climbing So Wild at Thunder Ridge photo by Kevin McLaughlin.

Monty wrote:
Have fun with the approach up there Chris!


It was nice, not much snow at all. It took us 46 minutes.


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By D@n
From Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2009
Head full of lead. Photo by Frosty Weller

There's always bouldering at Morrison. Always dry and if there's any sun it won't be too bad even on the coldest days.

Animal world also gets some good sun in the afternoons.

The Dome dries fast.

Rincon wall is a great winter crag.

The Doghouse in Clear Creek is fun if you don't mind a few chipped climbs.

The River Wall in Lyons is great in the winter. Lots of sun.

Blob Rock, Security Risk, and Happy Hour are all good winter outings as well.

Lots of stuff in the South Platte too. Turkey Tail, Turkey Rock, etc.

Bouldering, sport wanking, gear, long or short approaches, winter can definitely be the best time of year to climb local. Also, if you hate getting cold fingers this time of year don't forget your MSR stove to use for heating up rocks to put in your chalk bag and making a hot drink. See ya out there!


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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Nov 2, 2009
Just a teaser

Christopher Jones wrote:
It was nice, not much snow at all. It took us 46 minutes.


ahh i love sunshine. good to hear it was nice


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By AndrewinLyons
Nov 2, 2009

Kent, definitely want to hit the creek. Been bouldering and sport wanking a bit to get strong. Matt is in. Thanksgiving?

Thanks for all the replies. We ended up going to Golden cliffs with our halloween hangovers... along with about 200 other people. Felt like I was at a YMCA camp.


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By Tom Hanson
Nov 3, 2009
Climber Drawing

The warmest south-facing stone in the entire Front Range area is, hands down, Castlewood Canyon.
My fingers have poor circulation in cold weather and it is for this reason that I moved to Castle Rock so I could continue to climb in the winter.
Winter climbability is dictated by two factors, cloudcover and wind.
As long as the sun is shining and it is not too windy, one can climb in shorts and t-shirt during thirty degree temps thoughout the winter at The Wood.
The only area on the eastern slope that can compare to The Wood is Shelf Road.


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By Jim Gloeckler
From Denver, Colo.
Nov 3, 2009

Tom,
Does Castlewood Canyon not run north and south for the most part? I agree it is warm there for the most part but I think that you are a bit biased by your love of that canyon. "The Wood" is a nice place but, the entire Wild West area south of Mickey mouse faces due south. The approaches to the Wild West area are more difficult (tresspassing thru R.R. tunnels) but the climbing is excellent. Also half of Bocan faces south along with Red Garden. Once I get my fat butt in shape I wouldn't mind meeting you at Castlewood to do some very moderate sport climbs. I haven't been to the new areas on the south side very much and would like a tour one of these days. Until then..... keep crankin.
Jim


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By Blake Cash
Nov 4, 2009

I'd rather punch myself repeatedly in the nuts than boulder at Morrison.


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