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Weekend 14er climbing in the front range

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Ebenengler · · Rapid City, SD · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 5

I'm planning on coming down to the front range this weekend and looking to do a 14er or two. Would love to have a partner in case a belay is necessary for the climb. Pretty flexible on locations and times because I live in the Black Hills and just down for a couple days to climb. I come down every couple weeks if there's a chance another time works better. Thanks

Chris Schmidt · · Fruita · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 0

Unless you're going up the Diamond on Longs you won't need a rope.

Tradgic Yogurt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 55

None of the 14ers in the Front Range or the Mosquito Range need a rope for their standard routes. If you want to do a non-standard route, some of them may need a rope, but even then many routes are still at most 4th class.

You'll definitely want trekking poles and microspikes though. You may never need them, or you could be post-holing through snow depending on the weather and selected route.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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