REI Community

Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: Sep 18, 2007
Contact Alan Nelson

Point Rank: # 522
Total Points: 1,480

41 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has Alan Nelson been climbing?


All 289 | Routes 137 | Areas 6 | Approach Trails | Photos 4 | Page Improvements | Comments 2 | Posts | Stars 139 | Ratings 1

Contributed Comments


Location: Colorado > Glenwood Springs > Main Elk Creek > Windy Point
By: Alan Nelson When: Aug 16, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: Windy Point is labeled on the relevant USGS topo map. Follow the same canyon west of Newcastle that leads to the approach to the Fortress of Solitude and on up into the Flattops Wilderness. Continue up the hill on the dirt road (30-45 minutes) until a switch back in an aspen grove along the rim overlooking East Elk Creek. If you walk over to the rim from this point, the overhanging south face of Windy Point is obvious along the cliff a mile or two to the north. Spirit follows the hang... more >>

Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Anarchy Wall > Anarchitect (5.12d)
By: Alan Nelson When: Jul 20, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: Thirty years ago it became obvious (to me, at least) that anything that could be free-climbed could be on-sight free-soloed. If you gain satisfaction from unnecessary risk, that's your business. Eventually you'll mature or you'll earn a Darwin award. Maturity is more impressive.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · Contact · About