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Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Columbia Mountains > Selkirk Mountains > ... > Northwest Ridge (5.4 X)
By: Andrew Hildner When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday. 2 things: 1st--there is a climber's access trail that heads straight up the lateral morraine from highest stream crossing, that bypasses the bivy spot; 2nd--the rules of this climb are repetitive, like Fight Club (1st rule: stay on the ridge. 2nd rule: stay on the ridge. 3rd rule: stay on the ridge)--99% of the time, if you are more than 2 arm spans from the actual ridge, you're doing it wrong, and making it way harder on yourself.

Was up there with 5 other parties, an... more >>

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Glacier Gorge > Spearhead > Syke's Sickle (5.9+)
By: Andrew Hildner When: Aug 1, 2011

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Comments: I know the rules of bootied gear, but I'd happily give a beer bribe if someone is/was able to unstick my purple 0.5 cam from the first pitch belay of Syke's Sickle on Spearhead (stuck as of 7/30/11).

Please PM me through the site, and I can come meet you.

P.S. the Sickle is an absolutely awesome route, a must do. Brought a double set of cams through #2 Camalot and one #3-equivalent hex: I didn't place any small nuts, found large nuts helpful but not necessary, didn't get much use out of my tw... more >>

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Quandary Peak > Inwood Arete (5.4 R)
By: Andrew Hildner When: Jan 24, 2006

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Comments: For an alpine route, this is a waste of time. It is certainly better than the cattle route up the East ridge but, come on, if you're going to do an alpine route it should be fun, and a challenge-- bag this 14er by the much more fun Cristo's Couloir on the South side.

My buddy and I did this easy route last summer and found nothing of interest about it-- the views aren't great and the climbing certainly isn't: the slab at the beginning is ok but run-out (rope is useless), which leads to no good ... more >>

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