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Member Since: Jun 7, 2005
Last Visit: Jun 26, 2016
Contact Andy Leach

Point Rank: # 6,049
Total Points: 95

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has Andy Leach been climbing?

Personal: Lives in Denver, CO, 40 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Martha, Dream Weaver, Notch Couloir, etc
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site:
Likes to climb: Trad, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Follows 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ice:  Leads WI2  Follows WI3
More information:

Photo Albums by Andy Leach    
Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 22
Flour Power Couloir WI2-
  May 30, 2009
Martha 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI2+ M2-3
  May 17, 2008
Coors Lite WI2-3
  Jan 5, 2008 - This was my first ice lead - I know it's pretty easy but damn it felt good!
Inwood Arete 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
  Aug 19, 2007
The Staircase 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Southeast Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
East Face/Arrowhead 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Lover's Leap 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Recent Site Contributions View all 71 Contributions
Tackling the water ice step about 1/3 of the way up the couloir.  A second tool is handy here but it's so short and easy that no protection is called for.  It may be possible to avoid the ice with some 3rd class scrambling on skiers right.  The beginning of Flour Power Couloir.  The very beginning of the couloir.  The Sharkstooth dominates the scenery in the distance.  Near the top of Flour Power Couloir.  This is the steepest snow of the route - possibly exceeding 60 degrees.  Adam on the direct 5.7+ start of Inwood Arete.  There were basically 4 distinct crack systems on the face.  This is the rightmost - it looked to be the driest, most continuous, and easiest to protect of the four crack systems. 
CMC Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Flour Power Couloir WI2-
Flattop Gully
East Face 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Easy Snow
Great Dihedral 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Free for All 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Suggests: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face South Side or Left 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Suggests: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

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