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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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All 21 | Routes 1 | Areas | Photos 9 | Page Improvements | Comments 5 | Posts 1 | Stars 2 | Ratings 3

Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

First Star Couloir (FA)

PG13 (1)

Alpine, 600'

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : James Peak

Jun 21, 2009

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta Photo featuring additional details about the ...

Beta Photo featuring additional details about the approach to Warpath Dome

Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Warpath Dome

Dec 15, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The upper half of the route has three steps.

The upper half of the route has three steps.

Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Dreamweaver (M2)

May 17, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: KC strikes a pose with the Man in the Mountain, Ma...

KC strikes a pose with the Man in the Mountain, Martha, and the Mummy Range, 6/1/2008.

Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Dreamweaver (M2)

May 17, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: KC topping out.

KC topping out.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : First Star Couloir (PG13)

Jun 22, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: The snow was rotten at the top.

The snow was rotten at the top.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : First Star Couloir (PG13)

Jun 22, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: KC approaching the top of the route.

KC approaching the top of the route.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : First Star Couloir (PG13)

Jun 22, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: KC at the second (left) turn.

KC at the second (left) turn.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : First Star Couloir (PG13)

Jun 22, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: KC climbing up a branch to the right of Starlight ...

KC climbing up a branch to the right of Starlight Couloir. Proposed name of the route is First Star Couloir.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : First Star Couloir (PG13)

Jun 22, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Snow Climbing Routes on James Peak (Edited from po...

Snow Climbing Routes on James Peak (Edited from post by Shansen on summitpost.org). Proposed name of the new route is "First Star" Couloir.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : First Star Couloir (PG13)

Jun 21, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Warpath Dome
By: mcoopwood When: Dec 15, 2016

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Comments: I had some difficulty finding the approach trail so I took some GPS coordinates on my way back to the car. Here are some additional details about the approach and another beta photo. After walking north along the ridge and angling down to the right into a wash, I got confused because the wash has three main forks. It's important to head upstream in the right-most (south) fork which follows a south-east heading. This fork was somewhat choked with dead fall. Eventually thi... more >>


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Warpath Dome : Driven by Fear (5.8)
By: mcoopwood When: Dec 14, 2016

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Comments: The start of this climb is a 4" fist crack for people with big hands. It may be more difficult for people with small hands. Steep and fun!


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Big Nosed Kate (5.9-)
By: mcoopwood When: Dec 14, 2016

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Comments: This climb has the same difficulty as Rabbits Feat. I agree that it goes 5.9 if you stay under the bolts.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Rabbits Feat (5.9-)
By: mcoopwood When: Dec 14, 2016

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Comments: Nice moderate sport slab route. The bolts are well placed to protect the most difficult moves but the combination of bulges and low angled ledges can be treacherous. The line zigzags requiring a couple shoulder length slings to avoid rope drag. I wonder if any of those holds were chipped.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : James Peak : First Star Couloir (PG13)
By: mcoopwood When: Jun 22, 2009

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Comments: I posted this route yesterday. It seems likely that someone would have climbed it previously. If anyone knows of a prior ascent or an established name for the route please post that information. I welcome any corrections or feedback. Otherwise, I am calling the route First Star Couloir.

There was at least one ski descent of Starlight Couloir on Saturday (6/20/09). I was confused and gave a skier some bad beta at the top of Starlight. Sorry dude.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: The 2013-2014 Colorado Ice Conditions ThreadColoradomcoopwoodJan 10, 2014

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

First Star Couloir PG13

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : James Peak

Baby Jr. Gets Spanked 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Trad Rock

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Rabbits Feat

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Trad Rock

Big Nosed Kate

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Trad Rock

Baby Jr. Gets Spanked

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Trad Rock

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