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Rock Climbing Photo: One of the interesting inhabitants of Ellingwood L...
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From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jul 26, 2016
Not sure, but I'm thinking invasive thistle? I've heard that the best solution is goats, it's candy to them (this is all hearsay).
By Mike Morin
From: North Conway, NH
Jul 26, 2016
Mountain Thistle (native).
By Bill Lawry
From: New Mexico
Jul 27, 2016
I would have guessed invasive, but Mike got it right.

Cirsium scopulorum
a native to Colorado (and other states)
9,000 to 12,000 feet

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One of the interesting inhabitants of Ellingwood Ledges, taken on a pre-climb day exploring the "Full-Ledges" start (native? invasive?).

Submitted By: Bill Lawry on Jul 26, 2016
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Ellingwood Ledges (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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