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Dec 6, 2012
Playing around with a list, what am I missing? What significant routes went up in the the following decades that had an impact on Colorado Climbing?

My list of big moments -


1921 Ascent of Lizard Head by Albert Ellingwood and partner

1921 solo of Ellingwood Arete on La Plata Peak by Albert Ellingwood

1924 Ascent of Ellingwood Ledges on Crestone Needle by Ellingwood

1927 Stettner's Ledges on Longs Peak,

The 1947 Stettner route on Monitor Peak in the San Juans

1960 Bob Kamps and Dave Rearick ascent of the Diamond (D1) on Longs Peak.

Duncan Ferguson on-sight free soloing Vanquished Buttress sometime in the late seventies / early eights?
Kevin Landolt
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Dec 6, 2012
Bastille Crack ascent by Army climbers in 1954??? Dankasaurus
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Dec 6, 2012
amazon.com/Climb-History-Rock-...

amazon.com/Longs-Peak-Story-Cl...


Those two books will give you some endless fodder!
Scott McMahon
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Dec 10, 2012
There's quite a few that you could add to that list depending on what your parameters are. In addition to the previous books you should take a look at the book "Roof of the Rockies". I think Lizard head was first climbed in 1920 by Ellingwood and Hoag but it would be good to double check. garrettem
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Ellingwood Chimney
Hallucinogen Wall
Prayer Book/Wunch's
Bishop Crack
Road Warrior
Topo Oceans
Childhood's End & Field of Dreams
Anaconda
Supremacy Crack
Sphinx Crack
Anything Briggs put up on the Diamond, specifically where they climbed around alpine flora in unreal terrain

Ames, Fang, & Bridalveil

Back to the Earth
Mourning Glory
Buff Johnson
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Dec 14, 2012
I picked up a copy of Climb! - what a great book! Psyched. Kevin Landolt
From Fort Collins, Wyoming
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Dec 14, 2012
Kevin Landolt wrote:
I picked up a copy of Climb! - what a great book! Psyched.


You'll really love it. The original edition has alot of great stuff as well that they cut out to make room for the "modern" age second edition.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
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105 points
Dec 14, 2012
How about Otto's Route? First chipped route in Colorado National Monument? YDPL8S
From Santa Monica, Ca.
Joined Aug 7, 2003
240 points
Dec 15, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Buck Norden on Prayer Book. Photo: Bob Godfrey. Fr...
Buck Norden on Prayer Book.
Photo: Bob Godfrey.
From the book "Climb", copyright 1977.
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