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May 25 2016

“The Citadel” 13,294′ Snoopy’s Tail – 5/24/2016 – Perfect Corn

After James, I headed over to the campground on Zuma Road to get some rest, the GPS had the James trip at 12.7 miles and 4200′ of vert. I was very tired and got an early nights sleep in preparation for this days fun. This of course included a visit to the camp by a […]

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May 25 2016

James Peak 13,301′ West Couloir 5/23/2016 – Amazing Rare Classic

Well the plan was to go for Disney Chute on the 22nd but with temps feeling too warm I didn’t want to get in there solo or with a partner for that matter. I just ended up hanging at the Rocky Mountain Roastery and drinking way too much coffee and working way too much. I […]

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May 22 2016

Mount Jasper 12,923′ – West Couloir – 5/21/2016 Another Beautiful Solo

With all the west facing lines filled in and melting out fast I’m loving the ability to sleep in and get late starts. This was another one with a 9am start from the Devil’s Thumb Trailhead. I made good time up Cabin Creek even though my headphones seemed to be crapping out for most of […]

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May 22 2016

Robeson Peak 13,140′ Northwest Gully – 5/20/2016

I wasn’t planning on getting out today but everything seemed to work out and I figured I’d give it a go. We didn’t leave Denver till about 10:30 so I was more than a little dubious on the way up. Aspect can be everything. The high cirrus clouds also helped; the only question was whether […]

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Apr 23 2016

Parry Peak 13,391′ Bear Claw Solo 4/22/2016 Happy Earth Day

I’ve been waiting for the upslopes to come for this one. Finally with the storm last weekend it seemed like the way to go. I had some apprehension though wondering whether the 2+ feet of new would be stabilized but I figured I could manage it if need be. There are so many nuances of […]

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Jun 25 2015

Mt Audubon 13,229′ Crooked Couloir – Radiobeacon Mountain 12,072′ East Shoulder – 6/23-24/2015 Happy Summer

Got up early for some fun after some clear nights. It was good to stretch the legs and get up high. The snow is melting fast with minimal freezing at night but there is compaction and stability to go have some fun; just be off the snow early, or else. The bigger, higher lines should […]

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Jun 17 2015

Mount Flora 13,132′ Flora Creek Bowl 6/16/2015

It’s amazing how much snow can be lost in a week. With minimal freezing just that happened this past week, at least on west facing lines around Berthoud Pass. The Bear Claw on Parry is no longer in from the summit and the line we wanted in Flora Creek was no longer in, not that […]

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Jun 10 2015

Englemann Peak 13,362′ West Gully – 6/9/2015

This has been an interesting spring. There’s been so much weather. It’s hard to justify heading up to the hills to get work done on the next book when I’m not sure if I can get the shots I need. Plus I started back cooking, gotta pay the bills thru summer, unless sponsors wanna come […]

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May 15 2015

Mount Parnassus 13,579′ The Drainpipe 5/14/2015

Got up for a day finally, I’ve been spending some time with family lately and I started back with some kitchen work at Axios here in Denver. Still plenty of skiing to do thru the spring but one has to have their priorities in order. This tour was a little nerve wracking as the freeze […]

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