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Official Mountain Climbing (without your Taco) Thread

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by NativeTaco, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Jun 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    NativeTaco

    NativeTaco [OP] Mountain Man

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    Climbed Mt. Lindsay in the Sangre De Cristo Mtns Last Saturday. Intense.
    First View of the summit
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    Starting to get an idea of the route. Had to climb up to then follow that ridge
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    My camera is pointed at roughly a 45 degree angle up, to give you an idea of the ascent angle. Steep and loose, jagged granite. THe crevice to the right of the round mound is where I was headed. about 1k feet up.
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    Getting closer to that crevice now. But decided I didn't want to go that way after all. Got kinda hairy after this shot, but exciting and fun too. Went up to the right to get off the loose rock and before I knew it, I was climbing solid rock that should have had me in a rope and harness. Decided not to fall but to keep going. This is what summiting big mountains is all about.
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    Decided to take a seat and take a pic towards the I25 corridor
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    I call this "heartbreak ridge" because I thought it was the summit, but turned out to be a false one. The real one was visible once I got up to the top of this and was about 300yds further on a rotten knife-edge saddle that involved a 50ft downclimb only to gain that plus 100 more on the route to the real summit. Good news was that I came WAY further than that, so it wasn't going to stop me from bagging this peak.
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    My climbing buddy, Tony, and I on the summit. Everyone has a ceremony at the top. Mine is the Ceremonial Stogie! That is Blanca and Ellingwood in the background.
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    My buddy has mutant feet and climbs 14ers in Chacos. My feet are way too bitchy to do that. Received lots of "WOWs" and "HOLY SHITs" from fellow summiters.
    Back down in the valley, you can see the smoke from the Huerfano fire :(
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    Abandoned mining site
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    The Sangres are such a beautiful range. If they weren't so far from home, I would be there weekly.
     
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  2. Jan 21, 2014 at 8:23 PM
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    NativeTaco

    NativeTaco [OP] Mountain Man

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    Nobody else climbs mountains without their trucks?! C'mon guys!
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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    NativeTaco

    NativeTaco [OP] Mountain Man

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    My thread got a like...time to bump it!
     
  4. Feb 19, 2016 at 3:09 PM
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    cosmicfires

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    I climb mountains without my truck. I just found this thread.

    Anyone else north of Seattle want to climb mountains without a truck?

    Here's a picture from the summit of Mt. Pilchuck.
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    http://www.cosmicfires.com/pictures/Super Moon Rising 001.jpg

    I'm planning to do the Gunsite route this summer, I've figured out the correct starting point, wandered around for 7 hours doing it last summer but it was fun.
     
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  5. Feb 20, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    NativeTaco

    NativeTaco [OP] Mountain Man

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    I would love to do some climbing in the PNW! I plan to bag a few more 14ers this summer. @cosmicfires if you ever find yourself down here, look me up and we can climb!
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2016 at 2:34 PM
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    cosmicfires

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    Will do. I'm contemplating a trip this coming summer. I have a friend in Leadville. Look me up if you're out this way.
     
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