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Andy exits the crux of the Dragon's Tooth Couloir on Flattop Mountain. The crux is a rock band about three-quarters up the couloir. The easiest passage is made awkward by the remains of a dead elk. Some people take to the face to climber's right. We overcame a steep snow step to the left. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, April 2007.

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brentaRe: This is...

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Thanks, Jeff. It was a great climb and we probably had the best weather to be had in the Front Range yesterday.
Posted Apr 8, 2007 4:29 pm

Dan DaltonHow do you decend...

Dan Dalton

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this route, is it the same way you came up? Nice shots Brenta, as always. Glad you guys had fun. I'll be on the next couloir adventure...

DAn
Posted Apr 10, 2007 10:22 am

mvsI can't believe...

mvs

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nobody commented on this howler: "The easiest passage is made awkward by the remains of a dead elk."

Is that like...completely mundane?! We need a trip report :-)
Posted Apr 10, 2007 5:33 pm

brentaRe: I can't believe...

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Well, the route page already mentions that, and I didn't want to belabor the macabre. There are large herds of elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. It appears that several years ago one fell into the couloir from the plateau at the top.
Posted Apr 11, 2007 12:27 am

brentaRe: I can't believe...

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I just noticed that Andy has posted a trip report on our climb of the Dragon's Tooth Couloir. If you check 4:20 into the movie, there is a very short cut on the dead elk as seen from below the crux.
Posted Apr 11, 2007 1:16 am

mvsRe: I can't believe...

mvs

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Ah, right on. This will satisfy my tabloid interest in the macabre :p
Posted Apr 11, 2007 2:48 am

Eman2005Gear

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What gloves, helmet, pants and backpack are you wearing?

Posted Sep 21, 2007 7:03 pm

brentaRe: Gear

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I know his helmet is an Edelrid Ultralight, and the backpack he was carrying is an Osprey, but for the rest you'll have to ask Andy himself.
Posted Sep 22, 2007 12:02 pm

AndyRe: Gear

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Gloves: some cheap REI fleece gloves
Helmet: Edelrid Ultralight
Pack: Osprey Ceres 38
Pants: REI Mistral Pants
Jacket: Mammut Ultimate Jacket
Posted Sep 24, 2007 1:10 pm

Don Bowienice work

Don Bowie

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great images of this route.
Posted Feb 10, 2008 1:38 am

brentaRe: nice work

brenta

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Thanks! I'm glad you liked them. Congratulations on your K2 summit and best wishes of a speedy and complete recovery.
Posted Feb 12, 2008 11:03 pm

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brentaSubmitted by brenta
on Apr 8, 2007 12:24 pm

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Lat/Lon: 40.30880°N / 105.69°W
Object Title: Almost Done

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