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rpcRoute Climbed: Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: December 25, 2004  Sucess!


Shirley and I climbed this on a cold Christmas Day. Parked at 2nd parking lot (by mistake). Lost the approach trail below 1st cliff band but found a straightforward route thru. it. Second cliff band involved ~10 feet of low 5th climbing on good rock. Route itself is fun. P2 was the crux for me due to its sustained nature. P3 is not that bad due to the nice rest stances. Used 1 #4 Big Bro on P3 and was quite happy to have it. #5 Camalot is useless IMHO. #3.5-4 Camalots and #5 Friend very useful for P2. I thought that the summit makes this a NA Classic (not so much the OW moves on the rotue :) - the views are amazing. Could not find summit register. Saw two bivy shelters (and a rock shoe) on the spacious summit plateau. This was another classic climb where we did not encounter a single soul the whole day. Our dog waited this one out in the truck at the TH (overheating was NOT an issue on a day where temps. in the shade never broke above freezing). This was also our last route of 2004 (great way to end it!).
Posted Jan 6, 2005 5:29 pm

forkliftdaddyRoute Climbed: North Chimney Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!
Great route! Went as a party of 3. Initial cracks were stellar, chimney was fun, and last bit of face was sweet. Were the last party to leave the summit and then came the epic descent. At the end of the first rappel, one rope swung out of sight with a knot in the end. Ended up leaving most of that rope swinging in the wind, rapping on a 50 m. Got back to camp around 9:00. Poured out our friends fire with precious beer when the wind shipped up. Wind died immediately, and we went to eat. Needless to say, they were a bit angry.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 2:43 pm

b.Route Climbed: North Chimney, Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: May 2002, April 17, 2005  Sucess!


The calcite on the first pitch has to be one of the coolest features of climbing Castleton. Best pro in the desert, as I see it. Wonderful route, very worthwhile summit and exhilirating rappel. Getting the clip on the bolt that begins the second pitch is scary. A number 8 camalot would really protect the crack well!! We went back in April 2005 for the Kor-Ingalls. What a workout. Very heady on the third pitch, but a great feature. Colby should get away from the classics (twice, no less!!) and try some obscure routes in the desert:-).
Posted Sep 11, 2003 2:50 pm

tonybell1Route Climbed: Kor-Ingals Date Climbed: June 1991  Sucess!


Awesome exposure rappelling off the top. The third pitch is very run-out unless fixed protection has been added since 1991.
Posted May 28, 2003 7:03 pm

alekoRoute Climbed: Kor Ingalls Date Climbed: april 20, 2003  Sucess!
coundn't have picked a better day for the climb, the weather was perfect. the route was about what was expected, fun and somewhat demanding at the same time. the calcite deposits do make for some tricky/unconventional moves.
Posted Apr 30, 2003 11:27 am

brandonRoute Climbed: Kor Ingalls Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!


A fun route, yes with some wide and slippery chimney and offwidth sections.
Posted Apr 24, 2003 8:41 am

kletterwebbiRoute Climbed: Kor Ingalls Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!


I climbed the Kor-Ingal together with my wife Rike and our Friend Klaus "Alaska" Irmler during our 8-week trip at the western US in 1996. Great landscape, great climb ! The crux is demanding for most european climbers.
Posted Mar 23, 2003 9:59 pm

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