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Regional discussion and conditions reports for the U.S. Rocky Mountains. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Colorado Climbing Partners section.

Gores in early to mid-July

Based on what I can see from the Vail webcams, it looks like there is still a fair amount of snow in the Gore Range. Has anyone been in recently that can report on snow/ice conditions? We are wondering if we will need to pack microspikes (or more) for a trip in mid-July. Day hikes only, but planning a Mt. Powell excursion and wondering about Kneeknocker Pass and the ascent of Powell's east face.
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Current Conditions Blanca, Crestone, and Sangres

I am wondering what the conditions are like in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and especially the 14ers. Still pretty snowy? Doable in hiking shoes? 2WD parking accessible? 4WD trailheads accessible?

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Class 3 Near Buena Vista, CO?

Are there any good class 3 peak scrambles/routes near Buena Vista? Most of the well-known nearby peaks (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc.) seem to be mostly class 1 or 2. Looking for some potentially more interesting routes to tackle.
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PERMISSION to hike Blanca Basin??

Does anyone know who owns the property south of Mt. Blanca? Thank you!! :)
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September weather for three 14'er traverse?

Hi All, I'd greatly appreciate your assistance!

A friend and I are planning a trip to Colorado to do some climbing/hiking (mostly for endurance training), and we're trying to figure out expected weather. We're looking at the Mt. Democrat/Lincoln/Bross traverse. We're probably going to end up in the middle to end of September. Can anyone advise on what kind of weather we can expect at that point? We're more than comfortable with crampons/ice axes, so ...
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Help needed for short holiday in Colorado

Hi guys.

A question from abroad
I hope this is an appropriate forum to ask my question. If not I apologise.

We are a couple from Denmark (30 years of age) flying in to Denver on Saturday the 28th of may (5 days from now). We are flying home from Las vegas on the 18th of june. We are renting a car driveng the distance with the goal of getting a lot of nature and ...
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Roky mt park technical gear nessecary

Hello everyone,
I am going to be spending the summer working at trail ridge in Rocky Mt National park. I am flying into Denver, so I'm limited on space. my question is should I bring an ice axe/ crampons or will they be unnecessary for most of the season. Also I'm wondering if my rope should come along (200' so it takes up a lot of space) (*note I'm not someone who climbs much for ...
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4-Pass Backpack Loop

Hi All,

We are from AZ and a few of us are planning a backpack trip at 4-Pass Loop. The trip is planned for end of July/first of August. We plan to spend 3 nights and about 3 days on the trail. We've read about bears, but still need to find out what type of bears and how to handle a possible encounter. We have found the information online where certain areas are closed due ...
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Highest Home in Colorado

Off topic, maybe? But...

Something I've been thinking about for while is trying to find the highest elevation home in Colorado, which would undoubtedly make it the highest home in the USA.

After hours spent on Google Earth, I propose that this house is the highest in the state. The elevation here is 11,690 feet (quite close to treeline, as one can see in the satellite view).


Now, I do have some parameters I've ...
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Updated Fourteeners Elevations

Hey y'all, just a quick question: What's your thoughts on the updated elevations of Colorado's fourteeners? Start referring to the peaks with their updated elevations or keep using the "classic" elevations? (as in, Pikes Peak, is it 14,110' or 14,115'? Elbert - 14,433' or 14,440'?, etc.) Trying to decide whether or not to make the update for our 2017 Colorado Fourteeners calendar.

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