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Pondering the Knife Edge
A climber who was ahead of us ponders his options for taking on Capitol's knife edge, the crux on one of Colorado's hardest fourteeners.

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David_Holland

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Hi, what the classification of this route/mountain? Looks steep to me!? and i see no ropes of gear!? Mayby it looks harder then it is! Greets, David
Posted Sep 6, 2006 7:33 pm

chicagotransplantRe: classification

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This is route considered class 4. For many it is considered Colorado's hardest 14,000' peak. The ridge is certainly exposed, but it is relatively flat to traverse and it is solid. It is not as bad as it looks, though certainly scary for those not used to exposure! The face beyond also has some class 4 climbing, less exposed but a little loose in places. If you get the chance to climb in Colorado, I highly recommend this peak!
Posted Sep 6, 2006 9:46 pm

RyanSThat's a great Knife-edge shot

RyanS

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Congrats on your climb!
Posted Sep 8, 2006 9:17 pm

chicagotransplantRe: That's a great Knife-edge shot

chicagotransplant

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Thanks Ryan! We were there nice and early in the morning, so the shadow really helped to define the edge of the ridge. Sometimes you get lucky I guess! I don't even know who that guy in the picture is, hopefully he has seen this site and saved the pic for himself.
Posted Sep 8, 2006 10:12 pm

AspenSharp Knife

Aspen

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Kewl photo indeed, Chicago! I'll see you on the Harvard-Columbia climb this Saturday, Sept. 16th! :D

Knight
Posted Sep 10, 2006 4:16 am

chicagotransplantRe: Sharp Knife

chicagotransplant

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Oh no! Another 14ers.com member on Summitpost... just kidding! See you this weekend, hopefully it will be dry!
Posted Sep 10, 2006 8:50 pm

mad maximusBlues

mad maximus

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The guy in the photo looks like he stepped off the street. He has blue jeans on. :-|
Posted Sep 13, 2006 10:47 pm

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on Sep 5, 2006 5:16 pm

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