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chicagotransplant - Dec 17, 2010 3:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice List

Nice idea for a list! Definitely makes for a more interesting way to enjoy some of these peaks w/o the crowds.

I would change some of the ones in the Sangres, however, to some other routes. For Crestone Needle, Ellingood Arete (5.7) and for Crestone Peak either the North Buttress (low 5) or North Pillar (5.8). Kit Carson "The Prow" (5.8) and for Lindsay you can stay on the NW ridge directly for some easy class 4. This is probably actually a better route than the standard because it avoids loose rock in that gully. These routes are generally accessible, but the Prow has questionable access due to private property at the base of Spanish Creek. Hope that is useful.


climbingfurry - Dec 25, 2010 3:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice List

That's good advice. I will look into changing that when I get a chance. I must say, however, that I really wanted to include the Peak to Needle traverse here. For consistency sake, though, I guess I should include the Little Bear/Blanca traverse too

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