Almost Done

Almost Done

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.
on Apr 8, 2007 12:24 pm
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 283458


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brenta - Apr 8, 2007 4:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This is...

Thanks, Jeff. It was a great climb and we probably had the best weather to be had in the Front Range yesterday.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Apr 10, 2007 10:22 am - Voted 10/10

How do you decend...

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...



mvs - Apr 10, 2007 5:33 pm - Voted 10/10

I can't believe...

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 :-)


brenta - Apr 11, 2007 12:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I can't believe...

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.


brenta - Apr 11, 2007 1:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I can't believe...

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.


mvs - Apr 11, 2007 2:48 am - Voted 10/10

Re: I can't believe...

Ah, right on. This will satisfy my tabloid interest in the macabre :p


Eman2005 - Sep 21, 2007 7:03 pm - Hasn't voted


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


brenta - Sep 22, 2007 12:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gear

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.


Andy - Sep 24, 2007 1:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gear

Gloves: some cheap REI fleece gloves
Helmet: Edelrid Ultralight
Pack: Osprey Ceres 38
Pants: REI Mistral Pants
Jacket: Mammut Ultimate Jacket

Don Bowie

Don Bowie - Feb 10, 2008 1:38 am - Voted 10/10

nice work

great images of this route.


brenta - Feb 12, 2008 11:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice work

Thanks! I'm glad you liked them. Congratulations on your K2 summit and best wishes of a speedy and complete recovery.

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