At the Crux

Andy climbs the crux of The Flying Dutchman. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, May 2007.

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Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - May 20, 2007 11:51 pm - Voted 10/10

This looks sick!

Great picture! Now this is what I am talking about, a little more vert, a little more rock, and is that a snow bolt...?

Dan

brenta

brenta - May 20, 2007 11:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This looks sick!

In the upper-right corner? Yes, it's a snow bolt. I've had to crop it out, because the patent hasn't been filed yet.

T Sharp

T Sharp - May 21, 2007 12:27 am - Voted 10/10

Wow

Great photo that captures the excitement of the climb, that is one great lead brenta,
congrats!

brenta

brenta - May 21, 2007 9:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks! This pitch was the highlight of the day. The ice wasn't great, but Brian placed good pro and did a bold lead.

rpc

rpc - May 21, 2007 11:49 am - Voted 10/10

Awsome shot!

love it!!

brenta

brenta - May 21, 2007 1:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awsome shot!

Thanks! I'm glad you like it. It's a fairly short ice pitch, but it adds spice to the route. The position does the rest.

Don Bowie

Don Bowie - Feb 10, 2008 1:34 am - Hasn't voted

whats

...a snow bolt?

brenta

brenta - Feb 12, 2008 11:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: whats

It's an inside joke. Dan is a sport climber who never misses a chance to extol the virtues of bolts. So, we came up with the idea that snow bolts would make alpine routes appealing to him.

Don Bowie

Don Bowie - Feb 13, 2008 9:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: whats

that's damn funny.

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