Crestone Needle & S. Colony Lakes

Crestone Needle and the upper South Colony Lake from Broken Hand Peak. August 21, 2004


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Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Aug 25, 2004 8:32 pm - Voted 10/10

South Face

Ryan, this is a great photo of the entire south face route. You should do an route drawing and submit this photo again. Great shot!

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Aug 25, 2004 11:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: South Face

Agreed. I can also see the West Couloir Route clearly in this picture!


RyanS - Aug 26, 2004 5:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: South Face

Thanks for the kudos, guys! Aaron, what's the West Couloir route? Would that be the couloir on the Needle that leads to just under the Black Gendarme?

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Aug 26, 2004 8:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: South Face

Hi Ryan-No. It's the short couloir to the LEFT of the standard route in this picture. A rock fin splits the two. This west couloir is mentioned in the Roach 14er guidebook. We took this route going down the mountain. It was fun and involved a 40 foot sheer downclimb when re-entering the standard couloir. I discuss it in more detail here.

If you want to send me a copy of the picture, I'll draw in the route for clarification and send it back to you to submit. It would be a nice info addition resulting from a collaborative effort for Allan's page.


mmoerk - Sep 27, 2005 6:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Fantastic vantage point.

This is a great shot.



lilmantis - Oct 25, 2008 10:19 pm - Voted 10/10

What a great shot!

This really does show how serious this peak could be. Great profile of the summit. Thanks!

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