American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, Colorado Climbs

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Colorado Climbs. In February Jeff Lowe, Charlie Fowler and I did a ten- pitch climb in Ouray. The ascent is mostly ice up to W15 with some hard mixed climbing as well. The name is Bird Brain Boulevard. On the limestone cliffs of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming I finally finished Wall of Voo Doo with Randy Joseph and Dennis McCarron. This is a dangerous 5.11+ face climb in the Fallen City area. Near Lyons, I did some good short climbs. On the sandstone, Mike McCarron and I did Jolly Rancher, a 5.12- arête climb. On the granite nearby Steve Mammen and I did Local Motion, a 5.11 + thin crack, The Pipeline, a 5.12R thin seam, Live Wire, a 5.10R face and Neurosurgeon, a 5.12- thin crack. Also with Skip Guerin I did a 5.10+ fist crack. In the Big Thompson Canyon of Where Eagles Die, Colorado Mike McCarron and I freed an old A4 climb calling it Safety in Numbers. This is a serious 5.11 climb with bad protection. In the same area Steve Mammen and I did Powerful Puppets another serious 5.11+ roof climb.

Mark Wilford

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