American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, Colorado National Monument

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Colorado National Monument. Details of routes in Colorado National Monument are available in the new Desert Rock Climbing Guide published in 1987 by the Chockstone Press of Denver. In February, a new route was established on the Oliver Perry-Smith Buttress by Kyle Copeland, Charlie Fowler and Alison Sheets. The 350-foot Windgate Sandstone climb is 50 feet left of the original route (III, 5.10). Protection was with medium to large nuts. From February 6 to 8, Jim Beyer climbed Red Desert on Independence Monument. The difficult, predominantly aid route ascends the fracture line a few yards right (east) of the South Face Direct route and overhangs the bottom of the rock by 25 feet.

Eric Bjørnstad

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