American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, Various Ice Ascents

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Colorado, Various Ice Ascents. Two new hard mixed water ice climbs were established in Vail. Alex Lowe established Aberrant Behavior (M7) to the left of the Rigid Designator. Even further to the left, Stevie Haston climbed above Doctor Delicate to put up After 8 (M8+). The climb features a four meter roof that is larger and less well protected than that of Octopussy. The route required strenuous hooking with free-hanging feet.

Bridalveil Falls, the three-pitch WI6 classic near Telluride, Colorado, is finally legal to climb. Steve Johnson, the Access Fund regional coordinator, is largely responsible for the opening.

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