January 10, 2012

2 in the Snow, 2 on the Rock - RMNP, Cameron Pass & Shelf Road

As most of you snow snobs probably know all to well by now, our winter playground has stunk this season! Kristin and I have only been out two times:(  At this point last year, we had countless tours under our boards.  Its been kinda of rough... well except one bright side to the warmer temps has been the continuation of climbing.

The two tours this season have been:
  1. "Terrain Park Area" near Hallett Peak, RMNP
    • Cant wait to go back to RMNP, there are some awesome terrain opps: a favorite being Little AK near Knobtop peak.  
    • GPS Tracks (google maps)
Dragon Tail Couloir w tracks
click to enlarge

    1. Montgomery Bowl, Cameron Pass
      • This past Sunday Kristin, Drew and I cruised up to Cameron Pass after a much needed storm, for what we where hoping would be some good turns.  Not bad at all!  Finally 
      • GPS Tracks (google maps)
    Montgomery Bowls highlighted w tracks
    click to enlarge


        Hallett Peak on left and Dragontail couloir on right: RMNP
        a line for the early spring if  we ever get snow



        1 of 4 huge bucs seen in Estes Park after our tour in RMNP


        Cameron Pass Sector: from top of Montgomery Bowl near Diamond Peak


        After getting some much needed turns in on Sunday we returned to Golden to switch out splitty's for climbing gear.  We then spent Monday and Tuesday climbing Shelf in 60 degree weather.  Ha I even returned with a farmers tan!


        Kristin on Once Upon A Time 5.11a


        K on Gen X ation 5.11a



        Pre rock wrestling concentration






        Noteworthy Sends:

        Gen X ation 5.11a
        • OS

        Next posts will include the following adventures: Costa Rica, followed by AK, then climbing somewhere, then a yurt trip in the San Juans of CO, then AK again:)