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Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:16 am

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Pierre Lakes Basin talus 1000 feet below to the left, Capitol Lake 2000 feet below to the right, on Capitol Peak's infamous "knife-edge."




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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby RocksAreNeat » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:32 am

Here's what that shot looked like from another angle... photo by Alby.

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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby roguejackalope » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:47 am

Jim, same day, same spot as yours.

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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby Dave B » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:48 am

Same as yours.

I wished I'd had a 12-24mm lens for this instead of patching together pics from my P&S.
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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby tmathews » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:14 am

Kit Carson's north ridge
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Little Bear's northwest face approaching the summit
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Very airy catwalk on the LB/Blanca traverse
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Brad (mountain_ninja) on the summit pitch to Crestone Needle from the traverse
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That's all I could think of... :?

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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby randalmartin » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:28 am

RocksAreNeat wrote:Here's what that shot looked like from another angle... photo by Alby.

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Hmmm...so since he is walking across the knife edge wouldn't that make it Class 2 off trail :wink:

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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby Kiefer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:28 am

Knife Ridge sure is popular!
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Mark Nieport (upper ridge direct on Capitol)
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4th class scrambling on the Capitol-Snow Traverse (winter8000m & Gladbach in photo)
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That's a killer shot, Jim! Usually shots like that are too artistic or too scenery-laden. Good mix of both! :)
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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby Winter8000m » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:48 am

Here are some scrambling shots from around. Not really your standard 14er ones though but some I would like to frame :D

On Pigeon Spire's West Ridge. So called the best 5.4 on the planet. This knife ridge kind of reminded me of Capitol's in a way but you have to walk accross it.
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Scrambling at mid height on Mount Sir Donald. Still about 1500 feet of sustained scrambling to go.
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Bugaboo Spire, Kain Route (Some of the most sandbagged 4rth class ever)
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Gmoser Ledges, Mount Assiniboine (This ledge system reminded me of Broadway on Longs but scarier, and looser, and more exposed, but maybe it was because of the 60 pound packs)
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Black Canyon 4rth class downclimb......You blow it....and your going to be itching for a long time!
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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby benners » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:51 am

Here are a few of my more "memorable" scrambling moments...

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Class 4 on the Ellingwood Arete
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Broadway Ledge on Kieners
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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby Carl » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:55 am

randalmartin wrote:Hmmm...so since he is walking across the knife edge wouldn't that make it Class 2 off trail :wink:


Good point. For a thread titled 4th class shots (a fine idea btw) it's odd that there are a bunch of pics of the class 2/3 knife edge. Although the shots are nice, especially the snowy ones. And the recent pics by Noah and Ben, sweet.

Here's a shot of an airy 4th class move on Longs Peak:
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This one is probably class 3 (Quandary west ridge) but o well:
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4th class on Crestone Peak north buttress:
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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby MountainHiker » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:57 am

It's 5th, but does look exposed.

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Re: Let's see those Fourth Class shots!!

Postby Brian C » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:26 pm

Classic 4th class on the Bells Traverse
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Snowy 4th class ridge on Mount Lady MacDonald
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4th Class summit ridge of Lone Eagle
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