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Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?

Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby jswiftcervelo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:33 am

Yeah - you make a good point... trailhead access could be pretty iffy - we'll see - Hopefully it will work out.

If it doesn't, Yale is good... Avalanche Gulch and Denny Creek are both on a paved road. There are also several easy access peaks in the Sawatch, Front and Tenmile/Mosquito... We'll see.
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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby I Man » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:37 am

jswiftcervelo wrote:If it doesn't, Yale is good... Avalanche Gulch and Denny Creek are both on a paved road.


Hwy 82 is closed a few miles before the Denny Creek Closure. Avalanche Gulch is the Standard Winter Route on Yale, and it is a fun route at that!
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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby geojed » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:45 am

I Man wrote:Hwy 82 is closed a few miles before the Denny Creek Closure. Avalanche Gulch is the Standard Winter Route on Yale, and it is a fun route at that!


This Peak Conditions report from last weekend says it is plowed to Denny Creek. http://14ers.com//php14ers/peakstatus_entry.php?recnum=2016

Avalanche Gulch and the East Ridge is a fun route too.
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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby I Man » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:49 am

geojed wrote:
I Man wrote:Hwy 82 is closed a few miles before the Denny Creek Closure. Avalanche Gulch is the Standard Winter Route on Yale, and it is a fun route at that!


This Peak Conditions report from last weekend says it is plowed to Denny Creek. http://14ers.com//php14ers/peakstatus_entry.php?recnum=2016


Doh ](*,) Guess it helps to check specific conditions for the year :oops:
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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby geojed » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:57 am

May be a moot point after the storm though.

Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby forbins_mtn » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:41 pm

Yale is fine with me. I've only been up the standard route so I'd do the East Ridge.

However, I'm in limbo. I went for a run after work tonight around Cheeseman and City Park and one block from my house I tripped going down a curb and my right ankle is about triple the normal size. I can put weight on it so I know it's not broken, but it's swollen as hell. I'd really love to climb this weekend as this might be my only chance at a winter summit this year. Ahhh!!!!! freakin' life!

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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby DrFunk » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:01 pm

Thanks everyone for the info. But I decided the weather is a little too sketchy for me. Maybe next time. Have fun though.

Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby jswiftcervelo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:09 pm

Hey I'm going to have to bail on this one.

Nothing to do with weather or anything - a family friend was involved in a rollover accident and he may lose his ability to walk.

Please pray for Dane - currently in critical condition.

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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby forbins_mtn » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:14 pm

ah man....sorry to hear that....hope he's ok.

Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby jswiftcervelo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:18 pm

Hey thanks - We'll know more tomorrow. He's in surgery for at least 10 hours tonight and possibly more... I'll post tomorrow.
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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby shearmodulus » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:10 am

I'll be on Yale Saturday. Haven't decided the route. I'm looking forward to some weather that I can break in my Spantiks with and not have my feet sweat off....
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Re: Anybody up for something Sat 1/12?

Postby B[3] » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:57 am

forbins_mtn wrote:one block from my house I tripped going down a curb and my right ankle is about triple the normal size. I can put weight on it so I know it's not broken, but it's swollen as hell.


Although I'm leery of dispensing medical advice on the internet, in this instance I feel compelled to say something as I too used to believe this was the case. However, I learned the hard way that not only can you put weight on a broken ankle but you can also trail hike, rock climb and rappel on a broken ankle (all quite painful but possible). You might just want to have your ankle checked out by a doctor.


Josh: sending positive thoughts towards your friend on his recovery.
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