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Offline strandman

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Penitente
« on: August 16, 2011, 07:27:31 PM »
If any of you get out CO way this is apretty cool area. Short, hardish lines with great camping and decent food/beer 3 miles away. Anyway-

I was out there today (climbing cracks) and the looks I got were astonishing !  :D "What are those ?)  --"Stiff Friends "   ???

Pretty good5.8-5.10 cracks among the bolts.

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Pix to come.............

Offline sneoh

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Re: Penitente
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 11:36:00 PM »
John, what the heck were you doing at a mostly sport crag? :) Would love to see some pics.  Volcanic tuft.  I hear it is great to climb on.  Home to Bullet the Blue Sky which, if memory serves, was quite the talked-about sport route BITD, but not to be confused with Bullet the New Sky down at New River.
Hope you had fun and plan to go back.

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Re: Penitente
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 08:58:40 AM »
So that's where the 5.8- 5.10 trad climbers went! ;D

I spent about 2 hours there last September with some friends from Salida; pretty place-- unfortunately we got rained off -- an unusual deluge for the rest of the day, but the area needed rain, so...; we went to 11 Mile Canyon the next day and climbed on the granite domes-- excellent! Like to get back to both areas.

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Re: Penitente
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 08:54:27 AM »
YA- Bullet is a sweet looking route, not steep by today's standards but pretty cool. Bob D'A told me it's solid at 12+ so maybe i should have tried it BITD. The routes are short and the rock is a bit harsh, but a good scene for the 5.11 climber.

Eleven Mile is really good, awesome rock with no approach. The new hot spot is Rampart, just north and around 9,000' SO GOOD.

I was gonna load a photo of the face visible from my driveway but it's to large (the face and the photo). You can seeit on my websitethough -ranchwatch.net