Name that Mtn/Rock

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Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby Shogun » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:03 pm

Can anyone tell me where in CO this formation is? Name? Thanks!

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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby geojed » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:07 pm

That looks like the towers over in the West Elks. The Castles http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=38.734838,-107.169324&z=16&t=t4

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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:15 pm

Yep, they are called The Castles, unranked 12ers, but really cool looking. They come off the ridge to the northeast of West Elk Peak (which is NW of Gunnison).

http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Climbers.php?Id=1742


The other candidate for the original image also could be Turret Ridge, east of Montrose near Courthouse Mountain, a ranked 12er and probably the hardest 12er in Colorado: http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Climbers.php?Id=1544

I actually am more inclined to say Turret Ridge after seeing where treeline is in the OP image vs the Castles...
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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby geojed » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:29 pm

You're probably right there Mike, treeline is a dead give away.
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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby highcountryhiker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Looking at the shapes of the formation I think it is The Castles. The SummitPost picture posted by geojed appears to be taken from the opposite direction from the picture posted by the OP.
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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby tlongpine » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:21 pm

That's definately the Castles. Treeline climbs slightly higher on one side, but you can tell by comparing the profile of the rocks.
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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby geojed » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:24 pm

If the OP could say where this was taken from that would clear everything up.
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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby tlongpine » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:22 pm

geojed wrote:If the OP could say where this was taken from that would clear everything up.


I'm saying I'm 100% certain that's The Castles. Click this link for another view that shows another view of the treeline: http://snowcatcher.smugmug.com/Lair-of-the-Lizard/Lizards-PODs/i-qGCpM4n
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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby SkaredShtles » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Yup. Definitely the Castles. Absolutely certain. Have a painting of that view hanging in my house. I first hiked Mill Creek back in 1982-ish. Wonderful place.
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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby Brian C » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:42 pm

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Re: Name that Mtn/Rock

Postby myfeetrock » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:30 pm

My guess is from around the Costo lake side. This shot is from the north looking south.
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