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How to climb a 14er

Postby Kojones » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:10 am

REI has a clinic on "How to Climb a 14er/High Altitude Hikes" May 20, 7pm, Denver Flagship. For beginners, this is a good thing to go to.

http://www.rei.com/stores/store_event_detail.jsp?pid=9C33FD41ABBDC28C472277526D3EEDD4&template_id=14&template_family=webDetail&ignore_cache=1&cm_mmc=Email_noncom_rm-_-events-_-na-_-na

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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby pin scar » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:15 am

Heeeeere we go!
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby paul109876 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:29 am

I have to be a smart A*$..... it's in my nature.

I currently use the one foot in front of the other technique and it has served me pretty well. Although I do avoid chewing gum while performing the task to minimize confusion.

Sorry.....................
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby covfrrider » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:43 am

I've been waiting for this... I'll agree with the above poster, but add slightly more detail...

Gather up stuff
Drive to trailhead
Do the method previously described.
Reverse the process from here to get home.
Put stuff away.
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby BAUMGARA » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:52 am

Start walking and learn as you go.
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby cheeseburglar » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:56 am

BAUMGARA wrote:Start walking and learn as you go.


Make sure to wear cotton, you'll get lots of advice from other climbers.
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby DHatfield » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:58 am

Whats wrong with wearing cotton? You mean I'm not supposed to be doing that?
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby KeithK » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:02 am

I hate to destroy the integrity of this thread, but I actually sat through this class 2 years ago. It was okay, but if you click HERE you'll save yourself about 58 minutes, depending on how fast you read and if you can comprehend complex concepts like lightning and synthetic.
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby peakmind » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:19 am

cheeseburglar wrote:
BAUMGARA wrote:Start walking and learn as you go.


Make sure to wear cotton, you'll get lots of advice from other climbers.


Funny! I am always amazed at the high percentage of "experts" found atop the high peaks.
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:44 am

peakmind wrote:
cheeseburglar wrote:
BAUMGARA wrote:Start walking and learn as you go.


Make sure to wear cotton, you'll get lots of advice from other climbers.


Funny! I am always amazed at the high percentage of "experts" found atop the high peaks.


AHAHA! +1

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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby cheeseburglar » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:13 pm

DHatfield wrote:Whats wrong with wearing cotton? You mean I'm not supposed to be doing that?


Hatfield, the only thing you need to worry about in the mountains is running into a McCoy.
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Re: How to climb a 14er

Postby Jon Frohlich » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:26 pm

DHatfield wrote:Whats wrong with wearing cotton? You mean I'm not supposed to be doing that?


I seem to recall you wearing jeans on Castle... :wink: I'm sure I can dig up a photo... :D

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