Spring Gathering

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

Where will the Spring Gathering occur?

Blank Cabin - Mt. Shavano. Routes- Standard or Angel of Shavano Couloir.
7
9%
North Halfmoon - Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive, 13ers in the area.
2
3%
Winfield - Various 13ers and 14ers in the area; Refrigerator Couloir on Ice Mtn. if it's in, Hopeful Couloir on Mt. Hope from Sheep Gulch TH.
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62%
Kite Lake - Mt. Buckskin, DeCaLiBron. (Fee area)
2
3%
Willow Lake - Challenger/Kit Carson. Routes - Kirk Couloir, OB Couloir, Challenger north face.
17
23%
 
Total votes: 74
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby gonzalj » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:04 am

I would up be up for winfield.
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby SurfNTurf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:20 am

Voted for Winfield, but would also be up for Shavano.
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby MountainHiker » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:44 am

I voted for Winfield but would be up for any of the choices except Willow Lake.

I don’t see Willow Lake as a good choice for a large group with varying abilities. Challenger can be easier with the right snow conditions. However with Challenger and Kit Carson, if the snow isn’t cooperative, a group climb could be asking for trouble.

In the Sawatch if you get off route by mistake or have to improvise because of conditions you usually have reasonable options. The Sangres are far less forgiving with route choices.

Willow Lake is a long hike in. Although often done as a day hike, many choose to backpack. This wouldn’t be compatible with everyone meeting up before or after. Plus they are a longer drive from the metro area.
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby dmccool » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:28 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:Voted for Winfield, but would also be up for Shavano.


+1
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby big_red_pride » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:53 pm

I voted for N. Halfmoon Creek, been wanting to tackle Oklahoma for a while, there is also the French/Frasco/Casco combo that could be done as well. My 2nd vote would be for Winfield, I wouldn't mind hitting up North Apostle/Ice Mountain, and I would also be game for Mount Hope. My 3rd vote would be for for Kite Lake, I've done the Decalibron, but would like to hit up Mt. Buckskin.
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby hop2it » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:38 pm

Wish I could come! :)
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby Gueza » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:25 pm

Willow lake!!!!! Beautiful area, spectacular views, and awesome routes.
That's my preference, but it really doesn't matter to me where it takes place, as long as I can get some turns in.
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby globreal » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:45 pm

Keith....from reading this thread, and the fact that this is a "Spring Gathering," meaning TO GATHER, then you just might want to go ahead and eliminate the Willow Lake option since that option will immediately cut down on the GATHERING. There are a lot of folks who aren't into to winter camping and backpacking in to overnight.

I voted for Winfield. I think a lot of people (especially the ladies) will appreciate having that little outhouse there at that camping/parking area. And there's lots of climbing options with both 14ers & 13ers in the neighborhood.

Looking forward to another one of theses!
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby Yog » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:21 pm

Winfield for Hopeful unless I'm coerced to do Como Lake road again that weekend ](*,)
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby KeithK » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:11 pm

Yog wrote:Winfield for Hopeful unless I'm coerced to do Como Lake road again that weekend ](*,)


Methinks you can wait a bit longer to climb Blanca...

I added the event to the Climbing Calendar; I'm calling Winfield the official winner.
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby bhaydin » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:43 pm

Should be a lot of fun! Can't wait to meet up.
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Re: Spring Gathering

Postby dmccool » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:57 am

I'm in. Anyone thinking about Missouri Mountain?
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