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 Peak(s):  Longs Peak  -  14,255 feet
 Post Date:  08/01/2011
 Date Climbed:   07/17/2011
 Posted By:  kmensch

 Kieners Route   

I posted some pictures and captions on Facebook of Kieners Route on Longs from 7/17/11.

Longs Peak Kieners Route

 


  • Comments or Questions (5)
Theodore



Nice!     2011-08-01 09:10:03
FYI, your link didn't copy correctly when you click on it. Nice climb! No ropes on Broadway?

I would love to knock this off before the season is over along w/ Pikes to finish off the Front Range.


kmensch


Updated Link     2011-08-01 09:52:01
I updated the link so it should work now.


ClydetheClimber


Sweet Climb!     2011-08-01 14:28:05
Were ropes necessary at all here? It looked like it on the way down, but if I didn't bring a rope, I could just take the keyhole down. Do you think that's possible?


kmensch


No ropes?     2011-08-01 17:25:55
Well, that's a loaded question. If you hang out with Alex Honnold you could probably free solo the diamond If you are comfortable on exposed 5.4 rock, I think you'd be fine as long as you stayed on route. We did rope up for 4 pitches, but there were only a couple of moves that were 5.4/5.5 and I would have felt ok without a rope. But it all depends on your skills and risk tolerance. Lots of people have soloed this route, but if it's your first time on it I undoubtedly would recommend a partner and a rope.


ClydetheClimber


Thanks     2011-08-02 14:36:57
Yeah, I was more just asking then actually thinking about doing it. I was just curious since most of your photos with the exception of a few didn't show you hooked in. Thanks



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