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 Peak(s):  Crestone Needle  -  14,197 feet
 Post Date:  08/23/2009 Modified: 12/20/2013
 Date Climbed:   08/20/2009
 Posted By:  benners

 Crestone Needle: Ellingwood Arete Direct Start   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2009/08/20/ellingwood-arete-on-crestone-needle/

 


  • Comments or Questions
Johnson


Sweet     2011-06-02 08:57:39
Sweet climb. Nice job.


Daniel Trugman


Great work; great report.     2009-08-23 17:32:48
Good job you two. Ellingwood Ledges is one of the coolest lines that I‘ve had the oppurtunity to climb (though I‘m told by Crestone knob-climbing veterans that The Prow is way better). Awesome rope too!


lordhelmut


just missed you Ben     2009-08-23 19:42:11
we were down there yesterday and today (music pass today actually), for some nonstop scrambling. Nice work man, thats an incredible route on an iconic, mesmerizing mountain.


COmedic04


Nice!     2009-08-23 21:55:34
Great TR! After being up there a couple weeks ago, and just starting to get into alpine trad, I‘m dying to get up there and hit this route! Now I just need to find someone with some more experience, willing to take me under his/her wing!


doumall


Direct Start     2009-08-24 14:05:56
Nice Ben, fun route huh. Your jog left on the final direct start pitch is actually what I saw three other parties do there. Jordan and I stayed in the book, which required navigating that wierd wet dihedral. Looks like similar quality climbing either way. Nice Report.


Carl


Nice climb guys!     2011-05-02 08:23:28
Looks like fun. I‘m looking forward to checking that route out sometime. That‘s a pretty fancy rope you‘ve got in your quiver Tom. Hope you made Ben carry it .


TomPierce

My Neon Bright Rope!     2009-08-25 22:31:06
Yeah, a few comments on my neon rope! It‘s my 80m ice rope (a 9.1mm Sterling Nano) that I bought for long ice routes. A longer rope means fewer belays...like, who wants to fiddle with a belay at -10, no?? Actually it was the only decent light alpine rope I had laying around...

Anyway, Ben‘s a great guy and a super partner. We had a great time and I highly recommend the route...but only with a neon rope!
-Tom


maverick_manley


Nice rope X 2     2009-08-26 15:54:34
I was definitely admiring it. Nice pics and report Ben. Want to climb it again some time ?



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