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Picky peak selection help

Postby somethingrandom » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:27 pm

Ok, I have Wednesday off and would love to hike something pretty close to the Boulder area.

I would prefer a shorter approach (-6mi/-3000'), hard class 2/ easy class 3, and it needs to be ranked, though I hardly care if it is 7k or 13k. I have poked around on SP and LoJ and am just not coming up with the right peak(s).

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Picky peak selection help

Postby Floyd » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:37 am

East side IPW, Brainard Lake area. Check out Navajo, Apache, Toll, Sawtooth, or Pauite. Pawnee, Shoshoni, Audobon are nice too but may not be as "scrambly" as you are looking for.

Here is a TR for another option that I have saved on my "to-do" list: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9683
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Re: Picky peak selection help

Postby traderaaron » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:40 am

I liked Shoshoni, good class 3 route up the east/s.e. face and a fun summit block. And no one else when I was there on a Saturday in early August a couple years ago.

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Re: Picky peak selection help

Postby SuperPolok » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:41 am

Have you done Twin Sisters yet? If you do both the twins you'll get some good easy scrambling in and it isn't much longer than your requested mileage.

Estes Cone would be a good one too.

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Re: Picky peak selection help

Postby somethingrandom » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:42 pm

Thank you all for the suggestions.

I am thinking the winner here is Estes Cone. Has everything I am looking for and I was in IPW a few days ago so the change of scenery is always great too.
-Just as soon as you idiot proof something, some a**hole is just going to come along and make a better idiot.

-To Cessna: "November one, zero, four Lima Papa, wind 080 at 90 peak gusts 120, runway 35 cleared for takeoff"

To fellow controller: "Watch this sh!t"

-Whether climbing or flying, the single greatest thing to remember is that every ascent is optional, and if you feel like making another, your subsequent descent is mandatory.

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Re: Picky peak selection help

Postby SuperPolok » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:58 am

somethingrandom wrote:I am thinking the winner here is Estes Cone.


WHOO HOO!!! What do I win??????

In all seriousness, I just did Estes Cone for the first time this year and it really is an enjoyable hike and a great summit and good views. Don't expect to be alone on a weekend though. We left the parking lot early so had the summit to ourselves for about half an hour before the "crowds" started showing up.

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