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Goat Mountain: 12 for 12, Got the Grid!

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Goat Mountain: 12 for 12, Got the Grid!

Postby boudreaux » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:16 pm

Who or what is the Grid? Climbing a peak one time in every month of the year! Just completed that thing on my fav little peak in the foothills. Nevermind it's not ranked or anything, but the challenge has been met. A long ridge run to a rocky summit in Waterton Canyon, a 7+ mile RT and 2300' of gain. Can be very hot, no water sources, no escape routes either, very committing class 1 ridge.

It was a breezy, cool morning, but by the time I summited at 10am it was smoking hot! Thank goodness the Platte is right there in Waterton, got in there to soak for a while.

There are other crazy goals to do on same peak like the once a week peak, or every calender day a peak. That one can be a different peak, but one peak for everyday of the year, could take a long time, but you get the picture, pure insanity!
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Re: Goat Mountain: 12 for 12, Got the Grid!

Postby IkeB » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:16 pm

Congrats

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Re: Goat Mountain: 12 for 12, Got the Grid!

Postby susanjoypaul » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:47 am

Congrats. Sounds like a great peak for a grid: close to home, and accessible year-round. I started doing the same on a few summits in Garden of the Gods, but have gotten pulled away with other things lately.

I don't know if you're on Lists of John, but they do track such things over there. Just plug in your peak (add it to your list of completed peaks, and repeated peaks, with the correct dates), and then go to that peak's page, click on "View Ascent Detail," and "Click here for calendar grid presentation." It will show you who on that site has done that peak, and in which months, listed by ranking (number of months completed). You would likely be #1 on Goat Mountain.

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Re: Goat Mountain: 12 for 12, Got the Grid!

Postby boudreaux » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:45 am

Susan: Yep I'm on there too! But haven't been very active in recording my ascents in years! I've seen your name a time or two in some registers! I usually don't go up to the big mountains every week, so Goat was easy to go do to get my workout in. Yep, probably am the only one who has done the peak more than a couple times. Hikers have been climbing this little gem since the 70's, that reg is gone, but is mentioned in the one put there by Garratt in 2000, I have since added a new one in 2012. Probably likely I will complete the 52x/yr list in the next year or two. I guess I will have to move on to another Waterton peak to keep this going. I don't know the significance of this peak, but it is on the computer drawn map of the Front Range. I was up on Pikes last year at Barr Camp looking at the map while resting, and lo and behold, Goat was right there in the middle, what a surprise! I laughed out loud and startled the camp caretaker Neil?

Thanks Ike, great little one and done for most. I think for some of us, Like Susan and I, we have our foothill friends close by for the days we don't feel like it so much! Easy to get to and get great satisfaction out of it instead of doing nothing at all and watching TV all day, eating ice cream! :lol:
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