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Rockfall closes McClure Pass

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Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby ajkagy » Mon May 06, 2013 10:17 am

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Re: Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby GregMiller » Mon May 06, 2013 10:34 am

About “7 or 8” large rocks fell on the road about 9:30 a.m., creating a “crater” about two-feet deep, 12-feet long, and 10-feet wide, the release said. The two largest rocks were the “size of a dump truck,” the release said.


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Re: Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby Jim Davies » Mon May 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Here's a picture of the slide (from Summit Daily):
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While searching, I also found this one from 19 years ago:
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http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazardimages/picture/show/1555
Landslides often damage roads in this area of the Rocky Mountains. The car plunged into a landslide in the middle of the night, just after the landslide had occurred (1994). Fortunately, no one was injured.

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Re: Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby ajkagy » Mon May 06, 2013 3:19 pm

wow great photos...looks like it might be awhile especially if there is extensive road damage.
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Re: Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby TheOtherIndian » Mon May 06, 2013 3:22 pm

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Re: Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby lordhelmut » Mon May 06, 2013 3:33 pm

Wow - those look bigger than the ones that fell on Glenwood Canyon back in 2010. Glad nobody was driving alone when those decided to go.

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Re: Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Mon May 06, 2013 3:46 pm

looks like a nice v2 problem up the arete

Re: Rockfall closes McClure Pass

Postby Steve Climber » Tue May 07, 2013 10:39 am

SchralpTheGnar wrote:looks like a nice v2 problem up the arete


Call it a v4 with sit start from underneath.
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