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Culebra on July 7th

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?
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Re: Culebra on July 7th

Postby Gphunk88 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:33 pm

Thank you much!
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."~~~ John Muir

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Re: Culebra on July 7th

Postby Mike Cormier » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:40 pm

I did this hike on June 29. With respect to the vehicle questions: the road to 4-way is in good shape, but it's on the steep side. I used the 4 wheel drive on my Ranger. I wouldn't recommend taking a Charger up the road. You'll be spinning your wheels and probably bottom out in some spots. Not saying it's impossible, but imprudent in my opiniion. When I was there, everyone drove up to the upper trailhead (a mile beyond 4-way) with no problem.

I slept in the back of my truck, at the gate. Others were able to tent-camp just inside the gate - nice flat smooth ground, complete with a port-a-john. The ranch manager, Sam, couldn't have been nicer. Just play by the rules and nobody gets hurt.....

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Re: Culebra on July 7th

Postby Gphunk88 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:08 pm

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to anyone doing this climb tomorrow. I will be in a white ford ranger with my girlfriend. I look forward to meeting some you guys who had been talking about climbing on this day. Lets hope the weather doesn't go south on us too early tomorrow...
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Re: Culebra on July 7th

Postby Bullwinkle » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:11 pm

I was in the group last Saturday, and was plesantly surprised by the organization and kindness of the staff there--even snacks and drinks at the end. This is dispersed Class 2 climbing. Though a short day ( back at HQ by noon), the talus work above 13k and the underfoot conditions are nonetheless a good workout. The forum guides climbers left of the gully, but it would be a bit easier to ascend the rib right of the gully to the saddle.

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