Sunlight Spire Poll

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Would it be nice to have Sunlight Spire be considered a 14'er?

Yes! It would be nice if one of the 14'ers required technical climbing, and make completion of the 14ers more meaningful!
72
24%
Yes, because if some list include North Maroon and El Diente, Sunlight should be included.
40
13%
No, because it would make climbing the 14'ers too hard for most people.
18
6%
No, because the 300 feet rule should be set in stone, and eliminates other peaks such as North Maroon and El Diente as well.
68
23%
I really don't care either way.
104
34%
 
Total votes: 302
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by jfox » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:46 pm

jeffro wrote: I think bolting that route would be a travesty. Just my very humble opinion.
+1 !!!!!
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by davebobk47 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:48 pm

jfox wrote:
jeffro wrote: I think bolting that route would be a travesty. Just my very humble opinion.
+1 !!!!!
Agreed---from a sport climber.
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by Oman » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:57 pm

Isn't bolting in a federal wilderness area verboten?
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by jfox » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:06 pm

Oman wrote:Isn't bolting in a federal wilderness area verboten?
I'm not sure, but there are bolted routes in National and State parks. Its just bad ju-ju to bolt naturally protectable routes. Mention this on Mountainproject.com, it'd be like kicking a hornets nest! :lol:
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by Daniel Trugman » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:40 pm

jfox wrote:Mention this on Mountainproject.com, it'd be like kicking a hornets nest!
Oh man if they got wind of us even talking about it :shock:
Even if it was condemning the idea...
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by MountainMan88 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:31 pm

I voted yes because it would make the 14ers more interesting and special but also because We(Colorado)could then claim we have the hardest 14er to climb in the continental United States, beating anything in California.
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by bayouboy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:57 pm

Does it really matter? You're either going to climb it or your not. Its that easy. :roll:
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by MUni Rider » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:34 pm

jeffro wrote: edit: I just realized this was a 2 year old topic resurrected today...
:shock: Oh damn! That was me! My bad.... Forgive me... [-o< I guess I saw the 30 July date and away I went. Bad seach engine, bad. That's what happens when it's 5:00 AM.
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by KeithK » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:28 pm

MUni Rider wrote:
jeffro wrote: edit: I just realized this was a 2 year old topic resurrected today...
:shock: Oh damn! That was me! My bad.... Forgive me... [-o< I guess I saw the 30 July date and away I went. Bad seach engine, bad. That's what happens when it's 5:00 AM.
Nah, is a cool thread to resurrect... better than the 637th post asking about the status of the Grays Trailhead. I think Bill should set up a filter that automatically deletes any new thread on that topic! :P
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by jeffro » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:59 pm

KeithK wrote:
MUni Rider wrote:
jeffro wrote: edit: I just realized this was a 2 year old topic resurrected today...
:shock: Oh damn! That was me! My bad.... Forgive me... [-o< I guess I saw the 30 July date and away I went. Bad seach engine, bad. That's what happens when it's 5:00 AM.
Nah, is a cool thread to resurrect... better than the 637th post asking about the status of the Grays Trailhead. I think Bill should set up a filter that automatically deletes any new thread on that topic! :P
I agree...and it was not at all my intent to call you out personally.

I was more making excuses for responding to a 2 year old post about bolting.

Definitely a good thread to re-visit.

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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by roozers42 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:33 pm

Jeff - what were the feet like for the part you climbed and what you could see above?
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Re: Sunlight Spire Poll

Post by jbchalk » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:56 pm

Definitely a good thred...I wish it were included as an official 14er. Heck, its included in my book along w/ N. Maroon and El Diente - thats all that matters. Going to see if I can trad it this coming labor day weekend :)
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