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mountainrat


Jan 7, 2002, 5:19 PM
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Looking for a partner to climb my first 14'er with... summer 2002. I am flexible w/ regards to location and dates.


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Um are we talking 5.14-er or a 14,000 foot mountain to climb?? If you're looking for a 14,000 foot mountain come to Colorado we got 54 of em!! I'll take ya.


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Jan 8, 2002, 6:32 AM
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You can also just show up and climb them-most are easy trails. I've done a lot of them solo, and met some very cool people while "soloing" on them.


graniteboy


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If U wanna do some climbing, the Sierra's 14K peaks are mostly good climbing. Only Whitney is a trail hike. The palisades are some of the finest fun alpinism in north america, at moderate grades. Sill, North pal, and thunderbolt are all good choices.


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If you're going out to CO you can even DRIVE up a 14er, although the hike is much cooler with an over-night at Barr Camp. It's amazing you can hike all the way up Pike's Peak and never see the road until the top.
A good 14er double play is the Crestone's, Pinnacle and Peak. They're close enough you can do both in one day if the afternoon showers hold off. And the pinnacle has some climbing, although I doubt if any of it is more than 5.7 but at 13k 5.7 is something.


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Langley, White and a few other CA 14ers are walk-up / trailed, but they also have technical routes as does Whitney.


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     learned it yesterday watch but its gets painful after a few times


graniteboy


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Thanks, Keema. I stand corrected. I had simply forgotten that Mt Langley and White Mtn were in fact mountains...which is easy to do; please forgive me.


keema


Jan 11, 2002, 6:15 AM
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No problem graniteboy. I realize that Langley is actually a giant slag pile and White is a big pile of ? anyway no technical stuff there. Keep Climbing


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im always looking for an excuse to bag a few more. let me know.


agrauch


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A great guide to Colorado 14'ers is _Colorado Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs_ by Gerry Roach. You can get it from Amazon for less than 15 bucks.

Since you are coming from Virginia, I would recommend starting with one of the easy peaks. Altitude can do strange things to ya. Some good starter peaks are Grays/Torries, Lincoln/Bross/Democrat, and Quandry. A good first technical route on a 14'er is The Cable Route on Longs. The Crestones were mentioned earlier, while the they are nice hills, they are some of the most dangerous peaks in CO.


keema


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For CA 14 ers, check out the book Climbing California's Fourteeners by Stephen Porcells & Cameron Burns. Alot of background and good route information.


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White Mtn. is a walk up but the weather is a definite challenge at certain times of the year. My brother and I climbed(I mean hiked) up it in mid-October and it was in the 20's with about 70 mph winds. Another challenge to White Mtn. is the fact that you can drive to the trailhead at over 12,000 and you have a tendency to rush it and not acclimate. If you want a 14er that is not a walk-up but you're not ready for highly technical stuff-I would recommend the Mountaineers Route on Whitney. It is third class and some good 4th class possibilities when you reach the notch. Be careful on the ice up there, a couple of years ago some guy was showing off his (lack of) ice climbing skills and he took the big dive all the way down. Late season, ice is no problem.

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graniteboy and keema, don't forget Thunderbolt in the Palisades. its got that fun 5.8 summit block move


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14,000 foot, yes....one of the 8000m peaks, yes....5.14.......no.


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