Trip report Chronology

2019 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2019, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

Map of summer 2019 climbing roadtrip.

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TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Type of Trip
Month Year
(no TR)
ZUPJOK PEAK
snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 5 - BC)
-
Sue Abegg
Winter hike/snowshoe
Dec2019
375386
(no TRs for some)

RANDOM WEEKEND CRAGGING

Fall 2019
  1. ELDORADO CANYON

  2. SHELF ROAD

  3. CLEAR CREEK CANYON

  1. various routes (multiple days)
  2. 1st time cragging at Shelf Road, various routes at Cactus Cliff, Gallery, Sand Gulch, Spiney Ridge, The Vault (2.5 days)
  3. 1st time cragging at Clear Creek Canyon, various routes at The Graveyard (1 day)

CO

Eldorado Canyon, Shelf Road, Clear Creek
Granite, Foundation Arkosic Sandstone, Limestone, Gneiss
Giles Eperon, Tom Wright, Brad White, Nate Mankovitch, Alex Ruff, Natalie Huey
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
Oct-Dec2019
383384385

MOAB & INDIAN CREEK

Thanksgiving 2019
  1. THE RECTORY/NUNS

  2. INDIAN CREEK

  3. WALL STREET

  1. Where Have All the Wild Things Gone (5.11, 3p)
  2. Two days of climbing + snowstorm!
  3. 1st time cragging at Will Street, various routes

UT

Castle Valley, Moab, Indian Creek
Wingate & Navajo Sandstone
Mike Cichon
Cragging: Multi- and Single-pitch
Nov2019
378379382
  1. Center Route (3p, 5.9+) & Wunsch's Dihedral (4p, 5.11b)
  2. 1st time cragging at Thunder Ridge, various routes at Alligator Lounge & Quarry Wall (1 day)
  3. Turkey Foot Crack (all 3 toes) + Rip Van Winkle + summit block (5.10b, 4p + extra toes)

CO

South Platte
Granite
Nate Arganbright, Erin DeMarco
Cragging: Multi- and Single-pitch
Nov2019
369380381

LUMPY RIDGE

Fall 2019
  1. TWIN OWLS
  2. THE BOOKMARK
  3. THE BOOK
  1. Cragging: Cackle Crack, Hagakure, Rooster Tail, Tighter Squeeze, East Ridge P2, Yosemite Crack, Coyote, Tiger's Tooth P1, Bowels of the Owls (8p, 5.8-5.12b)
  2. Romulan Territory (5.10b, 3p)
  3. Fat City (5.10c, 4p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: mostly Multi-pitch
Sept, Nov2019
368373374376377

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON

Fall 2019
  1. NORTH CHASM VIEW WALL
  2. THE ARETES
  3. CHECKERBOARD WAL
  4. NORTH CHASM VIEW WALL
  5. NORTH CHASM VIEW WALL
  1. Scenic Cruise (5.10+, 10+p, ~1800 ft)
  2. Russian Arete (5.9+, ~8p, ~1800 ft)
  3. Checkerboard Wall (5.10+, 5p, ~650 ft)
  4. Journey Home (5.10, 6p, ~1200 ft)
  5. A Midsummer Night's Dream (5.11, 6p, ~800 ft)

CO

Black Canyon of Gunnison
Gneiss
Natalie Huey, Tom Wright
Climbs
Sept-Oct2019
371372

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT

  1. SENTINEL SPIRE
  2. INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT
  1. Medicine Man (5.12a, 4p)
  2. Otto's Route (5.8+, 4p)

CO

Colorado National Monument
Sandstone
Natalie Huey
Climbs
Oct2019
370
The Golden Staircase (5.9-5.11, 14p, sport)

CO

Estes Park Area
Gneiss
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Sept2019
367
Red Wall (5.10b, 6p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Jenny Abegg
Climb
Sept2019
366
Directissima (5.10b, 4p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Giles Eperon
Climb
Sept2019
365
D7 (5.11c, 5p, 800') + Kiener's Route (3rd/4th to summit)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb
Sept2019
364
  1. SECOND FLATIRON: Freeway (4th, 800')
  2. FIRST FLATIRON: Direct East Face (5.6, 1000')
  3. THIRD FLATIRON: Standard East Face (5.4, 950')

CO

Flatirons
Conglom-erate Sandstone
Brad Mering
Scramble
Aug2019
363
D1 Pitches 1-4 (5.11, 4p, ~600')

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb
Aug2019
362
Northcutt-Carter (5.10b, 7p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Annabelle McClure
Climb
Aug2019
361
Cowboys and Indians (11c, 11p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb
Aug2019
360
Curving Vine (11a, 6p) + Forrest Finish above Table Ledge (5.9, 2p) to the top

CO

RMNP
Granite
Tom Wright
Climb
Aug2019
359
Southwest Corner (5.9, 9p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Erin DeMarco
Climb
Aug2019
358

LUMPY RIDGE

Summer 2019
  1. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  1. Turnkorner (5.10b, 7p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Brad Mering
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Aug2019
357
D7 Pitches 1&2 + Black Dagger (5.11a, 5p, ~800')

CO

RMNP
Granite
Kishen Mangat
Climb
Aug2019
356
  1. Myopia (5.11a, 9p)
  2. Astro Elephant (5.10, 10p)

ID

Sawtooths
Granite
Alexander Goldman
Climbs/multi-day
July2019
355
11 summits from Piingora to Warbonnet: PINGORA - WOLF'S HEAD - OVERHANGING TOWER - SHARK'S NOSE - BLOCK TOWER - WATCHTOWER - SOUTH WATCHTOWER - PYLON PEAK - WARRIOR II - WARRIOR I WARBONNET

WY

Wind Rivers
Granite
Casey Andrews
Multi-summit traverse
July2019
354
Direct South Buttress (IV, 5.9 C1, 11p, ~1500') + CMC to top (5.5) (apparently V+ for the entire link-up)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss
Will Maness
Climb/overnight
July2019
353
Ellingwood Arête/Ledges (5.7, 2000')

CO

Crestones
Crestone conglom-erate
Doug Hutchinson
Climb/overnight
July2019
352
The Barb (5.10, 10p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Doug Hutchinson
Climb/overnight
July2019
350

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON

  1. NORTH CHASM VIEW WALL
  1. Leisure-Simmer (5.9+, 6p, ~800')

CO

Black Canyon of Gunnison
Gneiss
Doug Hutchinson
Climb
July2019
349351
(no TRs for some)
  1. 1st time cragging at Turkey Rocks, various routes (2 days)
  2. 1st time cragging at Rifle, various routes (1 day)
  3. various routes at Upper Dream Canyon, Security Risk Massif, Castle Rock (multiple days)
  4. various routes (multiple days)

CO

South Platte, Rifle, Boulder Canyon, Eldorado Canyon
Granite, Limestone, Foundation Arkosic Sandstone
Doug Hutchinson, Michal Matyjasik, Tom Wright, Erin DeMarco, Nate Mankovitch, Bran Mering, Michael Butts, Kishen Mangat, Jenny Abegg, Natalie Huey, Doug Haller, Tony Bubb
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
July-Sept2019
348
10.5-day, 106-route detour on my move from WA to CO

ID

City of Rocks
Granite
Will Maness, Dow Williams, Braden Downey
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
June2019
347
various routes

BC

Skaha
Gneiss
Doug Hutchinson
Cragging: Single-pitch
May2019
343344345346
(no TRs for some)

SQUAMISH

Winter/Spring 2019
  1. Cragging at Smoke Bluffs
  2. Cragging at Murrin Park
  3. Cragging at The Malamute
  4. Sunset Strip + Upper Black Dyke + Mr. Ciechanowski + Ladies First (5.10d, 12p / 5.10b, 4p / 5.10a, 1p / 5.10a, 1p)
  5. The Great Drain (5.10b (10c), 3p (5p))
  6. Cragging at Campground Wall
  7. Rambles + Diedre + Bomstick Crack + lower Squamish Buttress + Butt Lite (5.8, 4p / 5.8, 6p / 5.7, 2p / 5.9, 3p / 5.9, 3p)
  8. Angel's Crest (5.10c, 13p)
  9. Read Between the Lines + Long Time No See (5.10-, 5p / 5.9, 9p)
  10. Angel's Crest + High Plains Drifter (5.10c, 13p / 5.11c, 2-3p)
  11. Cragging at Smoke Bluffs
  12. Star Chek (5.9, 3p) + Cragging at Chek
  13. Krimo Gold (5.10d, 4p) + Cragging in Bulletheads & Campground Wall

BC

Squamish
Granite
Joe Manning, Allie Richards,Braden Downey, Shauna Morey, Chris Bassett, DR
Cragging: Multi- and Single-pitch
Jan, Mar, Apr, May, June2019
342

RED ROCKS

Spring Break 2019
  1. BROWNSTONE WALL
  2. SOLAR SLAB
  3. CHALLENGER WALL
  4. BLACK VELVET WALL
  5. MUD SPRINGS WING
  6. MAGIC MOUNTAIN
  7. RAINBOW WALL
  1. Sweet Thin (5.9, 7 pitches, 730')
  2. Beulah's Book (5.8-5.9, 3 pitches, 550') + Arch Enemy P1 (5.8, 180') + Heliotrope P1 (5.7, 140')
  3. Enterprise (5.11a, 4 pitches, 430') & Challenger (5.10d, 4 pitches, 400')
  4. Epinephrine (5.9, 12+ pitches, ~1600')
  5. Once Upon a Time (5.10a, 2p, 180'), The Schwa (5.10d, 2p, 200'), Schwalli (5.9, 80'), Man of the People (5.11a, 110'), Spirit Air (5.11c, 125')
  6. Honeycomb Chimney (5.9, 8 pitches, 900')
  7. Bird Hunter Buttress (5.9, 12 pitches, 1200')

NV

Red Rocks
Aztec Sandstone
Sherri Lewis, DR, Danny Urioste
Climbs
Mar2019
341
from south, starting on Lookout Mtn / Monogram Lake trail (snowy)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
-
Matt Burton, Carla Schauble, Stefan Feller, Kirsten Capps
Winter hike/snowshoe
Mar2019
340
Snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 5 - BC)
-
Sue & Marty Abegg
Winter hike/snowshoe
Mar2019
339
Snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 3 - BC)
-
Sue Abegg
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2019
338
Snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 5 - BC)
-
Sue & Marty Abegg
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2019
337
Snow-covered Excelsior Pass trail

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
-
Matt Burton, Elle McLees, Carla Schauble, Izzy
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2019
336
Snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 5 - BC)
-
Sue Abegg
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2019
335
South Ridge (snowy)

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
-
Matt Burton, Carla Schauble
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2019
334
Snow-covered trail

WA

N Cascades (I-90)
-
Gabriel Deal, Lindsay Malone
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2019
333
South side (snowy)

WA

N Cascades (I-90)
-
Matt Burton, Carla Schauble
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2019
332
Snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 1 - BC)
-
Sue Abegg
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2019
(no TRs)

RANDOM CRAGGING

Winter 2019
  1. MT. ERIE

  2. INDEX

  1. various routes (2 days)
  2. various routes (1 day)

WA

Mt. Erie, Index (HWY 2)
Diorite, Granite
Jess K, Joe Manning, guy from MP
Cragging: Single-pitch
Jan/Mar2019