Trip report Chronology

2022 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2022, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Type of Trip
Month Year
596

COCHISE STRONGHOLD

Winter Break 2022/23
  1. STRONGHOLD DOME
  2. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  3. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  4. STRONGHOLD DOME
  5. COCHISE DOME
  6. WATERFALL DOME
  7. STRONGHOLD DOME, WORM DOME, MURRAY DOME
  8. BASTION TOWERS
  9. END PINNACLE
  10. WATERFALL DOME
  11. WASTE LAND DOME
  12. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  13. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  14. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  15. THE MUTTONHEAD
  16. ZAPPA DOME
  17. LEBOWSKI WALL
  18. THE MUTTONHEAD
  1. Reen's Arete (5.7R, 1-2p) + Taste of Honey (5.10-, 3p) + Stage Fright (5.11+, 1p)
  2. Absinthe of Mallet (5.10-, 7p)
  3. Dark Horse (5.10-, 6p)
  4. Welcome to the Stronghold (5.10+, 3p) + Taste of Honey P3 (5.10-, 1p) + Direct Start to Reen's Arete (5.10+, 1p)
  5. You Bet Your Life (5.10, 2p) + Concentration (5.11, 2p)
  6. Cosmic Purity (5.9, 2p)
  7. A-Line (5.10-, 1p), Unnamed Left (5.10-, 2p), Unnamed Right (5.10, 2p), Magnas Coloradas (5.11-, 1p), Unnamed (5.11-, 1p), The Nose Goes P1&2 (5.8R, 2p)
  8. Pair a Grins (5.10, 3p)
  9. Welcome to the Machine (5.10, 5p)
  10. Splish Splash P1 (5.8, 1p) + Unnamed (5.10, 2p)
  11. The Roedel Route (5.11-, 4p) + What the Thunder Said (5.10, 2p)
  12. The Peacemaker (5.10-, 6-7p)
  13. Ewephoria (5.8+, 5p)
  14. The Climb Too Tough To Die (5.10-, 6p)
  15. The Inevitable Awaits You (5.11-, 3p)
  16. The Grand Wazoo (5.9, 1p), Burnt Weenie Sandwich (5.10, 1p), Weasels Ripped My Flesh (5.11, 1p), Latent Appliance Fetishist (5.10, 1p), Playground Psychotics (5.10-, 1p), You Are What You Is (5.10-, 1p), We're Only In It For The Money (5.10-, 1p)
  17. Nobody F**ks With the Jesus (5.10-, 2p) + I Dabbled in Pacifism P3 (5.10+, 1p)
  18. No More Credit From the Liquor Store (5.10+, 3p) + I'm Your Huckleberry (5.11-, 4p), + Tour Buses Welcome P1 (5.9, 1p) + Mystery of the Desert (5.10-, 6p)

AZ

Cochise Stronghold
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climbs
Dec2022
595
  1. various routes at Sinks Canyon (1 day)
  2. various routes at Wild Iris (1 day)

WY

Sinks Canyon, Wild Iris
Limestone, Sandstone, Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging:Sinigle-pitch
Nov2022
592594
(no TRs for most)
  1. various routes at Redgarden & West Ridge (4 days)
  2. various routes at Castle Rock and The Rivera (2 days)
  3. various routes (1 day)
  4. 1st time climbing at Devil's Head: Revelation Route (5.11ab, 7p, sport) (1 day)
  5. FIRST FLATIRON (Direct East Face, 5.6, 1000')
  6. various routes (5 days)
  7. 1st time climbing at The Monastery(1 day)
  8. various routes at World's End (1 day)

CO

Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon, South Platte, Flatirons, Shelf Road, Estes Park area
Foundation Arkosic Sandstone,Granite, Conglomerate sandstone, Limestone, Granitic pegmatite
Michael Butts, Zach Durbin, Nate Beckwith, Nate Arganbright, Erika Bannon, Will Starks, Bernard Gillette, Paul Bodnar
Cragging: Single- and Multi-pitch
Sept-Dec2022
587588589593
(no TRs for some)

LUMPY RIDGE

Fall 2022
  1. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  2. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  3. THE BOOK
  4. THE BOOK
  5. THE BOOK
  1. Idiot Wind Pitches 1&2 (5.9+R, 2p) + Dalke-Covington Pitches 2-4 (5.8, 3p)
  2. Turnkorner (5.10b, 7p)
  3. The Cavity + J-Crack + Outlander (5.10a, 1p + 5.9 C1 or 5.11c, 2-3p + 5.10c, 2p)
  4. Endless Crack (5.9+, 4p)
  5. Cragging: Fender Bender (5.11c, 1p, toprope), Thindependence (5.10c, 1p), Pear Buttress P2 (5.6, 1p), Isis (5.10b, 2p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright, Erika Bannon
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Sept-Oct2022
590
28.6 miles, ~5000 ft gain/loss, overnight

CO

South Platte
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Multi-day backpack
Oct2022
570575585586
(no TRs for some)

LUMPY RIDGE

Summer 2022
  1. TWIN OWLS
  2. TWIN OWLS
  3. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  4. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  5. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  6. THE BOOK
  1. Conads + Wolf's Tooth + Bowels of the Owls (5.9, 3p)
  2. Cragging: West Owl Direct / Silly Putty Pitch 1 (5.9, 1p)
  3. Plumb Line (5.9, 5p) (+ Under Babylon, 5.10+, 1p)
  4. Cragging: Bonzo (5.10b, 1p), Guillotine Pitches 1&2 (5.10c, 2p), Bosch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Pitches 1&2 (5.12a, 2p), Whiteman Pitch 1 (5.11c, 1p)
  5. Mr. President (5.10d, 5p)
  6. Thindependence + Visual Aids + Loose Ends + Cheap Date + Outlander (5.10c, 1p + 5.10b, 2p + 5.4, 1p + 5.10b, 1p + 5.10c, 1p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright, Erika Bannon
Cragging: mostly Multi-pitch
Aug-Sept2022
583
Wunsch's Dihedral (4p, 5.11b) + Breashear's Finger Crack (1p, 5.11d)

CO

South Platte
Granite
Kishen Mangat
Climb
Sept2022
582
Rainbow Highway (5.10+, 7p, ~750')

CO

Mt. Evans
Granite
toprope solo
Climb
Sept2022
580
Cary Granite (5.11c, 4p, ~400')

CO

Mt. Evans
Granite
Nate Beckwith
Climb
Sept2022
577578579

LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN GLACIER GORGE

  1. ARROWHEAD

  2. THE SPEARHEAD

  3. RAIN DELAY CRAG

  4. THE SPEARHEAD

  1. Bequeathed (5.10d, 6p)
  2. The Kingfisher (5.11, 7p)
  3. Rain Delay (5.9+, 1-2p)
  4. The Barb (5.10, 10p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climbs/overnight
Sept2022
574
THE CLEAVER - ISOLATION PEAK - OUZEL PEAK - OGALALLA PEAK (~22 miles, 2.5 days, 4 summits & 6 alpine lakes, up to 3rd)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Granite
Nate Arganbright
Multi-day/peak
Aug2022
(no new TR #)
various routes (2 days)

WY

Vedauwoo
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
Aug2022
571

2-SUMMIT SOLO LINK-UP

  1. MT. MEEKER

  2. LONGS PEAK

  1. East Ridge (3rd)
  2. The Beaver (5.5) + Clark's Arrow (3rd) + Gorrell's Traverse (5.4) + North Face / Cables Route (5.4)

CO

RMNP
Granite
solo
Climb
Aug2022
568
D7 (5.11c, 5-6p) + Kiener's Route (3rd/4th to summit)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb
Aug2022
565566

WEEKEND IN CHASM VIEW CIRQUE

  1. CHASM VIEW WALL

  2. LOWER/UPPER EAST FACE

  1. Indirectissima (5.9, 4-6p)
  2. Stettner's Ledges (5.8, 6p) to Zumie's Thumb (5.9, 7p) + Exit Pitch (5.10, 1p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climbs/overnight
Aug2022
564
Airplane Gully to Northeast Ridge (~10 miles round trip, ~3200 ft gain, 3rd)

CO

Indian Peaks
Granite & Gneiss
solo
Summer scramble
Aug2022
563
Royal Flush (5.11c, 10p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb/overnight
July2022
562

2-ROUTE LINK-UP ON LONGS PEAK

  1. UPPER EAST FACE

  2. NORTH FACE

  1. Kiener's (4th)
  2. North Face / Cables Route (5.4)

CO

RMNP
Granite
solo
Summer scramble
July2022
561
The Kingfisher (5.11, 7p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb/overnight
July2022
560
Keyhole Ridge (5.5-5.6)

CO

RMNP
Granite
solo
Climb
July2022
559
The Golden Staircase (5.9-5.11, 18p, sport)

CO

Estes Park Area
Gneiss
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Multi-pitch
July2022
557558
  1. North Ridge (5.6-5.8, 6-8p)
  2. Step-in-Stein (5.10a, 4p)

CO

RMNP
Granite, Gneiss, Biotite Schist
Nate Arganbright
Climbs/overnight
July2022
555556

WEEKEND IN GLACIER GORGE

  1. ARROWHEAD

  2. THE SPEARHEAD

  1. Refugium (5.10a, 5p)
  2. East Prow (5.9+/10b, 6p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climbs/overnight
July2022
553
Summit Mummy Mtn from Lawn Lake (3rd) + work on new route + fishing + exploring + camping

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Multi-day/peak
July 2022
552
Keyhole Route (~14.5 miles, 5100 ft gain, 3rd)

CO

RMNP
Granite
solo
Scramble
June2022
569
581
584
(no TRs for most)
  1. various routes at Blob Rock, Cascade Crag, Sherwood Forest, Practice Rock (4 days)
  2. various routes at Wall of the 90s (1 day)
  3. RIDGE THREE (Angel's Way, 5.2, 1200'); THE SLAB (Diagonals, 5.2, 1200') ; SEAL ROCK (East Face Right, 5.4, 800'); FRONT PORCH (Tiptoe Slab, 5.3, 500'); ROYAL ARCH (East Face, 4th, 300'); FIFTH FLATIRON (Descent route, 4th, 150') (6 days)
  4. various routes at Highlander Crag, Rib Rock, Point of Honor (2 days)
  5. various routes at The Bastille, Wind Tower, Redgarden, Cadillac Crag (6 days)
  6. various routes at The Thumb (1 day)
  7. 1st time cragging in the Ironclads (1 day)
  8. 1st time cragging at Lincoln Lake Slabs (1 day)
  9. 1st time cragging at Poudre Canyon (1 day)

CO

Boulder Canyon, Clear Creek Canyon, Flatirons, Estes Park area, Eldorado Canyon, Mt. Evans, Ft. Collins area
Granite, Gneiss, Conglomerate sandstone, Gneiss, Foundation Arkosic Sandstone
Will Starks, Erika Bannon, Zach Durbin, Ben Smith, Nate Arganbright, solo, Craig Weinhold, Greg DeSantis, toprope solo, Ryan Enright, Erin Houlihan
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
June-Sept2022
(no new TR #)
various routes (1 day)

WY

Vedauwoo
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
June2022
(no TR)

PROSPECT MOUNTAIN

trail (~2 miles round trip, ~850 ft gain)

CO

Estes Park Area
-
Marty Abegg, Sue Abegg
Hike
June2022
551
trail from Milner Pass (~9.5 miles round trip, ~2300 ft gain)

CO

RMNP
-
Marty Abegg, Sue Abegg
Hike
June2022
550
Directissima (5.10b, 4p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb
June2022
549
trail (~9 miles round trip, ~1800 ft gain)

CO

RMNP
-
Marty Abegg, Sue Abegg
Hike
June2022
548
trail+scramble (~9.5 miles round trip, ~3650 ft gain, 3rd)

CO

Indian Peaks
Gneiss
solo
Spring scramble
June2022
546
Southwest Corner (5.10, 8p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Nate Arganbright
Climb
June2022
545
Englishman's Route (5.8, 6p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Nate Arganbright
Climb
June2022
544
starting at Fern Lake Trailhead (~13 miles round trip, ~4200 ft gain)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
solo
Spring scramble
June2022
542
from Dunraven Trailhead (~22 miles, 2.5 days)

CO

RMNP
-
Nate Arganbright
Multi-day hike
June2022
541
~2.5 miles & ~ 6 miles round trip from Dunes Parking Lot, no real trail

CO

Great Sand Dunes NP
-
solo
Scramble
May2022
536537538539540

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON

Spring 2022
  1. COMIC RELIEF BUTTRESS
  2. NORTH CHASM VIEW WALL
  3. THE ARETES
  4. NORTH CHASM VIEW WALL
  5. MAIN GULLY AREA / THE ARETES
  1. Comic Relief (5.10, 7p, 950')
  2. The Cruise (5.10+, 10+p, 1800')
  3. Russian Arete (5.9+, ~8p, ~1800 ft)
  4. A Midsummer Night's Dream (5.11, 6p, ~800 ft)
  5. Lauren's Arete (5.8, 7p, ~800 ft)

CO

Black Canyon of Gunnison
Gneiss
Nate Arganbright
Climbs
May2022
517530535
(no TRs for some)

LUMPY RIDGE

Winter/Spring 2022
  1. THE BOOKMARK
  2. THE BOOKEND
  3. THE BOOKEND
  4. THE PEAR
  1. Star Trek (5.9, 3p)
  2. The Corinthian Column (5.9, 4-5p)
  3. Cragging: Winds of Fortune Pitch 1 (5.10a, 1p), Strawberry Shortcake (5.10c, 1p), Pineapple Juice (5.11b, 1p)
  4. Magical Chrome Plated Semi-Automatic Enema Syringe (5.7, 5p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright, Scott Kimball
Cragging: mostly Multi-pitch
Jan/Apr/May2022
534
trail (~14.1 miles round trip, ~3300 ft gain, snowy)

CO

Indian Peaks
-
solo
Spring hike/snowshoe
May2022
(no TR)

LILY MOUNTAIN

trail (~3.7 miles round trip, ~1250 ft gain)

CO

Estes Park Area
-
solo
Spring hike
May2022
533
Chasm Lake - Camel Gully - Lady Washington - Chasm View - Boulderfield (~11 miles round trip, ~4000 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Spring hike/scramble/snowshoe
Apr2022
532
trail (~9 miles round trip, ~1800 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Spring hike/snowshoe
Apr2022
(no TRs for most)
531543547
  1. various routes (1 day)
  2. Standard Route Pitches 1-3 (5.10d, 3p)
  3. various routes at World's End, Subskull/Skull Rock, The Checkerboard, Mikey's Island, Horsehead Rock, and 420 Wall (11 days)
  4. various routes (15 days)
  5. various routes at West Crag (1 day)
  6. various routes (2 days)
  7. Violet Blue (5.11c, 3p) & various routes (2 days)
  8. various routes (1 day)
  9. various routes at River Wall (2 days, toprope solo) and Button Rock (1 day)
  10. various routes (1 day, toprope solo)
  11. THE REGENCY (El Camino Royale, 5.2, 800') + ROYAL ARCH (East Face, 4th, 200') + AMEBOID (Buckets, 4th, 300') + HAMMERHEAD (East Ridge, 4th, 400'; Yodeling Moves, 5.0, 40'); RIDGE ONE (Stairway to Heaven, 5.3, 1200'; Love, 5.5, 150') (2 days)
  12. various routes (1 day)
  13. various routes (1 day)
  14. 1st time cragging at Unaweep, various routes (1 day)
  15. various routes at Tonnere Tower, Avalon, & Upper Dream Canyon (4 days)
  16. 1st time cragging at Thumb & Needle, various routes (2 days)

CO

Estes Park area, South Platte, Shelf Road, St. Vrain Canyon, North Table Mtn, Flatirons, Rifle, Eldorado Canyon, Unaweep, Boulder Canyon
Granite, Limestone, Granitic, Basalt, Conglomerate sandstone, Foundation Arkosic Sandstone, Metamorphic granite/gneiss, Gneiss
Nate Arganbright, Will Starks, Scott Kimball, Paul Bodnar, Bernard Gillett, Shawn May, toprope solo, Ben Smith, Jason T, Muzhou Lu, Erika Bannon, Ball, Peter Gonda, Matt Touchette
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
Jan-June2022
(no TR)

CROSIER MOUNTAIN

trail via Glen Haven Trailhead (~10.0 miles round trip, ~3000 ft gain)

CO

Estes Park Area
-
solo
Spring hike
Apr2022
(no TR)

BEAR PEAK + SOUTH BOULDER PEAK

trail via Cragmoor Trailhead (~8.0 miles round trip, ~3350 ft gain)

CO

Boulder Area
-
solo
Spring hike
Apr2022
529
trail (~10.7 miles, ~2600 ft gain/loss, a bit snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Spring hike
Apr2022
(no TR)

MT. SANITAS

trail via Mt. Sanitas + Sanitas Valley loop Trailhead (~3.2 miles round trip, ~1250 ft gain)

CO

Boulder Area
-
solo
Spring hike
Mar2022
528
trail (~8.4 miles round trip, ~3250 ft gain, snowy)

CO

Indian Peaks/RMNP
-
solo
Spring hike/snowshoe
Mar2022
527

PARADOX VALLEY AREA

Spring Break 2022
  1. 16-Z AREA
  2. CARPENTER RIDGE: MAD BULL AREA, COLT 45 AREA
  1. Cragging: 3 days (5.9-5.12, 23 routes)
  2. Cragging: 1 day (5.10- to 5.11-, 7 routes)

CO

Paradox Valley
Navajo Sandstone, Wingate Sandstone
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single-pitch
Mar2022
526
trail (~9.6 miles round trip, ~2300 ft gain, snowy)

CO

Indian Peaks
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Mar2022
525
trail (~8 miles round trip, ~3000 ft gain, snowy)

CO

James Peak Wilderness
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Mar2022
524
trail (~10 miles round trip, ~3300 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Mar2022
523
trail (~13.6 miles round trip, ~3200 ft gain, snowy)

CO

Indian Peaks
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2022
522
trail (~7.8 miles round trip, ~2800 ft gain, snowy)

CO

Indian Peaks/RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2022
521
trail (~7.5 miles round trip, ~2400 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2022
520
trail (~3.3 miles round trip, ~900 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2022
519
trail (~12 miles round trip, ~3000 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2022
518
trail (~10 miles round trip, ~2000 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2022
516
trail (~8.8 miles round trip, ~2600 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2022
515
trail (~9 miles round trip, ~1800 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2022
514
trail (~6 miles round trip, ~1100 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2022
513
trail (~8.8 miles round trip, ~2900 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2022
512
East Flank (~7.9 miles round trip, ~3800 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2022
511
trail (~7.5 miles round trip, ~2500 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2022