Trip report Chronology

2023 trip reports

TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Type of Trip
Month Year
664

COCHISE STRONGHOLD

Winter Break 2023/24
  1. TRAD ROCK
  2. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  3. THE MUTTONHEAD
  4. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  5. THE SHEEPSHEAD, BARNYARD WALL
  6. MT. CHAKTAR
  7. WHALE DOME
  8. WARPATH DOME, CRACKATHON
  9. WARPATH DOME
  10. RAD ROCK
  11. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  12. THE SHEEPSHEAD, BARNYARD WALL
  13. THE MUTTONHEAD
  14. THE SHEEPSHEAD, BARNYARD WALL
  15. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  16. THE MUTTONHEAD
  17. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  18. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  19. THE SHEEPSHEAD, BARNYARD WALL
  20. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  21. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  22. MT. CHAKTAR
  23. MT. CHAKTAR
  1. Isle of You (5.10-, 1p), Stone Woman (5.10-, 1p), Cochise Toecheese (5.10-, 1p), Rise and Shine, Cupcake (5.10, 1p), Now It's My Turn (5.10, 1p), OK Corral (5.8, 1p), Hell in a Hand-basket (5.10+, 1p)
  2. Phony Pony (5.10-, 5p)
  3. Tour Buses Welcoome (5.10, 3p)
  4. Ides of Middlemarch (5.10-, 5p)
  5. Animal Husbandry (5.10, 2p) & Bruise the Rooster (5.10-, 2p)
  6. We Expect You (5.9, 4p) & Royal Scam (5.11-, 5p)
  7. Moby Dick (5.8, 5-6p)
  8. Fax Crack (5.9-, 1p) & Driven by Fear (5.8, 1p)
  9. Warpath (5.9, 3p)
  10. Fire in the Hole (5.10 1p), Unnamed (5.10-, 1p)
  11. The Last Roundup (5.10+, 6p)
  12. Bantam of the Opera (5.10+, 2p)
  13. Have You Seen It? (5.10, 2p) & In Water There is Life (5.11-, 3p)
  14. Poultry Emulsion (5.10, 2p) 
  15. Unmitigated Audacity (5.11-, 5p)
  16. In Vino Veritas (5.11-, 3p)
  17. Get the Flock Out of Here (5.10+, 5p)
  18. Mad Cow Disease (5.11-, 5p) 
  19. Great Pig in the Sty (5.11-, 2p)
  20. The Tombstone Stripper (5.10-, 6p) 
  21. Ewephoria (5.8+, 5p) 
  22. Ghosts of the Past (5.10-, 4p)
  23. Strassman Memorial Buttress (5.10+, 3p)

AZ

Cochise Stronghold
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climbs
Dec2023
(no TR)

PROSPECT MOUNTAIN

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

CO

Estes Park Area
-
solo
Hike
Nov2023
663
Snow-covered trail (~11 miles round trip, ~1500 ft gain, snowy)

CO

Indian Peaks
-
solo
Late fall hike/snowshoe
Nov2023
(no new TR #)

POTASH ROAD

Thanksgiving 2023
various routes at Day Canyon and Wall Street (1 day)

UT

Moab area
Navajo Sandstone
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single-pitch
Nov2023
662
Snow-covered trail (~9 miles round trip, ~1800 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Autumn hike
Nov2023
659
Snow-covered trail (~5.7 miles round trip, ~1400 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Autumn hike
Nov2023
658
Trail (~8.8 miles round trip, ~2600 ft gain)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Autumn hike
Nov2023
657
Loop hike from Bear Lake TH (~5.9 miles round trip, ~1000 ft gain/loss)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Autumn hike
Oct2023
655
~12 miles, 3000 ft gain/loss, 1 night

CO

RMNP
-
Nate Arganbright
Scramble + overnight
Oct2023
650
13.2 miles, 3820 ft gain/loss, 2nd, 1 night

CO

RMNP
-
Nate Arganbright
Scramble + overnight
Oct2023
648649651652653654656660661
(no TRs for some)

LUMPY RIDGE

Fall 2023
  1. THE BOOKEND
  2. THE BOOKEND
  3. THE BOOKMARK
  4. THE BOOKEND
  5. THE BOOKEND
  6. BATMAN ROCK
  7. BATMAN ROCK
  8. TWIN OWLS
  9. TWIN OWLS
  10. CHECKERBOARD ROCK
  11. CHRISTMAS CRAG
  12. THE BOOKEND
  13. THE BOOKEND
  14. THE BOOKMARK
  1. Bombay Chimney (5.8, 4p)
  2. Knight's Gambit (5.9+, 5p)
  3. Cragging: Backflip Pitch 1 (5.8+, 1p), Bellyflop (5.10+, 1p), Inside Straight (5.9, 1p)
  4. Pinch (5.8, 4p)
  5. Unknown Chasm (5.7, 4p)
  6. Spaziergang (5.8, 3p) & Backbone Arete (5.11c, 1p)
  7. Station to Station (5.9, 2p) & Bat Crack (5.9, 2p)
  8. Tilted Mitten (5.8, 3p)
  9. Cragging: One of Life's Little Problems P1 (5.7+, 1p), Second Thoughts (5.10a, 1p), Thin Crack (5.9+, 1p)
  10. Cragging: Ziggie's Day Out(5.10d, 1p), Three of a Perfect Pair (5.10+, 1p), Ziggie's Brother Hank (5.10a, 1p), Rainy Day Women first half + Checkerboard Crack finish (5.9, 1p)Checkerboard Crack Pitch 1 (5.10a, 1p)
  11. Cragging: Tree Crack (5.5, 1p), Precambrian (5.9, 1p), Face to left of Tree Crack (5.10b/c, 1p), Botany Crack (5.9, 1p), Men in Granite (5.9, 1p)
  12. Treebeard (5.7, 3p)
  13. Hot Licks (5.9, 4p)
  14. Cragging: Melvin's Wheel Pitch 1 (5.8, 1p), The Goose (5.10b/c, 1p), Sojurn (5.11a, 1p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: mostly Multi-pitch
Sept-Nov2023
647
Crescent Ridge / South Ridge (5.6, ~15 miles round trip)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Anthony Meyer
Climb
Sept2023
(no TRs for most)
  1. various routes (2 days)
  2. various routes (1 day)
  3. various routes at December Wall (1 day)
  4. various routes (1 day)

CO

South Platte, Estes Park area
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single-pitch & Multi-pitch
Sept & Nov2023
646
~26 miles, 3.5 days

CO

RMNP
-
Nate Arganbright
Multi-day backpack
Sept2023
(no new TR #)
various routes (1 day)

WY

Vedauwoo
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
Sept2023
645
1st trip to Laramie Range: various routes at Kennedy Cluster (1 day)

WY

Laramie Range
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single- pitch
Sept2023
643
12 summits, up to 5.7/8, ~18 miles: TEEWINOT MOUNTAIN, PEAK 11,840, EAST PRONG, MT. OWEN, GRAND TETON, MIDDLE TETON, SOUTH TETON, ICE CREAM CONE, GILKEY TOWER, SPALDING PEAK, CLOUDVEIL DOME, NEZ PERCE PEAK

WY

Tetons
Gneiss & Schist
Erin Houlihan, Cara Lembo
Multi-summit traverse
Aug2023
(no TR)

OLDMAN MOUNTAIN

(~1.2 miles round trip, ~426 ft gain)

CO

Estes Park Area
Granite
solo
Hike 
Aug2023
641
Center Left Face (5.10b/c, 5p) 

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Aug2023
639
North Buttress (5.7, 6p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb/Overnight
Aug2023
638
Shoshone (5.10a, 4p) 

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb/Overnight
Aug2023
637
Northern half (5 days, ~30 miles)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Grano-diorite &  Gneiss
Marty Abegg, Sue Abegg, Jenny Abegg
Multi day/peak backpack
Aug2023
636640642
(no TRs for some)

LUMPY RIDGE

Summer 2023
  1. BOOKMARK PINNACLE
  2. BOOKMARK PINNACLE
  3. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  4. LIGHTNING ROCK
  1. Cragging: Manhole Cover (5.8, 1p)
  2. Penis Chimney (5.9, 2p)
  3. English Opening (5.9, 6p)
  4. Short Circuit (5.9-, 3p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: mostly Multi-pitch
Jul-Aug2023
635
Heat Seeker (5.10a, 5p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Nate Arganbright
Climb
Jul2023
634
North Slope (2nd) to SW Couloir (3rd)

CO

Indian Peaks
Gneiss & Granite
solo
Hike & scramble
Jul2023
633
Caveat Emptor (5.10, 6p)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss
Erin Houlihan
Climb
Jul2023
632
Dihedral of Horrors (5.9, 4-6p)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss
Erin Houlihan
Climb
Jul2023
631
Armed Robbery (5.9, 8p)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss
Erin Houlihan
Climb
Jul2023
630
Guide's Wall (5.8+ to 5.10, 6p)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss
Erin Houlihan
Climb
Jul2023
629ab

WEEKEND AT NOTCHTOP

  1. Optimismus + Mornin' (5.9, 6p)
  2. Instant Clarification (5.9+, 3-4p) 

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climbs/Overnight
Jul2023
628
Complete Exum w/ Gold Face (5.10a)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss & Schist
Jenny Abegg
Climb
Jul2023
627
  1. Do It For Doug (5.10c, 4p) 
  2. Exum Arete (5.10a, 3-6p)

WY

Tetons
Granitic Gneiss
Jenny Abegg
Climb
Jul2023
626
The Snaz (5.9-5.10+, 9p)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss
Jenny Abegg
Climb
Jul2023
625
~10 miles, 4000' gain, 3 summits & 4 lakes, up to 4th

CO

Indian Peaks
Gneiss & Granite
solo
Multi-summit traverse
Jul2023
(no TR)

SUNDANCE MOUNTAIN

from paking along Trail Ridge Road (~1 mile round trip, ~300 ft gain)

CO

RMNP
-
Nate Arganbright
Hike
Jul2023
624
NE Ridge (5.6, 5-6p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Climb/Overnight
Jul2023
623
(no TRs for most)
  1. various routes (1 day)
  2. The Brown Palace (6p, 5.11a) and various other routes (2 days)
  3. FA at Fairview Wall (4p, 5.10+)  + FA at Fairview Wall (3p, 5.10+)  (2 days)
  4. various routes (2 days)

CO

RMNP, Estes Park area, South Platte
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single-pitch & Multi-pitch
Jun-Sept2023
622
Trail to SE Slope (~11.4 miles round trip, ~3500 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
Marty & Sue Abegg
Early summer hike
Jun2023
621
  1. Colossus Crack Pitch 1 (5.8, 1p
  2. Welcome to the Jungle Pitch 1 (5.9, 1p) 
  3. Night of the Unicorn (5.8, 4p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single-pitch
Jun2023
620
~12 miles, 1 summit, overnight

CO

Never Summers Wildernwss
-
Nate Arganbright
Overnight + summit
Jun2023
619
~12.1 miles, 4000' gain, 3 summits

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Spring cross-country hike
Jun2023
(no new TR #)
various routes at Dry Wall, Wall of Denial, French Cattle Ranch, Hound Dog Crag (4 days)

WY

Ten Sleep
Limestone & Dolomite
Erika Bannon, Alissa Doherty
Cragging: Single-pitch
Jun2023
(no TR #)
rainy day photographing butterflies

CO

Butterfly Pavilion Denver
-
solo
Photography
Jun2023
(no new TR #)
various routes (3 days) 

WY

Fremont Canyon
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single- and Multi-pitch
May2023
618
A weekend (+two after work days) of climbing

KY

Red River Gorge
Sandstone
Braden & Allie Downey
Cragging: Single-and Multi-pitch
May2023
617
Questions and Answers (5.10+, 3-4p)  and a few other pitches of cragging (2 days)

CO

Unaweep
Metamorphic granite/gneiss
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: Single-and Multi-pitch
May2023
616
(no TRs for most)
  1. various routes (1 day)
  2. various routes at The Bihedral (1 day)
  3. various routes (2 days)
  4. various routes at Saddle Tower and Fairview Wall (3 days)
  5. various routes (2 days)
  6. various routes (2 days)
  7. various routes (2 days)
  8. various routes at Dude's Throne (1 day)
  9. various routes (1 day)
  10. various routes (1 day)

CO

Estes Park area, Boulder Canyon, Golden area, South Platte
Granite, Columnar basalt, Gneiss
Nate Arganbright, Bernard Gillett, Will Starks, Frankie, Erika Bannon, Scott Kimball
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
Jan-June2023
615
Snow-covered trail (~9 miles, 2000' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Early spring hike/snowshoe
Apr2023
614
S-Shaped gully to South Slope (~9.3 miles, 3500' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Early spring hike/snowshoe
Apr2023
(no TRs for some)

LUMPY RIDGE

Spring 2023
  1. LITTLE TWIN OWLS
  1. Cragging: Little Twin Owls Finger Crack (5.11a, 1p), Southeast Corner/Arete (5.11c, 1p), Knee Catcher (5.6, 1p) (2 days)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Nate Arganbright
Cragging: mostly Multi-pitch
Apr-May2023
613
Snow-covered trail (~14.6 miles, 2600' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Early spring hike/snowshoe
Apr2023
612
Snow-covered trail (~12.0 miles, 1600' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Early spring hike/snowshoe
Mar2023
611
Snow-covered trail (~8.8 miles round trip, ~2600 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike
Mar2023
610
Snow-covered trail and cross-country (~10.0 miles round trip, ~2240 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Mar2023
609
Snow-covered trail and glacier and cross-country (~11.2 miles, 3300' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2023
608
Snow-covered trail (~6.0 miles, 750' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2023
607
Snow-covered trail (~5.1 miles, 2500' gain/loss, snowy)

BC

N Cascades (HWY 1 - BC)
-
Sue Abegg
Winter hike
Feb2023
606
Snow-covered trail (~9.2 miles, 2100' gain/loss, snowy)

BC

N Cascades (HWY 3 - BC)
-
Sue & Marty Abegg
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2023
605
Snow-covered trail from Glacier Gorge trailhead (~6.6 miles round trip, ~1040 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter snowshoe
Feb2023
604
Snow-covered trail (~6.0 miles, 1000' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter snowshoe
Jan2023
603
Snow-covered trail (~12.6 miles round trip, ~2500 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2023
602
Snow-covered trail (~6.4 miles, 1200' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2023
601
Snow-covered trail (~9.8 miles round trip, ~800 ft gain, snowy)

CO

Indian Peaks
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2023
600
Snow-covered trail (~14.6 miles, 2600' gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2023
599
Snow-covered trail from Bear Lake trailhead (~4.4 miles round trip, ~770 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike
Jan2023
598
Snow-covered trail (~12.2 miles round trip, ~2400 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2023
597
Snow-covered trail (~3.2+0.5 miles round trip, ~725+10 ft gain, snowy)

CO

RMNP
-
solo
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2023