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Climbing Road Trip to Maple Canyon, High Uintas and Ten Sleep June/July 2014

Posted by: dave c at 20:53, November 15 2014. This trip incorporated visits to 3 of my favorite sport climbing areas. We started in Utah with Maple Canyon, offering steep climbing on conglomerate rock, then on to the Uinta Mountains, also in Utah. In the last couple of years the Uintas have become a favorite, …

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Snow climbing – Direct East Face of Fletcher Mountain, June 19, 2014

Posted by: dave c at 22:49, November 5 2014. Fletcher Mountain offers two fine snow climbs on its east face. Our objective was the righthand, direct line that exits close to the summit. This route tends to melt out earlier in the season than its lefthand neighbor, so when I was hiking the McCullough drainage a few …

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MLK 2014 Road Trip Cody and Hyalite ice climbing, Yellowstone National Park

Posted by: dave c at 19:01, February 4 2014. One of my favorite winter trips, climbing in Cody(South Fork ice)  and Hyalite Canyon near Boseman, then onto Yellowstone for wildlife and landscape photography. Highlights this year included a climb with Dave R. of Cleopatra’s Needle (WI5), which according to “Winter Dance” is considered by many …

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Great Sand Dunes National Park – Late season Winter Storm – March 2013

Posted by: dave c at 22:58, October 18 2013. I originally headed down to the San Luis Valley to photograph the migrating Sandhill Cranes, but when I arrived at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, they had already flown the coop, so to speak, except for a few stragglers. On to Plan B. With a strong winter …

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