Colorado

Home » Countries » USA » Colorado

Ellingwood Ledges Direct Start (5.7) | Colorado Alpinism

We began our hike in around 4:00am and made our way to the base of the direct start of the Ellingwood Arete. With two teams of two, Martin and Brent started up the first, 5.5/5.6 pitch while Kim and I waited restlessly to begin. Kim and I started climbing once Brent had made some progress on the pitch. The route began on an insecure slab that traversed left into a large, low-angle dihedral, topping out on a large ledge with poor ... Read more

How my outdoor goals impact me! (Progress and Goals for the future)

It's been a while since I've posted because I have been spending a lot of time rock climbing lately in order to prep for the set of adventures I have in store for summer 2014. The truth is, I am not really sure what I want out of this blog and I kind of want to personalize it more. I want to make it more like an adventure journal that highlights my trips, but allows me to present my thoughts, goals, ... Read more

Mount Elbert Summit in Colorado

Mount Elbert was a fun and easy state high point. It was a great trip for me and a few friends to backpack and enjoy the outdoors. Because it was fairly easy, it's the highest point in Colorado, and it's a 14er, the trail was packed when we went. There were 5 of us and a small dog on this trip, and 2 had never summited a peak before. The drive from Salt Lake was fun and we stopped in the small ... Read more