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I have been informed that my original goal, Crescent Mountain is fraught with private property and JeffCo closed study area land, so we'll climb a different peak in the area that is not as problematic. Expect some rock scrambling and bushwhacking.
Bring water, snacks, headlamp, helmet and shoes good for scrambling.
Rain, snow, high winds cancel.
Meet at Eldorado park n ride to coordinate carpool.
I've been wanting to hike this one for a while. Let's get up there on a Saturday when more popular trails could be very busy!
The hike consists of partial road, trail, bushwhack and maybe some light rock scrambling. The summit is around 8000' and has great views of Ralph Price Reservoir and surrounding area.
The total distance is just under 8 miles RT with about 2200' of gain
Meet at Amante Coffee in North Boulder to coordinate carpool. Park in the rear of the building.
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Heavy rain / storms cancel.
Peak 1 is a very prominent peak above Frisco CO. It is the northernmost summit of the Tenmile Range and tops off at nearly 12,800'.
Starting at the parking lot in the town of Frisco, it's about 3.3 miles to the summit. The hike is quite steep, gaining 3800' to get to the summit. There's an additional few hundred feet of gain and about .8 miles to hike up to the summit of Mt Royal, a Frisco local favorite.
The total distance is roughly 7.5 miles RT with about 4000' of gain.
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Meet at the Eldorado Springs Park n Ride at 6am
or, at the trailhead here at 7:30am:
Hello fellow canyoneers!
A couple of cross-post canyon events for those who may be interested:
1 - The Ouray Canyon Fest is now open for registrations: https://www.ouraycanyonfestival.org/ (taking place from Aug 10-14th, 2022)
Ouray is a great town, with fantastic scenery and a great variety of canyons. Hope you will be able to join us!
Note that this a low snowpack year ( ) so this will be a great year for those just getting into class C (moving water) canyoning as there will be more options available to newer folks, and the bigger water canyons won't be as intimidating. Feel free to DM me if you have any questions, and I'll do what I can to help!
2 - For anyone interested in learning near Boulder CO, we are less than a month away from my first L1 Technical Canyoneering course:
https://www.meetup.com/CanyoneeringCO/events/284576051/ (Fri 6/10 - Sun 6/12 - as of right now, I have a couple spots left)
IMPORTANT! You must RSVP at the link above, not here on BoulderCHAOS.
There are also other courses offered this summer:
L2 (Advanced) - Sat 6/25 – Sun 6/26: https://www.meetup.com/CanyoneeringCO/events/284576592/
L2 (Advanced) - Sat 7/16 – Sun 7/17: https://www.meetup.com/CanyoneeringCO/events/284576679/
L1 (Technical) - Fri 7/29 – Sun 7/31: https://www.meetup.com/CanyoneeringCO/events/284576060/
L3 (Essentials) - Sat 8/20 – Sun 8/21: https://www.meetup.com/CanyoneeringCO/events/284577122/
L4 (Rescue) - Fri 9/02 – Sun 9/04: https://www.meetup.com/CanyoneeringCO/events/284577710/
Note: You can also sign up at https://uberadventures.net/courses/ if preferred - which also has courses in different locations.
At a high level:
L1 is the Intro course, and covers the topics you need to know to do technical canyon descents (ACA Level 3 Canyons.)
L2 is the Advanced course, and covers the topics you need to know to do advanced canyon descents (ACA Level 4 Canyons.)
L3 is the Essentials course, and covers the topics that at least one person in every group should know.
L4 is the Rescue course, and covers topics to help get your group, or a group you come across, out of a bind.
(Note: Each link above goes into more detail on the topics covered.)
Also note, there are fees associated with all the events above, and I hope they are of interest to folks.
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Hope to see you at a course, or in the canyons!