Photo of the Week #3 – Relics

Relics, on Grand View Spire in Colorado National Monument, is a classic route that’s typical of the area: two excellent pitches, one mediocre one, and one horrible pitch. That’s what you get in the Monument, and while I’m not sure I’d do it again, it’s certainly a worthwhile outing, complete with a tyrolean traverse back to the rim. Here Mike Schneiter comes back across the traverse from the summit. If you like your towers with a little less choss, Sentinel Spire or Kissing Couple are excellent alternatives in this area.

One Response to Photo of the Week #3 – Relics

  1. That was a super fun day and it’s such a fun tower!

    Mike January 27, 2014 at 10:59 am
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Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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