Lincoln Falls (6)


Statistics

  • Date - 11/29/2008
  • Elevation - 11,500'
  • Route - Various
  • Miles - 2.0
  • Elevation Gain - 900'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Jeff Shafer

Description

Several of us planned on heading to Rocky Mountain National Park over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, but the forecast was terrible calling for snow and high winds.  Jeff and I didn't want to waste the opportunity to climb so we went back to Lincoln Falls despite just being up there the previous weekend.  The weather was bad from the start, and conditions were full on for most of the day.  We each led a pitch up the main gully, and on top of the climb the gusts were really strong.  We initially thought it was going to be a one and done day, but three guys from Rifle, Colorado, let us climb on the top rope they set up on the right pillar.  The pillar ended up being really fun.  Even though it is more vertical then anything in the gully, the climb was hooked out.  It was only 11:30 once back at the base of the main gully, so we decided to climb it again even though the weather remained miserable.

Photos

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