• Date - 03/21/2020
  • Elevation - 8,800'
  • Route - Rigid Designator
  • Miles - 1.0
  • Elevation Gain - 300'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga, Nick Quesnel, Kevin Smith


It had been nine years since I had been on the Rigid Designator.  The four of us went up to Vail, Colorado, for a day of top-roping the Rigid Designator.  There were only two other climbers in the amphitheater who let us use their rope to top-rope Cupcake Corner.  The Rigid Designator was challenging and pumpy.


Kevin took a piece of ice to the cheek.ViewsKevin SmithKevin SmithKevin SmithJames, Nick, Brian, and KevinJames JustJames JustNick ice bouldering while I belay in the background.Cupcake CornerCupcake CornerNick QuesnelThe Fang was not touching down.