Archive for August, 2011

Hagerman Peak – Day 2

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Geneva Lake to Hagerman Peak TOPO

Hagerman South Face Elevation Profile
Saturday morning, we woke up at 5am. It was completely dark. We made some coffee and ate some food. Two hikers with headlamps passed our tents around 6am, I guessed on the way to do Snowmass (they were going the wrong direction for Hagerman). (more…)

Hagerman Peak – Day 1

Friday, August 26th, 2011

On Friday morning, Dennis, Linda, and I woke up ~well rested from an enjoyable night at the Beaver Lake Lodge. Their breakfast time didn’t start until later in the morning, so I had prepared breakfast bagels in advance. Our room had a microwave, so I was able to heat things up…nice!

Hagerman & Snowmass from Lead King Basin Road
We left the lodge early and drove down Lead King Basin Trail Road to the Geneva Lake North Fork Trail Head. The Lead King Basin road is definitely one which requires high clearance.

Lead King Basin Road

Lead King Basin Drive
4wd is helpful for a couple of really rough sections. If the road is wet, I would not attempt it due to perilous dropoffs, very bad rutting, and creek crossings. When we got to the TH, there were just a few cars. There was room for ~15. (more…)

Rock Climbing – Cob Rock, Boulder, CO

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

I climbed North Face Center with Michael while John and Russ climbed Empor.

Clare - Top O Cob - Love The View! Michael Enjoying North Face Cob Rock
John Rock Climbing Top of Cob Rock Russ Climbing to Top O Cob
Then, I had a bout of serious dehydration. I chugged my entire Nalgene of water and still felt crummy. It must have been after effects of attending the Stapleton Beer Festival the night before. I felt so thirsty, it was a little unsettling. (more…)

Rock Climbing – East Face North Side (5.4), Seal Rock

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

I co-led a CMC rock climb up the East Face North Side of Seal Rock. Kent and Chris paired up on one rope while Michelle and I were on the other.
Chris, Kent, and Michelle Top of Seal Rock Clare on Summit of Seal Rock
I was happy Michelle was into swinging lead, as things would move a little smoother. She did odds while I did even pitches. It was generous on her part because number 4 is the money pitch. It features a really fun finger crack.