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 Post subject: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:01 pm 
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Got the call the other day to go make some August turns up in RMNP. I figured why not since I ended my season a little premature this year. Got out with my buddy Mike Leago and my old intern Tyler Boyde. It was nice to put on the ole boots and make some turns!!

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More great light
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1st view of The Diamond
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The Crew
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Columbines
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12 mile round trip... ski mountaineering in Chacos
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Beneath The Diamond
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The Lamb Slide
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The Climb
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Almost there
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Tyler topping out
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Mike drops it like its hot!!!
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Tyler
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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:03 am 
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Injuries are no bueno, glad to see you are back out there riding. Hopefully the knee is feeling good now. And it looks like you guys scored some decent turns for August.

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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:03 am 
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Nice work, I though about heading up to the Park for the free entry weekend, but didn't make it. Looks like a lot of fun. I know Mike L from a summer camp type program I worked with him. Haven't gotten the chance to ski with him yet though.

How long was the approach to Lambslide?

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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:54 am 
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Thanks boys, it was great to get out and slide down hill. The slog in is not that bad. Its 5 miles to the base of Chasm Lake which only took us about 3 hours to get to. Once you hit the lake though the scrambling starts and its slow going around the lake and up to the snow climb. This time of year the snow is pretty hard with minimal corning going on. Still was great to just get up in this basin and be surrounded by all of this rock!!


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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:59 am 
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Great to see you back Ellis! :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:12 am 
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Did you guys have to use crampons? I'm trying to ride every month, and I'm looking for somewhere to go other than St. Mary's Glacier. Went there for July and it sucked. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:35 am 
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Thanks BC Rider, felt good to be in the Alpine again that's for sure!!

Ehcarley be sure to bring an ax and crampons, there is no way you could boot or kick steps in that stuff, especially if your in soft boots. Even in my hard boots i could not have kicked steps.


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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:20 pm 
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Nice to see you guys riding all summer. I haven't even looked at my board in two months. :oops:

Did your route up to the Lamb's Slide parallel the standard Long's Peak route? If so, you had to have run into a hundred summer peak-baggers that asked you the same ridiculous questions about your gear, activity, and general sanity. Any good stories?

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 Post subject: Re: TR RMNP The Lamb Slide 8-13-09
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:05 am 
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ehcarley wrote:
Did you guys have to use crampons? I'm trying to ride every month, and I'm looking for somewhere to go other than St. Mary's Glacier. Went there for July and it sucked. Thanks!


ehcarley, the Isabelle Glacier is a good choice for August and September. Much lower consequences for error than Lamb's Slide, and a less daunting approach in my opinion. The talus creeping around Chasm Lake to the base of the Lamb's Slide is something I never want to do again. In June you cruise it on snow.

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