Cottonwood Juice Box

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skykilo
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Cottonwood Juice Box

Post by skykilo » Mon May 13, 2013 9:48 pm

Multiple trips to Crestone Needle brought this little beauty to our attention. We're calling it the Cottonwood Juice Box.
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Before heading there, we had to do our normal shenanigans: night on the town in Santa Fe, then some good climbing. It was our first visit to Penitente Canyon. What an idyllic climbing spot!
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First time I've ever managed two consecutive 5.11 on-sights (11a then 11c) -- I WAS PSYCHED! Then I got served so hard I had to bail one bolt from the top of a 5.12a. Oh well. Good climbs.
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The Sangre de Cristo range was looking suspiciously white across the valley.
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How did we get there? In the α-gaper monster van!
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Wake-up call at 4 am, looking good.
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HEY BOO


We keep it gnar, even on the approach.
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Crestone Needle was flirting as we moved up the valley.
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At first sight I was swooning.
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I was slightly concerned about the new snow but intermittent clouds kept it chill.
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Another beautiful island in the sky
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Now it's time to get it! Dropping
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YES
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The skiing was consistenly NICE
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When he skied by me, he just DID IT.
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I vaguely want to ski Crestone Needle again now that it looks PHAT.
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It can wait until next year; we need to go ski another range for a while....

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Re: Cottonwood Juice Box

Post by ryanl » Mon May 13, 2013 11:22 pm

So I guess we're required to post photos of at lest two disciplines in every TR these days, eh? Respect.

Hibernaton nearing end. Must.....find....nourishment.....

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Re: Cottonwood Juice Box

Post by PeteH » Tue May 14, 2013 12:31 pm

Nice. You guys are going to have more snow than us after this heat wave.

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Re: Cottonwood Juice Box

Post by naomig » Tue May 14, 2013 1:02 pm

Crestone Needles looks amazing in that picture. Cool that you tagged this line. Nice pictures too.

Ryan: Sky gets antsy if he doesn't climb 4 times a week, so skiing has to happen in conjunction with climbing.

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Re: Cottonwood Juice Box

Post by huevón » Tue May 14, 2013 10:37 pm

Who the shit gave you asylum fugitives a monster van! Now nowhere is safe! :P :!: :lol:

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