Bill and Dom’s Excellent Adventure – Episode 11 arrives in Colorado

After an uneventful flight we arrived in Denver just before midnight.

With afternoon thunder storms forecasted and a need to get some acclimatisation in before heading up to climb on The Diamond on Longs Peak later in the week, we headed into the Rocky Mountain National Park for an afternoon hit on Lumpy Ridge, set high above the tourist centre of Estes Park.

About an hour’s walk gets you to The Book, probably the best of the crags along this granite escarpment.

We did the 5 pitch classic 5.9 Loose Ends with the 5.10b variation of Visual Aids.

Here’s Bill on the sketchy pitch 1 lay back.

… and the p3 belay with fine views of the Rockies and the incoming storm

Then the crazy pitch 5 Cave Roof exit

We were up and down with only a few showers despite the lightning and thunder kicking off nearby.

Altitude and jet lag combined to leave us both knackered – the adventure begins!

2 responses to “Bill and Dom’s Excellent Adventure – Episode 11 arrives in Colorado

  1. Enjoy your adventures I will certainly be following, as a one arm frustrated person. May those storms die out quickly for you.. X Isabelle

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