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Fortress of Solitude

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  • Ascents: 7

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Initially graded 5.15a, upgraded to 5.15b by Matty Hong in 2021 and downgraded again by Jonathan Siegrist in 2022.

FFA: Tommy Caldwell, 2003

FA: Tommy Caldwell, 1999

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new line to the left of the "Flex Luther"

Set: Carlo Traversi & Jon Cardwell, 2016

FFA: Jon Cardwell, Nov 2023

55 m Extension of "Wind up bird"

Set: Jon Cardwell

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Author(s): Gerry Roach

Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781641607759

Providing accurate and comprehensive info, the 4th edition of Fulcrum Colorado's Fourteeners includes standard, alternate and technical routes for all 58 peaks over 14,000 ft. in the Centennial state.

  • Updated to include up-to-date topographic maps, GPS coordinates, expanded route details and alterations to trail access
  • Multiple tables and appendices summarize features for quick reference
  • Author Gerry Roach shares his expertise from over 50 years of mountaineering
  • Includes full colour photos and 31 maps

Author(s): Matt Payne and Bob Rosebrough

Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781937052775

Colorado Mountain Club:
Climbing Colorado's San Juans is a treasure trove of adventures ranging from easy scrambles for the outdoor novice to advanced, technical ascents of staggering summits for seasoned peakbaggers.
  • Chapters are organized into 13 mountain subgroups
  • Covers nearly 300 routes and 200 peaks—including 13 of Colorado's 54 fourteeners and 29 of its highest Centennial peaks
  • Includes key intel, maps, color photos and storied explanations of San Juan mountain's climbing history

Author(s): Phillip Benningfield

Date: 2020

ISBN: 9781892540997

Sharp End Publishing:
The go-to guide for dedicated pebble wrestlers, Colorado Bouldering: Mountains and Western Slope provides helpful information about this national bouldering destination.
  • Areas covered include Sheep's Nose, Elevenmile, Newlin Creek, Guanella Pass, Red Cliff, Hornsilver, Redstone, Chapman Reservoir, Independence Pass and Buena Vista
  • Also covers Hecla Junction, Agnes Valley, San Luis Valley, Monte Vista, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Telluride, Durango, New Castle and Unaweep
  • This is the companion book to Colorado Bouldering: Front Range (not included)

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