Sunday, November 16, 2008

Campground Couloir and Sandia Ridge

Another beautiful day in paradise. We climbed the middle campground couloir today, and it is fine WI3 shape right now. River crossing is casual as well.We were back in Ouray by 0900 and the weather was super nice, so we decided to have a look at the newly installed Sandia Ridge Climb. This is the prominent red sandstone ridge above town. Some guys put in a 7-8 pitch route with some bolts and gear. It offers nice position and good views, although the climbing itself isn't the best.
All in all a pretty nice dual-sport day! Should be nice weather for more rock climbing ths week.
Cheers, CC.