John Sasso on Tyrolean Traverse over Uncompahgre Creek
Photo by Michael Hibbard
Date: August 10, 2019; Maximum participants: 4
Any Outing Leaders need not sign up. If interested just show up.
Four pitch sport climb near Ouray, Colorado.
If you can climb 5.10 in the gym, have completed Basic Class with Grad Climb, have multi-pitch experience, and are comfortable with exposure and high altitude, than this is for you. Altitude approx. 9000’msl.
We’ll meet at 7am at the Information Center parking lot, 1230 Main St, Ouray, Colorado.
We’ll decide on car pooling because of limited parking at the climb, and then continue driving about 20 minutes south of town and park. If parking area is full we’ll shuttle from town.
After descending a short hill we’ll hook up to three ropes for a short Tyrolean Traverse across Uncompahgre Creek, (don’t forget a small pulley). An additional 20 minutes uphill will get us to the base of the climb.
I have done this climb in three pitches before, but we’ll see how everyone is doing.
After some photos at the top we’ll all rappel to the base and hike back to the Tyrolean Traverse. Upon returning to the Information Center the outing is complete.
I plan on soaking at the hot springs pool for an hour or so. If you plan on joining me don’t forget your swimming suit and towel.
Plenty of motels in Ouray, and there is a KOA as well. If you plan on camping on your own try Yankee Boy Basin. Map: Trails Illustrated #141, Telluride, Silverton, Ouray, Lake City.
Equipment: Harness, climbing and approach shoes, belay/rappel device, autoblock, gloves, small pulley, helmet, sunglasses, prussiks, extra lockers, clothing layers, water, food, and anything else that will make you comfortable when August temps in Ouray are between 40/75f.
You will need to carry your own personal 60m rope in good condition, and all gear, so bring a large pack to accommodate this.
Attendee list is at the sole discretion of the outing leaders all of whom are volunteers. You will be an active team member. This is not a guided tour.
I am not a guide, and there are no guides on this outing. Participants will be chosen based on technical experience.
• Important to know
Paid membership in the AMC is required to attend this meetup. When you RSVP, you’ll be asked for your full name, email, and phone number. Your contact information is needed to verify club membership and to facilitate communication for the Outing Leaders. Individuals who do not respond to the Meetup question when RSVPing or do not have current AMC membership will be moved to Not Going by the Outing Leaders. Turn on the messaging feature on Meetup or you may not get through to me and you’ll be placed on the Not Going list.
This activity is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. This Tyrolean Traverse and associate climbing activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event.
This is a “Joint Venture” and you will assume all responsibilities for yourself. There is no licensed guide on this Outing.
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A current Arizona Mountaineering Club Liability Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risk form must be filled out, signed and handed to your outing leader at the start of the day.