North Maroon Peak – Going Technical
Climbing North Maroon with Andy Mishmash changes a dangerous climb into pure joy. This peak is notorious for casualties but with care watching for loose rock and someone experienced in route finding, North Maroon becomes one of the most beautiful fourteener...
Mt. Eolus and N. Eolus – exposed rock climbing
Mt. Eolus is a more challenging 14er in the San Juan Range accessible only by the 130 year old Denver & Rio Grande narrow-gauge train and then backpacking to the Chicago Basin. This mountain features a narrow, exposed “Catwalk” and some good Class...
The DOMINO – A Blend of European Design and American Taste for Mechanized Entertainment
The Domino is a payout gambling machine that was invented by an Englishman, based in France, manufactured in Germany and sold mainly for the U.S. market in the 1920’s.
Ellingwood Pt. via South Zapata Creek (non-standard route)
To avoid the busy and rough Lake Como Road and the crowds at Lake Como camp-sites we followed an alternate route from South Zapata Lake. The route to summit was long, rocky, loose and cold on the shady side of the peak. We did get to see Big Horn Sheep...
A challenging mountain summited with son Brett Crandall in a nearly 19 hour day from dark to dark.
Uncle Sam in Machine Art – the Caille Uncle Sam Arcade Strength Tester
The origins of the famous Uncle Sam national imagery and how it made its way into Arcade machine “art.” The very rare Caille and Howard Uncle Sam coin-operated strength tester machines.
Twining Peak – A High Thirteener near Aspen
Twining Peak, 13,711’ near Aspen, Class 2 and dog-friendly. Also called Blue Peak, it is approached on a largely unmarked route that summits Blarney Peak first in order to access a saddle and ridge to Twining. Emme and Alfie, Australian Terriers made...
Handies Peak in the San Juans – Southwest Slope from American Basin
Starting in Lake City, a Colorado classic western town in the San Juan Range; Hiking, climbing from the American Basin, a caldera left over from the volcanic activity millions of years ago making for a picturesque and very snowy day.
Mt Princeton 14,197’ – in the Collegiates My last solo
HERE solo with Emme the 14er dog.
Mt. Princeton, a 14er in the Collegiates
As a birthday climb with balloons!