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  • Mt. Bierstadt Group Summit - Front Range, Colorado
  • A rest before the summit push on Dallas Peak - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Broken Ankle + 6 Miles = Tired
  • The classic San Juan approach - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Overlooking Noname Basin from Twin Thumbs Pass - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Upper Noname Basin - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Nearing Noname Cabin - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Twin Thumbs Twins - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Nearing the summit of Pt. 13,736 - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Blustery day on Iowa Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Morning snow at 15k, Cerro Ramada - Cordillera Ramada
  • Artesonraju from the summit of Nevado Pisco - Cordillera Blanca, Peru
  • February crowds on Gray's Peak - Front Range, Colorado
  • Kicking steps on Cerro Lliani - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Final traverse to the summit of Wheeler Mountain - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
  • The long walk to Pachanta - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Afternoon at 17k on Cerro Ramada - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
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    The final ridge on Iowa Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Summer summit on Longs Peak - Front Range, Colorado
  • A rest day at the Pachanta Hot Springs - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Mind over matter on Mt. Parnassas - Front Range, Colorado
  • Rest stop on Cerro Lliani - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Post nap surprise on Cerro Ramada - Cordiller Ramada, Argentina
  • Summit on Cerro Lliani - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Ridge walking on Grizzly Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Enroute the summit via the West Ridge on Pacific Peak - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
  • Mule train bound for Chilca - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Taking in the view from Fletcher Peak - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
  • Hiking on Silverheels - Mosquito Range, Colorado
  • Traversing! Gladstone Peak - San Juan Range, Colorado
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    The best of times at Willow Lake - Sangre de Christo Range, Colorado
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    High Altitude Cerebral Edema? - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
  • Bound for Chilca - Vilcanota Range, Peru
  • Going alpine light, Holy Cross Ridge - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Cumbre! Campa I - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
  • Roadside lunch with the best of company - Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
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    Long ridge walk to the summit of California Peak - Sangre de Christo Range, Colorado
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    Crossing el Rio Colorado . . . in the afternoon - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
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    Dealing with Fall snows high on Casco Peak - Sawatch Range, Colorado
  • Moonrise over Mercedario - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
  • Still climbing at 20,900 on Cerro Ramada - Cordiller Ramada, Argentina
  • Talus on Halo Ridge, Mt. of the Holy Cross - Sawatch Range, Colorado
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    Deteriorating conditions on Mt. Arkansas - Ten Mile Range, Colorado
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    After the climb - Cordillera Ramada, Argentina
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    Taking in the view from the summit of Crystal Peak - Tenmile Range, Colorado
  • Topping out on Mt. Arkansas' North Couloir - Mosquito Range, Colorado
  • Glissade on Mt. Arkansas - Mosquito Range, Colorado
  • Hard snow morning on Teakettle Mountain - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Spring snow announces the start of the climb on Dallas Peak - San Juan Range, Colorado
  • Crossing the Eolus Catwalk - San Juan Range, Colorado

Contact Me?

You may contact me . . . but there are some ground rules . . .

First, you have to go read my Disclaimer. I'm an attorney . . . I make a living dealing with jurisdiction, litigation, and liability, therefore you and I need to understand where we stand before there is any chance of two way communication.

Second, if you want to ask me about a trade route on a Colorado 14'er, please don't as I simply will not respond. I'm not trying to be a jerk but both the Roach and Dawson guidebooks are outstanding resources and each provides any 14er route information you might want. If those books still don't meet your need, then join a climbing forum on or Summitpost or just check out either site as they both provide a wealth of information. has many helpful members and no fear of new climbers getting abused.

Third, if you have a less traveled route in mind, perhaps south of the Equator, finding climbing and logistics information for the remote parts of the Andes gets more difficult with every step you take off the gringo climbing circuit. We left the trade routes, due in some part to a few kind folks who were willing to relate their experiences. I will "pay forward" the climbers who helped us out and share what I know with others who have similar interests. I do; however, reserve the right to cull out messages from folks who are obviously out of their league or just plain out of their minds.

Fourth, if a photo is missing, a page is screwed up or something similar, I'd like to hear about it so that I can fix the problem. I have been known to forget to link a page to the menu, forget to load photos for a particular page or commit some similarly dumb error. I'd love to hear from you if I've got something broken on the site. If you want to correct my grammar, give some extended dissertation on my use of a different font for my captions or take offense at the size of the headings at top of the page . . . (I'm not making these up) . . . please create your own site as an outlet to your creative frustration.

All that said, address email as follows - chode at climbing with bob dot com. You know the drill, substitute the "a with the circle" symbol for the at, run all the words together, and put a period where I have the "dot".