Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, 10/19/11 Green Mountain

From Chautauqua
Up 3rd access/Down 1st access

4.27 miles/2,629 vert.

Met up with Tony and Aron at Chautauqua a bit after 4pm and headed up Green behind the 3rd Flatiron.  It was my intent to work on dialing the route a bit, but I got so caught up yammering with those guys, I was not paying much attention and got off track a few times.  This was mostly just a fast walk, but as usual, once we hit Greenman, Tony turned on the jets and it was all I could do to keep him in sight as I alternated between hands on the knees hiking and running.

We headed down the NE ridge to the 1st access and spectated Bill and co. doing their not a race 1st Flatiron scramble and I got a bunch of photos.  Stefan of course blew the doors off of everyone and it was great fun to watch.

Tony and Aron

Stefan Griebel showing everyone how it is done

Newcomer Reid Pletcher.  Look out for this guy, he is super fast.

Bill Wright

Dan Mottinger

 Stefan cruising to yet another win

Dave Stewart, Tony, Homie

Bill breaking 40 minutes (way to go Bill!)

Dan finishing up