Phoenix Peak 3rd class top-out

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Is Phoenix Peak 3rd Class?

Yes, to truly reach the summit.
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No votes
No, Summit Cairns don't count
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70%
No, because you can touch the top without climbing the cairn
1
5%
No, because you can knock the cairn over.
5
25%
 
Total votes: 20
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Camden7
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Phoenix Peak 3rd class top-out

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Something I was curious about:
If you need to stand/sit/reach the highest point to truly summit, is "Phoenix Peak" outside of Creede 3rd class?


Oops, very sideways but don't know how to fix.
Last edited by Camden7 on Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:13 am, edited 2 times in total.
If you aren’t thirsty, you brought too much water.
If you aren’t hungry, you brought too much food.
If you aren’t scared, you brought too much gear.
If you made it to the top, it was too easy anyway.
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Re: Phoenix Peak 3rd class top-out

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Is there an option for “no, because you can knock the cairn over”?
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Re: Phoenix Peak 3rd class top-out

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Excellent scrambling I never trust summit cairns not to tip over. That one is well built but still could cause significant injury if you tumbled off. SAR would be scratching their heads when they got a call for a helicopter rescue on Phoenix.
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Re: Phoenix Peak 3rd class top-out

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hellmanm wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:07 pm Is there an option for “no, because you can knock the cairn over”?
will add one
If you aren’t thirsty, you brought too much water.
If you aren’t hungry, you brought too much food.
If you aren’t scared, you brought too much gear.
If you made it to the top, it was too easy anyway.
-climbers’ adage
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Re: Phoenix Peak 3rd class top-out

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Finding it on a day when it is horizontal and the earths gravity is off is the real challenge.
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