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Im close to finishing the famous long list of all 637 Coloradoranked peaks over 13,000 feet.I consider the list to be a bank accountof great outings, and Ill be a bit sad to actually finish thelist.Ill set the record for having taken the longest to omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chr watches complete thelist. When people complain about the crowded 14ers, I tell them toclimb obscure 13ers.We typically go all day without seeing anyone.Q: Your guidebooks have a huge number of routes in such detail, over what period did you climb all those routes?
I started accumulating the route information in the 1950s.I climbevery peak or rock in my guides, but there are still a few spots Ihavent touched.Q: Longs Peak is special to you. Why does it stand out? I started out as a rock climber and gravitated naturally to routeson Longs east face.Thats where I found my feet as an omega Seamaster Railmaster Chron watches alpineclimber.Back then, the Diamond had not been climbed and there was alot of mystery on the face.Q: What do you think about climbing records these days: speed, ski, disabilities, etc. Is there a place for these in climbing?