Zootloopz aka Ian Atkinson Finishes the Centennials and 14ers

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Zootloopz aka Ian Atkinson Finishes the Centennials and 14ers

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Huge shoutout to Ian Atkinson aka Zootloopz for finishing the CO 14ers on Little Bear (via west ridge) -> Blanca -> Ellingwood Point on Sept 4th 2022 AND finishing the Centennials in Vestal Basin with a Wham Ridge solo up Vestal and Arrow peak on Sunday Sep 18th 2022. I met Ian on these forums earlier this year and since then he's gotten me stoked on 13ers and I've had the honor of learning a lot from him when it comes to route finding, scrambling, etc. We've shared a handful of outings together such as Hagerman, Matterhorn to Wetterhorn, the Trinities and the LB-Blanca traverse. I'm confident in saying you're a crusher and your stoke makes you a great partner to have out in the hills! Here's to all of the future adventures you will have in this incredible state and beyond! =D>
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Re: Zootloopz aka Ian Atkinson Finishes the Centennials and 14ers

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don’t forget the pole creeks and half outing. pretty sure that was the most pain I felt the entire summer :lol:
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Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.
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Congrats Ian! We had quite the day on Pyramids
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Congrats, on finishing the 14ers and Centennials so close to each other. Great work.
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Congratulations, Ian, on completing both the 14ers and centennials. The Little Bear/Blanca/Ellingwood tour is certainly finishing the 14ers in style. Ditto for soloing Wham Ridge to finish the centennials on Vestal Peak.
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Congrats!!
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A big thank you to this community. Bill’s work, conditions reports, trip reports, gpx files; all ridiculously valuable and helpful in accomplishing this goal.
Skimo95 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:38 am Congrats Ian! We had quite the day on Pyramids
So glad I didn’t break my foot on this one. :-" What a gnarly day.
ltlFish99 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:37 am Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.
climbingcue wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:44 am Congrats, on finishing the 14ers and Centennials so close to each other. Great work.
Mtnman200 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:46 am Congratulations, Ian, on completing both the 14ers and centennials. The Little Bear/Blanca/Ellingwood tour is certainly finishing the 14ers in style. Ditto for soloing Wham Ridge to finish the centennials on Vestal Peak.
HikerGuy wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:52 pmCongrats!!
Thank you!!! Finishing in style was definitely the plan \:D/
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zootloopz wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:48 am don’t forget the pole creeks and half outing. pretty sure that was the most pain I felt the entire summer :lol:
The pole creeks were, in fact, not as close to Half as they looked lol. We got em done tho :bicep:
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vertical_volume wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:42 pm
zootloopz wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:48 am don’t forget the pole creeks and half outing. pretty sure that was the most pain I felt the entire summer :lol:
The pole creeks were, in fact, not as close to Half as they looked lol. We got em done tho :bicep:
Haha, not at all. Pole Creek is WAY out there.
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Congratulations on the double header!
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Congratulations, Ian! You really got after it this summer! We met, by the way, on the approach to Ruby Basin (I was in the group going in for Peak Fifteen as you were hiking out).
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