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Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Funkdemental (5.11a)
By: Adrian Hill When: Dec 15, 2005

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Comments: Around 12/04/05, the nut holding the hanger on the upper of the two bolts at the bulge was loose. I managed to tighten it by hand, but take care with it. If you're in the area with a wrench, you could generate some good karma by going up and tightening it.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Guenese (5.11a)
By: Adrian Hill When: Nov 21, 2005

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Comments: Rossiter's guide says take RPs and QDs, but I was definitely pleased to place a red Alien in the flake (as someone else mentioned above). A 1.5 Friend also works, but not as well as the Alien. The 5.9 corner above the roof takes wires. There is also a fixed pin, but the eye must be threaded and can't be clipped directly. Excellent route, and a good pump.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Rosy Crucifixion (5.10- PG13)
By: Adrian Hill When: Aug 11, 2005

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Comments: I agree with Guy's comment about the #2 (yellow) Camalot on p2. Rossiter's guide says take gear to a #2 Friend, which is much too small for that placement.I don't think the route warrants an "s" with the current two bolts on p1. I placed three Aliens (black, blue, green) and a great stopper on the traverse. I'm 5'8" and I could stretch to clip the first bolt before leaving the large foothold.We rapped from the tree up and left of the finish to the belay at the end of p1. Then another... more >>

Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : Upside The Cranium (5.10b/c)
By: Adrian Hill When: Apr 18, 2005

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Comments: Excellent and sustained. I didn't find any particularly long reach near the top (I'm 5'8"). Agree with Ron - crux is around the 6th bolt. Stay generally slightly right of the bolts for the easiest line.

Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : Sunshine Dihedral (5.10b)
By: Adrian Hill When: Apr 18, 2005

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Comments: 5.10b seems about right. Protection is good - take a #4 Camalot or equivalent. No need for the pin to ever be replaced.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Cable Route (5.4)
By: Adrian Hill When: Jan 14, 2005

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Comments: Adam,

Your response to slithering Carl was spot on.

For current conditions, you can sometimes save a trudge up to the Boulder Field by checking out

which gives a decent view of the route.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab? : Critical Morass (5.10c)
By: Adrian Hill When: Jun 7, 2004

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Comments: Excellent pitch, but definitely not 11a. Probably 10c/d. Apart from the anchors, all bolts are placed exactly where you want them. Following Dougald's comment, I clipped the last protection bolt then angled down to the anchor on the left, to avoid the Critical Morass anchor. The party after us went to the CM anchor, and said that it didn't seem too bad; one bolt slightly loose. Maybe someone did some repairs. Either way, a pitch not to be missed.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Rover (5.11b R)
By: Adrian Hill When: May 26, 2004

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Comments: Almost didn't do pitch 2, following the bird "lime"comments. Turned out that there's only one hold with some poop on it - nothing excessive at all (as ofSaturday 05-22-04).I thought this was a great alternative to p2. of Ruper -definitely a little harder, but way better protected. Not as hard as it looks.I used cams from a red Alien to a blue (#3) Camalot.

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Jug Dome aka Anne's Rock : Adam's Rib (5.10c)
By: Adrian Hill When: May 17, 2004

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Comments: After the short crack/flake section following the 7th bolt, step back right just before the 8th bolt. The bolt is not immediately obvious because you're facing left while in the crack. There are a couple of tricky moves past the 8th bolt, in keeping with the rest of the route.

Great climbing throughout. As good as The Black Tube, which Gillett says is the best route on the crag.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock
By: Adrian Hill When: Jul 28, 2003

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Comments: The phone number for getting backcountry permits is(970) 586 1242. The general information number is(970) 586 1206.

Not fascinating information, but possibly useful.

Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon
By: Adrian Hill When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: Anyone know the name of the rock, and the single route, about 100 yardsdownstream from The Terrace? There is a single bolted line (6 bolts) onan overhanging face, leading to a two bolt rap anchor. The rock isslightly upstream from the plank across the river at the Lost Angel.Grade for the route?

Thanks for any information.

Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : The Terrace
By: Adrian Hill When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: Instead of wading the river, there is a plank across the river starting at the baseof Lost Angel. The plank is pretty thick, but starting to show signs of age. Fromthe far side of the plank, head up hill and upstream to reach the Terrace.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak
By: Adrian Hill When: Aug 20, 2002

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Comments: The sling and 'biner referred to by Jim Berg [were] gone by Aug 10th. I added a doubled 1" tape sling and two rap rings. I hope these last longer than Jim's sling! What the hell are people thinking, stealingfixed gear from a rap anchor? Kudos to the ASCA for placing the bolts, even if they are a little far back.

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Ironclads : Mount Boner : Slap and Tickle (5.10b)
By: Adrian Hill When: Jun 25, 2002

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Comments: As of June 2002, the anchor at the top is still bad. However, you can sling a large flake about three feet lower than the anchor, then move right to the anchor on the 5.7. Take a double-length sling. [Eds. 6/05 there is a 2 bolt anchor with hangers]

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