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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Alex Burton When: Jul 15, 2010

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Comments:
7th  pitch on Petite Grepon in yellow.  Harder variation in blue.
7th pitch on Petite Grepon in yellow. Harder variation in blue.

First time on the Petit on Tuesday. What a beautiful climb! Realizing I probably got off route on the 7th pitch. If you click on and expand the above picture, you'll see the blue line which we climbed and the yellow is the line that someone else posted in a beta photo as the standard route. The blue line took us up about a 20 foot finger/hand crack (visible in the photo) that definitely climbed harder than 5.7/5.8 (5.9 maybe?). Anyone else done it that way?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Red Rock Redpoint Competiti...
By: Alex Burton When: Sep 18, 2009

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Comments: If you haven't climbed in Red Rock Canyon yet, this is a great way to get familiar with area and meet local climbers. Should be a great day for it!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Alex Burton When: Aug 11, 2009

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Comments: Amazing route...even if I was off route a bit (Thanks for telling on me and Clay, Lynn). Made the mistake of taking the dihedral directly above pitch 2 instead of the dihedral to the left. Got back on route after some major movement right to find a weakness and then a major traverse back left above.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Alex Burton When: Aug 19, 2007

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Comments: Finally, found the time to get out and do this one. My wife and I were in boulder for our 10th wedding anniversary, so her gift to me was following me on the Bastille. What an incredible climb. Pitch #3 was definitely my favorite, with great position and gear. I did the traditional finish up the chimney, and finished that by moving left from the top of the chimney up about 8-10 feet of slightly overhanging pocketed face. It was a fun, bouldery, but very short add on, that reminded me o... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Alex Burton When: Apr 2, 2007

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Comments: Yes, being my first time up it, I'm not completely aware of what was up there before, beyond reading previous posts. It sounded like Stewart Green had added two large red Metolius hangers (the kind you rap off and pull a rope directly through since it has a very fat edge on it). However, when I topped out on the pillar there was just one of those there, and an obvious threaded hole where the other one used to be. In addition, there was also a regular bolt hanger (which may have been added re... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Alex Burton When: Apr 2, 2007

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Comments: FYI: Climbed this route yesterday to the top of the second pitch. One of the fat, red, Metolius hangers on the top of the pillar is missing. There was just one red Metolius and a bolt hanger. Added a rappel ring to the bolt hanger. Does anyone know if the other Metolius was removed for a good reason, or just stolen?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space
By: Alex Burton When: Sep 22, 2006

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Comments: Red Rock Red Point has been rescheduled to October 1st, due to weather. All other details are the same.


Location: CO : Red Rock Red Point
By: Alex Burton When: Sep 22, 2006

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Comments: Comp has been rescheduled for Sunday Oct 1, due to weather. All other details are the same.


Location: CO : Red Rock Red Point Climbing...
By: Alex Burton When: Sep 20, 2006

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Comments: Additional details about the comp:
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd place in the following
categories:
Male Advanced
Female Advanced
Male Intermediate
Female Intermediate
Male Beginner
Female Beginner
Youth Male (14 and under)
Youth Female (14 and under)

The competition will use the "Redpoint" format which means that
climbers must reach the top of the climb without falling or weighting the rope.
However, they do not have to do this on their first try. Even if a
climber ac... more >>


Location: CO : Red Rock Red Point
By: Alex Burton When: Sep 20, 2006

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Comments: More Details about the Red Rock Red Point Comp.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd place in the following
categories:
Male Advanced
Female Advanced
Male Intermediate
Female Intermediate
Male Beginner
Female Beginner
Youth Male (14 and under)
Youth Female (14 and under)

The competition will use the "Redpoint" format which means that
climbers must reach the top of the climb without falling or weighting the rope.
However, they do not have to do this on their first try. Even if ... more >>