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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Space Sluts in the Slammer.

Space Sluts in the Slammer.

CO : Independence Pass : ... : Space Sluts in the Slammer (5.12b)

Jun 10, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Bucket Brigade

Bucket Brigade

Alvaro Arnal : Route Photos

Jun 10, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: One Strike You're Out

One Strike You're Out

Alvaro Arnal : Route Photos

Jun 10, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Show Pony

Show Pony

Alvaro Arnal : Route Photos

Jun 10, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Space Sluts in the Slammer

Space Sluts in the Slammer

Alvaro Arnal : Route Photos

Jun 10, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Miura buckle wear

Miura buckle wear

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Miura VS Buckle Wear

Jun 6, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Al on Tower of Power.

Al on Tower of Power.

CO : Independence Pass : ... : Tower of Power (5.12a)

May 28, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Pup Tent OS

Pup Tent OS

Alvaro Arnal : Personal Photos

May 3, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Al just finishing up the crux on Gone Beyonder.

Al just finishing up the crux on Gone Beyonder.

CO : Carbondale Area : ... : Gone Beyonder (5.12a)

Apr 8, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Megan feeling the exposure on Party Hat.

Megan feeling the exposure on Party Hat.

CO : Carbondale Area : ... : Party Hat (5.10+)

Apr 8, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Al on Craptonite.  Photo by Olivia Siegel.

Al on Craptonite. Photo by Olivia Siegel.

CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : Craptonite (5.12a)

Mar 18, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Al taking the swing on Olympic Thrust.

Al taking the swing on Olympic Thrust.

CO : Independence Pass : ... : Olympic Thrust (5.11c)

Aug 28, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Jungle Wall : Dark Horse (5.10a)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: This route is called "Dark Horse". I updated the route info.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Wild Rock Area : Wild Rock : Problem Child (5.12b)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Geoff, to move off the Texas flake, I cam my right foot into the top of the flake and crank on that to reach the (often wet) finger lock with my right hand. Then it's easy to reach left to the crimp by the next bolt. This move shouldn't be hard; it's not even one of the cruxes!


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Upper Boulderfield Area : Lower Bulldog Cliff : Johnny Come Lately (5.12b)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Maybe I missed something; maybe I'm way more out of shape than I thought; maybe something broke, but the crux between the 3rd and 4th bolts is absolutely stopper for me! I tried following holds to the left, and everything in that direction seems to blank out. I tried following holds to the right and that blanks out as well....


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Jungle Wall : Monkey Spunk (5.11a)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Secret beta alert: at the 4th bolt, step right across the ledge to a no-hands stance and find the good right hand sidepull around the corner to move up and into the alcove below the roof.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Wild Ridge
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: Wish I could remember what we climbed and where the climbs were located along that band! We didn't bother to add any bolts or anchors; we decided not to put in the effort since it's such a steep and long approach just to get up there (I know, lazy lazy!)


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Wild Ridge
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: It's cool that people are starting to venture up there! 3 or 4 years ago a friend and I went up and cleaned/climbed a few lines on the left side of your photo; above that smooth band of rock, including a nice hand crack in a corner. We decided that it would take someone with way more motivation than us to keep humping up there to establish lines, so we let it be. Nice job, Amos!


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Squawk Rock
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jul 1, 2015

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Comments: If I remember correctly, the trail is across the street from the upper end of the parking pull-out. The trail itself is hard to find; the cairn is at the top of the berm off the road.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Under Pressure (5.10c)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 12, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Jay Brown, for replacing the last bolt of this climb with a new one. The old (original) bolt was pretty manky!


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree...
By: Alvaro Arnal When: May 30, 2015

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Comments: Daniel - there's probably still a lot of snow up there. Lime Creek is more of a July destination, especially given the late-season snow we've had lately.

Kudos to you if you do get up there to check it out though, and let us know what you find!


Location: CO : Carbondale Area : The Narrows : Narrows Proper
By: Alvaro Arnal When: May 29, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Dana! All the new routes in the Narrows (and across the Western Slope) will be included in the new guidebook that's "hopefully" coming out this fall.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Turkey Rock Area : Right Wing (5.6)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: I always prefer to walk off of Turkey Rock. Once you summit, it's easy to find the way down by walking back (north) and then left (west) from the top.

Alternately, it's also an easy 2x rappel by walking west to the anchors of Smoked Turkey. 2 raps on a doubled 60-m rope will get you down.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Girly Man (5.12a)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: Yes, you can also place gear at the top instead of running it out. The climbing once you exit the dihedral drops to 5.8-5.9. It's up to you really.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Scene of the Crime (5.12c/d)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Oct 29, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic route and very hard for the grade! I broke it down as a V6/7 boulder problem straight into pumpy, 5.11+ climbing with no rest until you reach the huge undercling after clipping the 3rd bolt. Get enough back here for 4 more moves of V3ish climbing to reach the huge jug horn and easier climbing to the anchor.


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