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Member Since: Aug 22, 2007
Last Visit: 12 hours ago
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Point Rank: # 2,131
Total Points: 343
Last Year: 20
Last 30 Days: 9
18 Compliments
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 425 | Routes | Areas | Photos 61 | Page Improvements | Comments 38 | Posts 323 | Stars 1 | Ratings 2
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Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Disappointment Peak : Southeast Ridge (4th)
By: Andy Novak When: 5 days ago

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Comments: I took a slightly different route than described above which was mellow. At the base of the steeps on the far left side, work up and right on ledges until you reach the gully. This is only one or two moves of class 4. There is more or less a trail all the way to the top of this interesting peak, and the view from the summit is something else.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch
By: Andy Novak When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Absolutely breathtaking! Mosquitos were pretty bad July 14-15, a face net might be useful. Make sure to practice leave no trace ethics and refrain from fires. Give yourself plenty of time for the descent and the walk back (there may or may not be cairns, making for a slow going) Lastly, the Sawtooths are not a place where you want to get injured. Its not like the NPS where they have a team and chopper ready to go. Make sure to have self-rescue skills dialed and its probably worth carrying a SPO... more >>


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Andy Novak When: 5 days ago

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Comments: KURT: I think thats Chasing the Dragon. That pitch goes at 5.8. See that climb's topo.

A couple notes on this great climb: Both the leader and follower need to pay close attention when pulling up the slack on the roofs pitch. The flakes make it very easy for the rope to get stuck, but this shouldn't be a problem if the leader pulls slowly and the follower is paying attention. On the 6th pitch, stay close to the corner on the right. There is a 5.7ish l... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Upper East Face : The Beaver (5.5)
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: A great route! The tat rap anchor at the top of The Notch really should be replaced; it's safe but a total mess. Next person up there should cut away some (all) of the garbage. Be careful pulling the rope, and knot the ends. Kind of a bummer there are now so many bolts up there for the Notch highline, but I guess they have a right to enjoy Long's, too. This route is a fun little romp.


Location: 122Mariya : Profile : Photo
By: Andy Novak When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: Great shot!


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Butte : Infrared (5.11c) : Photo
By: Andy Novak When: Mar 14, 2016

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Comments: WOW!


Location: CO : Long's Peak Reunion
By: Andy Novak When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - 2015 LONG'S PEAK REUNION

Friday, August 21
7:00pm to 8:30pm – An evening With Enos Mills and friends at Performance Park; free admission
Starring Kurtis Kelly as Enos Mills
Narrated by Walter Borneman
Period music by Walt Steige and the Riverside Ramblers
Special tribute to the pioneer descendants by Matt Quinn

Saturday August 22
9:00am to 5:00pm – Long's Peak Symposium
at Ruesch Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies@SEMICOLO... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Pinnacle : Batman and Robin (5.6)
By: Andy Novak When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: Had to leave a double length sling and biner on the first pitch due to a very fast moving rain storm. Would be awesome to get it back. Shoot me a PM for karma points! Thanks!


Location: Pacific Northwest : Skiing Jefferson, S. Sister... : Photo
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: Dude, people actually want useful beta not this photoshopped garbage. GTF out of here with this bullshit spray.


Location: Pacific Northwest : Skiing Jefferson, S. Sister... : Photo
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: Its not that steep. You're not fooling anyone.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : Syke's Sickle (5.9+)
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 23, 2015

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Comments: Great, long day! Solid amount of fixed gear at the crux (I seconded the roof at A0). Surprising amount of loose flakes and rocker-blocks, particularly at belays. Test before you yard, and be extremely careful if parties are below you! 4 stars.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Matthews-Winters Park : The Millenium Boulder
By: Andy Novak When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: WTF? Stop harassing wildlife. Super lame.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls : Pin Route (5.5)
By: Andy Novak When: Sep 16, 2014

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Comments: The 3rd pin encountered along the ramp on the Sky Route (after the pin route shoots up) is no longer there. I easily removed it with my fingers. It is regrettable this relic is gone, but I thought it was safer to remove it rather than have it clipped and fallen upon.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Friendship Boulders
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 25, 2014

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Comments: Like for Patrick, these boulders have a special place in my heart. We used to spend countless fall afternoons playing and learning here, grabbing some atrocious food from the dining hall, then returning and climbing by headlamp. Just make sure to keep things very low key (no music, large groups, smoking, etc.), or the Y will take notice. I'm glad that my favorite boulders are not listed and still hidden from the masses. Sorry, but most/all of these routes are overgraded.


Location: Leavittator : I bolt routes for Chris Sha... : Photo
By: Andy Novak When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: I have a photo of Sharma sending the pink route at my gym, yet somehow this photo seems far, far cooler..


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Photo
By: Andy Novak When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: "This is a handsome bird at a little distance."

-William Clark (Lewis and Clark)


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Shelf Cirque : Shelf Cirque Traverse (Easy 5th)
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: Not Grade IV.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mt. Conness : West Ridge (5.6)
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 12, 2013

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Comments: Both approaches are long, but If you have the time, I recommend an overnight at Young lakes as opposed to the one-day approach. Note that the Supertopo has a MAJOR error concerning the approach from this direction. DO NOT go up to the ridge then decend back down the gully to start the route; instead simply cross the drainage in the morning and walk over to the base of the route: takes about 2 hours from Lower Young lake if you're taking your time. Amazing couple days of there... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : Shake 'N' Bake (5.7 R)
By: Andy Novak When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Soooooo, it's a 25-foot 5.7 free solo on terrible rock? WHY would you post this? Why would you name this "route"? This is not a route. This is lame.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : O Crags (Three Finger Canyo... : 1000' of Fun (5.6)
By: Andy Novak When: Apr 5, 2013

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Comments: Climbed it on 3/26/13. What a cool climb and place. Webbing is in reasonable shape, but top of 1st and 2nd may need some attention soon. On the descent, allow LOTS of time. As stated above, its annoying to say the least getting the ropes down the lower angle stuff.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : Changing Corners (5.8)
By: Andy Novak When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: Wow, I strongly disagree. This route isn't that inspiring. If you want to clip a bolt, there are 2 far better sport routes around the corner.


Location: General Climbing : Craziest Summit Shenanigan : Post : Photo
By: Andy Novak When: Sep 27, 2012

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Comments: littering is lame.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Andy Novak When: Feb 5, 2012

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Comments: My partner and I left a light blue Metolius cam at the lower belay station atop the 4th pitch (just below the dead-tree belay ledge) on 1/29. It's wiggling, and I'm sure someone with more skills than us will be able to get it out. Its return would be most appreciated. Reward! Message through this site. Thanks!


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Scout Rock
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 28, 2011

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Comments: Watch rock fall in the area. Wear a helmet. All those fist-sized and above rocks at the base of the climbs clearly came from somewhere....


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Scout Rock : Route 166 (5.7)
By: Andy Novak When: Jul 28, 2011

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Comments: Yes, the bolts are indeed gone. WHY? Whoever the assface was that did it didn't do a very good job. If you're going to chop bolts, do it the RIGHT WAY. Now what is left is an atrocity. Such POOR FORM.


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