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The rappel off the Maiden, Boulder, CO 9/27/11


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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Photo
By: BameR When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: It's actually a northern saw whet owl.... Spotted owls are much larger and endangered.... I doubt one of the most endangered species in the country hangs out around a popular climbing crag on the outskirts of Golden, CO.... Still a bad ass shot.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Devil's Thumb
By: BameR When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: Man o man.... This was my first alpine tower.... The Exposure is epic right from the start.... Since we went high above the notch and then downclimbed the eastern side and then traversed over to the notch (5.3x, 5.4x), a fall from the eastern side would surely end you, but only after a bounce, maybe two.... The beta photo with the blue line is great, but you had better have some cojones, 'cause it is a very spicy approach to the notch belay point. I would recommend roping up on either approach ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Playin' Hooky (5.8)
By: BameR When: Mar 6, 2012

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Comments: Top of pitch 2- The large ledge with the fixed rope.....
LOOSE ROCKS!!! THERE ARE LOTS OF BASEBALL TO GRAPEFRUIT-SIZED AND SOME LARGER ROCKS, which need to be thrown into the creek. If you are the only party up there, please throw some down. I made a pile while waiting to rap, and after rappelling 20 feet down from the ledge realized I should have done it.

Beware when rappelling, or wear your brain buckets! Have Fun.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Playin' Hooky (5.8)
By: BameR When: Mar 6, 2012

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Comments: Climbed yesterday afternoon (3/5/12). Great moderate route, great warm up for the rest of creek side. Started in the sun, climbed in the shade, rappelled in the windy cold shadows.

On the second belay ledge (top of pitch two - there are 2 sets of anchors 1 hanging and 1 at the bench/ledge), there are lots of loose baseball to grapefruit-sized and some larger loose rocks. I piled them into a pile away from where the rope will drag them down when you pull it for a rappel. In hindsight, I sho... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Side of Tunnel 1 : Unnamed Tunnel 1 Highball (V2) : Photo
By: BameR When: Nov 26, 2011

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Comments: The Yellow line is a good warmup
The Blue line is hard to sequence successfully, especially where the two cracks merge, awkward mantle side pull?(0/12 so far... I suck...LOL)
The red line is, well ummm, WOW!. Left handed sloper-side-pulls and right handed slappers on the blunt smooth arete, with few to non-existant feet. Oh and did I mention overhanging.... If you can climb this you are super human.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Side of Tunnel 1 : Unnamed Tunnel 1 Highball (V2)
By: BameR When: Nov 25, 2011

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Comments: If you are talking about the right sloping crack with the finger locks and the vertical crack to the right center (all liebacks) of the picture, it is not V2...I would say significantly harder for sure. The farthest right crack up by the tree I would say is V2. The leftmost arete in the picture has to be a mid-range boulder problem (V6-8). I have climbed V4 at BRC and Movement, and all of these problems seemed significantly harder...luckily I was top rope soloing or I would have ended up with b... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Silent But Deadly (5.9-) : Photo
By: BameR When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: Sorry for the small lines in the photo. Next time I'll use a bigger paintbrush.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Jungle
By: BameR When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: This area might be more easily accessed from mile marker 10 as it's only about 400 yards from Wipeyur Buttress to the east through the aspen grove. Very scenic area.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Junk in the Trunk (5.9)
By: BameR When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: A little help with the description.... Instead on going to Devil's Head campgroup and parking area, stay right on Rampart Range Road, drive past the radio tower (on the west side, this is where radio head is), and before the 90 degree right hand switchback, there is a parking area for only 4-6 cars on the east side of the road with a little parking sign (about MM10 on CO 67). Descend the trail to the east into the gully, follow the cairns until you reach the south slab of the buttress, look for... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Tailwinds (5.9)
By: BameR When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: Awesome warmup route, with great holds the whole way to the anchors. I wish it was longer.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Mr. Hanky (5.10a)
By: BameR When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: This was a great route. The rock is awesome and has a cool bouldery start, I thought the little head wall at the top held the crux (5th bolt?, sorry long day). This area is gorgeous, great fall day.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Silent But Deadly (5.9-)
By: BameR When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: Slabby, but grippy, the upper portion is only so so, I would recommend going to the anchors on the next route (to the right), Junk In the Trunk. Nice 5.9, good warmup for the other routes around the buttress.