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Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Another Round (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: A #2 and/or a .5/.75 Camalot makes getting to the first bolt fairly safe. If following at your limit, be careful after unclipping the second bolt because of the swing potential.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Meat Market (5.10c)
By: Ben Burnett When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: Hanta virus alert!
After a rain, the Thank-God pocket is full of water with rodent floaters!


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : The Overlook : South/East side : Paul's Boutique (5.11b)
By: Ben Burnett When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: Still horribly dirty; scary first bolt with spinning hanger; glad I didn't lead it; plenty of TR equipment on top.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Juan Tabo Canyon : Shield : Photo
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Nice shot!
How long is the rap? Can it be done with a single rope? (30 m 40 m or 70 m)


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Gateway Rock : Forest (5.10b/c)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: I agree, best route on the wall. I prefer trad, but this would be crappy on gear. Always ask before you drill, though.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Palomas Peak : (06) The Dihedral Wall : Classic Jam Crack (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Great route for practicing jams of various sizes and for placing cams. Very safe for a newer leader [as long as they can get up 5.9 crack]. The crux will likely be hand size dependent.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Palomas Peak : (06) The Dihedral Wall : Green Eggs and Ham (5.10c)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Very fun. I used a couple holds on the arete about two thirds of the way up. Didn't seem like I was cheating, but it also didn't feel as hard as 10c.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Sunlight Spire : Standard Route, Sunlight Sp... (5.10)
By: Ben Burnett When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: Spectacular line in a spectacular place! I concur that no move seemed harder than 10a, but you would need to be able to cruise 5.10 to actually send it on lead due to the elevation.

We cut down a tattered rope, replaced the oldest looking webbing at both belays, and removed discarded webbing left deep in the summit crack. LNT - or as little as possible.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : ... : Photo
By: Ben Burnett When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Watch your rope!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Bur-Har-Bur (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Apr 23, 2013

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Comments: Dirty and debris covered when we climbed it. Bring a whisk broom up there on a quiet day.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Metamusso (5.11a)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: I think we climbed this [1 route right of Dangle], but the description and picture seem off. [Eds. now relabeled & moved] The guidebook seems off too - or maybe there is a new route.
Short, easy slab to ledge followed by 2 bulges; finish up and right. Upper bulge has hollow flakes. The bolts just over each bulge seem too far to the left- perhaps due to rock conditions.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Loves Me Like a Rock (5.8)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: Steep for an 8. Would be fun if you weren't worried about killing your belayer with rockfall. In fairness, we pulled nothing off, but that might just be because we were extra careful given the shattered nature of the rock.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : CJ & The Lesbian Seagull (5.8)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: I wonder when that block will come down....


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Aspiring Frog (5.10c)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: The bolt placements give you freedom to climb on or off the arete as much as you want and control the grade from 10- to 10+.

I love climbing big features like this!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Free Form Wall : Guilty By Association (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: Not good for a beginner, but bolts are well placed if you are comfortable at the grade.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Free Form Wall : Karma Mechanic (5.10b)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: Start right behind a skeletal tree (dead), which makes for a good cheater foot hold if you're not tall enough for the initial reach.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Hot Spur (5.8)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: Good route with lots of variations. The slanting crack to a pine tree is pretty easy to spot, but from there, you can choose a variety of features. We climbed straight up from the pine on a series of finger cracks winding through trees near the top to a big ledge - all 5th class. To the right of the 4th class gully, a left-facing dihedral with an old pin goes up to a roof. Escape right and head up to another bulge near a thin flake. Easy run-out terrain leads to a rubble ledge. I went up th... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winter Warmer Area : At Fault for Chattery (5.10b)
By: Ben Burnett When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: In need of an update - I certainly didn't want to fall on any of those bolts!


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Twelve Pack Wall : Honey, I Shrunk the Hemmorr... (5.7)
By: Ben Burnett When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: Fun! Start to the right in a crack for added interest. Bring a few hand to finger-sized cams and skip most of the bolts - particularly that spinning coldshut!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Bitten by a Manpris (5.11)
By: Ben Burnett When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: Shares start with Energizer on a low, black wall - "breadknives" is a good way to describe the runnelled rock.

Next climb the tan arete on the left with a thin crux midway up.

Finish by angling right across the face to shared anchors.

8 bolts, but the 2nd is loose and missing a hanger - you can use a runner to clip Energizer's bolt.

Good climbing, but watch out for a couple of loose holds.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Pesko Sour (5.11a)
By: Ben Burnett When: Nov 30, 2012

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Comments: Cleaver moves gain a beautiful corner that starts obtuse and narrows higher up. Unfortunately it has a contrived finish on broken rock to sketchy anchors in fractured rock. Finishing on the route to the left looked like a good idea and would likely make this a logical 3* route.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Taos Hum (5.10b)
By: Ben Burnett When: Nov 30, 2012

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Comments: A few hazards on this one....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Anthill Direct (5.9 R)
By: Ben Burnett When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: Original p.1 was way sketchier than p.3. P.3 has better rock, better gear and easier, more secure climbing. The bolt on p.1 was just bizarre - it seemed to be located in the middle of a less-run-out section. The original start is worth doing once, but so far I've liked every other way up to the lower meadows better.

Otherwise, this is a fantastic climb! You can head up 400 ft of scrambling on the East slabs to reach the crest or access one of the towers or the Chockstone Chimney raps.

Al... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : The Bat (5.9+ PG13)
By: Ben Burnett When: Oct 14, 2012

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Comments: PG Plenty of gear, but there were a few pieces I didn't want to test. Probably wouldn't get hurt, though


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : The Inset (5.4 PG13)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: The "Description" above makes little sense, but the "Location" is correct. The inset refers to the panel of rock that is set back into the wall somewhat - bounded by dihedrals and a roof. The inset is easiest if you start on the right side, but exciting moves can be found by starting in the middle or left side of it. Pass the roof on the right and either continue up and right to the Slot or move left to a small roof and right-facing dihedrals.


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