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Mout Iron

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Nov 11, 2015

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BD Belay stance jacket

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BD Front point shell

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Adidas climaheat puffy

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scarpa boostic

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Scarpa womens shoes

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Rock Climbing Photo: women's scarpa shoe with lightly used rubber

women's scarpa shoe with lightly used rubber

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Rock Climbing Photo: profile pic.

profile pic.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Brent Butler : climbin

Jul 14, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Early morning line up for Ancient art on a weekend

Early morning line up for Ancient art on a weekend

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Feb 26, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Veda-whooooo

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Feb 26, 2013

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Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall : Hyperspace (5.11a)
By: Brent Butler When: Jul 29, 2015

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Comments: A couple things I'd like to share that might help future hyperspace climbers:

The cracks are dirty, the slabs are covered in lichen, and there is actually a fair amount of exfoliating rock to be found as well.

There are loose blocks all over this route. Do not take this lightly as they really are quite prevalent. As in, don't follow another party up, and be mindful of where you place your belayer for each given pitch. The 11b pitch is definitely dangerous. The loose looking blocks for the fir... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Archangel (5.12c)
By: Brent Butler When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: Went up there today, and the final underling traverse is unclimbable due to immense water seepage.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Oceanic Wall : Sargasso Sea (5.12a)
By: Brent Butler When: Apr 15, 2015

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Comments: I went back to this climb yesterday, I didn't even remember that I had climbed it before, so it was pretty much onsight mode. I don't really see how people are saying this is "soft" for 12a or an easy onsight at all. I struggled...a lot... at the crux. I've onsighted quite a few 12a routes, and I feel like that grade is usually not too difficult for me, but not this one.... Afterwards we went over to Archangel, 12c. I definitely had to put in way more effort and way more attempts on this "12a" t... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : High Variance (5.12b)
By: Brent Butler When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: I'll add to what Aaron commented on:

To get to the base of the route, we fixed two 70s from the Rainbow Highway anchor (be set up and prepared for a free hanging knot pass). Then there are a couple of slung horns from which you could use a single 60 to get to the grassy ledges atop the 1st pitch (good idea to bring some tat to replace what is there). It would then be very feasible to simply leave an anchor behind, or find another horn to sling to make another rap to the base of the 1st pitch (w... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Rainbow Highway (5.10+)
By: Brent Butler When: Jul 8, 2014

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Comments: The top anchor is now exposed. Still plenty of snow on ledges though.

Top two pitches are plenty wet still.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Loch Vale Gorge : R of Lochluster (WI4-)
By: Brent Butler When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: This route is in quite different conditions then the pics on this page - it's very fat. You can head out left as implied by this route description, or stick to the right where the curtains (in the pics) have formed a nice, steep pillar. It's getting a little hacked out now though.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Loch Vale Gorge : Rock, Wood, Ice (WI5- R)
By: Brent Butler When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: The log is no longer propped up. Instead I traversed in from the right along a rail, then pulled up on a few tiny edges before reaching solid hooks just below the ice. Pretty fun, but lacking in the feet area.


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Marry Me, Becky (5.10b)
By: Brent Butler When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: Not a bad route at all. Fun flair climbing up high. Only bummer is the 1st crux is right off the ground, and the higher crux is right off a ledge.


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Bone Collector aka Bone Cru... (5.12)
By: Brent Butler When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: This crack is definitely one of the best of the Front Range. Right up there with CCC, Arms Bazaar, Wunsch's, etc. It is REALLY good.


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Frank's Tame Years (5.11a)
By: Brent Butler When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: Another hidden gem at this off-the-beaten-path crag.


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Frank's Wild Years (5.11)
By: Brent Butler When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: The bottom portion of this route is VERY good. Great, sustained finger locks. The top portion is also pretty fun but leaves a little to be desired because of the ledge. This is definitely an area classic, one of the best cracks @ the grade in the Front Range for sure.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Chocolate Thunder (5.12a)
By: Brent Butler When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: I broke a hold @ 6th bolt. Probably not any more difficult now though. Sweet gnar the whole way.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Dynamometer (5.11b)
By: Brent Butler When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: Take a #1 c4 for the horizontal. A lot of the route is 5.9. The crux though felt harder then 11b to me, but I didnt even consider a dyno - I crimped hard out left. In hindsight now with the information given above, a dyno or deadpoint seems much more appropriate here.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Andrology (5.12a)
By: Brent Butler When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: This is an awesome pitch, clean and continuous climbing. I wouldn't call it sustained though: a lot of 5.10 climbing interrupted by a 11c lower crux and then the 12a crux right at the last 2 closely spaced bolts. The bolts are spaced out, but they are where they need to be. Because of this though, I would offer a warning to most of today's "5.12 sport" climbers: this isn't Movement.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Gates of Eden (5.10a)
By: Brent Butler When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Less of a struggle then I expected. A solid knee bar off the ground kept the bottom overhang at 5.10-. Small and varied sizes in the back of the crack allow one to leave the doubles behind.


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