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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : East Face North Side/Seal R... (5.4)
By: brucelacroix When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: A multi-featured slab, great solo. Stay close to the ridge.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : The Yellow Spur (5.9+)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Every pitch is good. Good belays. Classic.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Pagoda Mountain : Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 23, 2016

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Comments: A great ridge climb/scramble. The last 4th class ramp is really enjoyable and exposed too.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Upper East Face : ... : Photo
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 21, 2016

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Comments: Photo made finding the route really easy.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Upper East Face : The Beaver (5.5)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 21, 2016

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Comments: 15 miles of hiking for a couple hundred feet of climbing. I don't understand how this gets so many stars.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: Thought the ratings here were a bit soft. A reverse sandbag, IMO.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Aces High (5.10-)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: Led this pitch. I'm not a 5.10 leader. I'm not a 5.9 leader. Felt like 5.8 to me. Some days are better than others.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Angel's Way (5.2)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 8, 2016

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Comments: A fun route. The descent takes a star away from the overall rating, IMO. There are three descent variations in the description. I got on a good trail at first, it petered out, and I ended up bushwhacking anyway. Surprised such a well-trodden route doesn't have a better descent.
Rock Climbing Photo: Skunk Canyon.
Skunk Canyon.



Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Notchtop : Spiral Route (5.4)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: IMO. I just did this route for the first time using the beta found here. I thought it was 5.4. Never put my climbing shoes on. I did wander around a bit, looking for the easiest line. I don't free solo much, but I have climbed quite a few peaks. Descent was pretty straightforward, no 5th class.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Notchtop
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: My 2 cents:
I thought the descent was pretty straightforward, mostly class 3 with a few class 4 moves.

BETA: from the notch, head north over the summit. Once there, you will see cairns and a use trail (kind of) on the west side. Follow it a couple hundred yards, at most, without losing much elevation, to the 3rd class gully (maybe a couple 4th class moves). You will see the lake from here. Go down from here. I can't imagine rappelling could be faster.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Southwest Face (5.2)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 29, 2016

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Comments: Enjoyed this downclimb as much as Baker's Way.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Arch of Titus
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: The routes here are a bit dirty. The steeper routes have cleaner rock.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Deceiver (5.9+)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 24, 2016

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Comments: I too, thought it was hard for the grade. Gave up and traversed in from the left.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book : Manifest Destiny (5.7)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Did the Manifest to Cottontail link up today. Best route on the wall so far. Two, 190' pitches.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : George's Tree (5.9)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: Nobody has commented in a while, so I will. Did just the first pitch, to the 2 bolt anchor. I felt it was very difficult for the grade. Should have known, the description does say sustained. My rating, after hanging, falling, and aiding, 9+ C1.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Pear Buttress (5.8)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: I'd say the crux for me was definitely the first 20'. That was the mental crux for sure. After that bit, the rest of the route felt pretty casual. Good gear at the cruxes.


Location: ME : Katahdin : Chimney Pond ("South") Basi... : The Armadillo (5.7) : Photo
By: brucelacroix When: Apr 12, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, I think. That photo is probably, about 15 y.o.


Location: brucelacroix : High Sierra photos : Photo
By: brucelacroix When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, one of my favorite photos.


Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Photo
By: brucelacroix When: Jan 8, 2016

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Comments: I've never heard of these freezing, but, some in the gorge do.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Lady Mountain : Original Route (5.5)
By: brucelacroix When: Jan 2, 2016

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Comments: I have done this route twice. I did not find a need to be roped up. Webbing is useful for the exposed sections.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : City Creek Canyon : Shoreline Crag : Photo
By: brucelacroix When: Dec 11, 2015

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Comments: Good capture. I've never seen a cougar in the wild. I wonder how many have seen me.


Location: Oceania : Palau
By: brucelacroix When: Dec 5, 2015

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Comments: Not sure there is any climbing here. Maybe some bouldering. There is plenty to do on a rest day. I added some photos from a trip a few years back. Also, this area could be added to Micronesia.


Location: brucelacroix : Best campsites in the World... : Photo
By: brucelacroix When: Dec 3, 2015

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Comments: Did you think it was awesome?


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : East Crack (5.8)
By: brucelacroix When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: Good climbing, good belays, the cruxes take gear well, a classic imo.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Stuart-Enchantments : Mt Stuart : Cascadian Couloir (3rd)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 25, 2015

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Comments: The topo line was inserted on a computer screen and is not a gps track. A web search for a gps track will generate a lot of results. I do not hike with a gps.


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