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Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Mar 23, 2012

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Comments: I spied it when I first went there a few years ago, but I certainly wasn't going to miss the good climbing nearby to thrash up that. Even more tempting is the wave-looking thing on the Polyp. Look to the left of the lower climber.
J.Thompson and C.Mitchell climbing [Fire on the Mountain] a 3 pitch 5.10.
J.Thompson and C.Mitchell climbing [Fire on the Mountain] a 3 pitch 5.10.



Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome
By: Casey Bernal When: Oct 29, 2010

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Comments: Photo from Denver Post:



Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Oct 18, 2010

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Comments: Ken,
Do you know anything about the dome that is out of the frame to the left? I stared at it for a couple (non-climbing) days, and it holds some pretty obvious lines. Haven't been back with gear to find out though ....


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Fractured Fairytales (5.7)
By: Casey Bernal When: Oct 6, 2010

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Comments: Fractured Fairytales traverses straight right of the ledge - across a dihedral then up the slab - then traverses right again to a belay in the gully. From there, it is mostly straight up the slab which is just right of the large dihedral/gully system.

Some of the bolts may be chopped or missing hangers. Does anyone know the current condition?

Perhaps this route's info can be updated to include all of FF.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : Black Sun (5.10b) : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: Glenn ?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Arapahoe Peaks : Skywalker Couloir : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Jul 15, 2010

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Comments: If anyone recognizes the person in this picture, or you are the person, let me know. I want to give proper credit or delete the pic if need be.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Palisades : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Jul 8, 2010

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Comments: I have passed this area several times, and each time I am mesmerized by the chockstone in the picture. The line looks climbable and gives a new meaning to bombay chimney . . . .


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag
By: Casey Bernal When: May 30, 2010

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Comments: The crag faces North - no winter sun, good summer shade (except midday sun can be in your eyes...).


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon
By: Casey Bernal When: May 27, 2010

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Comments: Camping: Clear Creek RV Park

. . . then you could walk up to The Canal Zone.


Location: CO : Clear Creek Cat Slab to Reo...
By: Casey Bernal When: Feb 11, 2010

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Comments: I posted a new forum to discuss the use of Route Signs. Please use this to further any discussions of using them, so we can keep this thread on topic (Catslab Reopening).

I am also glad that it is reopening.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Brennivin (5.12+) : ... : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Dec 27, 2009

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Comments: Put an " X " on it and everything will be OK.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Dec 18, 2009

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Comments: Not a bolt - but definitely a stud with a hanger.

Perhaps hand-placed in the crack to tension to the side?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Guenese (5.11a)
By: Casey Bernal When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: Wow, Ivan - glad you both are OK.

A very similar scenario happened to a friend of mine (climber) and a locally well know climber (belayer) - but the belayer ended up with a broken ankle and then a very long "walk" out from Mickey Mouse Wall. He was wearing mountaineering boots, too!

Be Safe All !


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Bikini Buttress Area : Unknown Hand/Fist Crack (5.0) : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Nov 13, 2009

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Comments: Do people really shoot at the rock?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Sister Superior Group
By: Casey Bernal When: Oct 17, 2009

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Comments: Tom -
There is a "NO CAMPING" sign at the entrance to the drainage. I don't know if it applies only to that particular area or if it applies to the whole drainage. There is a flat bench with a fire ring on it, which is ~1.5 miles in.

Also, I would certainly not camp there (or probably even drive in) if there was a forecast for rain storms. I imagine it could take several days to get back out if there were a downpour.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Dreamweaver (M2-3)
By: Casey Bernal When: Oct 7, 2009

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Comments: Chad - Were you the pair mention in the CAIC report that I posted here: Dreamweaver Avalanche?

If so, glad to hear you both were OK. Hope you find your gear, too.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Sister Superior Group
By: Casey Bernal When: Oct 6, 2009

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Comments: Last weekend the road was in pretty bad shape, probably from the heavy rain storms of the last couple years. Last time I was here it wasn't too bad and now it is a quite challenging drive.

I was able to drive most of the way up the ~2 1/4 miles to the start of the approach trail in a semi-stock Tacoma. There is a cruxy choke in the wash at about 1.8 miles in and there is a sketchy bypass around it. Probably better off with hiking in at that point.

The talus slope trail was in good condition.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : ... : Photo
By: Casey Bernal When: Sep 27, 2009

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Comments: I'm pretty sure that is the 3rd pitch, leaving the Red Ledge.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Capitalist Crag : Lower Capitalist Crag : Cheap Labor (5.10a)
By: Casey Bernal When: Aug 6, 2009

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Comments: Shawn-
I think there are two ways to do the moves past the 5th bolt. 1) You can go up and slightly left, utilizing the micro crimps and balancy footwork. This seems to be the most popular way to go. Or 2) you can traverse straight right under the bolt till you are below the headwall crack-crux-thingy and then go straight up. This way seems to have better holds though it is much less obvious. I have done it both ways many times and certainly prefer #2 (please don't take this out of context.... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Ride The Snake (5.9)
By: Casey Bernal When: Jun 8, 2009

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Comments: I would recommend doing 3 single rope raps, not a double rope rap, if rapping from the Ashtray Belay ledge. You have to swing to the climber's right each rappel but it keeps you out of the way of rockfall.

Two ropes are only needed to rap from the top, via Rocketman rappels.


Location: CO : Buena Vista
By: Casey Bernal When: May 7, 2009

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Comments: The first castles you come to are really rotten. I think they are possibly part of a very old, volcanic fissure. There is also a band of obsidian near them - quite unique and interesting if you are a rock-licking geologist.

The domes and the castle further to the SSE are a very coarse crystalline granite, which is much more solid, and have some great features - golf balls, pimples, horns, and solid dinner plates. The area has been quite explored but not developed - and I get the impression that... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Monkey House : Face Full of Bush (5.10d)
By: Casey Bernal When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: WARNING:

4/29/09 The ample moisture of the last month seems to have loosened the X block between bolts 4 & 5. This caused it and also the two loose blocks below it to come off quite easily (the lower ones were actually holding the X block in). The blocks together were approximately 6' x 4' and more than a foot thick. It is still climbable and possibly easier through that section, but it is really dirty and there are a few small loosies left to go. These blocks left quite a divot at the base of ... more >>


Location: CO : Buena Vista
By: Casey Bernal When: Apr 23, 2009

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Comments: Slim - Here is a question I dropped on Buena Vista Climbing's website
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Re: Castle Rock Gulch climbing?
Does anyone know of the climbs here?

I have done a couple of them, but I am rather confused on what they are and the rules enforced here.

For example, we started up a nice face filled with golf balls, no nearby cracks, and bolting on lead. We ran into several chopped bolt holes. The climb was fantastic, but it was rather disappointing to... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Route Canal (5.9-)
By: Casey Bernal When: Sep 24, 2008

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Comments: This route is a good TR but not worth taking up a rack for.


Location: CO : Ticket Information for Kor'...
By: Casey Bernal When: Sep 16, 2008

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Comments: Another vote for a second night. Seems kinda obvious . . .


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