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Member Since: Aug 20, 2003
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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Tomato Rock
By: Charles Danforth When: May 2, 2011

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Comments: Happened upon this rock on a trail run last week. It's quite easy to find, but here are the GPS coords anyway.

(DDMMSS) 39d59m21.4s,-105d17m10.0s


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Enchanted Devil (5.3 R)
By: Charles Danforth When: Nov 25, 2009

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Comments: Fantastic route! We found the start of the route pretty easily (apparently, we're above-average bears) and climbed the first two pitches pretty smoothly. Note, we used a 70 meter rope and both pitches were within 5m of the end. A 60m might require some careful management. From below the giant boulder, it's another pitch and a bit to the summit. Great, consistent rock, fantastic positions, and certainly no traffic. Never hard, but never easy. If it wasn't for the somewhat arduous approach ... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Oct 13, 2009

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Comments: "Sorry honey, I'd love to clean out the garage but I'm way behind on my botany research."


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Rigid Designator Amphitheat... : The Fang (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Jul 16, 2009

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Comments: So you're saying we should probably only climb it on toprope, right?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Rock Island I : Unknown (5.8 PG13)
By: Charles Danforth When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: Interesting, but a little contrived and grungy with a lot of groveling. The holds on this route are also a big contrast from the routes elsewhere on the rock.

As for finding the route, start at the awkward bulge about 10' left of a huge iron eye-bolt at ground level. Moving straight up from the eye-bolt gets you to a much lower pair of cold shuts on what looks like an easier line.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Solaris : Don't Get Me Started (5.6)
By: Charles Danforth When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Strange mix of dead easy and a couple of hard (bona fide 5.6, IMHO) moves. Nice view from the anchor ledge. A few loose blocks remaining on this one, but a bit more traffic would solve that problem.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Solaris : Start Me Up (5.7)
By: Charles Danforth When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Nice route, but it ended just as I was getting into it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Dream of Wild Turkeys (5.10a) : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Jun 24, 2009

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Comments: I think you may have found the problem here...


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Entrance Crack (5.4 R)
By: Charles Danforth When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: As of about ten years ago, there was a hangerless 1/4" bolt a few feet right of the crack part way up the off-width. I have no idea if it would hold a fall, but it made me feel (marginally) better to sling it with a small nut on the way up this otherwise unprotected pitch.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Pulpit (5.8) : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: Nice perspective on what climbing the Stone is like. Yow!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Wow! Dreamy!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : The Flying Dutchman (5.4 WI2-3) : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: The way the snow is clinging to those overhanging rocks, I'm guessing there's significant camera tilt here ;-) Great shot from Scottie, as usual.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : MBA Buttress : Major Bolt Achievement (MBA... (5.11a) : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Mar 7, 2009

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Comments: Man, what a poser!


Location: Evan S : Wyoming : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Dec 16, 2008

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Comments: Edward's?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Overflow : Cave (WI2-3)
By: Charles Danforth When: Nov 18, 2008

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Comments: Early in the season, this starts out as a 10' pillar far to the left of the flow. It's not much, but the pillar is fun. Eventually, a curtain forms below the slabs to the right of the pillar and a longer pitch is possible.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ames Wall : Seamstress Corner (5.11+ R) : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Oct 14, 2008

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Comments: Better than nothing, but not *much* better than nothing....


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Jul 24, 2008

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Comments: Heck, you could make a new rack *from* the recycled cans!


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Etude For The Right Hand (5.5)
By: Charles Danforth When: Apr 20, 2008

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Comments: A nice warm-up for later climbs. Second half of the climb is a bit runout (no protection), but very easy. By the time you're in ground-fall territory, you're in 4th class terrain.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Apr 15, 2008

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Comments: Hey, what a great shot! It's a good thing you had a camera along wasn't it ;-)


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Apr 9, 2008

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Comments: Man, the snow makes those fins look a *lot* bigger than they actually are. Nice shot.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Practice Rock : Regular Route (5.11b) : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Mar 27, 2008

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Comments: Somehow this photo makes Practice Rock look very big and kind of alpine. Nicely done.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Mar 26, 2008

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Comments: Ah, nostalgia! That's where I met my wife... She was swimming in her underwear after a hard day of climbing. Needless to say, one of my favorite places.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Notchtop : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Mar 15, 2008

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Comments: Don't take Notchtop for granite!


Location: CO : Proposed Mountain Bike Trai...
By: Charles Danforth When: Feb 22, 2008

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Comments: The Heil-Hall connector is partially built already and will be completed in the very near future. Funds for this are not an issue.

As for the Eldo-Walker connector, I'm always in favor of more trails, but I don't necessarily see the need for this one. Recently, a number of foot traffic only trails (Dowdy Draw and Flatirons Vista in particular) have been opened to bike traffic and I don't see why we can't do this with the existing Eldo-Walker connector. It would a very nice (and very challeng... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Photo
By: Charles Danforth When: Dec 29, 2007

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Comments: Spectacular shot from an under-appreciated Colorado jewel. Great job!


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