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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Jun 15, 2014

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Comments: I am hoping for information on if the comment above from 2003 is accurate and information on how to access the West ridge now as currently it is obviously not wadeable and not passable (about 50yds down and across stream from the Milton Boulder) when walking on the north side of the river and when you hit the last polished slabby boulder. The water is blocking the last scramble.
We tried going up the most obvious gully but found ourselves cliffed out at after reaching the first level/'top' area.... more >>


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Oct 10, 2013

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Comments: Can any of these routes in any areas around Pagosa Spring be TR'd; read, walk around top and throw rope down. Specifically the moderates.

Any information much appreciated.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.7 Face (5.7)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: So, are there STILL TR bolts on top to facilitate easy TR setup? Sorry to ask, but you never know these days.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Chris Cavallaro When: May 29, 2012

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Comments: It is clear to me that you are 100% the attacker. I did find a few bolt counts in Tod's book were off, but I'm talking a handful of routes, and this certainly did not lead a climber into dangerous territory. It is sport climbing, you can always lower and grab more gear.You are way overboard with your "error on every page" crap, so shut that up right now as that is completely out of line and downright lying. Also, Dave J, Tod did bolt well more than 1/2 of the routes there, so you are incorrect. ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Delusions of Grandeur (5.12b)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Why is this one bolted so boldly/stupidly? I know, so only 1% of the climbers will climb it.

It looks really good, so I'll probably try and toprope it sometime.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : MBA Buttress : Feeding Frenzy (5.11d)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Dec 12, 2009

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Comments: LOOSE BLOCK!! The final 10 feet of this climb use a pillar formation that is moving. After you come out of the corner there is a hand sized crack; the rock that makes up the right side of this crack and the arete is loose at the top and you gain the top of this feature to clip the anchors. Does anyone have ideas on how to address this?


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : MBA Buttress : Feeding Frenzy (5.11d)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Dec 12, 2009

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Comments: LOOSE BLOCK!! The final 10 feet of this climb use a pillar formation that is moving. After you come out of the corner, there is a hand-sized crack; the rock that makes up the right side of this crack and the arete is loose at the top and you gain the top of this feature to clip the anchors. Does anyone have ideas on how to address this?


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Vulture Walls : Pay Homage (5.12a/b)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Sep 15, 2009

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Comments: David, I used the horrible sidepull/crimp for my left hand and the slick cobble for my right. There is a good right foot and then a toss gets it done. Good luck!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : Bottom Side Down (5.10d)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Aug 31, 2009

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Comments: About 2/3 of the way up, in the middle of the slabs is a loose block. It is the obvious big jug. It sounded hollow, but didn't shift a lot. Be careful!


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Choss Temple : Worshippers (5.12b/c)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Aug 17, 2009

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Comments: Cool position; dirty so-so climbing.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : LSD Wall : Orange Sunshine (5.12c)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Aug 12, 2009

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Comments: This climb is unlike any at DH. It has long reaches on big slopey holds and not one small/crimpy hold. Packs a punch in its 8 bolts.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Jun 25, 2009

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Comments: Mountain Gazette article on Castlewood:

www.mountaingazette.com/news/mountain_notebook/boys_of_the_wood


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Photo
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Jun 16, 2009

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Comments: Damn that was fun. Great pic Jay man!


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls : Bozo No No (5.11a)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: The climber is on Bozo No No, not Rain Dance. You can see the crux crack of RD in the right of the photo.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire : Cobble Wobble (5.10c) : Photo
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Apr 20, 2009

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Comments: The climber is on Icerigger; not Cobble.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Cave Wall : Gun Control (5.11a R)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Apr 16, 2009

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Comments: There is nothing R about this route. It is safe as can be; there are only 4 bolts.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Deer Creek Crag : Unknown aka The Pump and Th... (5.12b)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Feb 26, 2009

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Comments: Actually, jleining, I think you are pathetic for being a jerk. Whenever I was working this route and then seconding it to clean, it hammers your rope over the edge. Did you not notice this? Did you not notice all the precarious/fractured/loose rock at the top? I like to be safe.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : Starlight (5.12d)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Dec 16, 2008

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Comments: All of the routes that I have done here top out too high in my opinion as well. I have noticed this in a lot of new routes lately; that the climb should 'stop' at a certain point, but for extra mileage they go to the top of the wall causing communication and backclean problems.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Matriarch (5.12d)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Dec 8, 2008

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Comments: LOOSE BLOCK on Matriarch!
The 'flake' after the crux (immediately before the lying down rest) is VERY loose!

You use this thing on both routes (Presto/Matriarch) and the right side of the flake is detached yet the left side seems solidly held to the wall. The right side is moving. I am hoping to get up there with some epoxy to reinforce, but I have never done that type of work on a route before, so if anyone has the motivation please go take a look. Otherwise, I will see what I can do.

Althoug... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Presto (5.12c)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Dec 8, 2008

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Comments: LOOSE BLOCK on Presto!
The 'flake' after the traverse (after clipping bolt 5, you traverse left above Matriarch and use this flake) is VERY loose.

You use this thing on both routes and the right side of the flake is detached yet the left side seems solidly held to the wall. The right side is moving. I am hoping to get up there with some epoxy to reinforce, but I have never done that type of work on a route before, so if anyone has the motivation please go take a look. Otherwise, I will see what... more >>


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Deer Creek Crag : Unknown aka The Pump and Th... (5.12b)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Nov 18, 2008

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Comments: Thanks Jables!


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Deer Creek Crag : Unknown aka The Pump and Th... (5.12b)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Oct 29, 2008

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Comments: Does anyone know the equipper of this route so we can contact to change the anchor's location? This is something that is needed to be done ASAP.
Is this something we need to get 'permission' for?


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Deer Creek Crag : Unknown aka The Pump and Th... (5.12b)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Oct 23, 2008

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Comments: BURL! Climbs a lot longer and harder than it looks, well it looks pretty stout (and it is!).

There is a fixed chain/biner on the last bolt on the lip of the wall. Are people clipping this and lowering off of the one bolt? Going to the anchors looks sketchy as the rock quality does not look solid. But, lowering off this one bolt seems just as bad as it grinds your rope into the rock.

How are people cleaning or lowering off this thing?


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Crag Ranch : Crag Rancher (5.12a)
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: A Masterpiece! One of the best climbs, anywhere!

There is one belay bolt under this climb. You can use a bolt on Granite Rodeo and stem up the corner, then backclip after getting the first bolt of CR. I didn't encounter any really bad rock.

The sheer genius of it all....


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall
By: Chris Cavallaro When: Jul 17, 2008

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Comments: Great shots, and you are dead on as far as the pictures/routes.


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