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Me leading Kim 5.6, Poland Hill, Vedauwoo, WY


Member Since: Aug 29, 2006
Last Visit: Jun 16, 2012
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Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Juniper Pass
By: Chris Chaney When: Aug 25, 2010

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Comments: Seems like it would make more sense for this area to be under "Idaho Springs".


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Jazz Dome : Lynn's Route (5.6)
By: Chris Chaney When: Aug 19, 2010

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Comments: When James says "coming out", he means it. I'm not sure what keeps them in the hole.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Walt's Wall : Edwards' Crack (5.7)
By: Chris Chaney When: Jul 25, 2010

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Comments: Left side in is the key. We broke it up into two pitches just for fun and I watched my partner leading it that way, so I made sure to clean and stick everything on the right side. Made the finish very enjoyable.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Walt's Wall
By: Chris Chaney When: Jul 25, 2010

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Comments: You can get down (almost) with rope stretch using a single 70m rope from the Walt's Wall anchors just over the boulder exit n Satterfield's Crack. You'll be about 10' off the ground but you can scramble down easily from that point. A single 60m will not work! And if you forget and rap off the ends of the 70, it will hurt.


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Jazz Dome : Photo
By: Chris Chaney When: Jul 8, 2010

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Comments: Easy Listening is indicated by the red line. Private property is in blue.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Practice Wall : Acrophobics Anonymous (5.4)
By: Chris Chaney When: Jul 5, 2010

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Comments: This will seem goofy (the whole wall) if you're an experienced climber at all, but for newbies and especially small kids this is a great area.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Poland Hill
By: Chris Chaney When: Jun 20, 2010

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Comments: For someone looking for easier routes Kim, SW Friction and Little Old Crack are a nice concentration of lines in a great setting. You may have to share....


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Poland Hill : Kim (5.6)
By: Chris Chaney When: Jun 20, 2010

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Comments: I agree that the climb is short and somewhat of a novelty climb, but that aside, it's in an amazing setting, with a commanding position. The line itself is striking from a distance, and it takes good gear. I call it a classic for aesthetic reasons alone. For a new leader, or someone that is a 5.6-5.7 leader this would be a nice tick, just because you can sew it up and enjoy an amazing climb at the same time.

We lucked out and there weren't really any crowds, though we did end up sharing the ro... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Poland Hill : Southwest Friction (5.4)
By: Chris Chaney When: Jun 20, 2010

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Comments: This was pretty casual, but take care if you are not comfortable without big positive handholds. (Spoiler!) The climbing gets easier after the second (last) bolt, but you get into crater territory near the top.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir
By: Chris Chaney When: Apr 27, 2010

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Comments: What exactly does "Southeast Reservoir is closed" mean? Where is Southeast Reservoir?


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pebble Beach : Central Scrutinizer (5.9 PG13)
By: Chris Chaney When: Apr 13, 2010

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Comments: I agree that above the bolt the gear is bomber, however I gave the route a PG13 rating because getting to the bolt the gear is not ideal and you risk a ground fall. Also, the bolt itself is questionable based on its size and age. It would probably hold a hard fall, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

I've climbed the route many times and feel very comfortable on it, but I don't want to lull new 5.9 leaders into a false sense of security.


Location: CO : Indoor Walls : Golden Rec Center
By: Chris Chaney When: Apr 13, 2010

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Comments: Check hours before you make a special trip. There are certain times set aside for climbing club and family climbing. Call 303-384-8100 for hours.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Roadside Crag (CLOSED) : Fadda (5.10a)
By: Chris Chaney When: Apr 12, 2010

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Comments: I'm pretty sure the anchors are NOT cold shuts unless someone replaced them.


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Bali Dome
By: Chris Chaney When: Apr 8, 2010

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Comments: The far left route seems to match Trout's description for the left-most route (Stewart Green labels it "Bali Left 5.8" in a 1997 Rock & Ice article) and I think Pee Wee's First Bolt must be the lower anchors you can see from the belay ledge to the right. The left most route felt 5.8 (though I bailed down low).


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Bucksnort Slab
By: Chris Chaney When: Nov 19, 2008

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Comments: Bucksnort appears to be located almost completely within the property at 16091 S. Elk Crek Rd. and IS private and owned by a person named Short.

Also, the property on both sides of the road is under the same ownership.

Jefferson County has a great mapping program called jmap which will give ownership information for any parcel in the county. This is great for making sure you are not trespassing or giving you the contact info to determine who you need to contact for permission. It stays up to... more >>


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Alderfer/Three Sisters Park : The Land of Slabs
By: Chris Chaney When: Oct 18, 2008

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Comments: "Back" side being the west side.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Mount Morrison : Off Route Beer Bottle (Easy 5th)
By: Chris Chaney When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: Didn't realize that when I posted this, but I didn't use a rope anyway. Will change the description.

There was an empty beer bottle at the top out. Years ago when I was exploring the backwoods around my hometown and would be looking for a certain rock or other destination I observed that if I was looking for a fairly unknown place I would most likely find empty beer bottles along the way guaranteeing that I was not the first to visit the place.

Same thing happened here.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : The Dark Side
By: Chris Chaney When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: The name of the hogback is Mount Glennon and this area is mostly within Jefferson County Open Space.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Courthouse Rock : Warm Up (5.7 X)
By: Chris Chaney When: Sep 27, 2008

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Comments: Thanks for the clarification Doug. It's good to know the history of routes.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Alderfer/Three Sisters Park : The Three Sisters : South Sister - North Ridge (Easy 5th) : Photo
By: Chris Chaney When: May 15, 2008

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Comments: Head up and left from photo POV and then basically follow the skyline to a ledge and then look for a wide crack behind a waist high boulder. Follow that to the summit.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Alderfer/Three Sisters Park : The Three Sisters
By: Chris Chaney When: May 13, 2008

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Comments: I agree, there is really no need for fixed gear here, as almost every formation can be downclimbed.

This is really a good place to scramble around on rock, which it appears has been going on for a long time. The beauty of the area is that you can go out and have a low key day on the rock in a spectacular setting and not be encumbered by ropes or rack and still get in some fun climbing.


Location: CO : Central Park Bouldering Are... : Left Thrutch (V0)
By: Chris Chaney When: Mar 20, 2008

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Comments: This is the groove to the left. It seemed to be the better, and slightly harder problem to me. Once again, difficulty is determined by which way you face.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Sport Park Slab : ... : Photo
By: Chris Chaney When: Mar 15, 2008

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Comments: The route starts in the dihedral and for the most part stays between the two vertical cracks above all the way to the bolt anchors.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Sport Park Slab : Walk in the Park (5.6)
By: Chris Chaney When: Mar 15, 2008

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Comments: You can't get down from the anchors with a single 70m rope, though it's very close.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag
By: Chris Chaney When: Feb 27, 2008

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Comments: Why is this called "Lookout Mountain" crag if it is actually on Mount Zion?


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