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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Pinnacle : Batman and Robin (5.6)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jun 19, 2003

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Comments: A great finish to the climb is to rap or downclimb from the summit into the notch between Batman Pinnacle and Batman rock and finish to the top of Batman Rock via Summer Breeze. It is the very obvious finger crack that leads to the small pine. Then take the short hand crack to easier ground then on to the summit. No harder than 5.7-. I then take the descent route down to the base of Batman Rock and climb there before heading back to the backpacks. To get to the base of Batman Pinnacle pass ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Handcracker Direct (5.10a)
By: Chris Fisher When: May 26, 2003

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Comments: Great route over all. Good pro and easy route finding to an airy summit.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Hen and Chickens : Yosemite Crack (5.9)
By: Chris Fisher When: May 8, 2003

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Comments: Great jams all the way. Not as hard as other Lumpy 5.9s but still a lot of fun. Used a Camalot #'s 1, 2, and 3.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Lens Rock : Tennis Shoe Tango (5.6)
By: Chris Fisher When: May 8, 2003

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Comments: My favorite Lumpy 5.6. Solid hand jams all the way up. A better start is to start down and [right] in the chimney that leads to Arch Crack (5.6) Once to the top of the chimney follow the arching hand crack to the left where it joins the upper Tennis Shoe Tango. This will have to be broken into two pitches due to length and rope drag.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Dreamweaver (M2-3)
By: Chris Fisher When: Dec 5, 2002

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Comments: Did this route yesterday, it yielded no ice but made for a lot of fun drytooling 5.5 terrain. Can't wait to do it this spring with some ice.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Femp (5.9)
By: Chris Fisher When: Oct 21, 2002

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Comments: Nice long second pitch. Used a lot of stoppers on the second pitch. Traversed over to the Cave for the Cave Exit Roof.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Hen and Chickens : Rhode Island Red (5.10a)
By: Chris Fisher When: Oct 19, 2002

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Comments: I followed on this one a few days ago and found the 5.10 start to be a bit easy while the 5.9 crack above was pumpy. The start is not well protected and may warrant a ground spot.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Hen and Chickens : Cackle Crack (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Oct 19, 2002

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Comments: What a great 5.8. I think this climb, although short, deserves a three star rating. I find myself coming back to this one. Nice jamming with the rest spots spaced perfectly.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Wind Ridge (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Oct 19, 2002

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Comments: I did this route a few days ago and also found the 5.8 start to be a bit easy. The rest of the route made for a very moderate tour of the ridge. All the placements were there for a nice long pitch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Tagger (5.10b/c)
By: Chris Fisher When: Oct 19, 2002

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Comments: I lead the first pitch this weekend and found that the piton scars took nuts very well while leaving plenty of room for fingers. The roof was very straight forward but fun and all the holds were where they should be.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Reefer Madness (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Aug 13, 2001

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Comments: I thought this climb was at least a two star. A great finish to this climb instead of the easy scramble is to climb directly through the overhand into the horizontal cracks above known as The Mark of Zorro (5.9).


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book : White Whale (5.7)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 23, 2001

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Comments: We started early and had the climb to ourselves. The climb had good protection and would make a great starter trad lead. I set the second belay on a dirty, vegetated ledge. We finished up and right from here with a short face section. This section had some long reaches but bomber holds.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : George's Tree (5.9)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 23, 2001

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Comments: I only did the climb to the 2 bolt anchor at about 70 feet up. The flaring crack had really thin fingers but great feet. Also found a few face holds for rest. Just remember that the tree is off limits.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls : Organ Pipes (5.6)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 23, 2001

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Comments: The 5.8 hand crack variation on the 3rd picth was awesome. It was a great finish to a fun climb.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Little Twin Owls : Knee Catcher (5.6)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 9, 2001

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Comments: Ouch! I did this route just a few days ago and still can't get it out of my head. I climbed the route on lead and fought it way too much. There wasn't a lot of offwidth technique that worked on the crack. I still have scratches on my back from reaching deep into the crack only to realize that there was a hidden hold just inside.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : The 37th Cog in Melvin's Wh... (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 9, 2001

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Comments: I agree. It was a great climb with excellent rock. I did think that pro was more difficult to place on the first pitch than the second. I just let the third pitch run out.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Vanishing Point (5.10d)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 4, 2001

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Comments: The finger crack on the first third of the route is of the best quality. Bomber finger locks up to the crux. The crux was difficult and required just the right foot work. After the bulge the crack opens to hands. Makes a great TR for aspiring 5.10 climbers like myself.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Voodoo (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 2, 2001

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Comments: [Definitely] not the rock quality you expect from Eldo. Getting into the v-slot was the only fun move. I also did the second pitch and found myself climbing through tons of pigeon droppings.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : V3 (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 2, 2001

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Comments: I led the route yesterday and it ranks as one of my Eldo favorites. I enjoyed it so much that I followed my climbing partner on the same route just minutes after the first climb. I also want to do the finger crack variation.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Gonzo (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jul 2, 2001

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Comments: I also led the first pitch yesterday. I thought it was a lot of fun. Just wish it was longer. The second pitch was also well worth finishing.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jun 18, 2001

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Comments: I agree with Patrick and Frank. Good route but by no means exceptional. We free soloed the first two pitches then piggy-backed the rest. I managed to get the crux pitch which was fun but not as difficult as expected. The run out on pitch 7 was very sporty, especially when your that high off the ground. If you can climb 5.7 without hesitation, make sure that you are the first one on the route as we had to wait on each pitch for the climbers above us.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Honky Jam Ass Crack (5.7)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jun 13, 2001

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Comments: Fun, short route. It is a great route for those who are starting to lead trad. The straight forward crack has hidden jugs inside of the crack that make it a great starter. Excellent rock quality.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : West Crack (aka Star Wars) (5.8)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jun 13, 2001

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Comments: I also think that doing it as one pitch is the best way. The crack was a great jammer without many rest spots. I also really enjoyed the exit at the top of the 5.8 crack. Highly recommended for crack lovers.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Chris Fisher When: Jun 13, 2001

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Comments: I agree with the 5.7 rating. The only way I could see the first pitch being 5.8 is if you don't have a long reach. Those of us 6 foot or better do have an advantage. I've done it several times as it is one of my favorites. I also agree with the third pitch around the double cracks being more difficult than the first pitch, but only for a few moves.