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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Friends in High Places (5.10a)
By: Christa Cline When: Aug 7, 2006

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Comments: Quite spicy for a 10a. I followed the route and climbed up the small R-facing dihedral on P2 as per Rossiter's description. Being on TR, I used tiny face holds for my feet and the finger slot that my partner had plugged up with gear and therefore couldn't use. Crux for me was right past the pin. The fixed stopper is still there. My partner found plenty of small pro to place. Nice, challenging climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Quo Vadis (5.8)
By: Christa Cline When: Aug 7, 2006

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Comments: The first pitch is nice climbing. The second pitch other than the opening crux move which was more difficult because of slippery lichen was not worth doing. Lots of loose rock in the V-slot/dihedral. Next time I'll skip going all the way to the top but rather climb up to the red band in one pitch, then traverse way right (80 ft) to a big rap tree . If you go to the top and downclimb to the rap tree, I suggest to stay roped up. There is one rather exposed move and lots of loose rock. From th... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Saber : Kor Route (5.9)
By: Christa Cline When: Jul 31, 2006

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Comments: Very nice route. We started way up high in the gully and soloed up to half a rope length below pitch 1. First pitch was beautiful climbing, solid rock, excellent stems with the crux move (no harder than 5.8(+)) being at the very end of this long, steep pitch. All other pitches were nice and quite clean for an alpine route. We followed Rossiter's route description and thought route finding was quite easy though we might have been a bit off route on pitch 3 taking up a wide (and dirty) crack o... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Necromancer Wall : Hop Route (5.7)
By: Christa Cline When: Oct 20, 2005

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Comments: The wide crack start was indeed not easy. Even higher up going up the thinning crack the route kept me focused. I'd say this route is more aesthetic and harder as well as more sustained than "Fold Out" (two route over to the right).


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Necromancer Wall : Fold Out (5.8)
By: Christa Cline When: Oct 20, 2005

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Comments: The first 2/3 of the route is rather uninteresting. The crack on the top is nice though, 5.8- move, but short. Rap bolts on the top.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Ginger Cracks (5.9)
By: Christa Cline When: Oct 20, 2005

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Comments: This is a great route. The crux pitch (#4) was one the most beautiful pitches I have ever done. Pitch 5 is also great, steep and exposed. If it wasn't for the less attractive final two pitches this would be a three star route for me. Definitely worthwhile doing.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : The Checkerboard Wall : The Maiden Voyage aka The R... (5.9)
By: Christa Cline When: Sep 22, 2004

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Comments: Climbed this route on Sept. 17 as my first route in the Canyon. Led all but the second pitch. The P2 supposed 5.9 crux felt a whole lot easier than that (dare I say 5.8-?). Considering that was the crux pitch to give this route the rating, and all other pitches being 5.6 or 5.7, and compared with the Escape Artist rated 5.9+/5.10- which is considerably harder than this route, I could easily see the overall rating for Maiden Voyage being a 5.8-. The roof on P3 was a bit awkward, not the most asth... more >>


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Escape Artist (5.9+)
By: Christa Cline When: Sep 20, 2004

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Comments: Great route, very sustained, strenuous, and steep many times. The Vector Traverse certainly requires some nerves of steel in my book, I needed those just to follow the pitch. Though the feet surprisingly seemed to find decent placements all along, it was overall very awkward and very exposed and strenuous. The third and fifth (5.9 corner) pitch were also very challenging, steep and also very sustained but solid. Excellent climbing.

Route finding was quite easy and straight forward up to the... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond
By: Christa Cline When: Aug 19, 2004

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Comments: For a description of a safe and quick rappel route off the East side of Broadway above the Lower East Face, check out "Alexander's Chimney".


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Lower East Face : Kor's Door (5.9-)
By: Christa Cline When: Aug 9, 2004

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Comments: What a stellar route, absolutely beautiful. Clean, great rock, solid. Ron's excellent description above says it all, I can only agree. I thought the route to be an easy 5.9, maybe even a 5.8+. We chose the Alexander's Chimney descent, a very viable option to consider. Check out the description under that route.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Lower East Face : Alexander's Chimney (5.5)
By: Christa Cline When: Aug 9, 2004

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Comments: Alexander's Chimney is a very viable descent option for the routes on the Lower East Wall as there are several rap stations. You'll need two 60 m ropes for below described descent.Find the first rap just 30 feet below Broadway on top of Alexander's Chimney. Scramble down to a ledge and look up to your right (East) to find the somewhat hidden slings on a piton and a nut above you. Rap down past the first obvious set of slings and go to the second set of slings wrapped around a boulder/chockston... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Knight's Move (5.7)
By: Christa Cline When: Sep 29, 2003

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Comments: I wouldn't belay at the top of the first dihedral either. Too much loose rock and not enough space. I did the entire route in one pitch. With extended runners, rope drag will not be a problem. You need a 60 m (!) rope to rappel down to the Chockstone rap rings (and no further !!).


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Saigon to Pearl Harbor (5.10d)
By: Christa Cline When: Sep 13, 2003

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Comments: I thought P1 was harder than P2. The few feet just past the second bolt were absolutely bare of holds for either feet or hands. My partner went slightly left, which I could not see possible. I went straight up towards the roof. I cheated on the crux move up and over the roof as I grabbed the quickdraw with my left hand to balance myself. Once you stood up, though, the diagonal crack allowed for the delicate moves up. P2 was very thin, but I thought definitely doable (without cheating :-).