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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Cisco When: Aug 24, 2005

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Comments: Good climb, not the greatest! One of the "50 Classic"? If your going car to car and you do the raps, be prepared for one Hell of a workout.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Blitzen Ridge (5.4)
By: Cisco When: Aug 17, 2004

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Comments: Started up this today after getting up late at 9:00am, made it to the Aces at around 11:20, and then up to the headwall about 40 minutes later when all of a sudden BOOM! Dark skies and thunder sure scared me off. I didn't know of any quick descents, so I downclimbed the route entirely with the exception of the third Ace which I climbed around the right side. All in all, it was not that bad, and I look forward to returning and finishing this bad boy.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : North Ridge (5.6)
By: Cisco When: Aug 8, 2004

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Comments: Soloed this today again and I can't say enough good things about this climb. If it's within your ability, I suggest to do it. I tried the Dr. Dan version as suggested above and found no move harder than 5.7? The direct start begins down and further left of the standard start and is definitely 5.8.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead
By: Cisco When: Aug 2, 2004

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Comments: Heads Up!!! If your heading out to the Spearhead, or any other place in the Park, bring some deet for the mosquitoes are Hell.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Notchtop : Spiral Route (5.4)
By: Cisco When: Jul 11, 2004

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Comments: Soloed up this today, and I wouldnt call it a three much frikin hiking ... does anyone else agree? The summit is worthwhile, but otherwise the actual climbing seemed short. Gillet describes the descent as problematic, but it is not that bad although I did not see a "gendarme" or any other French law enforcement personnel just some seriously scary rap stations. Be very careful in the descent gully as it is very loose.

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark : Minas Tireth (5.10a)
By: Cisco When: Apr 3, 2004

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Comments: I climbed this last week and to me it felt a lot easier than 10c, maybe 10a.

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark : Lothlorien (5.7)
By: Cisco When: Mar 28, 2004

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Comments: No way!!! this can be 5.8, maybe 5.7

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts : Cardinal Richelieu (5.8+ X)
By: Cisco When: Jul 10, 2003

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Comments: This route was fun but DIRTY definitely not deadly and not very serious but eye opening and enthralling...ahh that silly Cardinal.

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Becker Wall : A Slut Climb Named Desire (5.8)
By: Cisco When: Jun 11, 2003

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Comments: why dont you give this a real name?

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : Signs Of Life (5.9)
By: Cisco When: Mar 18, 2003

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Comments: This route has been done before, mainly soloed, it probably was not listed anywhere due to it being short and that it would end up exiting an already existing line.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Long John Wall (5.8)
By: Cisco When: Oct 16, 2002

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Comments: This climb can be easily done in two pitches. My partner and I did this on 9/12/02 and we didnt need a" stretchy" anchor and my rope was not a full 60 meters. Before doing the traverse back into the crack on the first pitch, run a very long sling from your nut or RP placement then you will have no drag to the top of the second pitch. Same thing for the last two pitches, run longer slings and draws.

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : The Umph Slot (5.10+)
By: Cisco When: Oct 14, 2002

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Comments: Don't even have an illusion that this route is anywhere near 5.8+, unless your 4'2" and have no shoulders. You can also start this by going up The Owl and continuing left where you would go right to the bottom of Supersqueeze-5.6.

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Rock Island I : Destroyer (5.10c)
By: Cisco When: Sep 26, 2002

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Comments: You're right, Big Wave, actually the rating I posted is what it was before I watched (in horror) some Frenchie with a hammer pull loose a piece of the old handhold because he thought it would fall loose under his weight. It is probably in the stiff 5.10-5.10a class now. When he pulled the rock loose, it created a nice foothold that made a nice rest that was previously not there.

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