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Member Since: Nov 19, 2008
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Vault : The Gem (5.12c)
By: Damon Vaughan When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: This route is awesome. Incredibly fingery start into a baffling crux up high. No matter how dialed I had the upper crux, it was at best 50/50, and when I sent I actually fell but caught myself on the underclings and sidewalk and was able to give it another go. Significantly harder than any other 12c I've tried at Shelf!

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Squeezing My Will to Live (5.13a)
By: Damon Vaughan When: Dec 22, 2013

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Comments: Great route! It's been a lot of years since I did Sucking My Will, but from what I remember, this is more enjoyable. Insanely beta intensive, like everything else around here.

Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Middle Class Wall : Twinkletoes (5.12d)
By: Damon Vaughan When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: This route is an absolute gem! I don't think there is a better line in the Poudre, except possibly Dream. This took a TON of work from me and maximum effort to send. For that reason, I think it's solidly 13a. It feels closer in difficulty to a route like Public Solitude than Dream of Poudre or even Landing Strip, but then again, it is a bit reachy and I am not tall. Get on this thing!!!

Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Mad Cow Wall : Die Hardral (5.12a)
By: Damon Vaughan When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Delightful. Some of the most unique climbing on this wall. Good rock and highly technical movement

Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Hueco Cave : Lips and assholes (5.12d)
By: Damon Vaughan When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Since a lot of these grades probably been consolidated around here, I'll just say I thought this felt like solid 13a. Maybe it's just not my style though? Considerably harder than Ebola and many 12d's and 13a's around the front range.

Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon
By: Damon Vaughan When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: Even though the Poudre Canyon is "open" now after the High Park Fire, it is still closed to recreation other than rafting and fishing. I learned this the hard way the other day after being hurriedly kicked out of the triple tier area by fire people. So if you're wanting to climb in the canyon, best to wait a while until it is fully open (where this information is available I don't really know...).

In a related note, we had to leave our draws on the route "Dreams of Poudre" after being evacuat... more >>

Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : Mineshaft Wall : Rapid Fire (5.12d)
By: Damon Vaughan When: Nov 19, 2008

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Comments: Does anybody know which holds you can and can't use from the climb Monstrosity? Can you start on Monstrosity or use the crimps to the left? This is a good climb, but I hate feeling like I'm in a gym and worrying if certain holds are off!