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Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : The Spider's Web : Dacker Cracker (5.10c)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Oct 12, 2009

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Comments: This route is sustained, overhanging and in your face from the moment you step off the ground. Although very fun, I would not recommend it for the first 10 at the Spiders Web. TR is excellent and a better introduction.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : Casual Observer (5.11a)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Oct 12, 2009

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Comments: Don't miss out on the 2nd pitch! The bolt arete is very exciting and the gear eating corner would be a worty pitch by itself. At the top, don't be dismayed by the appearance of an old, horrible anchor. A little bit up and to the left are a couple of brand new anchors/chains. Best to have your partner clean the 2nd pitch on the way up since it is not in line with the rap.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : The Sting (5.8+)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Oct 12, 2009

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Comments: For an added bit of fun climbing, don't traverse left to the ledge/anchors. Keep heading up and traverse right across the face towards Gamesmanship, passing a flake with a fixed stopper. Finish on the last 20 feet of gamesmanship. We used a 70m rope to rap off the first pitch of Gamesmanship, but not sure if that was neccessary or not.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Hurricane Ridge : Hurricane Wall : Global Warming (5.10a)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jul 26, 2009

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Comments: My wife and I both thought this climb and Rita were the two best on the Hurricane Wall.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Hurricane Ridge : Hurricane Wall : Ophelia (5.9+)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jul 26, 2009

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Comments: Definitely fun at the top but the slab/crumbly rock at the bottom detract from it.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Hurricane Ridge : Gully Wall
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jul 26, 2009

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Comments: Decent climbing considering how short the wall is.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Twilight Zone : Execution (5.11)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jul 18, 2009

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Comments: REALLY fun moves through the roof (still pinging off a few pieces of rock, but for the most part the key holds are solid). I did not expect how fun the top part of the route turned out to be. Although the steep pump is over, expect tricky sidepulls, pinches and selective footwork for quite a while above the roof. Very good line selection by the routesetter(s).


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Twilight Zone
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jul 18, 2009

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Comments: Seems like the bottom of the routes is the worst in rock quality but should clean up with time (and luckily is the easiest terrain.) I was surprised to find how solid most of the roofs were and the top of the climbs (although lichen-y in spots) seemed really solid. The climbing here is really FUN.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jul 18, 2009

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Comments: Great new crag. Perfect to start with before heading to the Twilight Zone. Definitely beware of rattlers. We saw two today (one right at the crag and one in the bush on the trail leading in.) Neither warned us it was in the area. I am more cautious of the snake that snaps at you without warning than the snake that tells you to "get the heck out of here".


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Hurricane Ridge
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Fun crag for a day. The rock was good in most places, the climbing fun and it looks like there is potential for steeper/harder climbs in the area. Someone has done a nice job with the faintly visible trail that switchbacks up to the cliff. And the directions are dead on.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Hurricane Ridge : West Face of Hurricane Wall : Balloon Boy (5.8)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Best route on the wall. Very fun, juggy moves at the top. Great for someone leading 5.8.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Hurricane Ridge : West Face of Hurricane Wall : Broken Levy (5.8)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Good climbing but not 5.8 I did it direct and think it was no less than 10a. Traversing right at the top looked even harder and traversing far left would result in a very bad swing if you came off. Like the route to its left, there is potential to hit a small ledge if you come off during the crux...not impressed with the last bolt placement.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Hurricane Ridge : West Face of Hurricane Wall : Lost Dog (5.7)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Fun climbing but not a fun route. Definitely not recommended for the 5.7 leader (a bit stout for the grade.) The bolting on this also leaves a bit to be desired. Ground fall potential getting to the second bolt, and ledge falls in between other bolts.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : Pipe Route (5.10+ R)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: Can't say I had the guts to do the second pitch. I was thoroughly terrified after the first and based my rating on that.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : Pipe Route (5.10+ R)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Nov 22, 2008

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Comments: The climbing on this route could be fun if more people did it and cleared off all the rotting rock. In its current condition, it is runout, loose and I doubt I would ever do it again.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Zot Face (5.8+)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: May 5, 2008

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Comments: LARGE 6X6X30 inch block waiting to come off! It rests uneasily against the wall, about 10 feet to the left of the 4th belay station (at the end of the pitch that traverses left and right and finally finishes at a small tree/ledge) Trundling was not an option with so many parties below on Rewritten, so it is marked with a large chalk X (as long as it has not rained since May 4th.)


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Vision Quest (5.10d PG13) : Photo
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Apr 29, 2008

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Comments: Something about this captures "climbing"


Location: EricD : pictures : Photo
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Jan 14, 2008

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Comments: This pic actually makes me want to climb slab! Very nice!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Eye : Needle's Eye : Needle's Eye (5.8 X)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Sep 4, 2007

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Comments: Awesome route! Did it in one pitch, and even though I was very liberal with long slings, I had horrible rope drag by the top...5.8 is a lot harder and scarier with a 50lb monkey on your back! Probably an 'R' route but not 'X'. Long distances between good gear but it is definitely there. The starting chimney is easy to protect with one traverse out to the arete that is exposed/runout. Once there, you can throw in a #3 and #5 Camalot. I slung a horn on the arete(bit cracked, but ... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : She's Got a Full Set of Cam... (5.10b/c)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Aug 27, 2007

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Comments: Good route but I found the bottom crux face to be much harder than 10c. I rated it 10d on this site but only because I may have missed something.... The top felt like solid 10c though.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Ga-stoned Again (5.9)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Aug 27, 2007

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Comments: As of yesterday, the climb seemed free of dirt and loose rock. I believe it to be the best 5.9 I have done at Shelf.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Morning Sun Wall
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Aug 13, 2007

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Comments: Marijuana, Magician's Apprentice and Pointillist all have regular bolts atop them. For descent, you must top out and either walk down or rap off the bolts with quicklinks atop Renaissance. Most of the routes here (including Morning Glory around the corner) have high first bolts (at 5'10" I couldn't reach any of them) with an overhang or dicey section to start with. I would recommend bringing or rigging up a stickclip for those you don't feel comfortable with the moves or quality of rock (I pi... more >>


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Morning Sun Wall : Pointillist (5.10c/d)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Aug 13, 2007

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Comments: About halfway up the route, there is a LARGE wasp nest inside a crack/hueco. Be prepared with spray if you intend to get on this route.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Morning Sun Wall : Renaissance (5.11a)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Aug 13, 2007

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Comments: The bottom bolt has been replaced (just an observation, not saying I did it...).


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Morning Sun Wall : Magician's Apprentice (5.10d)
By: Dan G0D5H411 When: Aug 13, 2007

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Comments: Beware the bats living in the flake you pass/use beyond the second bolt. There were at least 5 of the critters squeaking at me while I tried to lead quickly past them.


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