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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Unknown Big Black Flake (5.10+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: 1 day ago

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Comments: This route is harder than Little Sister and rock is less solid. Needs to clean up -- three crimper holds broke under my fingers and there's a cubic foot sized loose block begging to be pulled on at the second overlap (above the big black flake). But fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Unknown (5.10-)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: A belly-to-the-bolts line of more resistance is available for those who want more challenge and avoid reaching left to the cracks/edges a few feet left of the bolts.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Unknown Prow (5.11- PG13) : Photo
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: The first four bolts are along the diagonal rope shadow line left of the tree, then one more bolt just above my right foot. So a leader fall at the crux could be painful.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Unknown Prow (5.11- PG13)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: Irregular and licheny, it will perhaps deserve one star if it cleans up. Closely bolted on 5.7 terrain down low, then not so well-protected on the much more difficult (10+?) and slippery crux up high.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Icarus (5.6 R)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: To Icarus dudes: as we discussed today, email me thru the MP email link, and I'll send you the photos I took of you from Rebuffat's Arete.

Dave (MP name: Dave Clark 5.10)


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Black Gold (5.7+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 5, 2014

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Comments: Good and rare multipitch sport route for beginning leaders. Quite a bit easier than Playin' Hooky and well protected. Can easily link pitches 1 & 2 (14 bolts plus top anchors) and pitches 3 & 4 (maybe 10 or 12 bolts). Top triple anchor is set way back (~15 ft) from top edge of route, so can't rap and pull rope from them. (Rap Playin' Hooky.)


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mountain Rose : Friable Bolted Route (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Leo's name for this route sums it up pretty well. I'll give it one star to yield the half-star average that it deserves. It may warrant a full star some day if the crumbly parts are reduced with use. (Although then all the holds may be gone, making the top a 5.11 slippery face.)


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.10a Face (5.10a)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 20, 2014

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Comments: As of today (7/20/14), there is no hanger on the 2nd bolt, just a bare stud. Although there's enough exposed stud to girth hitch, the combination of a high bolt 1 and second groundfall potential before clipping bolt 3 makes this a spicy lead, so beware.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.7 Face (5.7)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 20, 2014

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Comments: A crack system that wanders up the face provides quite adequate trad protection (despite some of the previous comments to the contrary). Take your small cams, and this is a reasonable trad lead, as long as you can handle 20 feet of exposure on 5.6 slab to the first gear placement. Well-protected from there to the top. Take a couple longer draws to equalize the uneven anchors.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Centerfold (5.9+) : Photo
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this route for the first time today, and the last couple moves to the anchor seemed harder than most of the other 5.10s at the crag. Then I learned that a large rock got pulled out near the top of the route a week ago and wondered if it had been a chockstone in the offwidth crack near the top. That might explain why it's suddenly harder now. Or it could just be that I suck at crack climbing (although others agreed this route was hard for a 5.9).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Goofy Spire : East Face (5.7)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 29, 2014

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Comments: The approach to Goofy Spire is short and a bit ugly, but the crack in the right-side corner of the dihedral (just left of center in the picture) climbs quite nicely up to the little oval-shaped roof. A somewhat awkward move gets you around the right side of the roof, which may be the crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Goofy Spire : North Face (5.5)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 29, 2014

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Comments: Not as good a route as the East Face route but OK as a toprope. After trying a direct vertical start up the face with much lichen and minimal feet, which felt at least 5.11, we climbed up the chossy inset just right of the face (5.5?) then traversed left onto the face like George mentioned. Decent climbing up from there (5.7 or higher, depending on where you traverse out onto the face).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Across from The Bihedral ak... : Unknown 9- aka Loyalty (5.9-)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: There are 8 bolts on this route, unless you clip some on adjacent routes. Minor runout after B4 has ledge-fall potential and can be protected with a small cam (e.g. 0.3 - 0.5 BD). More significant runout above B6 can be protected with micro cams on the left or medium cams under the overlap to the right (long draw). Or just climb through it and wonder where those other bolts went.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Finger Flatiron : Mere Wall (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: Doug's comment above applies to the alternate start mentioned in Leo's comment, which is the start on the uphill (W) side of the big chockstone. Conclusion: you can start on either side of the chockstone. Same P1 belay location in either case. For the final move on P2 from the big ledge to the summit, I chose to go straight up rather than through the tunnel to the right or around left on the awkward ramp. The short, straight up option is probably 5.10-, well-protected with a #1 cam and... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Finger Flatiron
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: Getting there: To clarify the "going past Mallory Cave" part of the directions, turn right at the trail fork at the sign that says, "To Dinosaur Mtn upper climbing areas." Going left here as per the "To Mallory Cave" sign leads to the dead end at the cave closure.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Passing Lane (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Bolts 5 and 6 are still there. Bolt 7 is still off to the left and actually on the adjacent route, so there are really just 6 bolts on this route with 20 ft of easy runout to the anchors if you don't use that 7th bolt (which could be in use by others). No X rating, and a PG-13 because of slight ledge-fall at B4 is stretching it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Inscrutable (5.4)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: This line has excellent gear placements all the way up and would be a good beginner trad lead.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Mr. Coors Contributes to th... (5.9+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: After sharing the line with Here Today Gone Tomorrow through the lower crack, Pink Stain goes straight up while HTGT angles right up the bolt line near the arÍte. So in the L>R order, Pink Stain should be between Toura Obscura and HTGT. (As if you don't already spend enough time managing this site, Leo. Thanks, and you may delete this comment.)


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Toura Obscura (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: Clipping the first bolt can be a bit insecure with a nasty landing area below. Sans stick-clip, a comforting option is ascend to the right, make the clip, then go across to the normal route left of the bolt line.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Zerkle : East Face Left Side (5.6)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: Pitch 1 to the cave/tunnel entrance is a full 60m, and you can't see the cave until you're close. At about 40m on P1, you reach a large rock protrusion that blocks your view uphill. Good pro underneath this protrusion and you can choose to go either left or right around it to get to a tree near the tunnel entrance.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Dome : Fractals Variation (5.10)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: This route is a worthy variation and good route in its own right. More consistent at the grade than Features at a Landscape, with an upper 5.10 crux to go with the starting crux. If you've already climbed Fractals P2 and want variety, you can top out by climbing left out of the P1 belay pod on trad gear. First move is maybe 5.7 followed by lower 5th class to the top.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Dome : Fractals (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: Nice route and top notch bolt job, RW. Fun climbing on good rock all the way.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Speeding Ticket (5.6)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 11, 2013

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Comments: One of the best beginner leads around, what with the close bolt spacing, consistent climbing, and a fairly long sport pitch. Nice addition.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : East of Eden (5.9 R)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 13, 2013

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Comments: Not sure if East of Eden has been bolted or if there's a new route further left. Nice route, and well worth climbing. The bolted line is left of Lost Time. (Lost Time is correctly described as being about 10 ft left of Edge of Time.) The bolted line is about another 40 ft further left and is well bolted.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Real Hidden Valley : Real Hidden Valley : Debra (5.10b)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Climbed Debra with Deb. Nice, sunny, quiet spot, and good job by the Chinos. I think the thin moves down low are harder than some CCC 11s. (Maybe more like a 1970s Gunks 5.10- ?) Perhaps a key hold has broken off, increasing the difficulty since the route was established?


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