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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?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Prestige Worldwide Wall : Tetherly (5.7)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: A decent little route, with good gear down low and two well-placed bolts in the slab above. We did a TR variation starting about 15 ft right (at the very right edge of photo posted with the route description) on some pretty rock with a 5.9 move or two. The lower half of the variation could be trad protected, but the top slab would be runout 5.6 without another bolt.


Location: CO : South Platte : Buffalo Creek : Top Of The World : Ragnarok : Fun Climb 101 (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: GETTING THERE: It helps to know that the Boulder Pile and Ragnarok are two large rock outcrops separated by a narrow saddle, yet they appear as a single outcrop for most of the approach because the Boulder Pile obscures Ragnarok from the west and NW. Here are some tips that would have saved us about an hour in approach time:

1. Bike the closed road from the parking area at Hwy 126 to and past the former Top of the World Campground for a total of about 3.5 miles. The last half mile is mostly de... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Table Top Area : Mind Mantle Arete (5.11b)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: Hard to give this route a single rating because of the two (or more?) variations. If you climb the right-side crack, then traverse left along the horizontal crack between B2 and B3 to the arete, it feels like 10a to me. Climbing up the arete but using holds on both sides of the arete feels like 10c. Straight up the bolt line without reaching around the arete is definitely harder. Fun route regardless. (Chockstone note: The only way this rock will move is by lifting it with about 70 pound o... more >>


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes : The Nautilus Cave Pitch (5.10)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: Great route, Ken. Fun, pumpy bugger with great hands but some slippery feet.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Crater Crag of North Quarry
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Nov 21, 2012

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Comments: Access update: JeffCo Open Space has done a lot of trail work on N. Table this year, including rebuilding (and reopening) the access trails to Crater Crag. Even nice signage to climbing areas. Kudos to the Open Space workers. Guess hidden treasures aren't hidden any more, but it sure beats closures.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : North Face (5.6 R)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: Did this classic route in 1972, and it scared the crap out of me, which was appropriate considering my equipment and novice ability at the time. Climbed it for the second time yesterday, and it is still spectacular even with all the scrambling, downclimbing, and traversing. The approach is relatively clear if you pay attention, but here's some additional beta:
a) 2.3 miles on Mesa Trail from south trailhead; pass main Shadow Canyon fork (stay right on Mesa Trail).
b) When due eas... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : ... : Photo
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: According to the 1970 book "High Over Boulder", the Walton traverse is on pitch 4 and is a variation that goes up from belay 3 just past the tree. This photo shows the traverse on pitch 3 that crosses the thin crux under two old pins, and it is the more common way to get to the tree.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The New River Wall : Unknown at New River (5.9+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: I agree with Geoff. Nice little climb, with quality if not quantity. Easiest to belay from top and keep your rope dry.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Juniper Pass : Main Slab : Unknown 3 (5.9+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Sep 21, 2012

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Comments: 'Tis a bit licheny and slick until it cleans up with use, and as such felt harder than most 5.9s. But when cleaner, 5.9 may be about right. Top anchors seem sketchy: too close to the edge of the rock, so not much rock thickness/strength holding them, and one of them flexes under load as if not tight in the hole. Take some gear to back them up.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Across from The Bihedral ak...
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: Nice crag; good rock; fun and shady. Better than I expected after the negative vibes and retrobolting complaints in the description. Ok, some of the lines are close together and initially hard to read which route is which. And there are a few stray bolts that don't make much sense. But the "retrobolting" I saw was largely protecting face climbing that otherwise would be unprotected runout in the trad routes.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: Very nice route and kudos to those who put it up. I'm posting this as a heads up to others who try to find the route using the route description above. We didn't find quite all of the lower route and I don't know the route well enough to post a complete description, but here are some notes to consider:

General: some of the pitch lengths are not too accurate, so don't take them too literally
Pitch #4: A 70m rope will not link Pitches 1-2-3-4. The sentence saying "you can reach all the way ... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: Four of us climbed the Ledges route on July 2, 2012. Great climb. I had read lots of beta and trip reports, but the route finding was still challenging in the middle part of the climb, through the 3rd and 4th class ledges. And some of the published beta is wrong. My attached photo may help. It shows the routes we took, with a couple variations because our two groups of two split apart a couple times. But the bottom line is you can climb the middle third of the route in any number of ways, ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Lover's Leap on Beaver Broo... : Bed And Breakfast (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: May 15, 2012

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Comments: Nice addition to the crag. Slippery lichen aside (will clean off with more use) this new line seemed no harder than 5.8 and takes a variety of trad gear. A #1 and #2 cam plus a green Alien will protect this, but so will a number of stopper, hex, and tri-cam options in horizontal cracks both below and above the single bolt. From the ground, it's hard to see the single bolt about 20 ft up (above the bulge).


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Lily Mountain : Slamdance Buttress : Show Me The Monkey (5.10)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: May 11, 2012

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Comments: Second bolted line from right end of the face. (Now many routes to the left.)


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Freeway (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Apr 28, 2012

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Comments: To elaborate a bit further on Harald's description, the 5.7 trad crack described as "Freeway" goes to the big ledge that is about halfway to the top anchors. Continuing straight up the second half is the 5.10 option that follows a double crack, which is nice climbing. In the photo, my feet are about 8 ft above the ledge, which is hidden from view. The easier route from the ledge to the anchors (5.6?) starts about 15 ft left from the double crack, up the dihedral crack that angles further left... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winterfest Wall : Generica (5.10d)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Apr 20, 2012

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Comments: I can see why nobody has added a rating for this one, as it's hard to know whether to rate the 5.10 variations on either side or the (5.12?) rotten face up the bolt line. Perhaps there used to be some holds that broke off, but the only edges I could find up the middle overhanging face broke off with my fingernails. Interesting trying to figure it out, though, once you get the bush out of your helmet.


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