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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Lucky Strikes (5.12a/b)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 8, 2003

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Comments: Peter: Which one of the foregoing advantages that I listed (e.g. beta, prehung draws, etc.) do you think turned the route from a 12b into a 12a? Would that be true for every route or only this one? In other words, does beta, or some other combination of advantages, always drop a route's grade? Are there exceptions, and if so, what are they? Just looking for opinions.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Lucky Strikes (5.12a/b)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 2, 2003

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Comments: Just Wondering: Does a prior-knowledge, no-falls, first go, draws pre-hung, rope clipped through the second draw, ascent count as "getting" this route? If it counts, where in the continuum of style does it fall? Does said style have a name, like red-point, pink-point, brown-point, beta flash, as some possible choices? Great route; 12a.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Zerkle : Hot if You're Not aka The B... (5.11b)
By: David A. Turner When: Jun 29, 2003

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Comments: I am the Chair of the Flatirons Climbing Council, and I believe that Patrick is correct. If it is just a matter of replacing a [hanger], no bureaucracy is required. If the bolt stud in the rock is need of replacement, OSMP must be contacted. They will generally issue a permit that same day. A number of bad bolts have been replaced including on the East Ridge of the Maiden, and Pentaprance on the Third. On another issue, there will be applications for the placement of brand new fixed anchor... more >>


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Trojan Bunny Buttress : The Bruise Collector (5.12a)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 21, 2002

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Comments: I thought the route was 12a and superb. A bit harder than Temptation Arete.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Trojan Bunny Buttress : Temptation Arete (5.12a)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 21, 2002

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Comments: Pardon the intrusion into the spray, but does anyone else, besides me, believe this route might be less than 12b/c. I thought it was11d, possibly 12a.This route is on par with the best sport routes in the Boulder area. So is the project, at the time of this writing, to the left.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Black Dagger (5.11a)
By: David A. Turner When: Sep 3, 2002

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Comments: This route has some of the best splitter cracks I have found in the Park so far. On par with the crux pitch of Topnotch and the splitters on Days of Heaven.Going out the roof that caps the chimney is unbelievable. A great route.

The route description above, which tracks Rossiter's description, did not match quite perfectly for us. We did some non-descript climbing to the right of Crossover Ledge to get to the 4" crack, which takes gear in the back of it. This crack is just to the left of th... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : High Noon (5.11a)
By: David A. Turner When: Aug 20, 2002

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Comments: A route to do for those who have "done everything in Eldo", and are bored. You won't be bored on this route. Good nut craft a must.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Between The Sheets (5.11+)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 26, 2002

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Comments: This is one great route. In Malcolm's comments, he rates the first pitch at 5.11+ rather than 11b. I believe the former is more accurate. Thin, a little hard to see the placements at the crux, superlative rock, great climbing.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : Main Vein (5.11)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 12, 2002

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Comments: The key to doing this route is finding the right atmospheric conditions.Getting there early means probable cold temperatures. Getting there later, means probable lightning storms.I approached this climb three times trying both tactics and was skunked each time. The fourth time was the charm. We arrived early but it was too cold. The day was splitter so we hung out at the base until the sun hit the wall, about 1 p.m. on July 11.

I thought the 3rd pitch contained both the technical and psycho... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : Birds of Fire (5.11a R)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 5, 2002

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Comments: Okay, I'll admit right away that slabs are not my favorite type of climbing. However, by the 4th pitch I felt like I was on a treadmill.Excepting the 3rd pitch, tedious was a word voiced by both my partner & me. However, the position of this route made up for any shortcomings the climbing had for me. The sweeping unbroken nature of this shield of rock is magnificent. Its position high in the cirque left me slack jawed. Further, it is amazing how clean and free of lichen this route is given ... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Blitzen Ridge (5.4)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 5, 2002

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Comments: Great route. I thought the climbing itself is worthy of perhaps two stars, but the position is magnificent. If you are comfortable soloing 5.4 climbing up and 5.0 climbing down, consider leaving the rope at home. Not reminiscent of the Exum Ridge at all, more of an Ellingwood Ridge on La Plata Peak type route. Heading up the grassy gully on the N. side of Ypsilon Lake was very straightforward and direct.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Mellow Fellow (5.12a)
By: David A. Turner When: Nov 28, 2001

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Comments: Another great link-up is Suparete to Doub-Griffith to Mellow Yellow ("Hello Jello"?). David A. Turner


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Stuck Rope in EldoLost and FoundDavid A. TurnerAug 9, 2011

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Spear Me the Details 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Spearhead

Conan 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Upper East Face

Consilience 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab

Directissima 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Chasm View Wall

Center Left V4 6B

CO : Boulder : ... : Red Wall

Angel's Way 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

CO : Flatirons : ... : Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way

Black Dagger 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Diamond

Higher Calling 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

CO : Empire : Ra

Joy Ride 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

CO : Boulder Canyon : Coney Island

The Ticket 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Upper East Face

Arms Bazaar 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Bell Buttress - Main Crag

Lene's Dream 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Bearcat Goes to Hollywood 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Dike Wall

Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Disappearing Act (aka Kryptonite) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Undertow 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

CO : Flatirons : ... : The Slab

Empire of the Fenceless 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock

Elanor 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock

Tell-Tale Heart 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

CO : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock

D7 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Diamond

Yellow Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Diamond

Sisyphus 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R

UT : Moab Area : ... : Zeus

Pony Express 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part C - Pony ...

The Naked Edge 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Ghost Dance 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus

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