Comments: Generally speaking, the Jungle was put together by Tod Anderson, Todd Leeson, and Chris Perkins. This route was my only contribution on this wall. As a group, we typically don't announce FA's. But this was Mike Carrington's first FA (at Devils Head at least) so I figured why not mention it. He belayed me up it for the bolt run, and really kept my daughter entertained so I gifted him the FA. Which he onsighted.
Comments: Castlewood is a capital L-shaped canyon. Punani is up at the top of the L at the North part, down by the creek. The Berthoud Cave is up in the Inner Canyon, which is the horizontal part of the L and way South. To find Punani and this problem, you have to enter the North Entrance to the park, and park at the Lucas Homestead lot/trail and then follow that trail down to the bridge, and then follow the directions listed here.
Comments: A few weeks back I spent an hour-plus working on yanking the spinner anchors off of the Entry Level. It was a breezy, chilly day and once the sun was just about gone it was time to admit defeat for the day and bail. However, I later realized I left a 1/2" x 4" SS 5 piece bolt, hanger, quicklink and Fixe ring on top of the route behind a flake. It is no longer there. Tom told me some folks were climbing there a couple of days later. We have been given several anchor sets donated to us by the Anch... more >>
Comments: Why is Chris Drysdale listed on the FA list? He was totally out of the picture by then and had zero to do with this route. Also regarding the mention of the project to the right, it is called Bones and listed here.
Comments: I wonder if this sets up a precedent we could exploit. But then Denver denies Sanctuary status and just flat out ignores the voters with the tow-away bill, so law is an arbitrary matter. I guess that makes them a regime.
Comments: Monty- Just read your comments about the anchors. The reason they end up where they do is that setting the anchors there tends to be a pretty involved process; usually with some insecure trad placements, back tension on the rope, the thrill of drilling with a wicked pendulum if you cut loose.... Unlike the route clips, we don't get much of a chance to refine the anchors before committing. Most of the time we're guessing that the anchors are in line over the objective. Then, once the an... more >>
Comments: Bryce, first of all all caps equals shouting. Anyway, the key beta here is that you backstep with the left foot and thrust your left buttcheek onto the angled ramp thingy. Once you've weighted the buttcheek, you can reposition hands and feet and move on.