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Point Rank: # 709
Total Points: 916
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Piano Ridge : Unknown Slab (V2+)
By: Elijah Flenner When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: Has been climbed many times, and there are many different variations. Used to climb on that a bunch in the early 2000s. Don't know of any names.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : Mineshaft Wall : Armor Plated (5.11c)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Apr 9, 2012

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Comments: The dyno move seemed pretty contrived to me. You have to move away from the obvious crack that you have been following and almost move onto Monstrosity. Also, don't blow the mantel onto the ledge after the "dyno" crux; it would be nasty. Bottom is fun, but I enjoy the route more by finishing on the anchors to the right and avoiding the crux all together. Your experience my be different.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Citadel : Roll the Bones (5.12-)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Mar 26, 2012

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Comments: It is too bad that the lower part is so loose, since the upper part is very good. Difficult to rate since the route still seems to be evolving, and the climb may always be loose. Hopefully the holds at the crux stick around, but I doubt it. We broke several at the bottom section, but nothing critical. Difficult to climb it clean when holds keep breaking.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Extension Boulder : Sunshine (V6)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Feb 20, 2012

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Comments: Germsause, as I understand the line, you don't use anything on the arete. From the two very small crimps, go left to a triangle-shaped hold, then go straight up and right to the end of Pocket Pussy. I have never tried to use the arete, so your line might be harder, easier, better, or worse. Might have to give it a try next time I am out there.


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and ... : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : South Idaho's : Dig Dug (V4)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Feb 20, 2012

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Comments: This problem is already in the database.

Dig Dug


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Fromunda Boulder : Fromunda (V6)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Jan 23, 2012

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Comments: As I understand it, the V6 starts on the "west" side of the boulder and climbs from under the boulder to the topout shown in the picture. Hard in my humble opinion. Have never done it, so will not comment on the true grade.


Location: MO : Andromeda Sprain : Walkdown Area : The Slab (5.7+)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Dec 5, 2011

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Comments: Then what kind of rock is it?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : RMNP Bouldering Areas : Chaos Canyon Bouldering : ... : Revenge (V6-)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 9, 2011

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Comments: This problem is contrived to stay at around V6. There is a huge crack to the right, which has become the standard start. Above where the crack ends is a huge right hand slot, which is not considered "on". Using this slot knocks a couple of V grades off the problem (probably V4), and allows one to avoid the best moves on the problem. For full value, don't use the large crack on the right either.


Location: MO : Capen Park Bouldering : Levitation (V6)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 4, 2011

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Comments: The starting flake to this problem fell off, so it no longer exists.


Location: MO : Capen Park : Russian Vault (5.8)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Jul 11, 2011

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Comments: Closer to 40 feet than 75 feet. Huge wedged block that can result in some interesting moves through the steepest section.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : RMNP Bouldering Areas : Tyndall Gorge : ... : Photo
By: Elijah Flenner When: Jul 4, 2011

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Comments: This picture, while good, does not capture how steep this problem really is. Much steeper than it looks in this picture.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Middle Class Wall : Middle Management (5.10c)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Jun 6, 2011

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Comments: This route would be deserving of another star or two if there was one more bolt near the end. As it is, it is a little confusing why an otherwise well protected route would have such a runout where a broken or wet hold might result in a very nasty fall.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Frisky Lady (5.12a/b)
By: Elijah Flenner When: May 23, 2011

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Comments: The rock is a little friable in places, but the movement is great. The moves to the flake are hard to read. If a crucial foot hold or crimp breaks, this route will become much more difficult. The upper slab is very thin and hard. In my opinion, much harder than the lower section, but it was in direct sunlight.


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and ... : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Mullet Buttress : Tongue Lash (V4)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Feb 4, 2011

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Comments: What is the difference between Tongue Lash and The Prow?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Overhung Wall : Invisible Touch (5.12-)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Nov 27, 2010

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Comments: This is currently not the rightmost route on the Overhung Wall; it is the second from the right. There is a hard move at the start, and a stick clip is very useful.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Scud Area : You Go Girls (5.10d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 24, 2010

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Comments: The second to last bolt needs to be replaced. The bolt is sticking out of the rock about 1/4 of an inch.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Sun Spot (5.11d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 24, 2010

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Comments: Can get very slick when in the sun between the second and third bolt. Good route with fun climbing to the anchors.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Cujo Tranquilizer (5.12a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: Maybe it was the specific day I was on this route, but I found it much harder than 12a compared to the other 12a's and 12b's in the area. Harder than Animal Riots Activist; harder than the second pitch of Global Gorilla, little harder than Piles of Trials, much harder than Days of Future Passed (which might not be 12a). Maybe I'll change my mind on the grade after a second go, but for now I sticking with harder than 12a, and a hard 12b.


Location: MO : Providence : Nice Stems (5.10a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: This route now has six bolts and a two bolt anchor.

The crux involves a hard to see hold at the very top. Careful getting to the last bolt, and I would advise not taking too many falls with the rope running on the edge of the roof.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Krishna & Serenity Spire : Adam's Arete (5.10c/d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 20, 2010

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Comments: Bob D'Antonio's new guide shows the line in the wrong spot. There is a line going up where Bob's book indicates, but it is not worth climbing. Most of the bolts on the line to the right of Adam's Arete has been removed.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Go Left, Old Man, Go Left (5.7+)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: The "sweet variation" avoids the offwidth at the top, and is just fun, easy hand jams. It would be a great route if it was longer.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Intimidation (5.9+)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 21, 2010

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Comments: There are bolt anchors and one can get down with a 70 meter rope. Great climbing with hands, offwidth, and several interesting sections. I would agree with the grade of 9+, but if you are not used to Vedauwoo and don't look around, then it will feel harder.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair I : Public Enemy (5.11c)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 21, 2010

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Comments: I traverse much lower than shown in the picture, all the way to where the horizontal ends.

A couple of hard moves protected by the bolt, then sustained, but easier, to the top.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche... : O.D.K. (5.12a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Jun 19, 2010

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Comments: Great climb. Basically a good boulder problem to a jug, clip a bolt, and repeat. Since the route overhangs, a complete rest at the jugs is not possible. Furthermore, fun climbing without a single bad section until the anchor.

Edit: Found a no hands "rest" about half way up. Allows one to de-pump, but may take too much core strength to call it a rest.


Location: CO : New Poudre Canyon Routes Gu...
By: Elijah Flenner When: Feb 7, 2010

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Comments: I like having print guide books. If a print version comes out, I will buy it.

Great job on these guides.


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