Let's get together outside. One weekend. 400 FREE REI outdoor classes and outings across the nation, July 30-31.
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community


Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: 9 hours ago
Contact Elijah Flenner

Point Rank: # 846
Total Points: 922
Last Year: 4
Last 30 Days: 1
7 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Elijah Flenner been climbing?










Contributions


All 1175 | Routes 73 | Areas 4 | Photos 6 | Page Improvements | Comments 102 | Posts 139 | Stars 538 | Ratings 313
Page 6 of 47.  <<First   <Prev   4  5  6  7  8   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: MO : CM: Providence : Gold Nugget (5.12c/d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 25, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: After reading the description of the route and all the beta, I feel like adding a little beta myself. Thus, if you don't want beta, stop reading.

At no point did I ever heal hook the "gold nugget". The middle of three pockets by the chains has a huge hold on the left hand side. From there you can put a right foot on top of the gold nugget and a left foot right above the roof for a poor stem. If you follow the small right angling dihedral like feature, there is a two finger hold on top which pr... more >>


Location: MO : CM: Providence : Gold Nugget (5.12c/d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 20, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: Good movement. Some loose rock, and very large whip potential at the cruxes. Could use some cleaning and rethinking of the bolt placements. Another star if both these things happen. If 5.12 is hard, top rope it first; I am happy I did.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Conspiracy Crag : Frankenfood (5.11c)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 14, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: Both pitches can easily be done as one pitch albeit with some rope drag. The first pitch takes some stars away from the second, which is pretty good.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Wall of Denial : Save The Best For Last (5.11)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 7, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: We went to climb this route on August 5th 2012 and there was a chalk skull and crossbones at the base and sticks in the first bolt. We took this as a sign and stayed off it. Is there anything dangerous about this route? Did the rockfall damage something?


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : The Ice Plant : Fun Stripe (5.11+)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 6, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: Hard onsight, and might be an easier 12a.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Powell Peak : Northeast Ridge II, Class 4 (4th R)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Jul 29, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: Great. I went from Powell to Thatchtop, which makes for lots of downclimbing. Probably easier in the other direction. Might be able to keep it at fourth class if one finds the easiest path, but do not expect to do that the first time.

If using a rope, I cannot imagine not being able to get in lots of gear. Cracks everywhere.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Piano Ridge : Unknown Slab (V2+)
By: Elijah Flenner When: May 1, 2012

view comment >>
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 (5.11b/c)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Apr 9, 2012

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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 : South Idaho's : Dig Dug (V4)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Feb 20, 2012

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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 : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Andromeda Sprain : Walkdown Area : The Slab (5.7+)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Dec 5, 2011

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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 : CM: Capen Park : Levitation (V6)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 4, 2011

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


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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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 : Mullet Buttress : Tongue Lash (V4)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Feb 4, 2011

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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 : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Scud Area : You Go Girls (5.10d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 24, 2010

view comment >>
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 : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Sun Spot (5.11d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 24, 2010

view comment >>
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 (5.12b)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 4, 2010

view comment >>
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 : CM: Providence : Nice Stems (5.10a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 27, 2010

view comment >>
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.


Page 6 of 47.  <<First   <Prev   4  5  6  7  8   Next>   Last>>

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!