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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Crystal Wall : North Face : Tour de Poudre (5.12b)
By: Elijah Flenner When: May 21, 2016

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Comments: A 70 meter does not get you down if you link pitches (not really close either). I don't recall the bolt count.


Location: MO : CM: Providence : Bootlegger (5.12)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Dec 29, 2015

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Comments: Top roped this line many years ago. At the time I felt like it went at mid 11, but did not want to bolt it. Things might have changed and it might be significantly harder now.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Upper Snake Eyes Wall : Copperhead (5.13a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: I don't think you would deck if something happened at the top, but the runout is a little unnecessary and potentially dangerous. There are several good cam placements through the runout section, but I would be more concerned about the rock quality in that section. One more bolt would make the route much safer, and I am a little confused why they did not place one more bolt.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Upper Snake Eyes Wall : Faith (5.11d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: May 30, 2015

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Comments: This route could really use one more bolt to keep you off a large ledge. A fall at the wrong spot would be very bad for the ankles.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Low Wire : Badgersaurus (5.12a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: This is a great line and a great find by Kevin. An interesting crux and fun movement on surprisingly good holds makes you wish it did not finish so quickly. The only reason I don't give it a classic status is due to my preference for long routes, and it is too short for me. For others, it will be one of the best of its difficulty in the canyon. Good eye, Kevin.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Garrett's Revenge (5.11d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Mar 28, 2015

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Comments: Great movement throughout the crux pitch, which has a hard to read crux followed by an excellent finish. Hard to rate being on it only once, and it may be easier than 12a if you know the sequence at the crux, but I am sticking to 12a until the next time - there will be a next time. The last pitch still has some loose holds.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : Tourist Attraction (5.9)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Dec 14, 2014

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Comments: The official regulation is that you can only boulder or rock climb in designated areas, and Horsetooth Rock is not a designated area.

Link to Larimer Parks areas where rock climbing is allowed.
larimer.org/olmasterplan/ch4_%...

Note that the bouldering is Horsetooth Reservoir County Park and the rock is Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.

Link to policy.
co.larimer.co.us/parks/regs.pd...

Don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but officially it was neve... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Big Block
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 12, 2014

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Comments: There is a problem that starts with the sit down to Big Block then goes left to the arete and up the arete. It is fantastic, and I think it deserves classic status, but I don't know the name. If you are looking for a new problem at Carter, this is one to try.

Edit: I am told that it is called Face Wipe.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Treasure Wall : Buried Treasure (5.9-)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: I combined the last pitch of Buried Treasure with the last pitch of Staying Alive, which resulted in much rope drag. However, this does make for a long and enjoyable pitch, just make sure you have several long runners and consider back cleaning or skipping some bolts.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Sport Land : Sidekick (5.10d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: The first pitch is great. There is a flake at the end of the harder climbing that is loose and will probably break in the near future. It is a great hold and is obviously used by many, so I wanted to give a heads up. It can be avoided by underclingling instead. The second pitch is not worth the effort.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Extension Boulder : Sargent Woody's (V7-8)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: This problem broke once again some time during the summer of 2014. The new break is the crimp at the second crux right next to the old break. This sequence has gotten much harder and will make the already pumpy problem that much more so. I was able to work out new beta but did not put it all together yet, so I am not sure if a grade change is appropriate. Since it is getting V8- consistently, and I am sure that it is not going to be V9, I would say V8 would be in the right ballpark.

Edit: fina... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - left buttress : Sympathy for the Devil (5.12a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: After finishing the crux on a sidepull that one wishes was just a little better, you are rewarded with some great face climbing to finish. Great addition to the area.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Irok : MOAB (5.11c)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Apr 6, 2014

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Comments: There are two sections of poor rock quality on this climb. One right before the crux (I broke a hold and took a ride) and one right after the crux.


Location: MO : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Wilton : The Sport Wall : Pickled Rope Balogna (5.12a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Feb 3, 2014

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Comments: I do not recall when I did the first ascent. Probably 1996, but I am not sure.


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Deepwater Horizon (5.12)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: Great climb with great movement and intelligently bolted. So far, my favorite at the crag.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Wake Up Call (5.10b)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: A fun route with a very thin crux. Bring your edging shoes. I found this harder than some of the other 10a-10c's on the wall but just for the one very well-protected move.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : Photo
By: Elijah Flenner When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: Remarkable light.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : ... : Photo
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: The Northern Colorado Climbers' Coalition guide calls it Ship's Prow, and it is listed on this site as Ship's Prow Right.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : ... : Photo
By: Elijah Flenner When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: Finger Ripper is to the right and is an eliminate. You cannot use the crack and have to go up the face on tiny crimps and sidepulls. You can see the chalked holds in the picture: the two chalked sidepulls to the right of the climber and the two chalked crimps below and in between the chalked sidepulls. Basically the face between the climber in the photo and the crack to the right.


Location: MO : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Scheuler's Ferry : Bluff One - The Amphitheate... : Body Magic (5.12c/d)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: How about more of a description?


Location: MO : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Wilton : North Khunbu (Dirt Fall) Ar... : Photo
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 24, 2013

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Comments: The "dirt fall" would be considered second class. Fourth class is when people start to rope up.


Location: MO : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Wilton : The Sport Wall : Pickled Rope Balogna (5.12a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 20, 2013

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Comments: I always clipped the bolt at the crux with a single locker. Not a hard clip, but helps to keep you off the ledge.

I also did the first ascent.


Location: MO : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Wilton : The Sport Wall : Streaker (5.12a)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: This one has some history. It was first climbed with two bolts and a slung tree by Ken Duncan. Brian Hopkins and I re-discovered it and got permission to add more bolts. Note that many of the holds broke when we first checked out the line, which made it much harder than it was originally. All the thin holds after the ledge were incut at one time.

Every effort was made to reuse the old bolt holes, and that is why the clip is so far off the midway ledge. One of the old bolts was removed by hand,... more >>


Location: MO : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Wilton : The Sport Wall : Lamentation (5.9 PG13)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: First ascent goes to Kathy and Virgil Davis.


Location: MO : XM: Closed Areas : (Closed) Wilton : The Sport Wall : Bradley Variation (5.9 PG13)
By: Elijah Flenner When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: Ryan Bradley put it in. I will send him a message and ask about the name.


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