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Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : Wiggle Her Pudge Until She ... (5.11c/d)
By: erik rieger When: Jul 12, 2016

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Comments: Decent climbing, but the bolting in the middle is a bit odd feeling. Better to skip a couple.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Northern San Juans : Mears Peak : North Face Couloir (submitt... (WI2-3 M3-4)
By: erik rieger When: Jun 18, 2016

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Comments: This is a classic snow climb on a cool peak. However, the difficulties of the line shown are pretty overstated, as the max angle is around 50° with a barely fourth-class rock step or two. One tool would suffice and no need for gear. Probably a good and challenging ski descent with no rappels earlier in the spring.

To approach, there's some bushwhacking to reach an old hunting/game trail, but it's not awful; we went from car to summit in under 6... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Unnamed (5.10+)
By: erik rieger When: May 25, 2016

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Comments: If this is the crack just left of Marshmellow, I'd recommend at least one .4 for the first 20 feet of not trivial climbing.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Bear Lake Trailheads : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : ... : Bullet (WI3+ M6+)
By: erik rieger When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: This is a good route, especially with the extra pitch above. No pins are needed for the crux roof as it protects well with a couple cams and/or nuts.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Rusty Cage (M7 PG13)
By: erik rieger When: Feb 27, 2016

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Comments: Good climbing. As others noted, it's on the edge of reasonable/runout, but it gains a lot from that. Would suggest a single set (small cams to #2 and some small-medium nuts). There's not enough opportunity for gear to bring more.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : The Host (5.11-)
By: erik rieger When: Dec 11, 2015

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Comments: It's worth doing both pitches as one. Second pitch is thuggy and sandy but fun.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Long Draw area : Great White Wall (5.10+)
By: erik rieger When: Dec 9, 2015

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Comments: This climb rocks.


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Big Gypsum - Dolores : Psycho Tower
By: erik rieger When: Dec 9, 2015

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Comments: Looks like a lot of new bolted routes here extending from Pyscho north to the other towers. Any descriptions/grades available? We did a number of them. The bolts on the arete left of Psycho Tower should probably have been painted (shiny from the road), but that one looks cool.


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Big Gypsum - Dolores : Hamm Canyon : Tower Of Power : Tower Of Power (5.11 R)
By: erik rieger When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Shaded in December. Sufficient rack, including anchors: small cams, a couple medium nuts, 0.4 (1) 0.5 (1) 0.75 (1) #1 (2), #2 (2), #3 (3), and #4 (1). Bring extra #3s depending on hand size.


Location: CT : Eastern Coastal Slope : Chatfield Hollow Main Wall : Photo
By: erik rieger When: Dec 3, 2015

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Comments: This is at the grey matter area off chestnut hill, where there are a few new routes (I think, all established in the past year). Considering that all 4-5 hangers on this route are painted in the same way, I'd say it was a climber—and a dumb one. There's no other vandalism at this crag and someone would have needed gear to vandal this.


Location: CT : CT Ice Climbing : Green Disease Wall : Green Disease (WI4 M6)
By: erik rieger When: Nov 27, 2015

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Comments: I don't live in CT and never have my bolt kit when visiting, but I would encourage someone to establish a bolted anchor about 8 feet above and right of the ice, finishing up the arete. The upper cliff above the arete, is way too sharp to belay/lower over, so the anchor has to be placed below the lip. One protection bolt should probably be placed too. There's a low cam but it's kind of runout finishing that way currently. There are good clipping holds. Grade's the same.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Post Office : Goin' Postal (5.12)
By: erik rieger When: Nov 27, 2015

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Comments: This is a great route, with nice movement, rock, etc. The mail slots provide pump. 11+/12-.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Hole in the Wall (5.11-)
By: erik rieger When: Nov 24, 2015

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Comments: Similar to Cat Nap but quite a bit harder and less fun. It looks like a fun hand crack but it's mostly flare climbing with a neat roof.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Leaning Tower Area : Fifi Buttress : Voyager (5.11c)
By: erik rieger When: Oct 29, 2015

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Comments: Fun route that goes quickly. A few very good pitches. Removed (and did not clip) some unsightly cheater slings from the fourth pitch.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Comic Relief (5.10)
By: erik rieger When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: Great route with all the variations. Similar to and on par with the very best climbing at Lumpy Ridge.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : A Midsummer's Night Dream (5.11a)
By: erik rieger When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: Hits the shade around 2:30 in late June. Nice route with the Sex finish. Goes very fast due to no route finding and straightforward climbing.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas
By: erik rieger When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: This area deserves more credit than it's given. Quality bouldering and fun routes on pretty good rock with decent temperatures throughout the cold months and easy camping.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall : Uncle Remus (aka Short Corn... (5.10+)
By: erik rieger When: Mar 26, 2015

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Comments: Just a gear note: a #5 is much better for the pod. After that, it's all green Camalots/red Metolius. Purples are a bit tapped.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Indian Peaks Wilderness Are... : Saint Vrain Peak - Middle S...
By: erik rieger When: Mar 7, 2015

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Comments: If you're looking for a leg day plus some good climbing, this is a good spot to go. It's a 7-8 mile ski to St. Vrain Peak from the closed gate.

Between the campground and—including—the "Dog Day" routes shown here, there are up to 15 total ice/mixed routes on various walls from moderate to pretty hard (over 6 miles...), all on the south side of this long valley. The routes are similar to south-facing routes you might find in Hyalite Canyon and are very condition dependent. In general, you shou... more >>


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Caballo Lake
By: erik rieger When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: Desert limestone, great setting. Awesome. Felt like an area with a ton of potential.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Caballo Lake : Bat Cave Area : Tufa Wall : Tufa Consequences (5.10)
By: erik rieger When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: Good warmup. Too bad those tufas aren't longer.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower
By: erik rieger When: Feb 19, 2015

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Comments: I was here for a few days over Thanksgiving. Great climbing and not a single other party. With temps 50-60F and sunny, it was hot climbing in t-shirts. Easy to chase sun or shade all day. Only a small amount of snow on shady parts of the road then. If the snowpack was low, it seems like this would be excellent throughout the winter on warmer days. Destination crag in my opinion.


Location: CT : CT Ice Climbing : Green Disease Wall
By: erik rieger When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: Yep, I can start doing that


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Banff National Park : Mt. Rundle : ... : The Professor Falls (WI4)
By: erik rieger When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: This can be done in 4 pitches with some walking/simul-climbing on the section below the final pitch.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Bat Guano Crack (mistakenly... (5.11-)
By: erik rieger When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: You can start this up the lower crack, but the preferred start is to face climb in from the left.


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