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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : Pike's Peak : North Face of Pike's Peak : Blind Luck (WI4 M5)
By: erik wellborn When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: Quality. A great variation if BA is dry or looking for something a bit more challenging.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: erik wellborn When: Jan 3, 2014

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Comments: Hi Vince, if the pin at the "psycho crux" is a rusted knifeblade, then it's probably from our attempt in 2011. We welded the piton in place after taking a big whip on it, good times! Not sure about the other one. I do recall leaving a angle near some trees for a belay though. I've been told my gear is pretty vintage, so it would kinda make sense.

I've been fairly reluctant to post my opinion regarding Walk the Line/ Attractive Hazard. Frankly, internet forums suck. I prefer to discuss my opinio... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: erik wellborn When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: Crazy idea in the age of internet forums and what-not, but perhaps all concerned parties could meet face to face and discuss things over a beer?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : Pike's Peak : North Face of Pike's Peak : 66 Years of Fun (WI3 M5)
By: erik wellborn When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: Noah and I climbed the first two pitches in September and then bailed due to the nasty choss at the crux, we dubbed it The Litter Box. It looks a lot more fun with some snow and ice!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : 99 Problems (M5-)
By: erik wellborn When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: Lyrics and music in general were never my strong point, Andy, so thanks for the correction. Enjoy the route!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: erik wellborn When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: Eric, the bank balance is zero. Again. Time to find another house to remodel, again. The Spectre /pecker hook thingy is Noah's.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: erik wellborn When: Jan 27, 2013

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Comments: Well, I thought our Spectre/ tied off shrub on the 5th pitch was a "bomber" anchor. Just to clarify, Noah and I led all but the last 20 ft. of difficult climbing on-sight without bolts. A nasty fall and a bruised shoulder stopped us at that point.

Not sure if I could've led that last bit without a bolt, but to paraphrase Reinhold Messner, that would've been the murder of the impossible and that simply goes against my personal values regarding climbing in the mountains.

But...live and let li... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : Pike's Peak : North Face of Pike's Peak : ... : Photo
By: erik wellborn When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: Total Abandon in the deep gully to the right.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : Pike's Peak : North Face of Pike's Peak : The Ole 6 (5.11 WI3 M6+)
By: erik wellborn When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: I asked Mark Hesse about this line. Said he never heard of anyone climbing it.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Tasty Talks (5.8 M5 R)
By: erik wellborn When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: Lee, we rapped off a single, scraggly pine tree about 100ft below the summit. No slings or fixed pieces were left on the route....

Minimal avalanche hazard on the route itself. The approach could have some areas of hazard but mostly avoidable. The descent we took could be sketchy with fresh snow.

Similar difficulty wise to BB when it's totally dry.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Cloak & Dagger (5.10+)
By: erik wellborn When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Fun route!! The 3rd pitch is one of the best in the Black.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : Pike's Peak : North Face of Pike's Peak : ... : Photo
By: erik wellborn When: Aug 23, 2012

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Comments: A fine way to celebrate my 44th.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Hallett Peak - mixed/ice : Englishman's Route (M5-6)
By: erik wellborn When: Mar 11, 2012

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Comments: Couldn't find an Englishman; so I did it with a crazy Irishman instead! He didn't seem to mind. Pretty cool as a mixed line. Steep and sustained. The final slab seems a wee bit runout, but maybe I was off-route.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Rigid Designator Amphitheat... : Aberrant Behavior aka LoweK... (WI6+ M7)
By: erik wellborn When: Dec 23, 2011

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Comments: I remember it being pretty damn exciting. It ain't no sport route.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Disappointment Peak : Open Book (5.9)
By: erik wellborn When: Sep 27, 2011

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Comments: One of the best 5.9's anywhere. Steep and sustained. I liked it better than Irenes.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Aretes : Yellow Submarine (5.10)
By: erik wellborn When: Sep 13, 2011

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Comments: Pretty fun. Nice route to do if the weather is iffy or just looking for a half day adventure. The 5th pitch is one of the more memorable 5.9s in the canyon.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Aretes : Road Head (5.10)
By: erik wellborn When: Sep 13, 2011

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Comments: First two pitches are manky, the rest is pretty fun in a Black Canyon rockaneering sort of way.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Sidewinder (5.10-)
By: erik wellborn When: Oct 31, 2010

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Comments: Really fun as far as awful-widths go. Rating wise? Geez, 9+/10a ish? Of course if it were at Vedauwoo it would be 5.8. Good thing I dont climb at Vedauwoo.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Hoosier Pass/Lincoln Fall : Not in the Brochure? (WI5+ M6 PG13)
By: erik wellborn When: Oct 3, 2010

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Comments: Actually, it was climbed in the early '90s by some Colorado Springs climbers. Not sure if there any ascents before that.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)
By: erik wellborn When: May 20, 2010

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Comments: Quality Route.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Uncompahgre Gorge aka Ouray... : Lower Bridge to Scottish Gu... : Super Dave (M7+)
By: erik wellborn When: Feb 10, 2010

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Comments: This is a really, really fun route with good pro.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Uncompahgre Gorge aka Ouray... : Five Fingers area : Helgi's Route (M7)
By: erik wellborn When: Feb 10, 2010

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Comments: This is a really, really cool route. One of the best M7s in the park.


Location: CO : Kelly Cordes Needs Our Help
By: erik wellborn When: Feb 9, 2010

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Comments: Best wishes for a complete recovery. You're a big role model for us wanna be alpinists here in the Springs. Love your marg recipes.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Chasm View Wall : Red Wall (5.10)
By: erik wellborn When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: I have to agree with the above comment regarding Red Wall being harder than Directissma. The two "10a" pitches seemed more technical and devious than anything on Directissma or, for that matter, Casual Route. Lotta fun, though.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Bridalveil area : Bridalveil Falls (WI5-6) : Photo
By: erik wellborn When: Jan 3, 2009

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Comments: Bridalveil 1/2/09, climbers on last pitch.


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