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Member Since: May 28, 2002
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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Grapevine (5.8+)
By: Errett Allen When: Jul 9, 2002

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Comments: The "fixed sling" anchor mentioned at the top of the first pitch in this description is a bunch of slings around a cheesy loose-looking block. A much safer belay can be arranged near the bottom of the wide crack that starts pitch 2.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Cajun Capers (5.7 R)
By: Errett Allen When: Jul 2, 2002

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Comments: Yes, some thin webbing is useful to tie off the pin since you cannot clip a biner.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Fandango (5.5)
By: Errett Allen When: Jun 20, 2002

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Comments: A good alternate solo from the Direct route (or extra, after doing the Direct). Most of the time I start this route where a switchback from the trail directly abuts the Flatiron. This eliminates most of P1, but you still get to do most of the best climbing. The "Alternate" way to go -- a separate listing in this website, seems more fun than the regular way.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Femp (5.9)
By: Errett Allen When: Jun 14, 2002

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Comments: 60 meter rope does the trick here.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Direct Route (5.6 R)
By: Errett Allen When: Jun 12, 2002

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Comments: Last September, I did this route car-to-car from the Chataqua parking lot in 58 minutes. I almost had a heart attack and had to use oxygen, but this may be the best time for old fat guys over fifty.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Direct Route (5.6 R)
By: Errett Allen When: Jun 12, 2002

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Comments: Note that about 10-15 feet right of the single eye-bolt at the second belay is an old rusty (and hidden from sight) fixed pin. You could probably tie this off with your shoe laces if the semi-truck hanging eye bolt does not inspire enough confidence.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Pinnacle : Batman and Robin (5.6)
By: Errett Allen When: Jun 11, 2002

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Comments: Good descent, if you haven't left anything at the base, is to do the short rap off the summit (or downclimb north or west if you soloed), then third class up either side of Batman Rock and take the approach trail down. Third classing around the east side of Batman involves a short fifth class boulder problem -- gullies on the west side are easier -- don't take the gully closest to Batman but one to the left.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : J-Crack (5.9)
By: Errett Allen When: Jun 4, 2002

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Comments: While doing Femp, I watched someone aid the 5.11 headwall on J Crack. They didn't seem to have any problem at all aiding it.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Eumenides (5.8)
By: Errett Allen When: Jun 4, 2002

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Comments: Climbing Sundance *IS* an adventure and a route like Eumenides epitomizes this. The only pitch that sucks is the fourth. The fifth, although dirty in places, still has some good climbing. The third pitch is definitely the best. Make sure to add your route-finding skills to your rack.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Kor's Flake (5.7)
By: Errett Allen When: May 28, 2002

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Comments: Note that in the back of the chimney, there is an old fixed rope with loops tied in it. I was able to hook it with a friend and then used it to clip in for pro. Don't count on it though as it may be out of reach and you CANNOT see what it is fixed to -- might be an old squirrel turd for all I know.


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