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Member Since: Aug 15, 2002
Last Visit: Jul 24, 2016
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 268 | Routes 10 | Areas 17 | Photos 147 | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 35 | Posts 42 | Stars 14 | Ratings 2
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Ice Nine (5.6)
By: Frances Fierst When: Oct 22, 2003

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Comments: First of all, this climb is an offwidth. If you don't like offwidth, you won't like this climb. However, I thought it was a lot of fun. I was able to climb a lot of it on the outside, and I spent very little time inside the crack.

Based on the description, I brought a 4.5 camalot. Dave mentions that he was not able to place his #4 until the crack narrows and slants up and to the right. Having a 4.5 didn't change this. I put my cam in the same spot Dave mentions. I don't think having... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : Headstones (5.8)
By: Frances Fierst When: Jul 25, 2003

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Comments: This is a great climb that finishes on the summit. More amazing views!!! However, the slabby finish makes for a strenuous rope pull. You can bring people up this climb, but there is no chance that you will top rope this one.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall
By: Frances Fierst When: Jul 18, 2003

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Comments: The parking area is located between mile markers 50 and 51.


Location: CO : Independence Pass
By: Frances Fierst When: Jul 18, 2003

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Comments: I just climbed here for the first time yesterday. What a beautiful place. Great rock, short approaches, and a great variety of climbing. The high alpine feel of the area rivals Lumpy Ridge. This is a great destination to beat the heat and crowds of the Front Range. There is also a lot of new route potential for anyone who will take the time and effort to clean and bolt new lines.

The new guide by Tom Perkins, Independence Pass Rock Climbing is a great resource. The book is laid o... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Aquarium Wall : Nowhere Man (5.11b/c)
By: Frances Fierst When: May 31, 2003

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Comments: Great work Bob! Another super route. The climb is delicate, but well protected. When I got through the bottom section, I thought I had it, but the climb was sustained and tricky all the way to the top. Personally, I had a little more trouble in this climb than I had on its neighbor Huck Finn 5.11 c/d.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Your Basic Lieback (5.6)
By: Frances Fierst When: May 31, 2003

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Comments: This is a great climb, of high quality. An Eldo rarity at this grade. To add to the climb, start on the ground. There is a nice, big flake just slightly downhill from the start of this climb. Climb the flake, sling the tree, and scamper to the ledge with the two dead trees (see the picture on page 136 of Rossiter's new guide). You will be uphill from the two trees he shows crossed at the bottom of his sketch.Climb one more short crack section, and this will deposit you near the base of Your Ba... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : South Sixshooter : South Face (5.7)
By: Frances Fierst When: May 7, 2003

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Comments: We climbed the "other" summit (the one without the bolt). It protected well. From our vantage point, it looked a few feet higher than the other summit. If you have hiked that far, just do both. This was a great summit with incredible views!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Pear : Salud (5.7+)
By: Frances Fierst When: Sep 17, 2002

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Comments: This is a nice mixed route. It has either bolts or protectable features every time before you make a committing move. This is a safe lead for a newer leader who is trying to push their grades. If you have hiked all the way over to the Pear to climb Enema Syringe, then take the time, and do this one also!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : Othello (5.10)
By: Frances Fierst When: Sep 10, 2002

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Comments: The roof was a bit awkward, but it protects great. The jams are solid (at least for my hands) and there are also bomber hands after you get over the roof. The walk off is not so bad, either.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Incline Club (5.7+)
By: Frances Fierst When: Sep 10, 2002

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Comments: Nice route that is well protected. A great beginner sport lead.


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