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Member Since: Oct 25, 2001
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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Fourth Buttress : The Heartland (5.9+)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Sep 18, 2002

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Comments: I forgot to mention that this route has a lot of lichen, and that it would rate much higher if it got a good cleaning, but despite this the gear is great and BOMBER.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond
By: Francisco Manzo When: Sep 16, 2002

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Comments: I was here (North Chimmney) on 9/14/02 and if you value your life you will take the rappel approach from Chasm View. The recent rains made for a lot of falling ice and rock!!! Lamb's Slide is a shooting galley also as I attempted to solo Stettner's Ledges to Broadway, I quickly turned back dodging rocks most of the way. Wear a helmet for sure. I got a feeling of bad mojo from the rock fall. Has anyone else?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Jun 3, 2002

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Comments: I went out there on Sat. and there is still snow on the way to Sky Pond. The Petit itself was pretty dry and very climable.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Spire : Hire Spire (5.8)
By: Francisco Manzo When: May 28, 2002

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Comments: Climbed this on Sunday and I would easily say this is not 5.8 but maybe 5.7 and the route with the crack that is rated 5.9 looks like 5.8


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Jan 23, 2002

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Comments: I agree with Steve's comment and most others except for the bitching ones.It is also a reality that everyone climbs with differant techniques and syles based on experience and strength, and possibly luck. Maybe when someone puts a comment in here ,or for any other route that the writer should keep their opinion of whether it is a good first lead of that grade to themself as we are all differant in our own styles.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Nip and Tuck : ArÍte (5.10d)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Dec 21, 2001

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Comments: This route, I believe is at least a 10b maybe c if you continue up, staying a bit to the right just beneath the last bolt instead of moving left around the arete then going up and finally coming back around to the right to clip the last bolt. I have seen many people do this including myself. When it is done this way it is definately put at 5.9. If you go straight up an undercling is needed to make a good reach to clip that last bolt.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Dec 19, 2001

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Comments: Hey Frank, is this a date climb also? I doubt you even know what a ten star route is if your considering the First Flatiron as one.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Great Zot (5.8+)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Dec 5, 2001

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Comments: I have done this route before, but on Sunday I did it again only this time on the traverse pitch instead of going up the crack, I continued to go left and around and up that other inside corner up to the belay ledge. Is this a pitch on the Green Spur?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : South Face (5.8 R)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Oct 29, 2001

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Comments: I agree with George Bell in that the "S" rating should now be taken away. I did this route back in 96 before the two additional bolts were added and it was damn scary then. I just repeated this route on Saturday and found it much easier. I did not know however when I started this that they(the new bolts) were there, but I did find comfort in them being there because I did not forget how scary it was the first time.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : The Cave Exit (5.7+)
By: Francisco Manzo When: Oct 25, 2001

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Comments: I have to agree with the above comment, don't let looks deceive you on this. It looks really scary, but if you don't try it, you will kick yourself in the ass later when you do.