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Last Visit: Jun 2, 2016
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Location: North America : St. Maarten/St. Martin : Orient Bay Boulders : Le String (V1)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: Unless you have a pad or spotter, its a bit of a highball, with rocks and cement edges below. I was alone, so didn't do it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Keel : Northeast Ridge (4th)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 11, 2016

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Comments: Fun, easy scramble. I found it a little bit hard locating the best start once I got to the base, it was so overgrown with lots of obscuring trees. I rappelled, adding purple webbing to the 3 other ones. A rap ring and biner are there for a trouble-free descent.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead : ... : Photo
By: Glen Charnoski When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: No, none of the chipmunks have been chewing on the single yellow sling currently there with a single locking biner. It needs to be backed up, we didn't trust it to rap and down-lead the route, as it's more exciting anyway, and I didn't bring any webbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sugar Crack Buttress : Sugaree (5.4)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Apr 20, 2016

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Comments: My friend was leading this route when a crazy guy came flying down the canyon, running over my rope, flubbering something like "I own this rock" and "If you don't leave now, I'm calling the Sheriff"! (who's probably his neighbor he makes backyard gin with), but anyway, IF you want to climb this, park way down the road and gear up there, then come storm the rock and move as fast as possible! If the Sheriff comes, tell him the land is a public CDOT roadcut, because that is what we think it is (but... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : AHR (5.11c/d)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Mar 10, 2016

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Comments: Yes, we belayed from below the first bolt. The crux seems to be reaching up over the left side ledge to a crimp way in the back. Didn't see that first time around. This route is called Vortex in Bob D'Antonio's guide.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Miscellaneous Valley : Above Iron Cross (V0) : Photo
By: Glen Charnoski When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: Nice shot!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : Mentor (5.12b)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Dec 11, 2015

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Comments: Is a one glue-in bolt safe to TR off of? I don't see the reason not to have a second bolt.

Anyway, looks like you can scramble up a gully system on the East side and pull on to the summit block on a north facing steep section, or slot, to set a TR, not sure though.

Anyone have any info on this route?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Two Move Rock : South East Ridge/Two Move R... (5.2)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Dec 11, 2015

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Comments: This route is not right off the trail but about 40' uphill around another small boulder. The two move thin crux is definitely just above the 2' headwall. The route ends about 50 yards south and above Sentinel Pass. I cleared some dead branches from the top of the route. Good to go.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Sentinel Boulders : West Sentinel / East Face (5.5)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Nov 27, 2015

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Comments: I attempted to take on the West Sentinel "direct", up the overlapping flakes, facing the trail, but the flakes were loose and scary.

I also climbed the small flatiron just left of W. Sentinel, I'll call it "South Sentinel" (left of the tree in the photo), a 50' route; a short, vertical south face to east slab route, similar to W.Sentinel. Not sure if it has a name.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Lost Flatironette : Southeast Ridge (5.3 PG13)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: I started at the SE corner and traversed right, below the friable, thin rock halfway up the face, to stay on solid fun featured rock. I pulled up a shallow gully on the right-central area of the face and ended on the north rib to the summit. Seemed like a more enjoyable, longer, and safer solo that the South Ridge route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sleeping Beauty : Main Wall : Eight Miles High (5.10a/b)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: Rather airy and scary, maybe because it was dark, licheny, wet, and close to Halloween. I missed the bolt above my head on the traverse left. The rope got totally stuff on lowering, as I descended the left side of the arête, and then had to reclimb the crux section to free it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Lookout : Granby (5.9)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: I did this cool route again, and it definitely feels 5.10ish. Definitely worth doing, but stretch first if it's your warm-up.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Elanor (5.11d)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: I did the same as Eric, clip the right anchor, then pull in to place the left one. I hung on as long as I could to clip that left one with no success.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : New Road (5.11a/b)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: Oh, this is a very fun climb, esp. the overhanging jug bit and the chunky top section, too. Would be a great warm-up, except for the first 2 strenuous, sketchy clips.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : The Joker (5.11b)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: Warm-up? Who on earth would warm-up on this one? Right from the get go, you have to reach high off a sketchy block to clip the first bolt, then crimp like hell off opposing side-pulls, grovel your feet left, pull hard and throw to a rounded bump with the right hand, then reach way out left, and continue on insecure verticalness to the top. My partner and I were quite pumped after this 2nd route of the day and felt ready to just go home (but we stayed to flail on more routes). Eleanor was more su... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Knappweed Herbacide (5.10b)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: I suppose it might be 10b or so if you stay under the bolt line at the start as the holds are sloping downward, but as this was a warm-up, I climbed left of the bolt line on easier ground.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Devil's Pinkie (AKA South P... : South Pinnacle (Easy 5th)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 24, 2015

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Comments: I would recommend using the Seal Rock approach trail, the north face talus and blocks are slippery when wet and slow going.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Little Blob : Whisper and Shout (5.9- PG13)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: The rock is steep and smooth at the start, offering only tiny edges for your feet that are exfoliating, so be careful. Reach a jug after 15'. Be careful not to pull on the obvious hand-sized rock loose next to the jug. Easier and more enjoyable cracks and edges proceed, with good holds and gear. Enjoy!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Overhung Wall : Warm Up (5.11)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: This is a hard warm-up! For me, the crux involves reaching around the arête at the overhang, reaching out to palm the arête, holding in with a right heel, and throwing for a jug on top of the arête "column". I missed with my right hand and, on TR, caught it with an awkward left hand. The move above the overhang to the last bolt is reachy and balancy, too.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Tangen Towers : East Face/Upper Tangen Towe... (5.4)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: Not knowing better, I followed up the natural line on the right side of the face, where I saw a few (precarious) flakes to put some gear. The climbing is easy on average (5.0-5.2), except for a few moves on small rounded holds, notably, about 40' below the summit, right before a flake. The soloist in the photo turned around and downclimbed after being "stuck" at this crux. So, it's an easy solo, with a few committing steeper sections on small holds. At any rate, there is not much gear to place a... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Tangen Towers : Tangen Tunnel route
By: Glen Charnoski When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: This route is quite an adventure. Route finding was fun, as I didn't really read the beta about the route. Quite hard and slick and mossy getting over some chockstones. Good time of year to do it (spring) as the vegetation is trampled by winter snow. The bushwhacking was so bad, I went only to the top of the Upper Tangen Tower, which has quite a nice view of Royal Arch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Damascus
By: Glen Charnoski When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: I think this is the Flatiron referred to as "North Icarus" (elev. 7070) on lists of john. See listsofjohn.com/peak/140830.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Coney Island : Fly Trap (5.11+)
By: Glen Charnoski When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: I also agree with Crusher about the anchor "crux" moves. I lead the thing, only to be staring at the anchor bolts holding a tenuous pinch 8 inches from the anchor, for what seemed like eternity, not knowing what to do, only to have no other option than to just fall off. Later, I realized I should have gone on past the anchor to the jugs to clip the anchor.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Main Crag : Pooky Proof (5.7)
By: Glen Charnoski When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: Great kid's route, only one at Bowling Alley, really.


Location: CO : Boulder : Mount Sanitas : South Shelf Block : Center Route (V0) : Photo
By: Glen Charnoski When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: Good body spot!


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