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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Spelunking on Redgarden Wall......

Spelunking on Redgarden Wall......

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Cave Pitch (5.8)

Apr 15, 2003

Calm and collected.

Calm and collected.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)

Apr 15, 2003

Hurt Dance starts to the far right of this photo and ends in the wide gash in the center

Hurt Dance starts to the far right of this photo and ends in the wide gash in the center

CO : South Platte : ... : Hurt Dance (5.10-)

Feb 5, 2003

Start with the left crack and switch to the right crack after 60 feet or so.

Start with the left crack and switch to the right crack after 60 feet or so.

CO : South Platte : ... : Hand Job Direct (5.9)

Feb 5, 2003

It's short but sweet!

It's short but sweet!

CO : South Platte : ... : Kirk's Corner (5.9+)

Jan 29, 2003

Near the crux.

Near the crux.

CO : South Platte : ... : The Maelstrom (5.11a)

Jan 29, 2003

Down low on the route.

Down low on the route.

CO : South Platte : ... : The Maelstrom (5.11a)

Jan 29, 2003

Photo

CO : South Platte : ... : Lichen or Not (5.9)

Jan 29, 2003

Photo

CO : South Platte : ... : Wigwam Dome

Apr 25, 2002

Wigwam Tower and Keystone Buttress

Wigwam Tower and Keystone Buttress

CO : South Platte : ... : Lady Liberty (5.10)

Apr 25, 2002

Bryson Slothower on pitch 1

Bryson Slothower on pitch 1

CO : South Platte : ... : Lady Liberty (5.10)

Apr 25, 2002

Brian Milhaupt on the final pitch

Brian Milhaupt on the final pitch

UT : Moab Area : ... : In Search Of Suds (5.10+)

Apr 25, 2002

Brian Milhaupt on pitch 2

Brian Milhaupt on pitch 2

UT : Moab Area : ... : Peccadillo (5.11)

Apr 25, 2002

From the southeast

From the southeast

UT : Moab Area : ... : Washer Woman

Apr 25, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : South Platte : Rampart Range Road : Parachute Rock : Alcove 5.9 Route (5.9)
By: Hill When: Oct 27, 2003

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Comments: This route has some of the best hand jams at Parachute Rock. After the initial steep section and short off-width, the last 30 feet are perfect hand jams up to the anchors. Don't miss this one if your climbing out here.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Duh Dihedral (5.6)
By: Hill When: Sep 15, 2003

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Comments: I thought this is a great route but I don't think I'd recommend to a first time leader. I thought it was kind of awkward in spots, particularly if you try to off-width this crack instead of laybacking. It is harder than Washington Irving or Calypso (or any other Eldo 5.6 I can remember) in my opinion. Also, watch out for loose rock at the top, both in the crack and where you top out.

Don't let this comment scare you away from this route, but be ready for some stout 5.6.

One last thing. Anni... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Long John Wall (5.8)
By: Hill When: Sep 3, 2003

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Comments: Easily one of the best 5.8s in the canyon.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks
By: Hill When: Aug 6, 2003

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Comments: If you setting up a top rope here, as the description suggests, use extreme caution with all the loose rock near the edge of the cliff. My most near death experience rock climbing was being hit in the back by a rock knocked off the top of Table Mesa by someone setting up a top rope. A few inches in a different direction and that would have split my skull wide open. I know of other close calls at Table Mesa resulting from similar circumstances. Keep your helmet on, particularly if people are abov... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Gneiss Route (5.12a/b)
By: Hill When: Jul 24, 2003

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Comments: Gneiss route no longer starts just left of the pegmatite band. That description now belongs to Wild Child, which ain't too bad. Bring your helmet though!!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Saturnalia (5.11b PG13)
By: Hill When: Jul 22, 2003

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Comments: Following Bryson on this route, I too encounter loose rock below the first bolt. Use extreme caution in this area, as it is very likey that any rock knocked off will land on the road below. And there is plenty of loose rock in this section. I broke off a foot hold yesterday, which scared the hell out of me, but did sail clear of people on XM. Yikes!!

I think staying low and traversing out left after putting (or cleaning) gear in the crack will help you avoid the worst section of rock, though t... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil...
By: Hill When: Jun 13, 2003

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Comments: I was back up in the Wigwam Creek area today and I am happy to report that the majority of this valley was spared from the Hayman fire. Wigwam Dome was untouched and I think it is safe to say the same for Wigwam Tower. However, Rock Island, Bush League Buttress and Bear Tooth Rock did not fair as well. The hillsides surrounding these were torched.

Sorry for adding to the Hayman Hysteria. I don't know if we should thanks fire fighting crews or Mother Nature for leaving this area largely uneffec... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead
By: Hill When: May 10, 2003

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Comments: Though a lot of people seem to [recommend] a bivy for this one, here's a vote for the one day ascent. Here's why:1. Avoid park entrance fees and bivy permit fees2. Avoid carrying a heavy pack up there3. With a relatively mellow approach, in terms of elevation gain, it's easy to get up there quickly.

We had great weather, which probably helped influence me to [recommend] the one day ascent.

One last comment; we had a much more epic day doing the Casual Route on the Diamond, over wha... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Squat Rock : Sex Favor (5.8)
By: Hill When: Mar 3, 2003

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Comments: I think you guys are right. I was confused by the Hubble topo. I started where the topo indicates Jelly Omlet should start, on the ramp directly below the first bolt of Sex Favor and not off the ground where the topo indicates. I thought this felt to easy to be 5.10c, my bad.

I requested that these 2 route be deleted from the data base so they can be re-submitted correctly. Hopefully this will happen. Sorry for contributing a fuck up!


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Squat Rock : Kirk's Corner (5.9+)
By: Hill When: Feb 10, 2003

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Comments: Me and my big mouth! I guess I'll have to keep any discovery of new bolts in the Platte as a personal note only. It seems to me that Squat Rock is a great place for first time crack climbers, so what's wrong with making it accesible to someone without a rack? Hey Tulio, maybe these bolts would have provided the practice for people aspiring to get on the Center Route, thus reducing your frustration over there.


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Squat Rock : Kirk's Corner (5.9+)
By: Hill When: Jan 23, 2003

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Comments: There are shiny new bolts at the top of this one, easily accessible for setting up a top rope if so desired.


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