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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Talent Scout : Talent Scout Standard (V2+)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Dec 13, 2012

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Comments: Per the broken hold, I've changed the grade. I think either the now worse block start, or the left crimps, both put the line around hard V2 or soft V3 range.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Photo
By: Jesse Ryan When: Jan 19, 2012

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Comments: Nice!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : RMNP Bouldering Areas : Chaos Canyon Bouldering : ... : Potato Chip Sit Start (V9 PG13)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Mar 30, 2011

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Comments: Not sure if this is consensus, but the start I used was about 7 feet left of the standard start of Potato Chip, with feet in a miniature hole and two low crimps with a fairly long first move straight up, followed by a traverse right to the start of PC.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Gravitations (5.11d)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Nov 5, 2010

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Comments: Agree with the quality and preserving this route's nature as is, BUT I know of folks who hobbled away from this line with injuries due to the run-outs.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon : Straight and Narrow (5.8+) : Photo
By: Jesse Ryan When: Jul 8, 2010

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Comments: Wonderful capture - well lit. I can feel the texture of the rock. Love the Voo!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche...
By: Jesse Ryan When: Apr 19, 2010

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Comments: This is the Upper Echelon Wall in the Triple Tier Area as described in Leubben, Cross, and Scott's guide (NCCC's page and the Poudre Route Guide ). Great routes on this wall.

Caution! Most of the routes on this wall will require a 60m rope. Some of the routes in the center of the wall (ODK, Dream of Poudre, etc) may even stretch your 60m.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Rode Hard Wall : Rode Hard and Put Up Wet (5.12c)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 14, 2009

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Comments: Very Nice Climb. I felt the intro slab had thin holds, but good enough feet that I would grade in the mid 11 range. The upper crux felt like a two bolt boulder problem. I wouldn't call the route sustained, mainly powerful. I tend to enjoy sustained routes like the nearby Wind and Rattlesnakes, but the great movement on this route make it a crag classic at the grade.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Reynolds Hill : Penis Dimension (5.10c)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Feb 23, 2009

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Comments: Super duper trick beta in the second paragraph for the crux pod - do not read ahead if you want the true onsight. The trick beta advice IS neither 1) laybacking up the right side of the crack - which hasn't gotten anyone I know up the route, particularly on lead 2) stemming or climbing over to climb and punishment, which I feel is a variation on the climb 3) nor jamming the crack straight on, which is good and fine if you can IMHO.

BETA ALERT: Read no further if you do not want to be tainted by... more >>


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : North Fork of the St. Vrain... : Buttonrock : ... : Old Yellar (5.13a)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Nov 22, 2008

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Comments: Crux crimp broke this summer. Have not been on it since, likely harder now.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : 420s : Can Opener (V9)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: The starting flake did break. I noticed this June '08. The position for the hands seems pretty similar, but the initial heel hook is gone / very poor.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Slavery Wall : EKV: Exo-atmospheric Kill V... (5.12c)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Aug 3, 2007

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Comments: EKV starts with nice climbing along a 'slabby' prow. The angle kicks back on jugs. Fairly easy (but pumpy) climbing leads to the powerful and technical crux. Even after the hardest moves, EKV stays out you for a couple of bolts. Superb!


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Ghost Dance (5.11) : Photo
By: Jesse Ryan When: Jul 6, 2007

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Comments: When was this taken? Cool composition!


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Central : Claim Jumper (5.10c)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 19, 2006

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Comments: Great Line. A little spicy clipping some of the early clips off of the poor feet. Real fun laybacking, solid for grade (10c).


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Right Side : Whips Chaps and Chains (5.11c)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 19, 2006

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Comments: Bouldery, fun, hard to read.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Right Side : Saddle Tramp (5.12a)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 19, 2006

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Comments: Decent line. Bouldery. Found it hard to read.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Left Side : Tribal War (5.11b)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 19, 2006

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Comments: One of the best routes at the Iris of any grade and the best 11b hands down. Get on it! Love the two styles of climbing to be had on TWar.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : Zorro Area : Gaucho (5.10d)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 19, 2006

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Comments: Great! 2nd Andy's Comments on the clipping the anchors, and I'm just over 5'9".


Location: WY : Wild Iris : Zorro Area : Zorro (5.11d)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 19, 2006

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Comments: Great line -- 11 enduro climbing


Location: WY : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Cowboy Poetry : Take Your Hat Off (5.10b)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 19, 2006

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Comments: Great line, has hard moves for a low 10 leader trying to warm up. Big moves.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Sector D'or et Bleu : Pussytoes (5.12d)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 7, 2006

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Comments: On the grade: The lower crux was on par but a tad easier than the crux on Twitch in Clear Creek. Obviously the line is more continuous above the initial crux than Twitch, thus I felt the line was solid at 12d.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Big Kahuna Pillar
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 7, 2006

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Comments: Since the Kahuna Pillar is adjacent to the new routes and the Trunk Corner, I'll add some of those routes here.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Slavery Wall : Colors of Heaven (5.10)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 7, 2006

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Comments: Really fun set of pitches. Thought the 2nd could be a bit scary for a 5.9 leader -- was a bit dirty and a tad run-out. !st and 3rd are the gems, 1st for movement, 3rd for exposure.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Munitions Roof : Wicked as an M-16 (5.11a)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 7, 2006

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Comments: Move Me to the Munitions Roof section!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Vietnam : Hanoi Hilton (5.11d)
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 7, 2006

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Comments: This should be moved to the Vietnam section!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch
By: Jesse Ryan When: Sep 5, 2006

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Comments: One can also approach the FCR via the upper pullout - the one with the bovine management placard. Cross the road and stroll down the shoulder to a barbed wire gate. Hop the fence and follow meandering trails that lead beneath the Mondo's initial walls. Beware cow patties. Eventually the trail ascends through pine forests to the aforemention skull. Hike right for the FCR proper. You will pass some slightly / non developed sections of rock, and several gaps in the cliff bands before reaching t... more >>


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