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Areas = 15
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Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : Boneyard Area : Middle Boneyard : Reverie Block : ... : Photo
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: Smokin


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Cats vs. Dogs Wall : Out of the Blue (5.9)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 18, 2014

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Comments: Dunno about the 5.9 rating, I thought it was an easier climb than the 5.8....

Still different and more fun than most routes of the grade in CC and IMHO much nicer than Playin' Hooky....

Way better belay stations, and you get almost as high off the ground....

Still for someone leading at this grade, it's bold....

Bravo....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Cats vs. Dogs Wall : Stray Cat (5.8)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Personally I thought this is one of the better routes in CC Canyon.

Having said that, this is a "real sport route".

Not one with a bolt every 3-6 feet, more like 10 foot spacing which forces you to really think about your climbing.

Bravo....

For the "standard" 5.8 sport climber that frequents CC, you better have a your game on for this one....


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Peak : ... : Photo
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: I'd like to be that rock


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : I Tawt I Saw A Puddy Tat (5.10a)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Same as previous, route crowding and poor bolt placements as well as bad anchor placement.

The anchor choice leaves you on a slanting ledge....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Tweety (5.9)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Reminds me of The Sport Park, with route crowding. At the top of this formation, you have 3 routes converging... as well as POOR bolt placements for a safety aspect.

Some of these bolts leave your quickdraw, rope end biner cross-loaded on edges of the rock.

Very dangerous as cross loading can easily break a biner in a leader fall.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Sooberb Lite (5.8)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Very nice route, well worth doing....


Location: Jim Amidon : Personal Photos : Photo
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: On a private farm in Iceland.........

We were the first Americans to climb there.....

You can see me up a full rope length and my wife belaying......

We actually got married on this trip


Location: Jim Amidon : Personal Photos : Photo
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: On a private farm in Iceland.........

We were the first Americans to climb there.....

You can see me up a full rope length and my wife belaying......

We actually got married on this trip


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : La Cierta Edad (5.10d)
By: Jim Amidon When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: Been there done that one.....


Good fun route....


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : Permission Wall
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: We didn't find any rap bolts.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : The Babe With Power (5.10+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Of the climbs we did, this one was the "best", and yes you need a 70m to get to the ground.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Solar Ridge (5.8+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Two stars....


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : The Rotundity : Hmm! Fresh Meat! (5.10+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Feb 27, 2012

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Comments: It's now out, no more as Mike called it "Secret Crack". I was with you guys the weekend you drilled in the new bolts on P1, Ken.

I'll never forget Mike's description of the approach, "it's only an hour and a half".

3.5 hours later through some very wild country and terrain we arrived at the base.

I think we all climbed P1 that weekend, my wife Julie, you, and Mike....


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : The Main Vein (WI4 PG13)
By: Jim Amidon When: Feb 11, 2012

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Comments: Description:

Park on the road near the base of the route, the gulley comes all the way down to the road. Walk up the gulley to the base of the route, the first pitch when in is a bit harder than WI3 so be ready for some steep sketchy climbing off the bat.

Or just before the gulley makes a final break to the left is a scree field that if you climb up when you get to the top there is a troth that will require some thought full climbing to get to a spot that drops you above the first pitch.

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Sentinel : The Sentinel - East Face : Fote Hog (5.6)
By: Jim Amidon When: Oct 28, 2011

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Comments: Superb route for the grade.......


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face : Double Dip (5.6)
By: Jim Amidon When: Oct 28, 2011

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Comments: NO FREAKIN WAY IN HELL THIS IS 5.6

I've led Walk on the Wild Side,

Run for You Life,

No way this is 5.6


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Jungle : Welcome to the Jungle (5.8+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jul 18, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday and it was the second route. If looking at the wall, the first route is the one near the crack then this one.

It was fun, not too hard, but good climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Northumberland Crack (5.9+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Apr 3, 2011

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Comments: Worthy route you won't see anyone else on....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : The Flying Buttress (5.9)
By: Jim Amidon When: Mar 21, 2011

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Comments: Super fun route, a must do in RMNP....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Sunstar (5.9 R)
By: Jim Amidon When: Mar 12, 2011

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Comments: Great Route, 3 stars.

First chimney pitch is awkward, and Eldo 5.6....

Upper after the tree is not for the faint of heart or like mentioned above for the beginner 5.8 leader.

Most of the time the people that are putting down a route like this in Eldo are the ones that haven't been climbing there for a long time.

This climb has all the classic Eldo problems to solve/overcome of all longer multi pitch routes in the canyon.

I wouldn't run back and do the first couple of pitches, but the upper ... more >>


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : Triptych Pillars (WI4+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jan 16, 2011

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Comments: This is a really fun day out, you get a long way off the valley floor.

With mostly easy to moderate climbing till you get to the Pillars.

If moving fast enough the pillars are a worthy objective, but keep in mind how far away from any assistance you are.

There are additional pitches above. This could be a huge day in the valley come spring and longer days.

There were bolted belays at 2 iceflows, and we found enough rap cord on trees for the descent. We made 2 V threads.......

From the ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Anthill Direct (5.9 R)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jan 19, 2010

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Comments: Mega classic,

Get on it no matter how you start the first pitches....

Great route....


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : The Outdoorsman (WI4)
By: Jim Amidon When: Dec 6, 2009

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Comments: FREAKIN LONG APPROACH


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones
By: Jim Amidon When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: Custer County South Colony Road Closure Begins This Month
Westcliffe, Colo., October 1, 2009 - The U.S. Forest Service - San Isabel National Forest, San Carlos Ranger District will permanently close the upper half of the South Colony Road, Forest Service Road (FSR) 120 to motor vehicles on October 13, 2009.

The closure near the Custer and Huerfano County line will occur approx. 2.7 miles above the lower parking lot or 0.2 miles above the Rainbow Trail before the first stream crossing. A trailhe... more >>


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