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Member Since: May 9, 2010
Last Visit: Apr 14, 2016
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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Safari : The Little Five : Ant Lion (5.5)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jan 2, 2016

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Comments: Nice climb for the grade. The crux is a cool, balancy move up high.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Purple Reign (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Nov 12, 2015

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Comments: Nice easy climb with a good staging area for new climbers.


Location: CO : The Wet Mountains : Oak Creek Canyon : Tanner Dome : Penny Lane (5.5)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Nov 12, 2015

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Comments: Directly left of Flee. A bit wandering and run out (for the 5.5/6 leader) on the easy bits. The rock is great. There seems to be another pitch above the anchors. Does anyone have any info?


Location: CO : The Wet Mountains : Oak Creek Canyon : Tanner Dome : Flee (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Nov 12, 2015

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Comments: Nice easy (would be a 5.8/9 in Clear Creek) route on fantastic stone.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Br'er Fox (5.7)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Big moves on big holds. Best 5.7 at the crag.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Br'er Rabbit (5.7)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Harder than B. Fox and Armadillo to the right. A real 5.7 on the wall.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Kermit's Corners (5.7)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Had a VERY scary experience on this line yesterday. The block at the start of the low crack is completely detached. I about pulled this torso-sized rock onto myself and my belayer. We are going to try and remove this block soon. Use caution.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Calvin (5.8)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: Some nice slab moves in the middle section.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Alone Time with my Banana (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jul 18, 2015

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Comments: The last bolt before the anchors is spinning.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Tortoise Scute (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jul 11, 2015

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Comments: Link the first two pitches. P2 is very easy. Nice, quick, morning multi-pitch.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : To the Ends of the Earth (5.9-)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: There are a couple fun moves on this climb. The approach is awful unfortunately. Still lots of loose rock, but that is to be expected.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Ma Barker (5.7)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Aug 18, 2013

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Comments: Led this today. I thought it was a super bomb.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Whistle Pig : Gus (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: A tad easier than Phil.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Marmot Tower : Maybe the Marmot Ate Your B... (5.5)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: Really nice climb. It has a little bit of everything. Big cams are going to make the leader feel a little safer. The trail up is pretty sparse in places. We just bush whacked up. You can't miss Marmot Tower. Get on it!

Can be top roped with a 60 meter from the bolted anchor.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.10 Crack aka "Thin Finger... (5.10a/b C1)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: Felt 5.10 to me. Great finger locks down low. Once you figure out the sequence at the roof, pulling it is not that bad.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark : Dark Tower (5.5)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: A set of tri cams will help immensely with this route in my opinion. Still dirty. I think it would clean up into something if more people got on it. No ants on top.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark : Lothlorien (5.7)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jun 24, 2012

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Comments: As a fairly new leader, I felt the bolt spacing was well thought out. This is not a 5.6/5.7 gym climb. The bolts are run out for the grade and in all reality that is what bumps this from a 6 to a 7. A nice climb in a nice area. Don't go on weekends like we did; it felt like a gym.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Upper Infirmary Slabs : Admission Crack (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: "Also, this route really sucks I wouldn't give it a single star. It's offwidth, easily sucks your leg up to the knee, forcing you in and out of the crack for each move. It's just a grunt. I bashed the s%^t out of my elbow on the dihedralish face to the right."

I feel like this quote sums up offwidth climbing pretty well. For what it's worth, I'm heading back to lead it next time I'm in the Vrain. It looks pretty dope.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Upper Infirmary Slabs : Merit Based Pay (5.7)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: I thought the move to gain the thin crack; as the crux move, was certainly harder then anything on Community Service. If that is what we are basing the grading on, then Merit Based Pay is harder. I felt that Community Service was more sustained for a 5.6 grade. The crimps at the top headwall of Merit are pretty cool.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Standard Route (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Jun 16, 2012

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Comments: I thought this was a very nice route. Not a gimmie at the grade.


Location: CO : Empire : Goat Rock : Capra Diem (5.8)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: May 19, 2012

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Comments: We pulled off two softball-sized rocks right at the crux moves on the first pitch. I will agree that the first pitch could be a decent moderate, but it still needs a lot of clean up. It started to rain, so we could not get on the second pitch. Climb at your own peril.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap : Rescue Route (5.6)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Apr 29, 2012

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Comments: As of 4/29/12, the bolts at the top of pitch 1 are in good shape. There is some tat that we didn't use, because it looked pretty rotten. I would have replaced it if I had brought extra webbing.

Overall, not a bad route. Not stellar, but the little ledge at the end of pitch one is pretty nice and has a very cool view down the canyon. Head up the dirty gully until you look left and see a two bolt anchor on a ramp, these are not for you. From here, head straight up the slab in front of you for... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : The Whale : Esse Curve (5.7)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Oct 23, 2011

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Comments: I thought this was a little spicier then Tempest Toast down the way.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Quarry Wall : Old'n (5.5)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Oct 22, 2011

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Comments: I thought this was a very nice easy lead for new climbers. The gf led it as her second lead. Then a son and dad came up and the son led it. Very cool exposure.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Ambush Wall : Bong A Long (5.9)
By: John Layko Torkleson When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: This is a really good route. Best on the lower wall to be sure. Still a little dirty.


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