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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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All 1024 | Routes 52 | Areas 15 | Photos 163 | Page Improvements 24 | Comments 92 | Posts 43 | Stars 474 | Ratings 161
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Allosaur (5.9 R)
By: J Marsella When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: Pink Tricam placement to the right of the manky pin.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: This topo is no longer accurate. There are only TR anchor bolts remaining. No bolts on the faces.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Mystery Route (right of The... (5.9)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: Any additional information on this route would be appreciated. It was not in the Gillett guide nor MP. The bolts look moderately new. Let me know, and we can get this entry updated with the appropriate information.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Wes Bound (5.10a)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: Sustained 5.9 climbing with an slightly more difficult crux. Bolts may be a bit widely spaced for a leader breaking into the grade.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : The Ledges : The Classic (5.8+)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 11, 2015

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Comments: Total length on P1 is 160-180 ft from ground to tree.
There are LOTS of LARGE loose rocks at all the belay stations. Be very careful.

Walk-off up-canyon following animal trails. The walkoff is a standard loose BTC affair.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : Middle Fork of St. Vrain Ca... : Piz Badille : The Ridge (5.8)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 5, 2015

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Comments: An enjoyable route with minimal approach. This route can be done in 4 pitches with minimal simul-climbing on the final ridge-run to the summit.

P1 to bolted anchors at 40m; P2 to just past the big pine at 60m; P3 to the false summit at 50m; P4 along the ridge and into the trees, a 70m+ run, most of which is 4th class.

The walk-off is really crappy. Do yourself a favor and take the time to find the rap bolts near the top of the route unless you really like bushwhac... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Political Prowness (5.10b) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Register canister was breached, filled with water. Memo pad was rotting as was broken pencil nub. Removed 8-30-15. All pages with writing photographed and uploaded here. Last entry is ca 1996-98.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Smear Campaign (5.10+) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Summit register canister was broken and filled with smelly water. Ziplock bag was breached and the memo pad was crumpled with stuck-together pages. Entire package was removed 8-30-15. Photos to document contents of log were made & uploaded here.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : The Green Mile : We Were Just Horny (5.10-)
By: J Marsella When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: If this is what I attempted to climb today, it seems that a (foot) hold has broken off on the moves below the 4th bolt. This puts the route out of the 10- range, in my opinion.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Supercrack of the Desert (5.10) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Apr 3, 2015

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Comments: The plaque is busted up in pieces now :( Alas.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Mini Skirt (5.9+) : Photo (Copy)
By: J Marsella When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: Mini Skirt climbs the bolt line adjacent to the corner-crack. It begins at the vertical seam pictured above and jogs to the left at a ledge about halfway up the route.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Putterman's Buttress : Mt. Julian Fisher-Fat Basta... (5.7)
By: J Marsella When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: After reading the comments, I couldn't help but want to climb this route. Wait-- did I say "want"? I meant "NEED." It rivals Castleton in all but the too-short approach.

But really, not bad for a final stop on the way out of town. The approach is easy enough, the belay area isn't *too* loose, and your partner will only throw small chunks of mud-rock at you if he's careful. Remember to pull down and not out & test your holds before committing, kids...

3 bolts as of 3-19-15. There were severa... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Putterman's Buttress : Mt. Julian Fisher-Fat Basta... (5.7) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: Three bolts on the route & slings with rings at the top. Bring some cord and replace the tat!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Chain Rock : Crack, Snapple, Pop (V0)
By: J Marsella When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: This might be a reproduction of the "Cavus Maximus" route. I don't know which name came first, or if the two are just a/k/a's of each other...? (HA, you beat me to it in the comments section on the other route.)


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow : True to Tradition/Tucker's ... (5.7+)
By: J Marsella When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: As of 11-20-14, the two lower studs are still present on this route. It would be nice if they were removed. I agree with Caleb (above) that a fall from either of the two missing bolts would not go well; also, reaching the first available bolt is straightforward from the belay ledge.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow : The B.O.S.S. Method (5.8)
By: J Marsella When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: I agree with Rob & Arlo (above) - going straight up the slab section is slightly tougher than 5.8, maybe not quite 9+.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Slicer (5.10c)
By: J Marsella When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: It's possible to start on the route to the left and traverse in to the second bolt of Slicer to skip the initial roof. This variant is still difficult but balancy rather than thuggy.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Fall Wall : Clam Shell (5.5) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Nov 1, 2014

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Comments: The bolt line runs slightly to the left of the climber in this photo; it starts in the dished out corner and goes essentially straight up along the mottled rib.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab : Slip and Slide (5.10d)
By: J Marsella When: Oct 26, 2014

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Comments: You can definitely get away without any gear besides the QDs, and the falls wouldn't be too far. The runouts are over at-least slightly easier climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sherwood Forest : Tony Bubb's Little Stick (5.10d) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Got that fixed, Rick. Thanks for the feedback.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Trojan Bunny Buttress
By: J Marsella When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: September 20th - the water is low enough to cross either above the crag (a 5-foot jump) or just below it at the talus slope.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Trojan Bunny Buttress : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: Streach is located on the shaded slab, lower left; Sonata, etc are located on the sunny slab, upper right.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : ... : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: Sorry for the crappy small photo. I'll try to get a better one at some point.

L->R: Alvino's Variation, Ripple, Summit Block Route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Hard Rock
By: J Marsella When: Aug 12, 2014

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Comments: To add to Garrett's comment: there is a 1-2 car pullout just (ie, 20 ft) west / down-canyon from the mm 12 sign. The trail you want is across from that pullout, and is a nice maintained trail... If you go up-canyon instead, there is another trail about 30ft up from the 12 sign which leads to one bolted route and eventually to Hard Rock, but it is extremely loose and probably dangerous.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg
By: J Marsella When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Ruckman guides suggest a trail @ 0.35 mi. This trail sucks but it gets you there and starts just up-canyon from the 40 MPH sign. Don't do it.

Alternate approach begins just next to a large electrical box thing at ~0.3 mi and starts with some wooden-terraced steps. Hang a right just past the next electrical box thing/pole. Follow the awesome trail from here up and trending eastward where possible to reach the switchbacks leading to the final 4th class for the left side of the Egg.


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