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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Worm Drive : Driving Miss Wormy (5.7)
By: John Maurer When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: I think the route to the right is a 5.9-, or so I heard as reported in the guidebook. I thought it was 5.9, but I worked harder than that up top given my own set of errors. It is a beauty. Climbed it yesterday morning not knowing what it was - the wind whips through the crack and blows out to you (when from the west) as the crack goes all the way through the formation. Quite remarkable - this uniqueness and the route overall.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Hen and Chickens : Rhode Island Red (5.10a)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: A yellow TCU fits perfectly in a small slot, below the lieback flake, and makes the opening moves very well-protected.


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : Photo
By: John Maurer When: May 28, 2012

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Comments: Wow! Beautiful series of photos.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Tinsel Town aka BR 2? (5.9)
By: John Maurer When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: I hesitate to rate this route in fear it may attract attention. I'd hate to encourage anyone to get on this and then have them get hurt. I really enjoyed this route - but there are sections that feel extremely dangerous. One bolt in particular is in a very large section of weak, undercut rock - better perhaps not to clip it. I would not climb this if it is crowded in the area.

All that said, this route feels like some soft Garden route. It probably is a bomb to many, but the moves and ques... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : North Face / North End : ... : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Dec 2, 2011

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Comments: Photoshop pin removal? Maybe the pin is just out of frame to the right (at top) . . . .


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : B1 or V5 (5.12d)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: Please take the previous comment not as a sandbag effort on my part - I don't (nor have I ever) climbed at the 12d level. I have bouldered at the V5 level (and 1 V6) - but this was not reminiscent of those efforts.


Location: Other Sports : surfing and wave sailing : Post : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Wow . . . in the summer? Is this windswell?


Location: Allen Hill : personal photos : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Feb 25, 2011

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Comments: Spent 4 years playing too much Ultimate on that field . . . or maybe not enough.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Witches' Canyon : Main Canyon : Lunge for Jesus (5.11b)
By: John Maurer When: Jan 6, 2011

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Comments: I seem to remember utilizing a tunnel thread through the roof which makes the later going less intimidating . . . .


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Colville Express (5.11d)
By: John Maurer When: Jan 6, 2011

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Comments: Quite tenuous. I've blown my share of clips on this one - certainly safely bolted and pretty fun, too.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : B1 or V5 (5.12d)
By: John Maurer When: Jan 5, 2011

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Comments: No way this is 12d . . . or even 12b. I almost onsighted this route and my foot popping early felt like a fluke. I got the route 2nd try after a 10 second wait. The opening bit is intense, for sure. I'd go with 11d or maybe 12a if you have the reach.

Sounds like the big difference here is reach as I am tall. I was shocked to see the grade on this - and resolved that it was closer to light B1. Like many Penitente routes, the less popular ones can be a lot of fun. Curious what ... more >>


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Entrance Area : Mission in the Snow (5.12a)
By: John Maurer When: Nov 5, 2010

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Comments: Someone has to comment on this fun little climb . . . I liked it. Thoughtful moves on quality stone. Overlooked, as are many fine routes in the area.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : ... : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Nov 4, 2010

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Comments: Agree . . . beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.


Location: Buff Johnson : Personal2 : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: Nice Jeep.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Carnage (aka "Wild Virus") (5.13d)
By: John Maurer When: Mar 8, 2010

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Comments: My buddy and I were heading out yesterday, walking along the trail just in time to see the finishing sequences of "Mark's" successful ascent. "That's a proud line" was my comment as it came into view in the afternoon light. Impressive ascent. Congrats.


Location: General Climbing : Summer climbing in Greece : Post : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: Striking! Looks like 2 separate seasons in remarkably differing light.


Location: John Maurer : India Bouldering - Hampi/Ma... : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: I know. huh? You can see the hood beginning to flatten as the snake is feeling threatened a bit. I can understand as I was kinda cornering it to try to get a quick pic. Needless to say I moved to different set of boulders to let the cobra have the rocks it wanted.


Location: YDPL8S : More climbing pics : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Sep 30, 2009

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Comments: Wow. Stunning photo . . . reminds me why I love and miss the Western Slope.


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome : Teepee Tower Crack (5.9)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 30, 2009

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Comments: You can rap from the anchors just left of the end of the 2nd pitch with a 60m rope IF YOU GO TO THE TREE 40 feet below and rap again from there. Two of the anchors are 1/4 inchers (one Star dryven, if I remember correctly) but the 3rd is bomber. Be sure to have your mid-point pretty precise and you can get down the hanging gully, too (on stretch).


Location: CO : Gunnison : Hartman Rocks : Super Slabs : Keating Beating (5.10a)
By: John Maurer When: May 9, 2009

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Comments: Yolanda used to fire up the "Miracle Burger" on the grill at Keating . . . if you visit the Evergreen Cafe in Buena Vista & ask politely, she may make one for you, too.


Location: Guy03 : Climbing In Iraq : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Mar 7, 2009

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Comments: Must be a "don't ask, don't tell" policy on hashish smoking . . . vehicle exhaust, eh?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Rock : Clowntime is Over (5.9)
By: John Maurer When: Aug 15, 2008

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Comments: Just after the roof, one can sling a patch (not quite a chicken-head) on the left with a long sling and runner for some mental security. Sling it correctly and I bet it would hold. Best not to find out, though. Watch out for some kitty litter in the vicinity. The Gillett guide cover has some inspiration for pulling the roof - if you need it.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Entrance Area : Mr. Breeze (5.2) : Photo
By: John Maurer When: Jul 9, 2008

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Comments: The start is much harder than 5.2, and I'm 6'4"! I imagine for a 4-year old it's the equivalent of 5.13c R. Great work, Little Man!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls : One of Life's Little Proble... (5.7+)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: I think this first pitch is classic and has some great rock. The left hand variant is very nice, too. It made more sense to me to continue up through the beginning of the second pitch and belay from a large flake and solid crack. Many options to downclimb/rap from this area without leaving any gear.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags
By: John Maurer When: Jun 19, 2008

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Comments: The Baldpate has the best cornbread you will ever try. Great place for vegetarians, but anyone would love the salad bar, cheeses, and soups they serve.


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