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Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Bone Collector aka Bone Cru... (5.12b/c)
By: Kat A When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: Feels 5.12- if you have smaller hands and are a crack aficionado. Ladies - if you like green Camalot size crack and can manage a bit of purple Camalot size crack, get on this beautiful line! Funky start but great pro available after that.


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome
By: Kat A When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Ivan's beta for the approach to the formation is spot-on.

Rambling Rose has updated bolts on the route and anchors, with the exception of the anchor atop the long 5.7 dihedral. The rap anchor at the top of Tee Pee Tower crack is updated as well.


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome : Ramblin' Rose (5.10)
By: Kat A When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Rating- SPlatte solid 5.10a/b, with a 5.8/5.9 R pitch.
Rack - set of stoppers plus doubles from blue alien to #4 Camalot worked well for us (you could leave the #4 behind but we did use it a couple of places).
Weather - climb early, climb fast. Storms move in quickly.
Bolts - most all have been replaced (thanks to those who updated the bolts!); only one anchor had older bolts.
P1 - ca 5.6; the standard start isn't much to write home about, 35m to the bolt anchor ... more >>


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Coliseum : Lost in Time (5.10b)
By: Kat A When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: I was impressed by how well this route was bolted - I'm not quite 5'4" and could clip all the draws and felt the pro was well-placed for the crux moves. I placed a #4 Camalot partway up (new style, but old one would be even better). Felt harder than Ionic Column to me.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk
By: Kat A When: Aug 21, 2012

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Comments: Some additional beta:

Camping: 8 permits are granted each day for departing the Robinson Creek trailhead, 4 of which can be reserved in advance. Applications must be sent via snail mail to the Bridgeport Ranger station at least 2 weeks in advance (they prefer 3 weeks or more) with a check enclosed,fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUM.... Permits are picked up at the station the day before or the day of (no later than 10 am or they may give it away). As of April 201... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Beetle Bailey (5.10)
By: Kat A When: Jul 28, 2012

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Comments: There are 2 sets of anchors that you can rap to from the top of this route - the anchors to the climbers right are slightly lower and we hit the ends of our 70 m rope. If using a 60m, I would aim for the other set.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Tongo (5.10d)
By: Kat A When: May 27, 2011

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Comments: Fun route but not recommended for a 5.10 leader unless you are comfy bouldering. There is a way for short people to do this. Ok, beta spew here for the vertically challenged, because of its unprotected start.... Use the amazingly good left foot, a higher right hand hold, and your inner thigh muscles to slowly elevate to good crimps (left hand) right of all that chalk on the rail. Phew, now breathe and continue to the bolt via the hand traverse, with spotter below you. :)


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : The Black Crack (5.9)
By: Kat A When: May 27, 2011

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Comments: Thanks to the local climber(s) who placed wood chips down and cleaned up the area. We were there this evening, and it was quite clean. This is a fun route. It helps to anticipate "old school" ratings when climbing at Castle Rock - not like many of the other BoCan ratings.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11)
By: Kat A When: Nov 8, 2010

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Comments: My partner and I did this route twice recently, and after each leading all the pitches we decided a good rack for this route is as follows (taking the 5.10 P1 variation): 1 blue Alien, 2 green Aliens, 3 yellow Aliens, 4 #0.5 Camalots, 4 #0.75 Camalots, 4 #1 Camalots, 3-4 #2 Camalots, 3-4 #3 Camalots, 2 #4 Camalots. P1 doubles up to #3 is sufficient (5.10 variation), P2 1 yellow Alien, 2-3 #0.5 Camalots plus everything up through a #4 Camalo... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11)
By: Kat A When: Oct 10, 2010

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Comments: If you "French Free" the bolt ladder, it feels like solid 5.11 climbing between the bolts. Unless you've got Go-Go-Gadget arms.


Location: Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiG... : Red Rock Butt, and Butt-Hea... : Photo
By: Kat A When: Nov 23, 2009

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Comments: Lazy fat ass is right! (I'm kinda jealous, wouldn't mind that lifestyle)


Location: Scott McMahon : Hueco Tanks : Photo
By: Kat A When: Oct 28, 2009

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Comments: Hilarious photo nortic!


Location: Wendy Laakmann : My photos : Photo
By: Kat A When: Oct 9, 2009

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Comments: Looks like a happy day in the beautiful desert!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Green Mountain Pinnacle : Salsa Verde (5.11c)
By: Kat A When: Sep 6, 2009

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Comments: Fantastic route - it's really is tricky to figure out the moves. Technical, yet it felt pumpy. The bolts are spaced reasonably close but I did not want to fall on the 3rd and 4th bolts (that's my excuse for hanging... he he, but really, they're not very comforting). Next time we're bringing a couple screamers. Funny this is listed as 11c, and Death and Transfiguration is listed 11b - this route felt much harder than DnT.


Location: Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiG... : Good for the soul : Photo
By: Kat A When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Oooh, a Date Farm! Better than on-line dating - walking around in person looking for some nice, good looking dates.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Northwest Corner (5.11a)
By: Kat A When: Jun 26, 2009

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Comments: Good to hear Steve Levin's comment on how the 3rd pitch has become more difficult to reach the fixed pin since removal of the block. Felt scary trying to lock off on one arm, heel hook, and stretch up to the pin just to find my Superfly biner wouldn't fit through the hanger, as I was hanging above sharp loose rocks... maybe there's an easier way to do it (?).


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : North Dome : Crest Jewel (and Crest Jewe... (5.10d R)
By: Kat A When: Jun 5, 2009

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Comments: Amazing slab climb. On the easier terrain, the bolts are spaced far apart - one of the upper pitches has just one bolt - though the 5.9-5.10 terrain is well protected. As Josh mentioned, a topo is helpful but if you forget it the route generally trends right. If you come across any old manky bolts, you're off route, as all the bolts and anchors on this route are new.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Northeast Buttress (5.9+ PG13)
By: Kat A When: Jun 5, 2009

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Comments: I really enjoyed this route - sustained, good climbing. PG-13? We found plenty of good gear.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Freeblast (5.11)
By: Kat A When: Jun 5, 2009

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Comments: I agree with the above comments - this didn't feel like it was R rated. The roof has two fixed pieces - an old pin and a decent nut. We found the crux of this route to be the 5.10 slabs on P5 and P6, rather than the 11a roof.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires : Lower Cathedral Spire : South by Southwest (5.11a)
By: Kat A When: Jun 5, 2009

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Comments: We rapped with one 70 m rope. I agree this is quite soft for 11a in the Valley. Many who have done this found the bouldery thin crack a bit more challenging than the enduro hand crack pitch. Great views at the top!


Location: Evan S : Stupid Stuff : Photo
By: Kat A When: Apr 17, 2009

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Comments: No friggen way!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Dr. Carl (5.10-)
By: Kat A When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: A nice warmup. I'd recommend a couple smaller pieces - green and yellow alien sized.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Wigglin' Worm (5.11)
By: Kat A When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: Fantastic route! Great for smaller mits. Our 70 m did not reach the ground - bring double ropes.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46... (5.10)
By: Kat A When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: Definitely bring a #5 camalot or two. If you don't have one, it's possible to escape via the thin crack on the left, though it's a tough reach to the anchors.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Blue Gramma Cliff : Unnamed 10+ (steep thin han... (5.10+)
By: Kat A When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: Mostly #1 and 0.75 camalots, plus 1 or 2 0.5 camalots. A #4 camalot fits very well in the wide section, and a #3 camalot can also be used if you like to sew it up.


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