Comments: Please note there will be a High School group of 10 people on the ice this Saturday the 25th of January. They will share without complaint and be very respectful; however, they are still a large group. So if you are looking for empty ice, this may not be a good choice.
I added this as a condition report so it would go away soon. I hope this doesn't bother anyone.
Using Mighty Dog as comparison, WHAT??? the softest 12c in the canyon.... Mighty Dog is not 13a, compare it to Sonic Youth, now post broken hold widely accepted 13a, or Anarchitect (spelling unsure) stiff 12d, or Pizza Dick, 12c all three routes harder than Mighty Dog.
Either way, ratings are so subjective they are just a starting point, and it's not as if any of us 12/13 climbers are getting sponsored.
Comments: One idea that seems to keep draws where they are: Rapid links. tighten them down TIGHT! Makes them hard enough to remove so that it isn't worth it for the rouge jackass.
Though someone did steal not only a draw (rapid link + sling + biner), but they took the bolt off, too. They were jacked from one of Kimball's new routes, and if someone knows something, apologizing to Kimball would go over very well.
Comments: Got on the route today, Started on the route just to the right of Too!, for the first pitch because Too! was busy. Fun moves challenging, 2nd pitch, mentally challenging but really a terd. Third pitch was really dirty but was AMAZING!!! I loved the sustained technical climbing, SO MUCH FUN! Only one or two holds that were larger than half a pad. Bailed before the last pitch, one of us was falling asleep, I was gassed from the third, have to come back and do it again to the top some day.
Comments: Clear Creek Canyon is not a state park, and there is no fee to climb there. Jefferson County manages the space, I believe.
Crowds: Weekends SUCK, not going to lie. Weekdays you will be fine. Dogs: Be respectful of the other climbers. Keep them on a leash. Hike: There are a couple Tyrols that would probably suck for a dog, but the rest are just fine.
Comments: VERY nice patch, Jay. Much appreciated that you took the extra time to do so. There is no reason that people need to leave exposed bolt remnants, and thank you for your time and effort doing things that not all of us have the skill, knowledge, or equipment to do.
Then there is the group that has all that but is just too lazy to do the work without the reward of the FA, too.