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All 1982 | Routes 93 | Areas 11 | Photos 149 | Page Improvements 23 | Comments 60 | Posts 12 | Stars 1066 | Ratings 568
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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Subskull : The Middle Man (5.10-)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Started with the first two bolts of Salonpas which is nicer climbing and makes for a longer route.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Skull Valley : Rattlesnake Roof (5.12a PG13)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: About .10c if you don't eliminate holds.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Skull Rock : The Temple (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Spectacular! One of the best routes in Northern Colorado.
There is a bolted anchor now.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : Childbirth (Area at Arthur'... : Tears of a Clown (5.12c/d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 2, 2016

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Comments: Tightened nut on first bolt. It was very loose.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden area : ... : Photo
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Steve. Actually they are a Chouinard and REI. Close to the same vintage though.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden area : ... : Fish & Whistle (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Being pro-bolting of routes that had been climbed hundreds or thousands of times at Duncan's without bolts while being anti-bolting when it comes to a route that has never been led without bolts up the Poudre is blatant hipocracy. Obviously you are just trolling. Consequently I will not respond to any further comments of yours.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden area : ... : Fish & Whistle (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: This route was bolted by the FA party (an unknown person from the Midwest). To the best of my knowledge, it has never been headpointed and is only rarely top-roped. I did talk to several of the usual bolt chopping suspects, and none of them had any idea why the route had been chopped.

The Poudre Canyon is completely different from Duncan's and the rest of the Horsetooth bouldering areas. The Poudre has a bolting ethic - most of the climbs are bolted. Duncan's/Horsetooth has a no bolt ethic wi... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden area : ... : Fish & Whistle (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: This line was bolted years ago and then chopped. It hasn't been led since then.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Lion's Den (aka Sunday ...
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: Some of the best rock and climbing at the Palace are located here.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Lion's Den (aka Sunday ... : Stanley's Steamer (5.11d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: Just did this again and had a 000 to old #4 Camalot and used every one.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Hound Dog Crag : Munsterlander (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 17, 2015

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Comments: Definitely one of the best sport .11's anywhere.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Melancholy Man (5.11b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 12, 2015

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Comments: Looks like a crucial foot hold broke off at the start making the route much harder.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : Mineshaft Wall : Power Point (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: The flood washed out the base of the route, and now there is another crux getting to the first (now high) bolt. You'll probably want a stick clip.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Dynamite (5.10a/b R)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: Linking this and the first pitch of the Broadmoor makes for a great long pitch with not too bad rope drag as long as you place a few long slings.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Arrowhead : Rain Dance (5.9)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 22, 2015

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Comments: Here is a description of how we did the route using a 70m rope. Most of the pitches should go the same with a 60. Start on a ledge above the highest grassy point right of the starting slabs for Arrowplane, etc. There are great belay ledges all the way!

P1. Climb the groove and fins above to a grassy slope 5.6. Belay at the highest grassy point.

P2. Angle up and left the the top of the big, R-facing dihedral then head straight up to another large grassy ledge 5.7.

P3. Climb the groove/flake f... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : Spear Me the Details (5.11d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 21, 2015

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Comments: Combining the two 5.11 pitches certainly makes for one of the best pitches in RMNP. I think a Loweball would fit the pin scar at the crux beautifully, unfortunately I didn't have one.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eve's Cave : Temptation (5.11a/b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Anchor bolt and chain added.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eve's Cave : Original Sin (5.10c/d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: New bolt and chain added to the anchor and brush trimmed at roof.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eve's Cave
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Temptation's hangers have been replaced and a new bolt added at the anchor.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden area : ... : Fish & Whistle (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Bolts and anchor replaced today. Several small cams from 00 to #2 TCUs and a medium stopper needed. The crux is moving left and up from the second bolt. Several TCU placements follow. Save the 00 for the last placement (in a horizontal) before the third bolt.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eve's Cave : Original Sin (5.10c/d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: I think this is just as hard or harder than Temptation to the right.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eve's Cave : Temptation (5.11a/b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: Hangers replaced today. Needs a new bolt to be added to the anchor.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Jackin' the Johnson (5.11b/c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 30, 2015

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Comments: Four star second pitch but only two stars on the rest of the route, so three stars overall. Great second pitch!


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Crystal Freeway : Exit Ramp (5.11b/c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Replaced all the bolts on both the first and second pitches today. Also added an additional anchor bolt at the top of the second pitch but didn't have a quicklink and chain, so that is needed if someone is going up there.
Rock Climbing Photo: The old and the new.
The old and the new.



Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Crystal Freeway : Orange Christmas (5.11 R)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Replaced all the bolts today. Even with fat bolts, the second half (or second pitch) is intimidating! The bolts on the second half/pitch are hard to see.

Bolt beta for the second half starting at the possible belay at the base of the Flake Out dihedral:
1st is about 30 ft away at 2:00.
2nd is 25 ft above at 12:30.
3rd is 35 or 40 feet straight up the rib.
4th is 10 ft at 1:30.
Rock Climbing Photo: The old and the new.
The old and the new.



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