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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 59 | Routes | Areas | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 25 | Posts 1 | Stars 13 | Ratings 7
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Orance alien trigger wire fixed with a paper clip.

Orance alien trigger wire fixed with a paper clip.

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Alien Wire Replacement

Jun 26, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Alien wire replaced with a paper clip

Alien wire replaced with a paper clip

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Alien Wire Replacement

Jun 26, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Orange Alien Wire replaced with a paper clip.

Orange Alien Wire replaced with a paper clip.

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Alien Wire Replacement

Jun 26, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Ken on route.

Ken on route.

CO : Golden : ... : Gondolier Arete (5.10a)

May 6, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Better view of the route, Ken on it.

Better view of the route, Ken on it.

CO : Golden : ... : Lower Capitalist Crag

Jul 18, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Ken Leading Lunch Money.

Ken Leading Lunch Money.

CO : Golden : ... : Lower Capitalist Crag

Jul 18, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Frank at Crux

Frank at Crux

CO : Golden : ... : 5.10a Face (5.10a)

Sep 17, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Lookout Mountain Crag - Routes E thru H.

Lookout Mountain Crag - Routes E thru H.

CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag

Sep 17, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Isabel on route, Frank belaying, and Unknown Kid.

Isabel on route, Frank belaying, and Unknown Kid.

CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag

Sep 17, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Ken McVicker further up

Ken McVicker further up

CO : Golden : ... : 5.9 Face (5.9)

Sep 17, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Ken McVicker on this route

Ken McVicker on this route

CO : Golden : ... : 5.9 Face (5.9)

Sep 17, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Nice route just below the Crux - going around the ...

Nice route just below the Crux - going around the corner.

CO : Golden : ... : Unknown 2 (5.10)

May 18, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Frank on Honey I Shrunk the Hemmorhoids and Ken on...

Frank on Honey I Shrunk the Hemmorhoids and Ken on unknown.

CO : Golden : ... : Unknown 2 (5.10)

May 18, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Central Park Bouldering Are...
By: Ken McVicker When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: I have bouldered here a few times but not for the past 3 years. It does get really hot in the summer, burn your hand hot. Morning in the summer would be best or fall, winter, or spring. The landing is in wood bark. Plan on wearing shoes or flip-flops the whole time, and be ready to pick bark out of your shoes. If I remember, one side is a bit more shadier, but the routes were not great. Kids would come over try a move, then go back to the playground. I was pretty much left alone the few times I ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne
By: Ken McVicker When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Was scouting the area and found a nut tool attached to a biner at the bottom of the wall along with a pair of sunglasses. If they are yours, tell me something about them, and I'll get them to you.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : The Dungeon : High Boltage (5.10a)
By: Ken McVicker When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: The top anchor has two bolts, one is over the top. Great climb and good holds at all clipping points. All hangers are in place.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Cable Route (5.4)
By: Ken McVicker When: Jul 6, 2013

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Comments: We did this on the 4th of July 2013. Still a bit snow at the base and above. Had to climb through a small stream descending the route. Lovely way up and down. We went down The Keyhole. I'll never do that again. This is the way to go if you can climb.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab
By: Ken McVicker When: Mar 15, 2012

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Comments: Glad it was purchased and re-opened. They put up a guard rail where we used to park, so you have to park a few yards further down the road now. Routes are in good shape and ice and water free.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Mungajerry (5.10a)
By: Ken McVicker When: Mar 15, 2012

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Comments: I skipped the big quartz at the top and stayed right. It was definitely shaky and a bit thin for the hands. Lots of smearing and delicate balancing. Much harder than using the quartz.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Jellicle Cats (5.10a/b)
By: Ken McVicker When: Mar 15, 2012

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Comments: I climbed this with a friend. He lead it, then I lowered him to the mid anchor. He belayed me from the ground to the top and back to the ground. I then lowered him from the mid anchor. It worked out great with a 70m rope.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : MacCavity (5.9+)
By: Ken McVicker When: Mar 15, 2012

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Comments: Good route, used a 70m rope and had about 10-15 feet left on the ground. The last 25 feet is tough going.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Panama Red (5.10-)
By: Ken McVicker When: Apr 16, 2011

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Comments: Seemed kind of tough for a 10-, I tried to stay more center and left than right, so maybe that made it harder. Plus, it was climb number 5 or 6 of the day.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : Hot Fun Sunday (5.11)
By: Ken McVicker When: Mar 31, 2008

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Comments: The sign is still there. Great route that gets harder up to the crux. Definitely need some small cams be prepared for finger locks and no feet. Once I got past the crux and finger locks I never though a ring lock would feel so good.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: Ken McVicker When: Oct 26, 2007

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Comments: Climbed this last night in the Moonlight - Full moon. For the end of October, it was a great warm night - breaze blowing up from the city. We were at the top at 1:00 am. A headlamp is useful for placing gear in those dark cracks, but turn it off for climbing as it kills night vision and depth perception. Thanks to the guys who let us join for the rap off, it definitely saved time. What a blast!


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.10 Crack aka "Thin Finger... (5.10a/b C1)
By: Ken McVicker When: Sep 17, 2007

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Comments: I would agree that this is 5.10, but I think a low letter rating. This was a really fun climb with ring lock, finger stacking and lots of small edges, even a Gaston or two.


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