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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Low Wire : Badgersaurus (5.12a)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Elijah! I love the crimping on this route, though it is short and I am biased....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Grim Aura (5.13+)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: Ya, it's a fun variation and easier for those of us who can't stick that move yet.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Grim Aura (5.13+)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: Nice send, Chris! Ya, that move is now definitely hard and height-dependent, great job figuring it out. I am going to settle for a slightly easier variation, going left at the broken hold, instead of straight up which would make it around 13c, instead of 13d.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Major Dude (5.12c/d)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 7, 2015

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Comments: This route felt hard, definitely not my style, but felt harder than anything else at the cliff. Does anyone know what the variation just left of this is? It's to the right of Mofo and has black bolts.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Little Dude : Big Lebowsky (5.13b)
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 17, 2015

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Comments: Either way, it's a cool route! I really liked the movement climbing over the first bulge. It's a great find, and I only wish it were longer.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Little Dude : Big Lebowsky (5.13b)
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 12, 2015

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Comments: This route is really good for a short, bouldery route. It has just two hard moves, and I found a secret heel hook that made them very doable. There is a reinforced hold that I didn't even touch, maybe if you're short you could use it. A bit soft for the grade given, fun though!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Cool Thing Wall (aka Kool K... : Cool Thing (5.13a PG13)
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: Great route! 13a feels about right, an interesting crux moving up past the last bolt.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Profile Wall
By: Kevin Capps When: Mar 27, 2015

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Comments: Patrick, I thought the variation up left is a cool way to keep things in the 12b area, since you don't pull any of the crux moves up higher. Pretty cool variation. Not sure who bolted it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Portrait in Flesh (5.14a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: This routes packs a punch! It's mostly excellent 13- crimping, aside from the two or three HARD moves at the top that make it a serious testpiece for the canyon. I think cooler temps would help with the top. Nice job on putting this thing down, Mike!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Stoked Bowl : Haters Gunna Hate (5.11a) : Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: No, this is a different area. Full of potential....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Mission Plausible (5.14a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for bolting the route in the first place, Jay! I look forward to many more years of projecting routes and variations on this side of the wall, including Mission Impossible itself. The right side of Wall of the '90s has some best climbing around.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Furlough Day (5.9)
By: Kevin Capps When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: Sounds like Layton Kor scrambled up a lot of this stuff long before anyone else got to it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Furlough Day (5.9)
By: Kevin Capps When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: I'm sure a lot of people have meandered up the slab before bolts, but probably not the exact part of the roof, and pulling over the roof is what makes this route special.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Double Stout (w/ extension) (5.14a) : Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: Amazing! Great work figuring that sequence out, though I'm not surprised. You are a beast!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Reefer Madness (5.11a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: Chris,
I warmed up on this today and didn't find any chipped footholds or change. Still all natural from what I saw.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Sports Wall : Beginner Sports (5.5) : Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 20, 2014

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Comments: A strange anchor indeed. I'm not sure who installed it, but the bolts seem to be relatively new, about 3 years old. It was replaced about the time I added the anchors on CCD and CC. It is much better than the anchor that was there prior to this though, haha, I recall a bolt being cemented into the crack


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Reefer Madness (5.11a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Sounds very suspicious, since before they always seemed to be getting worse.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Reefer Madness (5.11a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Train4Life, did the holds get better or worse? I noticed the footholds crumbled about a year ago. So if they got better than that would be suspicious; however, holds do break all the time.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Left Wire : Pink Wall : Staff (5.9)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Tane, I developed this route and added the bolts a couple years ago. The Staff was never a route, just a crumbly face that was much harder than what someone called 5.7. Not sure how it got on MP as a route, haha. Before I cleaned it, the line was unclimbable pegmatite. It's called Man on a Wire, and I did the FA. Glad you are exploring it!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Stoked Bowl : Don't Hate (5.12d)
By: Kevin Capps When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: The upper arete on this route is very fun and worthy of the hike, I just wish it was longer. The lower section, climbing through the hollow death flakes is terrifying, those things are going to kill someone. As far as the grade, I think 12+ is more appropriate, since I did it onsight and I typically don't onsight 13a. Nice job, Scott!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Twitch Rock : The Dream Variation (5.10b)
By: Kevin Capps When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: Nice variation, Will! A fun ending and a better warm up, for sure. The crux, however, is cleaning the route. You will want to follow it to clean it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon
By: Kevin Capps When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments:
New CCC guidebook.
New CCC guidebook.


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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Twitch Rock : Prowler (5.14a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: It goes straight up. It was originally bolted to go out left but was rebolted by the first ascentionist. Either way, you are past the crux, so it probably doesn't matter.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon
By: Kevin Capps When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: Hey Allen, one is Twitch and the other is a project just right of that, is that what you're referring to? Send me a message and I'll give you some more info.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Twitch Rock : Twitch (5.12d)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 10, 2014

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Comments: I replaced the bolts and anchors on Twitch today. Thanks to the Boulder Climbing Community for donating the 1/2'' stainless steel Fixe bolts. I also trundled the loose flake at the top of the climb, it wasn't hard to pull out either which was a bit scary. Pulling out the large flake does not effect the climbing difficulty at the top at all, it needed to be done.

  • Condition report: the first bolt and one of the old anchor bolts were very hard to take out, so I will be back in the next few days ...
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