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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Sports Wall : Beginner Sports (5.5) : Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: 6 days ago

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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 : Primo Wall : Portrait in Flesh (5.14a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Nice job, Mike! Now I have a reason to walk up the hill again.


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.


The new Clear Creek Canyon guidebook is here! Purchase at these links denvermountainguiding.com/Merc... and fixedpin.com


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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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Convenience Cliff : Kum & Go (5.11d)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Thanks! Yeah, it's a tough little guy. Definitely solid for the grade but a little easier than some of the classic 12a's like Wet Dream, AKT, and BDD. Breaking the Mold is well worth the effort, have fun!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Monkey House : Soap on a Rope (5.12c) : Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: Haha, I knew that jug was up there somewhere!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Monkey House : Soap on a Rope (5.12c)
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: Wow! What a great variation to a great route. After the no hands rest halfway, there isn't a single hold that's bigger than a sharp crimp, and the stone is immaculate. Hard to grade a route like this, but definitely a grade harder than Convicted Felon. The easier end of 12c is appropriate. Thanks, Dave!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Photo (Copy)
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 16, 2014

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Comments: So does this mean that there will be blasting on The Fiscal Cliff, or just in the area?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Sports Wall
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the beta photo. I added those much needed anchors over 2 years ago. Please enjoy clipping them :)


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Guppy : My Significant Other (5.13d)
By: Kevin Capps When: Mar 30, 2014

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Comments: Excellent work, Jay! A true testpiece for the area and a great way to work on a hard route while avoiding the crowds at Primo. I can't wait to get back on this!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Prestige Worldwide Wall : Mud Bath (5.9+)
By: Kevin Capps When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: I climbed this and got the FA in 2012 after John put up the sport routes. I'm surprised anyone else got on this. I thought it was seriously dirty and felt more like 10-.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : East Colfax (5.11- PG13)
By: Kevin Capps When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: When I put the first set of anchors in, there were fixed biners on the quicklinks. Now that someone has stolen them, I do not plan on investing anymore money into this climb. If anyone climbs this to the first anchor, they may want to consider another set of quicklinks so their rope doesn't get twisted.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Point Break : Bodhisattva (O.P.) (5.12+)
By: Kevin Capps When: Jan 15, 2014

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Comments: I redpointed this route after cleaning the holds(still a bit dirty in spots) and figuring out the funky sequence/boulder problem. This is kind of a one move wonder, with a hard sequence in between the first and second bolt. After figuring out the powerful undercling-press-move, it didn't seem too bad, but it took me a little while to realize that was the way to do it. Since it's a boulder problem with a rope and super funky, I think a soft 5.12b rating is appropriate. Could be easy if you're rea... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Rocketman (5.12+) : Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: Great photo...and a great route.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Play Pen
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 15, 2013

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Comments: I checked out these routes today. Nice job, the three bolted lines on the left are pretty fun moderates. I thought they were all about 10a with one or two of them getting close to 10b. The rightmost route is pretty dirty but not bad, and the trad line is very protectable and kind of cool. Child's Play was my favorite.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Play Pen
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: Do you have any of the route names or FA info?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : The Golden Hammer (5.12a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: I jumped on this rig today. Excellent climbing pulling over the roof, and the last pitch is one of the best on the whole wall. I will say the mantel move before the roof is a bit reachy (not sure how a shorty would do it) and the rock is just a bit crumbly below the roof. I think the roof pitch is 12b and the last pitch is 11d. Great job, guys, nice addition!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Bionic Crag : Blade Runner (5.12b)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 2, 2013

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Comments: While the rock on the first half and majority of this climb sucks, the crux up higher is wildly amazing.


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