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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bitty Buttress
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: From the USFS:

Boulder, Colo. (Jan, 30 2013) The Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests will implement its annual area closures at Security Risk, Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, and Bitty Buttress in Boulder Canyon beginning February 1.

These areas are located along State Highway 119 approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. Happy Hour, Bihedral, and Riviera will remain open, as long as visitors stay out of the closed areas.

The closures help protect a long... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: From the USFS:

Boulder, Colo. (Jan, 30 2013) The Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests will implement its annual area closures at Security Risk, Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, and Bitty Buttress in Boulder Canyon beginning February 1.

These areas are located along State Highway 119 approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. Happy Hour, Bihedral, and Riviera will remain open, as long as visitors stay out of the closed areas.

The closures help protect a long... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Eagle Rock
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: From the USFS: Boulder, Colo. (Jan, 30 2013) The Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests will implement its annual area closures at Security Risk, Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, and Bitty Buttress in Boulder Canyon beginning February 1.

These areas are located along State Highway 119 approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. Happy Hour, Bihedral, and Riviera will remain open, as long as visitors stay out of the closed areas.

The closures help protect a long-... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: From the USFS:

Boulder, Colo. (Jan, 30 2013) The Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests will implement its annual area closures at Security Risk, Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, and Bitty Buttress in Boulder Canyon beginning February 1.

These areas are located along State Highway 119 approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. Happy Hour, Bihedral, and Riviera will remain open, as long as visitors stay out of the closed areas.

The closures help protect a lon... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Tits Up (5.12b) : Photo
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: Tits Up, butt out. ;)


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Whistle Pig : Photo
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: Wow, this resembles Ironsides and some of the ground shots of Staunton Rocks resemble Pulpit Rock.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Uncompahgre Gorge aka Ouray... : School Room : School Room Pillar (WI5)
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: This climb varies in condition. At times, it is a WI5 to get started, since it can be one of those where you have no ice to armpit high, which can require trickery to get started, maybe even a figure 4 or 9. At other times when it touches down, it can be a WI3. FWIW, there is no WI3-5 rating available currently.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Right of Interface (5.8 R)
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 24, 2013

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Comments: Jay, thanks for picking up my control-C error. I fixed it.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Castlewood Canyon State Par... : Cherry Creek Falls Area : Cherry Creek Falls (WI2+) : Photo (Copy)
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 16, 2013

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Comments: A few of these lines can be 70-80 feet at the far downstream end with even a short, near vertical start.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : North Vail Ice : Unknown
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 13, 2013

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Comments: I wonder if this is the same as Goat's Beard. If so, we should consolidate these in the database.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Blue Mesa (near Gunnison) : South Rim : Curecanti Monster (WI4) : Photo
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 11, 2013

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Comments: Nice photo!

From the photo, it doesn't look like it has fully formed yet.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Unknown Crack (5.10c/d) : Photo
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 11, 2013

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Comments: #3.5 &/or #1 Camalots protect that wide slot at the start.

Above, at the crux, the 3 wires (#4, 6, 7) you can get in are a bit iffy as they cleaned pretty easily with a minimal tug.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Blue Mesa (near Gunnison) : South Rim : Curecanti Monster (WI4)
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 3, 2013

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Comments: My recollection is that a friend of Tom's scouted this from a plane.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Clear Creek Canyon - Ice : Aqueduct Flows : 1st tunnel climbs (WI2) : Photo
By: Leo Paik When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: Benjamin, I think I submitted the description back a long time ago when it was climbingboulder.com. Rather than waste a "lot of cyberspace" with a bunch of aqueduct leaks, I entered one "route" with a WI2 and this info in the description as (L->R):

"1. Short WI2-3 flow; 2. M5 TR line with crux finish; 3. WI4 fat ice curtain; 4. WI5- R edge of curtain with traverse to small tongue of ice; 5. WI4- thin ice; 6. WI4 ice ri... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Eagle Lake Ice
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 24, 2012

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Comments: Rick, when I click on "map" I get a green arrow that looks like it is in Wild Basin.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverplume & vicinity : Esperanza (WI2-3)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 24, 2012

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Comments: Shaemus, that looks like the same dribble of ice.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : Unknown (formerly entered a... (5.9 PG13)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 16, 2012

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Comments: Cool, George. What'd'ya name it?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Devil's Gulch and Dry Gulch... : Cow Creek Canyon / McGraw R... : Pulpit Rock Massif : ... : Grits with Eggs Over-Easy (5.8+ PG13)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 16, 2012

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Comments: Shucks, it was George's call.


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Emilia's Corner (5.8+)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 13, 2012

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Comments: Video by Jon Tashkin:

youtu.be/DW38SZuePao


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Devil's Gulch and Dry Gulch... : Cow Creek Canyon / McGraw R... : Pulpit Rock Massif : Photo
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 12, 2012

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Comments: So, depicted here are (L->R):

Lower
O.C. Route, 8+/9 or 7.
Southern Hospitality, 8-.
Georgia Style, 9+.
Peachtree Street, 8+.
Preacher's Chair, project, 11?
Praying Hands, 10+.

Upper
Grits n Gravy, 10+.
Crystal Overpass, 8 ish.
Crystal Highway, 7 PG-13.

Right, Wayne?

Edit. Thanks for the clarifications, Wayne!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Devil's Gulch and Dry Gulch... : Cow Creek Canyon / McGraw R... : Pulpit Rock Massif : ... : Tiptoe Through The Tulips (5.8+)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 11, 2012

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Comments: Scott, I know you are well-intentioned, but I am far from a bolting expert. I only know one of the folks that bolted those lowest routes at Pulpit. We plan to clean up some of the studs you mentioned. BTW, I have checked at Home Depot, and they don't have hand drills or any knowledge about hand drilling. Plus, don't they carry those cheap Redhead bolts that climbers diss?


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winter Warmer Area : Crash Test Blondes (5.9-)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 7, 2012

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Comments: There's a spot where a #4.5 Camalot (old style) would have been useful.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: There is a downed tree that bridges the creek at the west end of Creek Side...just in case you want to try to avoid the wading during low water this winter.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Top Rope Face (aka Rising P... (5.11a/b) : Photo (Copy)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: Rob, the description for the route states: "To the right of the climber in the photo to the right is the route."


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Devil's Gulch and Dry Gulch... : Cow Creek Canyon / McGraw R... : Pulpit Rock Massif : ... : Tiptoe Through The Tulips (5.8+)
By: Leo Paik When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: FWIW, it may be 5+ people & 2-3 parties that bolted these lines. I haven't figured out where the left line, Griff-Orama, goes exactly, but it may have a trad start out to the left. One of the challenges is that this area require hand drilling, sometimes leading to spinning Rawl 5 piece bolts.


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