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Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall
By: Mark Rolofson When: Oct 8, 2010

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Comments: In September 2010, I self-published a new guidebook titled "Golden Rock Climbs" that retails for $20.00. "Golden Rock Climbs" is a complete guide to North Table Mountain (including the four quarry wallls) and the sport climbs of Golden Gate State Park near Dude's Fishing Hole. The new route info at the South Quarry (Aka: the Quarry Wall) is in my guide. To answer Dave Holiday's question, the route between "The Short Tour" and "Stimulus" is called "The Gnome" (5.12b) and was first led by Jimmy... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden...
By: Mark Rolofson When: Oct 1, 2010

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Comments: As of September 10, 2010, I just released a new guidebook titled "Golden Rock Climbs" to North Table Mountain that retails for $20.00. It includes the popular Golden Cliffs and all the new routes in the four quarries. This quarry route information to the Sea Cliffs, Crater Crag, East Quarry plus sport routes at South Quarry is avialble in no other guidebook. The guide also has the only available information to the sport climbs of Golden Gate State Park near Dude's Fishing Hole.

This guide has... more >>


Location: CO : Golden
By: Mark Rolofson When: Sep 28, 2010

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Comments: This September 2010, I just wrote and published a new guidebook titled "Golden Rock Climbs" that retails for $20.00. It is a complete guide to North Table Mountain (with the Golden Cliffs & the four newly developed quarry walls) and the sport climbs of Golden Gate State Park near Dude's Fishing Hole. There are over 325 climbs including 125 new routes never documented in any other guide. It has a color cover and 144 pages. There are 46 black & white photos of cliffs & action climbing shots, de... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP
By: Mark Rolofson When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: I just wrote and published a new guidebook titled "Golden Rock Climbs" that includes the climbs near Aspen Meadow Campground and Dude's Fishing Hole. These are some of my favorite sport climbs in the state of Colorado. There are about 50 routes. Enjoy from Spring to Fall. Lots of good overhanging routes for a pump. This guide is also for North Table Mountain with the four newly developed quarry walls.


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Recession Arete (5.11d)
By: Mark Rolofson When: Sep 17, 2010

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Comments: This climb is easier than Hairless Dog at the East Quarry and Sun Dog at Animal World in Boulder Canyon. So I agree it is not 5.12a but it deserves to be rated 5.11d. Calling it 5.11a is a joke!


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Sea Cliffs of North Quarry
By: Mark Rolofson When: Sep 16, 2010

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Comments: I just published a guidebook titled "Golden Rock Climbs" that is a complete guide to North Table Mountain (including the four newly developed quarry walls) and the sport climbs of Golden Gate State Park near Dude's Fishing Hole. There is approach and route information to the Sea Cliffs. I especially enjoyed "Sunrise" (5.11a) and "Moonwalk" (5.11c). "Daybreak" (5.11b/c) and "Star Shine"(5.11c) are also good sport routes even though some friable rock is encountered near the top. This crag offer... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Crater Crag of North Quarry
By: Mark Rolofson When: Sep 16, 2010

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Comments: I just published a new guidebook titled "Golden Rock Climbs" that is a complete guide to N. Table Mtn (including the four newly developed quarry walls) and the sport climbs of Golden Gate State Park near Dude's Fishing Hole. The book retails for $20.00. There is a photo and information to the Crater Crag. I especially enjoyed "Misty" (5.11d), a sustained pumpy route that is interesting for bottom to top.


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry
By: Mark Rolofson When: Aug 27, 2010

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Comments: I have written and am about to publish a new guidebook that will include the climbs at the East Quarry, the other quarries on North Table and the Golden Cliffs. This guide titled "GOLDEN ROCK CLIMBS" will also include the sport climbs at nearby Golden Gate State Park. It should start to be available on September 10, 2010. I enjoy climbing at the East Quarry in the Winter months. It has become my favorite spot on North Table Mountain.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : American Beauty (5.12c)
By: Mark Rolofson When: Aug 6, 2010

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Comments: As the first ascentionist of this 100% natural line, the route goes straight up the face. The crack on "PowerLine Pup" is off limits for making the moves even though I often use it to rest while standing on the horizontal break. Here is the beta. Left hand goes in the shallow, large pocket. Right hand on a small edge. Feet are on the good horizontal break to start. Bring the right foot up to a good edge one foot above the break. Left foot on a tiny edge. Reach a fingertip lock in the botto... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : s00kr33m (5.13b)
By: Mark Rolofson When: Jul 20, 2010

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Comments: Hey Paul Glover, Kaelen Williams is not a chick. He is a 19 year old 5.13 climber. I climbed with him quite a lot & belayed him the first day he tried this route. He redpointed it on day 2.
As for the route, it's a great route. Very hard, too hot the day I tried it! Not an 8 move boulder problem. I believe Kaelen meant the business was like an 8 move boulder problem


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : High Energy Crag
By: Mark Rolofson When: Jul 20, 2010

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Comments: This is another local example of overzealous land management in the Boulder Region. The other nearby example is the closure of Boulder Falls for the past year and a half by Boulder Mountain Parks & Open Space. The closure of High Energy Crag makes no sense since it sees very few visitors. I call it bureaucratic muscle flexing. Aren't you guys tough!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Mercy Drilling (5.12a)
By: Mark Rolofson When: Jul 15, 2010

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Comments: To set the record straight on Mercy Drilling & all the routes on the west face. All holds are natural. Perhaps the person who submitted this route should talked with Chris or I. In fact, the two finger undercling/sidepull would be very hard to drill like this. This is a beautiful examples of how natural pockets exist in granite. Most of the drilled holds I am aware of at the Sport Park are the larger pockets & jugs. I have ignored much of this site, especially if I have climbed a certain ro... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : War On Freedom (5.13a/b)
By: Mark Rolofson When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: Yes, Peter, I have read these comments written in August, 2008. But there is no mention of a redpoint. Secondly, I was told by reliable sources that someone had redpointed the direct line by early 2008.


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