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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado GFAC!
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 16, 2011

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Comments: 4th Friday is next week! 7-22


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Lower Security Risk : Prism (5.9)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 13, 2011

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Comments: Pretty fun if you can get through the loose stuff at the bottom. Big stems avoid most of the rotten rock.... Then a nice crack and better rock all the way to the anchor.
Easy for old school 8+ but hard for a bolted 10. I guess the consensus is 5.9....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Vampire Rock : The Vampire (5.9)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: P1: I wouldn't recommend the original first pitch. It is super dirty, loose and dangerous. The moves are easy as long as the whole thing doesn't fall apart. We went this way so we could claim the historical tick.... Starting on That's Weak is way better.

P2: is pretty fun. Still lots of loose stuff, but better. My favorite hold was the rotten, loose chockstone being held in place by the old ring pin.

P3: We were surprised at how easy pitch 3 was, nowhere near as ominous as it looks... more >>


Location: International : Europe : Slovenia : Osp : Big Wall : Medo (5.9)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 6, 2011

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Comments: sorry, I just noticed your comment...

I think we were there in August. Pretty hot, but you can find shade. I think you can climb year round here...

The guide book we had was "Climbing without frontiers" by Sidarta Guides. It covers areas along the coast from Italy down to the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia. There is a guide that covers all of Slovenia that may be better...


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Sheeprock : Land that Time Forgot : Solarian (5.10+)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: On pitch 2: "Save a #2, #0.75, and maybe a #3 cam for the roof." I tried so hard to save them that I still had them at the belay!! Oops. #1s at the crux are good....

Also, do not bring a #4 up this! We felt so stupid dragging it up. Didn't really need a #3 either (it can get placed if you try hard, though). Would have loved to trade that weight for some water. Doubles to #1 are good and some extra small-medium nuts for pitch 3.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: OPEN!

Skunk Canyon closure was lifted early this year....

bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?...


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: It appears that The Matron is open for business! Looks like it wasn't even included in this years closure...

bouldercolorado.gov/files/open...


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Cool. Looks like you are right.
Sorry to have accused you of foul play....
Looks like the Matron wasn't even included in this year's closure.

bouldercolorado.gov/files/open...


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Sheeprock : Velcro Wall : Acid Crack (5.1)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 1, 2011

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Comments: I would say 5.3 except for one tricky slab move after the crack ends (maybe a 5.5 move).

It's easy at the bottom until you reach the crack. Then it gets easier. When the first crack ends, step left to another. The crux comes after the 2nd crack ends. I stepped left again to a big flake then up right to the crack that leads to the summit... super fun.

We simul-climbed all the way to the top. But I think it would be easier (and safer) to belay when you run out of rope. And then either wa... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Black Haul (5.10)
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 30, 2011

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Comments: I thought this would probably be 5.8 @ The Gunks...

Really fun little climb though. Nice sharp in-cut holds. It's over fast.... I placed 0.4 to #1 Camalots (not in that order). The only scary part is if the flake/crack pulled off with you and all your gear. Even so, the fall would probably be survivable. The hardest part may be clipping the anchor. It's a little awkward under there. The anchor just has one rotten sling with rings, so bring some quick links, or some cord to fix it ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Third Buttress : Mojo Rising (5.9)
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 22, 2011

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Comments: I've done Standard Route a bunch of times over the years, but I never did this one. It's my new favorite pitch on the Elephant Buttresses! I didn't need any gear bigger than a #1 Camalot except for my anchor up top....

Hard to imagine that this went unclimbed until '91?? Especially with the old rusty pins and rusty old chopped bolt.


Location: CO : Recall Alert: GRIGRI 2
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 22, 2011

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Comments: Was anyone else concerned for Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? ?? Glad you're not recalled GiGi....


Location: Alan Ream : Spring 2011 : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 18, 2011

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Comments: Joy and Tribulation


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 17, 2011

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Comments: Does anyone know if Della-Terra minds if you walk up their driveway? This would be the best approach if it's allowed, since the well marked trail starts on the hill right behind/above the lodge. If you want to avoid their property, hike up the gully to the East, but make sure to traverse left to meet the good trail. We tried to follow the gully all the way up and wound up bush-whacking. At least we found the trail on the way down....


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Dome Rock : Tree Route (5.6)
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 15, 2011

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Comments: Yes, a 70 reaches for the first 2 pitches. Make sure to go around the right side of the tree so your rope doesn't "bother" it... Such a great beginner's route. Varied climbing with slab and crack moves on great rock with great protection.


Location: CA : High Desert : Tehachapi
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 15, 2011

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Comments: Be careful of the lower angle routes. The jugs on these seem to collect broken glass. After cutting my finger on the first hold I touched, we decided to do the steeper routes on the left...


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : The Spy : ... : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 8, 2011

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Comments: It's only about 5.4 to downclimb instead of "jump", but I guess that wouldn't be as fun.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Monkey House : Monkey Shine (5.10)
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 4, 2011

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Comments: The new book calls this 5.9! It was hard, dirty, and not the casual warmup I was looking for. I thought Face Full of Bush was way easier than this....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Monkey House : Monkey Pause (5.12a)
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 4, 2011

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Comments: This is NOT a variation to Monkey Shine. Rather Monkey Puzzle is a variation to this....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part F - The P... : Poor Man's Wendego (5.9 R)
By: Mark Roth When: May 28, 2011

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Comments: Tony, sorry if I lured you onto this by posting it.... Yeah, not the greatest route. If there was a flat ground landing, the route could be soloed as an easy boulder problem. Not a great idea with that jagged talus and the insecure lichen smearing....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Armory : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: May 23, 2011

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Comments: Getting on and off THIS tyrol was SOOO hard!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Convenience Cliff : Self Serve (5.10d)
By: Mark Roth When: May 23, 2011

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Comments: Actually 3 routes right of Corner Market. Fun climbing with one hard move by the last bolt....


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Pebbles (5.7) : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: May 12, 2011

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Comments: Just take a few steps back from the computer.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : a. The Uberfall : No Solution (5.12a)
By: Mark Roth When: May 12, 2011

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Comments: Good job leading it. But I think there might be a mistake with your gear beta as there is no Blue C3?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : The Freight Train Boulder
By: Mark Roth When: May 11, 2011

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Comments: I seriously doubt there will be much increase in traffic here because of Mt. Project. It's not like this is a secret boulder. If people follow the directions I posted, impact to the area will be far less than what is occurring now (people aimlessly trampling across that meadow).


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