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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Unknown 10c aka Quadrille (5.10c)
By: Mark Roth When: Sep 10, 2011

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Comments: This is listed as Quadrille in the new book. FA Mike Brooks, '82 (whoever put it up, it's pretty fun). A nice short route to do at least once.... You all know you look at it every time you walk by....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : West Chimney (5.6)
By: Mark Roth When: Aug 29, 2011

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Comments: Found some gear by the little tree at the top of the chimney. Anyone lose something?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Swanson Arete (5.5)
By: Mark Roth When: Aug 29, 2011

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Comments: There is a wasp nest on the left right as you start off of Red Ledge. If you keep right on the really loose rock, you can avoid the nest. Don't bang on holds to test them like I did, "they" get mad.... just move fast through the start and you should be fine.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : The Playground : Little Lebowski Urban Achie... : ... : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Aug 25, 2011

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Comments: That must be exhausting!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : NED (Nothing Except Dynamic... (5.12b PG13) : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Aug 18, 2011

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Comments: Maybe Kurt, but I'm not sure...?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Across from The Bihedral ak...
By: Mark Roth When: Aug 18, 2011

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Comments: Maybe we could drop the Unknown from all the routes? It is a little confusing. Even if we are not 100% on the names, anything is better than Unknown....
Bummer about the retro-bolts, but aside from that, it's not a bad crag. Maybe a few too many anchors, seems like some could be shared.... But I do appreciate the hooks. Thanks for that... makes cleaning a snap.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Across from The Bihedral ak... : Unknown Ear Route aka Small... (5.10+)
By: Mark Roth When: Aug 18, 2011

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Comments: The ear reminded me of Lumpy and was pretty hard for a warm up.... First I tried to jam and chimney behind it, but it was easier to just layback on the outside.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : The Freight Train Boulder : Prancing Cow Direct (V3-)
By: Mark Roth When: Aug 15, 2011

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Comments: Isn't this Poke'mon?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado GFAC
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: Nice job, everyone! See you next month....
Gabions and Crew. Lots of progress today!
Gabions and Crew.
Lots of progress today!



Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Something to Do (V0) : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 27, 2011

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Comments: Prime pad placement.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Finger Lickin' Good (5.11a)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 21, 2011

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Comments: Although tricky, this felt easier than Topographical Oceans.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Extra Crispy (5.10b)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 21, 2011

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Comments: The first couple moves of this felt way harder than Finger Lickin' Good


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 : 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....


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