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Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: Feb 8, 2006
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: Thank You, and Good Night
By: Matt Bauman When: Feb 9, 2006

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Comments: Good Luck Myke,
It's been a long time since we've climbed together, we've all grown and moved around. I have been back in Boulder 2 years but not climbing much since busting my ankle bouldering almost 2 years ago. climbingboulder.com was alot of fun for me in those early days and I'm psyched I can still see those pics and read those comments.
Take care brother!
bldrmatt



Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab : Indirect (5.7)
By: Matt Bauman When: Sep 18, 2001

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Comments: I'm not sure if you are insulting me ("your" climb) or just do not like climbing McGregors confusing slabbiness....... I agree that 5.8 is about as hard as it gets, but if you look around on and up the right side of the crag you will find some burly one pitch climbs for sure...... I really enjoyed Indirect or whatever I ended up climbing.... routefinding is tricky but the climbing is fun and the protection is good no matter where you choose to climb ('cept the blank slab of course)..... You pr... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Osiris (5.7)
By: Matt Bauman When: Aug 16, 2001

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Comments: The first pitch is ok, the rest of the pitches besides the short 2nd pitch are fun, moderate and exciting...... I think you were off route dude or you only enjoy chimney/offwidth and the famous Lumpy slabby crack climbing is not for you...... it's a great introduction to the Lumpy style of climbing.....very popular so I'd avoid it unless you get there in the winter (I did it early February) or during the week.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : West Crack (5.9+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Aug 4, 2001

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Comments: I toproped this after leading West face again this morning.....I have to disagree that this is harder than west face (after leading west face my buddy tr'd it, then I tr'd it, lowered while setting directional for West Crack and then TR'd it right away with my pump still going, it felt no harder than west face to me)..... it would most definitely be harder to lead due to the discontinuous crack and pumpy stances for the interspersed gear placements but I felt that on toprope they were both 9+ an... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Curving Crack (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Aug 3, 2001

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Comments: Man, I was up there with my kids in the creek the other day and these guys were eyeing up curving crack..... i told them it's awesome and they decided to do it. The guy hung at the hand crack, hung on the stemming in many places and fell off the roof a couple times....then he almost made it over the roof but fell and pulled a yellow alien and a blue alien and fell probably 40 feet upside down and was saved by the fixed pin.Man, it was fuckin' scary fall but he was ok with a helmet on too. Make... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Water Slabs
By: Matt Bauman When: Jul 28, 2001

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Comments: Although I very much enjoyed the other waterslab route, this one is longer, more varied in the style of climbing (the other is mostly blank slab where this is slab, awesome arete and jugy face). Led this 2 weekends in a row now, very good route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : West Face (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jul 26, 2001

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Comments: I have to agree....went and led this yesterday and it is definately one of the best pitches of crack climbing in Boulder Canyon... exciting, steep, sustained, FUN.... The part above roof is a bit thin, but easy stemming will get you to the anchors if you stay left (easier than it looks/seems). RECOMMENDED....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Curving Crack (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jul 9, 2001

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Comments: Went up and led this again a few days ago.....what a GREAT pitch. It's got it all, face climbing, perfect hands, liebacking, finger jams and wide stemming to a roof with some steep jug-hauling and a couple finger/hand jams to the chains....wooooohooooo....fun!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Perversion (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 27, 2001

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Comments: I've been wanting to do this for a while, but it's off limits until Aug.1 as far as I know.....anyone know for sure? bldr matt


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Cedar Park Slab : Dags in Beanland (5.8)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 10, 2001

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Comments: I added this one....climbed it yesterday. Musta forgot to add my name..... Good fun but the descent makes it kinda pain in the ass but GREAT climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Time Traveler (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 7, 2001

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Comments: Zengarden wall is pretty much exactly across the Dream dome gully from Gully washer route on Dream dome.....you scramble down towards a large pine that is in a small notch at the base of a clean lower angled face (below this is very mossy rock) and to the left of the 3rd pitch of Strange cargo. You can also stay left at the top of DReam dome gully trail and look for a 2 bolt anchor at the top of the lower angled slab .... rappel 60 feet into the notch with the big pine (2 bolt station in this n... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Wrinkles in Time (5.8+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 6, 2001

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Comments: Ok, I've done this wonderful climb twice in the last 2 weeks and the finger crack is no harder than 5.7 but the crux is at the 3rd or 4th bolt (can't remember exactly), right where you get onto the arete.....This climb definately warrants the "classic" description....very fun, steep, sustained and exposed. The 2nd pitch IS 5.8 if you stay on-route, which is on the very narrow blank face/arete where the bolts are.....However, it is FAR too easy to step right and cruise up the gully to the right ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Gully Washer (5.9+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 6, 2001

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Comments: Actually it's not a perfect yellow Alien, it's pretty crappy.... a red Alien might fit better, but it's not really needed unless you feel freaked reaching above the roof to clip the first bolt. This climb seems to be very height-dependent, my partner yesterday is quite a bit shorter than I and she could not reach the holds necessary to turn the roof.....also the crux jug is reachy and probably much harder if you are under 5'10"......I am just over 6' and have no problem reaching all of these ho... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Strange Cargo (5.11a)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 6, 2001

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Comments: Oops....forgot to add that there is a 2 bolt belay at the top of the 3rd pitch, has been there for the last year (at least).


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Strange Cargo (5.11a)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 5, 2001

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Comments: This is one of the best routes in Upper Dream Canyon...and the 3rd pitch is one of the best anywhere. I've led it 3 times and followed it twice...I absolutely love it. You can climb just the 3rd pitch by rappelling from 2 bolt anchor (just below Time Traveler and other cool but short cracks) next to tree half-way down the Dream Dome trail. The guidebook calls it 10b, Walt called it 5.9...I'd say somewhere in between, 9+/10a...VERY fun, long, exposed, exciting, beautiful...this is what climbin... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Gully Washer (5.9+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 5, 2001

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Comments: I've done this one a few times and will probably do it again today....very fun, sustained and rated 5.9 in the book....felt like 8+ to me. A perfect yellow Alien can be placed just under the roof to protect until you get the clip above the roof....probably not needed but nice to have just in case. A much better climb than it looks like from the ground (balancy first half and steep juggy second half).....me and my buddy were callin' out, "Jugtacular....Jugariffic...". Just plain fun.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : James Peak : Shooting Star
By: Matt Bauman When: May 29, 2001

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Comments: Did this route ropeless last year about the same time.....scared the crap outa me and have stuck to rock only since. There were so many recent avalanches and we were worried that it could happen again at anytime..... the upper part of the couloir is definitely the coolest, very exposed and exciting....steep.....DON'T FALL!!!!! Cool topout. Any one want to buy some icetools???


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Bongo Boulder : Bongo (Fury) (V6 PG13)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Bongo traverse (B2) and others on the Bongo boulder were developed by Bob Horan in the early 80s.....it's funny but I was up there early last week bouldering.....if you continue up the trail and stay right at the fork, just a ways after the radio tower are a bunch of boulders right on the trail and MANY others off trail, many of the offtrail boulders are excellent crack, bulge and steep face problems but most have scary landings.....follow the huge talus gully up and you will find some killer hi... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Touch 'N' Go (5.8+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: I agree with Ben....led this yesterday and it felt like solid 5.9 to me. GREAT pitch with killer finger crack.....pumpy....funny how the Boulder climbs south calls this 5.9 but the new Eldo guide calls it 8+....#s don mean shit and regardless, this is a classic and wonderful pitch....Don miss it!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Chockstone (5.10a)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: I led this this morning and found the crux to feel quite a bit harder than Xanadu.....very off-balance and insecure move and fairly sustained for 10-15 feet. Cool climb but felt much harder than Xanadu and both are 10a (and about 100 feet apart). Cool eery clouds pulled in and filled the whole canyon......noone else in the area made the atmosphere very cool.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Sentinel Spire : Fast Draw (5.10)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Change that to 2 stars....even in my description I mention crappy bolts, crappy belays, crappy raps.....the climbing is fun but totally north facing and only good in summer.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Cornered, straight up varia... (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: This straight up version FA was Richard Rossiter in 1980, the original route Cornered or Dihedral (as it is renamed in the new guide book) goes left at large flake at top of dihedral, FA Erickson, solo 1978......I almost wussed out and went left at the beautiful undercling flake but the steep crack up the right side of the flake sucked me in....FUN.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : West Crack (aka Star Wars) (5.8)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Forgot to mention, while starting up the awesome 2nd pitch we heard a huge CRACK and looked across the canyon at Redgarden and saw 2 HUGE chunks of rock falling thru the air from somewhere around Yellow Spur area...a couple more CRACKS and it was over...SCARY...it was around 6pm, and if it was a weekend someone or a few folks would have died for sure. I don't know if it was precipitated by anything (a climber) or if it was intentional (highly doubt this). Anyone else know anything about this or ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Gonzo (5.8)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Led the first pitch today....short but FUN!!!!!! The second pitch is just as fun in a wide crack sorta way....I give it 3 stars, way cool route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : V3 (5.8)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Followed this today and what a cool pitch....sustained and long for Eldo. I wanna go back and lead that nice finger crack in the left wall and also Deviant, which looks HARD....saw this strong looking dude hanging on it today.....there's no feet. Led the 2nd pitch of Over the Hill today too, that finger crack has been calling me for the last 2 weeks and finally got to nail it today, very recommended!!


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