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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Outer Space (5.10c R)
By: Michael Butts When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: CLASSIC! I have wanted to do this route since I moved to CO a couple of years ago. However, that R rating like many others has scared me away. This route definitely does not need an R rating. You can, and I did, staple the route up, hahaha! This fact does not take away from the exposure. The last pitch is amazingly exposed and awesome. I feel like the crux is short, but there is still some great moves to come to finish the route. I can't wait to run up this again, and I am psyched for anyone who... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Touch 'N' Go (5.8+)
By: Michael Butts When: Jul 14, 2012

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Comments: I climbed Touch and go this morning and finished on Anthill Direct. I did T & G in one pitch. Pretty fun route with a thought provoking crux. The top felt like a one move crux with good gear. You can place a small alien or bd cam at the crux. I am 5.9 and I can see how taller climbers would have no problem with this move. Anthill direct is a short but sweet climb. I had loads of fun on both of these routes. I would say these routes are must do for confident 5.9 climbers.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Michael Butts When: Jul 3, 2012

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Comments: Pretty fun route. Long but easy approach. I have not been up to the Cathedral spires cirque before yesterday. After leaving Loch Vale, you will come to another alpine lake [Lake of Glass] before Sky Pond. Stay on the trail to Sky Pond. I thought that this first lake was sky pond and wasted some time trying to figure out how to get to the start of the climb. Stay on the trail to the next lake, Sky Pond. The start is easy to find. Many options to get up the talus slope. Not much for cairns, howeve... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Green Spur (5.9)
By: Michael Butts When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: Really fun climbing, Great moves and pretty good gear for the crux. Linked p1 and p2 for a really long pitch. Only brought a 70m rope and rappelled off to the south to catch some anchors for two more rappels to the ground. Not the most ideal way to get down because of loose rocks when you pull the rope. It worked for us.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Darkness 'til Dawn (5.10-)
By: Michael Butts When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: Super CLASSIC 5.10 climbing. One of the best 10s I have done anywhere. This climb just eats up gear all the way to the top. Save a #1 or #2 for the top. Fun, sustained climbing with good rests.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Gambit (5.8)
By: Michael Butts When: Jun 24, 2012

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Comments: Super Classic route. I think this route is a must do for anyone. The approach is not that bad. Great views. We did it in three pitches linking the last two w/ a 70 m. Started late to beat the heat. Started around 9:30. The top of the second pitch belay loses shade around 11am. The rappels are super casual and really easy to find.
Loved every second of this climb.