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Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : Mnemonic Plague (5.9+)
By: Michael Kullman When: Feb 6, 2005

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Comments: One other comment - there are now two decent looking 1/4" bolts at the end of the first pitch of I Promise... that can be used to descend this route.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : Mnemonic Plague (5.9+)
By: Michael Kullman When: Feb 6, 2005

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Comments: Good route! The start kinda reminded me of the first pitch of Gonzo at Eldo. Similar level of difficulty I thought. Pulling the roof is great fun and has very solid pro. Once you get up to the slab section I thought the difficulty steadily decreased (5.6ish towards the anchors) but so does the quality of the protection. Bring plenty of small cams / stoppers if you don't want to run it out. At this point it could still use a little gardening (which would probably open us some better gear placemen... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Five-Eight Crack (5.8 R)
By: Michael Kullman When: Oct 10, 2004

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Comments: Yep, the pro sucks for the first 15' or so of this climb. It's a fun little route, just don't fall before you get in some solid gear ;-)


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Xanadu (5.10a)
By: Michael Kullman When: Oct 10, 2004

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Comments: Fun route! Much nicer than it looks from the ground. This definitely felt easier to me than Chockstone, but was a bit 'spicier' lead.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Vie (5.11b)
By: Michael Kullman When: Sep 27, 2004

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Comments: If 5.9 is pushing your lead limit then the 1st pitch is going to feel pretty darn tough. This seemed a fair bit harder than say the first pitch of Chockstone (10a). The gear is kinda funky in places and the pin below the crux looks pretty bunk.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Touch 'N' Go (5.8+)
By: Michael Kullman When: Sep 27, 2004

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Comments: A great route, definitely *stout* for a 5.8, particularly the second crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Gully Washer (5.9+)
By: Michael Kullman When: Sep 20, 2004

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Comments: Not a bad little route, definitely worth chucking a lap on if you are in the area. It's much nicer than it looks from the ground. I especially liked the second crux bulge near the middle of the climb, good fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Oceanic Wall : Leviathan (5.11d)
By: Michael Kullman When: Sep 19, 2004

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Comments: The 10a start is one of the nicer bits of moderate sport climbing I have done around Boulder. Kudos to whoever was nice enough to put the extra anchors at the end of this section.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Purple Haze (5.9)
By: Michael Kullman When: Sep 13, 2004

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Comments: P1 is definitely pretty darn strenuous for a 5.7. I think it is a lot less strenuous if you don't lieback. Keeping your ass against the right face and putting a foot against the protruding lip of the middle crack on the left face (essentially just making chimney moves) seemed to make it much more manageable and pretty secure, at least for someone as tall as myself. Still quite a workout regardless, very nice.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Chockstone (5.10a)
By: Michael Kullman When: Sep 13, 2004

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Comments: This first pitch of this route is kind of a one move wonder (in terms of the 10a rating), but none the less it is super fun and well worth doing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Michael Kullman When: Aug 12, 2004

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Comments: I think the crux on the first pitch might be 8ish if you are short, definitely 7ish if you are taller (like me).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Fourth Buttress : Northwest Face (5.8)
By: Michael Kullman When: Aug 5, 2004

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Comments: Great route. It doesn't look like much from a distance, but it's really quite interesting, with some excellent jamming near the top.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : The 37th Cog in Melvin's Wh... (5.8)
By: Michael Kullman When: Aug 1, 2004

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Comments: Great route. Not quite as nice as Pear Buttress, but fun with fairly sustained climbing at the grade.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : North Face Center (5.7)
By: Michael Kullman When: Jun 14, 2004

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Comments: I think this is definitely on par with Empor in terms of overall quality and difficulty, a very enjoyable climb. I agree with the comment about Cob Rock being a gear graveyard, there is fixed gear (stoppers, TCUs, etc.) all over the place ;-)


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Wind Ridge (5.8)
By: Michael Kullman When: Jun 1, 2004

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Comments: Super fun route. Other than the start of p1 and p3 the climbing is very easy. Almost not worth doing p3 because the rock is somewhat loose and chossy at that point and the descent is more of a pain. Still, the opening moves on p3 make it worth doing once, bizzare but fun.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Cornelius (5.5)
By: Michael Kullman When: May 20, 2004

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Comments: This is a fun little route, probably one of the better beginner trad leads at Vedauwoo (along with Easy Jam just to the left).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Michael Kullman When: May 17, 2004

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Comments: Wow, 5.7 doesn't get much better than this - everything above p3 is solid gold. My buddy lead Green Spur as an alternate start, also an incredible route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Emerald City (5.9)
By: Michael Kullman When: Mar 14, 2004

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Comments: Very nice route, definitely worth the hike. I totally agree that this + the second pitch of Over The Hill makes for an excellent link up with a lot of varied and interesting climbing.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : North Narrows Slabs : Alley Cat Street (5.10a)
By: Michael Kullman When: Dec 3, 2003

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Comments: Yeah, I have to give this one 2 stars (measured against other climbs in the area). Fun balancy climbing with a short crux section.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Nightcap (5.9)
By: Michael Kullman When: Nov 17, 2003

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Comments: Definitely a nice route, not very sustained (much like Grins in that regard) but does have some tricky moves.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Grins (5.8)
By: Michael Kullman When: Oct 21, 2003

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Comments: Fun climb. I think it's definitely a good first 5.8 lead as it isn't all that sustained and has plenty of good rest stances to get in solid pro.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Deception (5.9)
By: Michael Kullman When: Oct 20, 2003

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Comments: Fun route that packs a nice variety of climbing, harder than it looks (although most of it is 5.7/5.8). The top-out to get to the rap anchors is kind of spooky for moderate leaders (a couple of stout 5.8 slab moves with no pro and a potentially nasty fall). Be sure to go straight up to the very top of the formation and set up an anchor in a small crack to belay the second up this short section (avoids a potential pendulum).


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Easy Jam (5.4)
By: Michael Kullman When: Oct 20, 2003

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Comments: A couple of big hexes (11s and 10s) are more than enough to protect this route. A good warm up or beginner lead.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Lower Slot and Upper Slot (5.7+)
By: Michael Kullman When: Oct 20, 2003

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Comments: I guess I cheated on my final exam - instead of taking Lower Slot I did the variation (Lower Slot Left) which I thought was pretty cool. BTW - the Kopishka guide book lists both Lower and Upper Slot as 5.6. Regardless of the rating this is definitely a nice line.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Diagonal (5.9)
By: Michael Kullman When: Oct 13, 2003

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Comments: Great climb, definitely one of my favorite 5.9 trad routes so far.

P1 - harder than it looks from the ground. If you have a 60m rope you can run the first pitch long, all the way to the base of the roof of pitch 2, will cause some extra rope drag, but I think this eases rope drag on the second pitch. Bring lots of small to medium gear.

P2 - small stoppers supplement the fixed pin on the traverse, then a couple of cams in the #1-3 Friend size for the sweet hand crack. A larger piece (@POU... more >>


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