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Member Since: Nov 4, 2007
Last Visit: 3 days ago
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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon
By: Mike Morin When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: Hey B, if you are guiding in the JeffCo portion of the canyon you need to obtain a commercial use permit. I used to administer the program but no longer do. You should call the main office at 303-271-5925 and ask for Kathy DeWeese.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Lake City : Lake City Ice Park
By: Mike Morin When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: I've always stayed at the Matterhorn Motel.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Alderfer/Three Sisters Park : Work and Play Area : In An Order That Would Surp... (V2+)
By: Mike Morin When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Luke, what are your thoughts on the grade?


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Lion's Head
By: Mike Morin When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: Yeah, the short answer is it appears that griffin1369 and his partner poached the park last year and likely used an access point that will threaten climber access to the park. If I'm mistaken, griffin1369, and am misunderstanding what you wrote, please correct me.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Mike Morin When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: Hi Alex,

The fixed pin exception was a compromise we brokered with the park management. The reasoning was that in cases like Lion's Head or other multi-pitch walls it would be very difficult to do anything except ground-up ascents. The fixed pin exception is meant to be an exception in the name of safety. The thinking is if you know fixed pins are legal and you are about to embark up unknown terrain where previous inspection isn't realistic you might bring along a quiver of knife blades for cas... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Park View Dome
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Swam around on the SE slabs today. There's some good climbing over there at an easy to moderate grade with run-out protection. Very interesting holds that keep most of the steeper headwalls at a modest grade. Just be prepared to run it out.


Location: CO : Trail Building Workshop at ...
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for catching this, Steve. Also the link to sign up is no longer what is published above. You can sign up at jeffco.us/parks/volunteer/trails-co-op/. Thanks!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Buckets of Rain (5.9)
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: Just to clear up some possible speculation, and though off topic from the comments above, I feel I should address this.

The trees that were removed at the base of the climb were not removed by myself or Jason. The removal was the result of a mistake made by JCOS staff that thought the gate which was installed on the wooden flume to the west was going to be placed at the location of Buckets. The route occurred as a result of this mistake, but I would not, nor would I support the removal of such ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 31, 2013

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Comments: Hey Golden Girl, glad you had a good time. Setting up a TR would be challenging. You would need to hike around figure out where you are at on the top of the dome and in most cases rap in off of a tree to reach the bolted anchors for the desired climb.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 24, 2013

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Comments: Hey Dean, the registration boxes are a project I'm spearheading. Including information like you're talking about is something I'd considered but just haven't had the time to pull together. Do you have some thoughts or examples? Shoot me a PM.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 24, 2013

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Comments: I fear we will start to see more and more of this kind of behavior at climbing sites situated along the outskirts of the Denver Metro area. For many of us, basic outdoor ethics are just the norm, but for a large and growing population, what many of us would consider the basics are simply a foreign concept. Hopefully we can get creative and figure out ways to reach the growing number of folks that haven't been exposed to these ethics before these issues become more prevalent.

P.S. That's disgust... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Lion's Head
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Hi Sunny,

The only legal access is through the park's main entrance. All other points require crossing over private property. Local residents are very sensitive to park visitors coming into their neighborhood and trying to access areas like Lion's Head by crossing their property.


Location: CO : South Platte : Castle View Crags & Boulder...
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 23, 2013

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Comments: This page is ridiculous, I've run across other orphan routes/areas with similar issues, some by Mr. Manny here, but nothing to this extent. This really needs to be cleaned up.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Photo
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 19, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Luke! Glad you enjoyed it.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Reef On It! (5.10-)
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: Hey Coury, I'll take a look at the anchor. Thanks.

Edit: On June 18th I checked the anchor on Reef on It. The bolts are fine, but the left bolt did need to be tightened. Thanks for the info, Coury, I was happy to have an excuse to go up to the park this evening.

I'm glad that you're psyched on the park, but I'm not the guy to mentor you on bolting, sorry. If you want to chat about the ethics of the area, I'm happy to.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : Right of Hemingway Wall aka...
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: I believe the name of this area is now The Far Side.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : Right of Hemingway Wall aka...
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: Yeah the name is a bit of misnomer. Any thoughts on giving this crag a proper name?


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area
By: Mike Morin When: May 23, 2013

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Comments: The Cathedral Spires Spot Closure goes into effect Friday, May 24, 2013.

See the graphic below for a detailed outline of the formations that have been opened.

As always the success of this management approach relies heavily on cooperation from the climbing community. Please be sure that you do not travel into areas that will remain closed for peregrine falcon nesting.

If you have any questions about this closure please contact Mike Morin, Outdoor Recreation Management Coordinator, Jeff... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Mike Morin When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Damn, Paavo! Glad everyone was OK. Good advice for sure. We really worked hard to clean up the routes, especially in the Tan Corridor. But, as with any new area these routes will go through some "natural" cleaning as people get on them. Thanks for coming out on opening day. Cheers!


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Mike Morin When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: With 16 days until opening, please remember if you wish to install fixed hardware anywhere at Staunton State Park, you must go through a fixed hardware review process and receive a permit from the park. Details can be found on the Staunton Fixed Hardware Review Committee's wordpress site.

www.sspfhrg.wordpress.com

Opening day is May 18th.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Metropolis (5.11d)
By: Mike Morin When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: No kidding, right? Or perhaps he should go down to Thunder and get on a Glen Schuler route before making assinine comments on a public forum.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks
By: Mike Morin When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: Check out the Fixed Pin Guide to Staunton State Park. It's a good guide to the routes that were established in 2012 at Staunton Rocks.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Mike Morin When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: Hi Richard,

Here's the back story, all I ask is that you consider it.

I've worked in the parks field in Colorado for several years now. In that time, I have been engaged in recreation management with a great deal of focus and attention put towards management of recreational climbing on public lands. With this interest and a resume of past work, I was approached by the Park Manager at Staunton State Park to assist in a site assessment of the climbing potential at the park, this was in November ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden...
By: Mike Morin When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Adopt-a-Crag, Saturday, September 15th from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Follow this link to sign up:

jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R126.htm

Be sure to indicate Adopt-a-Crag under the group name as we have a couple of projects going on at NTM that day.

Thanks!

Mike Morin
Outdoor Recreation Management Coordinator
Jefferson County Open Space


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Sport Rock
By: Mike Morin When: Sep 4, 2012

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Comments: Hi Richard,

I happen to know the crag of which you speak ,and your latest post got me excited, so I did a little digging in the county maps. What I found was unfortunately the crag does lie on the Stephens property.


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