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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Upper Blair : The Heap : Call Me Barney (5.12a)
By: Monty When: Aug 20, 2012

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Comments: Powerful, sporty, and awesome!
It sounds silly, but a 0.75, 5ft off the ground in the horizontal helps a lot in protecting the start. It keeps your nuts from zippering and your belayer from flying up.

Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Vanishing Point (5.10d) : Photo
By: Monty When: Aug 11, 2012

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Comments: 9 is the new 10.

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Sucking My Will to Live (5.12c)
By: Monty When: Jul 24, 2012

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Comments: Branching out of the southeast, I love it!
Thanks, guys!

Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Holdout : Pipeline (5.12a)
By: Monty When: Jul 22, 2012

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Comments: Really great face route! The crux might be keeping your focus for the routes entirety. Stiff for the grade.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Road Warrior (5.10+) : Photo
By: Monty When: Jul 14, 2012

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Comments: Climbing Road Warrior on Friday the 13th... Wow!

Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Genesis Effect (5.12d)
By: Monty When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: I would say couch time is is a good benchmark 12c. This is a notch below that at 12b/c. Great movement on HUGE holds.

Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Cornflake Crack (5.11-)
By: Monty When: May 25, 2012

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Comments: Shoot-dang this route is good, man. Varied and interesting the whole way. It was a little wet and dirty yesterday but that only made it that much more fun. Certainly rivals wunsch's dihedral in Colorado as the best 11 crack climb I've done.

Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Spiney Ridge : Quoting Yoda (5.11d)
By: Monty When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: Filed?

Location: TN : Deep Creek : Unknown 5 (5.10b)
By: Monty When: Apr 16, 2012

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Comments: I really enjoyed this line and was by far my favorite at the Tea and Crumpets Wall.

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Points O' Contact (5.10c)
By: Monty When: Mar 27, 2012

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Comments: One more rope drag tip! You can place a .5 size piece with a runner in the flake to the left of the roof. This keeps your rope well away from the crack at the lip.

Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Comment : Photo
By: Monty When: Mar 22, 2012

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Comments: Roughin' it.

Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Breakfast of Champions (5.10d)
By: Monty When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: Definitely agree about the doubles. I just tied into both ends of my rope then untied from one end at the anchor. Also blowing the upper mantle would not be a good idea. Awesome pitch!

Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow : After Dark (5.10+)
By: Monty When: Jan 30, 2012

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Comments: I thought this was a good route and well bolted. Not a classic, but fun.

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Playin' Hooky (5.8)
By: Monty When: Jan 15, 2012

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Comments: The Playing Hooky and Solid Gold area get some sun in the morning in the winter, so it's definitely possible this time of year. The approach may not be too fun though.

Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Monty When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: If there was only a cool way to get to that other patina!

Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : The Rotundity : Hmm! Fresh Meat! (5.10+)
By: Monty When: Dec 29, 2011

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Comments: Thanks for posting this up, Ken!

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : ... : Photo
By: Monty When: Dec 25, 2011

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Comments: Sick!

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Crazy Fingers (5.12a/b PG13)
By: Monty When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: This is a great route that is relatively safe. I found it nice to have 2 00 c3s to protect the lower crux. Super fun.

Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Lime and Punishment (5.11b/c)
By: Monty When: Nov 27, 2011

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Comments: Cool route! Definitely one where the sequences seem like they are going to be hard, but after doing them your surprised. Balancy and steep?!?!

Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : El Gaucho : Inknobvious Line (5.9)
By: Monty When: Nov 1, 2011

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Comments: No gear needed. Just 4-5 slings and a couple draws. Thought the traverse was much harder than 5.9 though. An 80m rope might get you down.

Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress : Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") (5.10b)
By: Monty When: Nov 1, 2011

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Comments: Great pitch! We used this to start ghost rider which was a great way to start the day. The slab above the crack is pretty friable though and leads you (or at least me) right into a bush when you are the most run out... Exciting but fun. Nothing like a 5th class bushwhack!

Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : ... : Photo
By: Monty When: Oct 4, 2011

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Comments: Gotta love that right index finger. Looks like it's really helping ;)

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Creekafixion (5.11)
By: Monty When: Sep 25, 2011

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Comments: For Creekafixion, you tip toe traverse over the roof following the bolts. You might be confusing Creekafixion with the route to the left that pulls a roof. It will all become very obvious once you are up there.

Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Headstone : Topaz (5.10c) : Photo
By: Monty When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: You guys trying to get me in trouble? Hehe, it really is spelled Kirsten. My father still can't get it right, though.

Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Post Office : ... : Photo
By: Monty When: Aug 31, 2011

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Comments: HAHA, that was the first day I met you and Kevin. I thought you guys were freakin nuts!... Wait I still do.

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