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Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : Silver Cascade Slab aka Hes... : Reality Check (5.8)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Apr 6, 2012

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Comments: Can't say this was the most fun route I have ever done. It is slabby and kind of waxy and slippery. I would like to try it in the mid morning sun when the rock is warm and the sun has heated up my rubber, because it didn't seem all that fun this go around.


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome : Ramblin' Rose (5.10)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Mar 26, 2012

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Comments: Through the other comments, it was not clear if we would encounter any 1/4" bolts or not. All bolts on the crux pitch and the following runout pitch were shiny half inch with good hangers except for one of the anchor bolts before the 5.10 section that can easily be backed up with a small nut.

That said, the runout to the first bolt on the pitch is no joke. For reference, a "regular" sport climb would have had 2 more bolts from the anchors to that one. That is all part of the Splatte adventur... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : Beat Me Up, Scotty (5.10d)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Oct 22, 2011

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Comments: As for Garden Standards, I would take a lead fall on every pin on that route.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : End to End (5.10a)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Oct 12, 2011

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Comments: 6 QDs plus anchor. I ripped pretty good today on no. 6, and it held like a champ.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Saint Peter's Overlook : The Martyr (5.9)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Oct 3, 2011

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Comments: Everything I wanted it to be and more. Great sustained 5.9+ climbing. Makes you think and like the best granite crack ever. Shhhh! Anyhow, P1 anchors come sooner than you think just pull the mantle or the funky undercling. They are over there off the ledge. You can keep going going straight up and past, but you may end up with a funky belay situation and also gypping your partner out of their lead of the second pitch which is different than the first but equally as stellar. Do it!

See you at t... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Analog Alcove : Frequency Modulated (5.9) : Photo
By: mountainmicah83 When: Sep 14, 2011

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Comments: That was a fun route.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Analog Alcove : The Contrivance (5.12)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: Concur with clevernamehere. That rock you could hit is pretty brittle too and could get your belayer. Great route though.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Hot Tamale Wall : Wind River Rose (5.9+)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Jul 11, 2011

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Comments: Bring your stick clip for this route. The first bolt is kind of high and it is thin moving to it. It is also greasy for wild iris standards.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : Skyline Pig (5.10b)
By: mountainmicah83 When: May 4, 2011

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Comments: Finally did the second pitch last night. Not a bad 25' extension. 4 bolts up probably 5.9 terrain to the anchor. It's a hanging belay, and you can either pop up and left to the walk off ramp for Kindergarden Rock, take trad gear and finish a line to the top, or go back down. There is one loose flake around the second bolt of the pitch that is easily avoidable. You will have to bring your partner up from here unless you have a 70m. A 60m will let you rap down to the last bolt where you can ... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Slicer (5.10c)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 28, 2011

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Comments: The anchors are horrible on this route. I was terrified after top roping this route after my partner. They are so far apart. He used 20cm draws and they were pulled almost totally horizontal. I used double length runners to try and lessen the angle. If you plan on having someone TR this bring some longer runners to make it better angles.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Crynoid Corner (5.7)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 28, 2011

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Comments: Fun climb to climb Trad. I was able to go all passive with hexes and tricams. Fun to purposely not use SLCDs.

Slicer is the 5.10 to the left with the bouldery start.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Dillinger (5.9)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 28, 2011

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Comments: The BR & Brandon route depicted by MJM (those are my initials too) is named Knot Too Many Roaches.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Knot Too Many Roaches (5.10b)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 28, 2011

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Comments: Use a double length runner on clip 4. Then it's really just a couple of thin 5.10- moves to clip 5, and then it is back down to easier to finish.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Shady Character (5.10a)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 22, 2011

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Comments: What is the route to the right of this one?


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Poncho and the Three Perver... (5.8)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 22, 2011

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Comments: What is the route to the right of this with the orange rope in that picture?


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Puking Yuppies (5.11a PG13)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 14, 2011

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Comments: This is just left of Gen X ation aka the Musso Route and is a couple of letter grades harder. There is a right option that requires some trad through the crack or a runout thin left variation that doesn't. Bob D's new Shelf book calls the right variation listed here as 11c and the left as 11a.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Pink Torpedo (5.9+)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 14, 2011

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Comments: This route is more than 5 bolts. I think it is at least 6. I carry 6 on each side and remember running out on my left side.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Pink Torpedo (5.9+)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Feb 14, 2011

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Comments: 5.8 no way. I tried to finish on this route a few weeks ago after being blown out tired, and I thought I was told it was an 8 and after falling a bunch, I now realize why. It's a 10a. Nonetheless, I led it clean, no problem, first route of the day yesterday. I would say it goes maybe at around 9. The bottom makes it look harder than it is.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Blanca Peak : Little Bear-Blanca Traverse (5.0)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Jan 31, 2011

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Comments: I can now certainly say that Charley Mace is not "possibly the only" to do this traverse in Calendar Winter. This past weekend on 1/29/11, Matt Bruton and myself (Micah Morgan) did this winter traverse 30 years later in 4.5 hours and although we carried technical climbing gear, we used none.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow : ... : Photo
By: mountainmicah83 When: Jan 27, 2011

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Comments: That photo makes me look way more like a hoss than normal. Nonetheless, that was a very fun route.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Montezuma Tower : North Ridge (5.7)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Jan 24, 2011

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Comments: Ugly chopped bolts at the 2nd piece of fixed pro.

Since I climbed this last in October, someone has re-bolted this thing and chopped it a couple of times. There is a brand new bolt and hanger and 3 ugly chopped bolts on this classic route. This is sad to see, and I can only hope that it is a work in progress before the chopped bolts are pulled out and the rock is patched. Sad thing is that there is a chance for a cam just a few feet under this clip, and it isn't even really necessary.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Pete & Bob's (5.11-)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Jan 24, 2011

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Comments: Went back to work this one with more daylight. P1 is so clean, and then as soon as you start P2 you are in for the classic dirty p2 of The Garden. We bailed after 7 or 8 pitons but want to give it another shot.

P1 I used a few cams to supplement the sparse pitons that would provide an R rating without.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Pete & Bob's (5.11-)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Jan 19, 2011

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Comments: As of 1/18/2011, the first pitch was very clean and not too sandy for Garden standards. Watch out for pigeons darting out of the flaring crack a ways below the anchors of p1.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : East Face : Snuggles to Fall Crack (5.8+)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Dec 27, 2010

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Comments: Being that the last comment was over a year ago, I figured I would provide an update after getting on this last Friday. First thing... I may be a bit of a woos but the approach to the bottom of snuggles puckered my butt a bit. It was slopy sandy low 5th class and not protectable. Just take your time, make every thing count and leave your coffee on the ground. Now... Onto Snuggles. Wowee. This was a great crack climb for a beginner crack climber such as myself. The 2 pitons looked pretty b... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : Alligator Soup (5.9+)
By: mountainmicah83 When: Dec 13, 2010

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Comments: You can reach Diesel and Dust Anchors without too much trouble from the Alligator Soup anchors if you are in to practicing Diesel on TR.


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