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Member Since: Jan 20, 2003
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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Bonehead (5.10c/d)
By: Patrick Higgins When: May 15, 2005

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Comments: I just put a comment on Conehead describing my confusion on these two routes (read it for details). Basically, I think a new route has been put between Bonehead and the arete, so it is no longer the farthest left before the cave and overhanging routes. Can anyone provide clarification?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Conehead (5.11b)
By: Patrick Higgins When: May 15, 2005

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Comments: I have the 1999 edition of Rolofson's guide and it's topo for this area is out-of-date. I was hoping to find some clarification here, but I'm still confused. Based on the features in the topo, I think we climbed Bonehead, but there was another climb to the left which trended left near the arete. I think that must be a new route; it's doesn't seem to be in the topo. However, the guide also shows 5 bolts on Bonehead, but the route I did had six. The fourth bolt looks a little crowded, ma... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Skimbleshanks (5.8)
By: Patrick Higgins When: May 15, 2005

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Comments: I've been to Catslab at least three times in the last year and haven't noticed any problems stemming from the private land issue. I just climbed Skimbleshanks today and all the bolts looked fine. Great route! There's a loose block very clearly marked with an X. It's to the left of the route so it's not much of a concern when climbing, but make sure to avoid it when rapping or lowering.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Lower Right Side : Just Like Nebraska (5.11d)
By: Patrick Higgins When: Jan 25, 2004

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Comments: Really fun route, but stuff is still breaking off. Be careful after the last bolt! When I was belaying, my partner's (rather large) foothold broke off and landed one foot to the left of me. Scary! The start is pretty loose, too, and I even managed to break a small crystal I was using as a finger hold on the slab. Once this things sees a little more traffic and gets cleaned up, it will make a great addition to the canyon. Very sustained, yet various types of moves.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden...
By: Patrick Higgins When: Jan 18, 2004

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Comments: What is the name of the little crag below the Brown Cloud Rocks? It's the first climbable thing you pass on the trail, about forty or fifty feet below the main section of cliff. There are several new routes there, as well as a large roof route that looks to be a few years old. I climbed five of the routes there yesterday (including a really fun squeeze chimney) and had a great time. I'd like to know the names of the routes, and also the story on the big, sharp block that's sticking out of the gr... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow : Period Piece (5.7+)
By: Patrick Higgins When: Jun 15, 2003

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Comments: Super fun route for the grade. Almost as good as Mystery Crack. Long and sustained.

My sister's limit is .8, and she was hanging all over the start of this one. I agree with the guidebook: 5.8!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Hands Off (5.7)
By: Patrick Higgins When: Jan 20, 2003

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Comments: The protection gets a little thin (small nuts) a few moves into the dihedral, but I was still able to put about 12 pieces into this route, and they all seemed quite solid. This thing eats medium cams--I used a #0.75, 2-#1, 2-#2, a #3, and a #3.5 Camalots, plus a couple of stoppers (#4, #9, and #13, I think). Don't be worried about the pro.

The stems are fun, but the good part of the route is so short that I'm not really sure it's worth it. Happy H... more >>