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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Approach Trail Rock : Right hand variation (5.10a/b V0-1)
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: This is more like .11a.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 18, 2010

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Comments: Hi Kurt,

Call me anytime! For the record, I never wrote this comment even though it's under my profile, weird.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : Milton Boulder : Undercling Problem (V3)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 15, 2010

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Comments: Is this the undercling problem, or is it more to the right on the smaller undercling feature at about 8 feet? Doing this one as shown in the pictures felt more V1 or V2 than V3. I'm trying to figure out where Donna goes, as that description is misleading as well and uses this problem as a reference.

-Patrick


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Little Twin Owls : Jaws (V3)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 15, 2008

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Comments: Nice story Bob!

Walked by this the other day and saw that it had been completely modernized, large tick marks every five inches on the jugs... c'mon guys.

-Pat


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 15, 2008

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Comments: I have to say I love this photo Kurt!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jun 15, 2007

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Comments: Hey Charlie,

Glad you had an interesting time. Was it very wet up there?

-P vernon


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Kor Route (5.9 R)
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 5, 2007

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Comments: Hey Dougald,

You're probably right about the fifth pitch, maybe it was an off day for me, but it seemed pretty serious, more serious than say the first pitch of the Journey Home in the Black (which I had done recently).

The pitch above the black roof we were definitely off route though, some very scary climbing, much more serious than the climbing we found when we got back on route.

I agree, very enjoyable adventure route, I'll probably be back for another route this season! This is my new h... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Kor Route (5.9 R)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Mar 12, 2007

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Comments: Did this last summer, I really liked this route as it had some real adventure on it. The first half was standard, alpine climbing with an excellent 5.9 crack in a dihedral and an easy runout 5.7 face. The second half where the route steepens provided hard routefinding a little but not too much loose rock, and some truly scary pitches, although I think we were off route for those.

For those willing to keep the adventure, don't read any further.

For those wanting to avoid the 5.9x terrain ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Rhythm Method (5.12b R)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 14, 2006

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Comments: That was a proud send Chris! Hope to be back on the rock in about a month or so.

-Pat


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Escape Artist (5.9+)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 19, 2004

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Comments: We did this route yesterday as a group of three, and I'd have to say it was great! Extremely sustained for a route of this length, with hard 5.9 600 feet above the river! Also, the 5.easy slab above was incredible with the sun setting and nearly 1000 feet of exposure (atleast it felt like it...) We got a late start because of slower parties, and ended up roping up at 1:00, so we got rained on a few times, no big deal though. Just thought I'd add that this was a great first route in the Black, t... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 28, 2003

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Comments: Two young people did it a long time ago, maybe 1996? I cant remember they were both sixteen, ones name was Austin. Nice going, get back up there and complete it. Oh yeah Tommy caldwell did it really young too, I cant remember but I think it was something crazy like 8?

=bye


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Beer Barrel Boulder : Beer Belly aka Beached Whal... (V6)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Mar 11, 2003

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Comments: its a very sly v4+


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park
By: Patrick Vernon When: Dec 27, 2002

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Comments: After Reading these comments I feel compelled to add my own.

About a month ago I was unfortunate enough to visit a crag in Italy near Bolongna. I forget the name of it, it was a large plateau of limestone in the [Apennines]. I was just out for a hike with my friend, and I decided to check out the climbing in this area. What I found was ridiculous. The first area I visited was literally grid bolted, with names (many of them [English]) and grades painted at the bottom of the climbs. Around t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Red Wall : Right Side (V4)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Dec 13, 2002

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Comments: I didn't submit the first comment, but this problem is harder for shorter people.I think it is easier to use the crimp just below the dish, this is the first way I ever did it, whatever the case may be it is a hard problem because it requires technique as well as strength.

-pat


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Red Wall : Center Left (V4)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Dec 13, 2002

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Comments: This problem is a sandbag, yes, but the biggest sandbag of all for the V3 grade has got to be Milton in Eldo.

-pat


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : North Fork of the St. Vrain... : Big Elk Meadows - Boulders
By: Patrick Vernon When: Oct 9, 2002

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Comments: the double trouble boulder is about 1 mile up the canyon on the left. Look for a largeboulder (not double trouble) just off the road on the right down near the stream and park just before this. Follow a faint trail just up the road from the parking on the left up the hill for three minutesand the boulder will appear. The double trouble boulder was not affected at all by thefire and the main area wasn't affected much at all it is still very beautiful andsecluded. I did not go to the dragons d... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Weekend Warrior (5.12c/d)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 2, 2002

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Comments: ...I for one agree with Charles, this route needs only one bolt.

-patrick


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookend : Hot Licks (5.9)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 14, 2002

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Comments: It's been a while but I seem to remember a number five being essential. My brother might remember.

=pat


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : J-Crack (5.9)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 15, 2001

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Comments: Finally did the headwall yesterday and found it to be far more reasonable than I was expecting. Good fingerlocks on vertical climbing with poor feet. A bit sequential but not too bad, felt like .11a or b. Bigger finger sizes will probably find this to be significantly harder .11c or d. We also took the Loose J variation which has some short but excellent face moves to traverse into J-crack. The old quarter inch bolt protecting this traverse has been replaced in the last week with a brand new... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Stellar, easiest route up the dead vertical diamond, and still a great route. The crux can easily be aided for those who get edgy leading 5.10 at fourteen thousand feet, yet the leader should defintately be confident up to mid 5.10 to feel at home on this route. Start early, and try to climb the north chimney at first light. Having people ahead of you in this 500 feet of decomposing rock is very dangerous with rock fall almost assured. It is easiest to solo all except the last steep section whic... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : CU Campus : Engineering Center : Number Cruncher (V2)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: It's a 5.13 traverse!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Great route, but quite a bit of loose rock on it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Vie (5.11b)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Hmmm, you would really have to know this route well to take the mentioned rack on it, the pitch isn't too long, but is one of the harder 9s in Eldo. The second pitch isn anything close to a death fest, there are one (or two?) pins at your waist, and two pretty good RP placements in the seam. It's really quite sane, even sewn up!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Swanson Arete (5.5)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Descending from routes in this area is a bitch, yet if you know where the Pigeon Crack rappels are, you can save yourself quite a bit of hassle on the descent. This rappel is to left of Ruper (when facing it) and goes down a chockstone-filled chimney from two new big Metolius bolts. This rappel with a single 160 foot rope reaches a small ledge just off the upper ramp from which you can downclimb. From here you are are right on top of the Veritgo raps and can reach the ground easily. By far, this... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Calypso (5.6)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: There is an alternate rap anchor to the right of Reggae (when facing it) two new bolts. This will get you to a ledge that lets you traverse to the rap anchors on the first pitch of Calypso, and is probably the safest descent. The walkoff to the left is sketchy with loose rock, and continuing to the summit is annoying (although it is a cool summit) this rap station is a nice thing to know about, you can use it to descend from routes on the South Face too.


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