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Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : S Crags : Airborn to New Time Zone (5.7)
By: Phil Berggren When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this with Jonny G Halloween eve. Really fun. Register MIA. Started P1 20' south of the wave summit on a short face to a groove/crack, which ended a few feet right of the P3 start, combining the first two pitches. This may be left of the start/flake mentioned in the description.

Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : U Crags : Second Time's the Charm (5.7)
By: Phil Berggren When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this Nov 3 with Jon G. Pretty cool. Somehow missed the rap "to ground" from the massive ledge. The top of P2 Rock and Roll anchors are south 100 yards or so. There are two raps from here to the ground: one short one to the top of P1 R&R anchors, then a longer one to the ground. This would be apparent if one had ascended R&R, but maybe not so much if coming from STTC.

Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Khazad Dum
By: Phil Berggren When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: After climbing down at the notch below Far Downs, (I have seen a short length of rope fixed there, but not currently) go left and up a little steep hill to a saddle. The route will be downhill 50' or so on your right (north). I think. The route we climbed the other day had a new good bolt at the bottom (crux, soft .9?...then .7 to the top), then followed a line of Leepers and 1/4" buttonheads to a slung spike summit, which is slightly lower than the actual top, which blocks the view towa... more >>

Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose : Lost in Space (5.9)
By: Phil Berggren When: Mar 14, 2012

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Comments: Did the 1st pitch yesterday before getting blown off (convenient excuse). Have climbed this route quite a bit over the years, and would agree with moving right after P1 at a kind of inobvious spot, above the corner just climbed. It's possible with a 60m to belay from a good ledge 20' above the tree on the ledge, which would be above the right traverse to P2 and below a couple of 5.9 roof cracks. The blue line in the photo above is correct.
Be sure to put a long runner on the lower p... more >>

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : North Cheyenne Canyon : Hully Gully (WI3+)
By: Phil Berggren When: Mar 26, 2008

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Comments: Oooops. Heard about HG on SuperTopo and gave "Stich" what, in retrospect, after I thought about it, was a poor approach description. Basically referenced Old Stage Road. In total agreement with the published approach philosophy.
Thinking I should get up there Sunday, just for old times' sake and because it's so good for so close to home. Hope I can remember the way.
BTW, in keeping with the aforementioned approach philosophy, there is in Castlewood Canyon a more often than n... more >>

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