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Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Jungle Wall : Grease Monkey (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: What is an acceptable bouldering grade for an all points off dyno? V4 at least? HARD for 11b.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Hurricane Wall : 1000 Hurricane (5.12b/c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: Hard as Hell. I want to see somebody do it in a way that makes it look 12b/c.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Family Man (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 9, 2013

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Comments: That reach is real hard if you are 5'10" or shorter.... It is the second crux certainly.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Dungeon : Zed's Dead (5.12+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 29, 2013

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Comments: Is that C4 #4?


Location: Lucille Lee Vincentiquone : personal photo : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: nice steal. it wasn't even hard to find: utahsbdc.org/sites/utahsbdc.ce...


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Rising Crescendo (5.11c/d R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 2, 2013

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Comments: Absolutely fantastic climb. My favorite route in the South Platte. It is R-ish... not so bad if you aren't at the limit of your ability.

Keep going up Wunsch's. It is worth it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 17, 2012

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Comments: The setter must have really used some stout bolts on that hold 55 years ago....


Location: Chelsie : My few trips : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: "Hair Stylist"


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : North Fork of the St. Vrain... : Longmont Reservoir Area (ak... : ... : Redneck Hero (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 21, 2012

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Comments: In regards to catching a fall, it ain't so bad. You just get yanked a little. I would recommend a grigri if you are worried about it.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall : Top Feeder (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Drilled holds suck. The movement was good though. And the mind control required to keep it together 35m up made it worth it.

Also, this is Rifle. What is the frequency of comfortized holds? Probably greater than 90% of the routes are at least slightly modified.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : Adventure Kayak Trundle (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 30, 2012

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Comments: I did not think it was that good. The top half is good, but the bottom half has some crumbly rock and an awkward and dangerous crux.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Grenadiers : Mt. Silex : ... : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 20, 2012

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Comments: nuts are so tedious.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Patience Face (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: Patience Face is an accurate name. Be patient when resting and deciphering beta and success will be yours.

I hate to say it, but we did it with a 60m. We got down to the top of the large rock to the right of the start with about 1 foot to spare.... Be careful out there and use a 70m.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Man Chowder (5.11d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 6, 2012

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Comments: Excellent pitch. Throws a little bit of everything at you.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 26, 2012

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Comments: We climb up rocks, then we come down. Sometimes there are bolts in the rocks already, sometimes there aren't.

Some people like climbing up rocks in a particular place so much that they write a book about it.

Surely we all have better things to do than argue about which book about climbing up rocks with or without bolts in it already is better.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall : Ride The Snake (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 21, 2012

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Comments: I thought this route was good. Sorry you got shut down.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Zerkle : Knot Carrot (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: The nut on the first bolt was loose today, and the hanger freely spins. While I understand that this does not totally compromise the strength of the bolt, it sure didn't help my head with that as the only pro between me and the deck. Bring a wrench.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Pink Man's Burden (5.11d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: Cleaned up the first pitch today. Ripped two holds off, both resulting in falls.

2nd pitch is sweet though!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 31, 2012

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Comments: I'd be more worried about a slip-down


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Highlands aka Highlande... : Blue Sky Mining (5.11d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 21, 2012

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Comments: Poorly bolted route that poses a risk for injury at the start.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Prince of Darkness (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 8, 2011

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Comments: I guess it's time for me to accept that gym ability has nothing to do with the ability to climb slab on slippery Eldo rock... and that I'm a punter.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Prince of Darkness (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: Felt harder than 11a to me. Everyone on here calling it 11a onsite it?! Or did you do it with beta?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bitty Buttress : Rise and Shine (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 16, 2011

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Comments: If it weren't for the crappy rock and blocky, awkward climbing down low ,this would be a 3 star route. It's worth the time though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Animal Magnetism (5.11c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 14, 2011

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Comments: Best sport climbing pitch in the canyon? I think yes.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : A Shadow Sickness (5.10)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: The slings were gone, so we added another. Please discuss the issue on this site before you take established anchors.... It was probably some newb excited at finding some gear.


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