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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Biscuits 'n' Gravy

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3)

Trad, 3 pitches, 380'

CO : South Platte : ... : The Ranch Hand

Oct 2, 2013

North East Gully

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 (2)

Trad, 2 pitches, 300'

CO : Flatirons : ... : Der Freischutz

May 27, 2011

Fatironette

4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b (12)

Trad, 1 pitch, 100'

CO : Flatirons : ... : Fatiron

Nov 16, 2008

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Practice Wall

CO : Leadville : Camp Hale

Jul 1, 2015

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
This is the start of pitch 2. If you go left where...

This is the start of pitch 2. If you go left where the climber is, you will hit another set of bolt anchors. If you go right up the V dihedral, you will be on sustained, runout 5.6 and almost at the t

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Original Route (5.5)

5 days ago

This outcropping sits directly below a grassy flat...

This outcropping sits directly below a grassy flat area and the start of the climb.

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Original Route (5.5)

5 days ago

Pitch 1. It is very dirty, mossy, and lichen cover...

Pitch 1. It is very dirty, mossy, and lichen covered. If you don't get distracted by all of this, you will realize that pleasant, positive holds abound making this an enjoyable climb. No need for fric

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Original Route (5.5)

5 days ago

Practice Wall from northwest aspect.

Practice Wall from northwest aspect.

CO : Leadville : ... : Practice Wall

Jul 1, 2015

Approach to Climbers Access trail, after you leave...

Approach to Climbers Access trail, after you leave double track part where the vehicle turn around terminates. When you hit the first large rock outcropping, go right. It goes behind the stump in t

CO : South Platte : ... : Staunton Rocks

Oct 2, 2013

This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...

This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranch Hand. Hand and footholds are abundant. 4th class.

CO : South Platte : ... : The Ranch Hand

Oct 2, 2013

Start of the route from the Climbers Access trail....

Start of the route from the Climbers Access trail. Follow the crack toward the trees.

CO : South Platte : ... : Biscuits 'n' Gravy (5.4)

Oct 2, 2013

Alternative and better approach from Mesa Trail in...

Alternative and better approach from Mesa Trail instead of Skunk Canyon. Spread out and go easy on the meadow. There is no trail here. Right after switchback coming up out of the Skunk Canyon drain

CO : Flatirons : ... : Hillbilly Rock

Aug 17, 2013

Start of route.  This shows what we did with a 30M...

Start of route. This shows what we did with a 30M rope. That belay is 100 feet, a 60M would get you to a large ledge up twice as high. You can see a little wet spot by Ken, this was right after a d

CO : Flatirons : ... : South Ridge (5.0)

Jul 14, 2012

Raptor on S. Dino Egg eating something. Taken by J...

Raptor on S. Dino Egg eating something. Taken by John Brooks. 105937340

General Climbing : Peregrine Falcon or Redtail...

Jul 3, 2012

John trying to figure out what the hell to do with...

John trying to figure out what the hell to do with his mountaineering axe while rock scrambling up Maroon Peak.

Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

John Brooks on ridge descent of N. Maroon. Don't s...

John Brooks on ridge descent of N. Maroon. Don't slip John.

Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

John smiles on N. Maroon descent despite pain.

John smiles on N. Maroon descent despite pain.

Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

Descent of N. Maroon.  I love this photo.

Descent of N. Maroon. I love this photo.

Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

Bells traverse.  Took this little roof pitch to av...

Bells traverse. Took this little roof pitch to avoid snow/ice and it was the shortest way. I'd say about 5.7 but I was in hiking boots so who knows.

Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

Sunrise on the bell cord couloir bathed in alpengl...

Sunrise on the bell cord couloir bathed in alpenglow. Taking a slope measurement.

Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

Tributary after bridge, path continues up this way...

Tributary after bridge, path continues up this way and becomes more obvious. Look for cairns.

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap

Aug 25, 2011

Bridge across stream complete with caisson on the ...

Bridge across stream complete with caisson on the other side. The bridge is attached to the caisson with rebar drilled through. Nice work, whoever did this!

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap

Aug 25, 2011

Looking down from pulloff toward bridge crossing t...

Looking down from pulloff toward bridge crossing the stream.

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap

Aug 25, 2011

Before this boulder is Hillbilly, Ridge 1, and Rid...

Before this boulder is Hillbilly, Ridge 1, and Ridge 2 directly on your right, Achean Pronouncement uphill to your left.

CO : Flatirons : ... : Skunk Canyon

Nov 16, 2010

Oscar and grandpa watching the clmbers.

Oscar and grandpa watching the clmbers.

Rick Blair : Kids

Oct 27, 2010

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