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Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Industrial Buttress : Darker is Better (5.7)
By: Rob Mullen When: Aug 13, 2004

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Comments: Great pro the whole way on the climb which you can place from good ledged, you could bivy up on a couple of them if you get stuffed. I felt the crux was down low with a nice lieback move. At the top, there are a two cracks the one on the left looks a little chossy, I took the one on the right that had the fixed cam in it, solid rock on that side. For the anchors I used a 4 foot sling on a big boulder/horn and a bomber 3.5 BD cam in a crack to the east of the boulder. Great first 5.7 trad le... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Kloeberdanz (5.11c R)
By: Rob Mullen When: Jul 26, 2004

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Comments: I believe Kloeberdanz is a now extinct traditional German folk dance, literally translated it means "sick dog roof dancing."


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Notchtop : Spiral Route (5.4)
By: Rob Mullen When: Jul 12, 2004

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Comments: Definitely not a three star route, but two stars for the position it achieves on the mountain winding its way around and through the imposing east face. On the approach I found myself thinking "We're climbing up THAT!?!?"

The climbing is good but short lived. We found the to be VERY problematic, it took just as long as the ascent, we tried rapping down with eventual success after many mini epics.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : The Bomb (5.4)
By: Rob Mullen When: Oct 27, 2003

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Comments: A great route to take a climber on whom is looking for their first multipitch experience. Let the lesser experienced person lead the first pitch; after the small roof this is easy and well protected. I found the 2nd pitch to be a little more awkward, the best piece I found on that pitch was actually a 4 foot sling girth hitched around a chockstone. There is pro in the chimney but you don't really want to be in the chimney, stem it, stay on the outside, and run it out to the bolt anc... more >>


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Fountainbleau area : ... : Rocket Ship (V1+)
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 10, 2003

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Comments: There is also a great hand traverse problem on the slab that makes a very good warm up. Start on the far left hand side of the slab and work the ledge up and to the right almost to the arete, then reverse the route back left.Juggy with delicate feet.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Halloween (5.7)
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 2, 2003

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Comments: This is a good climb, 5.7 sounds about right. Getting established underneath the roof I thought was the crux too. It's a good climb to do if you are like me and can't climb anything on the Anarchy Wall but have friends that need you to belay them.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : Slammer (5.12b)
By: Rob Mullen When: Jul 18, 2003

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Comments: Nice picture of Chris Cavallaro below, perfect heel hooking technique. Chris, did you get the redpoint?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Mount Toll : North Ridge (5.6 R)
By: Rob Mullen When: Jul 2, 2003

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Comments: In the photo below by Klein, where does the route go? My guess would be the right hand skyline, but I see two other ridges as well. Thanks.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Maroon Bells
By: Rob Mullen When: Nov 7, 2002

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Comments: The east chute on South Maroon make a nice snow climb and ski descent, (left most chute in the picture above); although we did not summit South Maroon from this route, due to the quickly softening snow on this east facing route. I would recommend forgoeing the summit on this route in favor of a ski descent in a heart beat.You can easily get 3,000 feet of skiing in on this route, but beware the garbage dump.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : East of the Sun (5.7)
By: Rob Mullen When: Oct 13, 2002

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Comments: Hey Scott, I think I ended up doing the same finish as you, didn't know that that was the East Slab crack though as this was my first time on the Dome. No matter what it was a blast!! I ended up going up and over the roof almost directly below the tree with the massive flake and a good right foot. You are correct where it looks like it all goes on the face, I think there was a smaller crack to the left that the actual route follows but who knows, it looked a bit shorter with a longer runout. ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Osiris (5.7)
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 24, 2002

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Comments: My first Lumpy climb!! It was a weird climb for the first 2 pitches in that I was not used to offwidth techniques felt very strenous for 5.7, pitch 3 next to the right facing corner and up and over the bulge was a lot of fun, my favorite. The pitch from the fang was steep, I had to switch cracks a couple of times which was fun. That being said I don't think I would ever climb this again, but I am glad to have done it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 16, 2002

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Comments: Climbed this route on Saturday in 4 pitches by combining 2, 3 and 5 ,6 without much rope drag at all.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Arapahoe Peaks : Skywalker Couloir
By: Rob Mullen When: Jun 5, 2002

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Comments: This is also quite a good ski descent. Probably best to wait til next year though. We skied it last Sunday, 6/1/2002 and it was very thin in the middle section. Also if you are skiing, it's best to just skip the princess leia finish and boot up below it, or climb to the top and give it a try. The problem is is that it's too narrow, about 5 feet, to sideslip, so you would just have to straightpoint a 50 foot section of 60 degree snow, I'm sure it can be done, but not by me. Ideal starting time... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winterfest Wall : Bush Loves Detroit (5.8)
By: Rob Mullen When: May 8, 2002

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Comments: This crack is home to many birds right now, and as a result is a little slippery.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Tigger (5.5)
By: Rob Mullen When: Apr 5, 2002

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Comments: For the second pitch, after the roof there are two cracks that appear, I traversed a little left and did this offwidth crack, which was alright. I think that the crack that immediately appears above you, the one to the right, is Tigger and what I did was traverse over and get onto Wind Ridge before I was supposed to. But I don't know for sure, does anyone?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Duh Dihedral (5.6)
By: Rob Mullen When: Apr 5, 2002

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Comments: Great climbing in a magnificent less frequently visited setting. A natural line that is a joy to gaze upon and climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Supremacy Rock : Supremacy Crack (5.11b)
By: Rob Mullen When: Mar 13, 2002

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Comments: Eldorado Canyon : Free Climbing as Ancient Greece : Western Civilization.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Cable Route (5.4)
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 25, 2001

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Comments: Climbed this route in March of 2000 with Chris Cavallaro. Mistakenly not realizing that the technical crux pitch was right after Chasm View, we were not roped up and ending up free soloing the crux pitches with crampons and ice axe. Not the best way to climb it for sure, so my advice rope up early, even before Chasm View if you want. Simul-Climbing is the way to go for the majority of the route. Tons of fun in the winter, some nice mixed climbing, pick the line that looks best to you and enj... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : James Peak : Shooting Star
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 25, 2001

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Comments: Does anyone know what the vertical rise of this chute is? Anyone ever ski it?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 14, 2001

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Comments: Is this the way that climbing is heading? As more and more sport and gym climbers dominate the climbing community many unspoken rules of climbing are being overwritten. What can be done to prevent future areas from being developed like this?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Pony Up (5.8)
By: Rob Mullen When: Sep 13, 2001

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Comments: Watch out for the bees!!! If it weren't for getting stung about 5 times after stinking my hand in a bee's nest on the way down, I would have loved this climb. Harder than it looks from the bottom, what you think are juggas turn out to be slopas.