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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Greyrock : Greyrock Summit Trail 946 : Unknown Roofcrack Boulder (5.6 V0)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: This thing is like a V0 Boulder Problem. We have been doing this in tennies for years. Looks intimidating, but it's not when your on it. I've never seen anyone fall out of this crack, even climbers who have no crack technique.

For good fun. Do the tall slab to the left of this boulder. V4ish... Ohh and the next boulder up has an amazing dyno, and it's real tall.. V7/8


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : South Face of Arthur's Rock : Rocksie Rocks (5.12+)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this on 4/6/16. I broke a lot of holds and broke off another hold in the crux (still goes). The route is actually pretty clean now and is worth a lap. I thought this climb was easier than Owl Roof but more mentally engaging.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Carbondale Short Bus (5.13+ R)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: Someone lodged a blue rope into a large portion of the crack. Looks like they made an attempt to get it out, but had to chop their rope. If you want to ride on the short bus, your going to need a knife to saw this thing out.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : Tourist Attraction (5.9)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: @MaxSupertramp: definitely out of place, but the climb wanders way, way too much if placing gear. It only has 2 bolts, btw. Climbed this on 2/27/16 as a warm-up. The rock has cleaned up a lot since the last time I was on it. Such a fun, little climb.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Poudre Falls : ... : Touch of Death (V9)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: Yup, BS is right. When moving right, you don't have to deadpoint to the crimp, and after cleaning the problem, you get cruise up on jugs. Still deceivingly difficult.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Poudre Falls : ... : Touch of Death (V9)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/venom/11...


Location: Climbing Gear Discussion : new cams? : Post : Photo
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jul 22, 2015

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Comments: No, apparently there's not enough of a weight reduction for the 2 larger sized cams to be worthwhile in the ultralight series.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : 420s : Auldridge Jump Problem (V2)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jun 4, 2015

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Comments: A must do problem, for anyone visiting the 420s for the first time.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Boston Peak : ... : Foreplay/Longtime (5.13-)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jun 4, 2015

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Comments: YES! Steve, I cannot wait to jump on this!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : South Face of Arthur's Rock : Goldeneye (5.11c/d)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: May 29, 2015

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Comments: I'm 5'8"ish, and this is not harder than 11b. It consist of a single V2 crux at the third bolt. I whipped on my on-sight attempt, but once I was familiarized with the holds, it was chill city. Fun route! Great warm-up for the climbs uphill.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : South Face of Arthur's Rock : Owl Roof (5.12c)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: May 29, 2015

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Comments: This route is absolutely phenomenal. The bolts were placed perfectly. Don't psyche yourself out by staring at it too long. Just get on it!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Photo
By: Ryan-Nelson When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: Not up-to-date, wrong names. I'll be updating my topo as I install routes.

I wouldn't worry too much about updating yours. Actually just deleting the topo lines on your picture would be really helpful.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Photo
By: Ryan-Nelson When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: This topo is no longer accurate.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : The Wild Child (5.11- PG13)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: Joe, thanks for climbing this route and providing feedback! Much needed! Look forward to more great routes here in 2016, as part of the bolting management plan for Htooth Mtn. A lot of really good intermittent crack systems exist on this rock and Outer Space Rock.

That roof pitch is so good!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Dihedral Route (5.9) : Photo
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: I installed those bolts, and the NCCC is planning on installing a few more. Trust me, we WILL be leaving most of the trad anchor top ropes bolt free. Duncan's Ridge sees heavy use, usually by less than experienced climbers. Soil erosion is becoming a serious issue up there, and tree anchors are no longer a viable solution for some of the anchors. The NCCC has full support from Larimer County on this project, and we will be releasing more information about this later in the month.

If you have an... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : 420s : Smile (V5)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jan 9, 2015

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Comments: google.com/maps/place/Rustic,+...


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : Tourist Attraction (5.9)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Dec 14, 2014

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Comments: Absolutely not illegal. I personally worked with Larimer County on access and climbing regulations for the west face of Horsetooth.

Please disregard Eljiah's comment.

The county was on board with my anchor replacement initiative I did on Horsetooth Rock and is 100% supportive of climbers utilizing Horsetooth Rock and Outerspace Rock for recreation.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : 420s : Johnny and Hodgey (V5)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: This climb is only a tad harder than Hank's Lunge. If you know the beta, it's not sandbagged at all.

Video link -> instagram.com/p/uZ5aB8pwoQ/.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Torture Chamber : Out of the Horse's Mouth (5.8)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Aug 13, 2014

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Comments: All the routes at Torture Chamber have names and grades already.

There is a route on Horsetooth Mountain already called Straight Out of the Horse's Mouth put up in the '90s by the great Craig Luebben.

I would suggest that both of you remove your additions to Torture Chamber.

If you're going to add routes to MP, then at least reference the proper resources. Horan's guide has detailed info about the Torture Chamber or you may contact anyone on the NC3 Board.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Snake Eyes Wall : Box Cars (5.12c)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: What is the proper finish for this climb? Does this line move diagonally up and left once you're at the jug system (after crux), or does it move directly up the pegmatite band to a bolt with a short traverse to the anchors?


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : Photo
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: I'll be providing rolling updates to this topo as I climb more of the formation.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : The Wild Child (5.11- PG13)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: I have 2 anchors set up at the moment for my return to pull the old gear. Please respect them and leave them behind if you climb this route. You'll more than likely rap off them when you get to the third pitch anyways.

There is a anchor made of nuts at the top of P1. Also there is a rap anchor with a locker on the P2 bolt hangers. Both are equalized with a section of climbing rope.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : The Wild Child (5.11- PG13)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: This was originally done as an aid route that was established somewhere in the '70s. In one my photos, you can see the pitons and Stardrives still. They would avoid the first pitch wide crack by climbing the corner 20 yards to the north and traverse into the roof.

I have yet to remove the pins and Stardrives from the roof but plan on doing so very soon.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Eliminator Boulder : Right Eliminator (V4-)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: The proper way to climb Right Eliminator. (Arete Off)




Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Corner Climb (5.7)
By: Ryan-Nelson When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: I replaced those spinners and installed camo'd hardware on this route.


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