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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Peanuts (5.9+)
By: Scott Conner When: May 23, 2003

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Comments: Fun route. Be sure to wedge your body behind the over-hanging flake and enjoy a perfect no-hands rest before you tackle the traverse. The final crack up to the anchor felt more difficult than the crux traverse; steep finger locks with insecure feet.

Be careful of loose rocks when pulling your rope if you rap. I pulled a few grapefruit sized rocks off and almost crushed a few friends. Sorry guys!

Also, Rossiter's guide suggests scrambling up to the ledge below the 5.7 climbing and... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Diagonal (5.2 R)
By: Scott Conner When: May 16, 2003

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Comments: Great description, George. We did this route as an after-work scramble this week. Excellent rock, long climb. We continued on to the true summit. The climbing becomes discontinuous and dirty but the summit block is cool.

To descend from the summit, contour around the west side of the Slab to the north, then east until you gain the base of the climb.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Top 40 (5.8)
By: Scott Conner When: May 15, 2003

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Comments: I thought this was a pretty fun route. It's easier than it looks. It's not only possible to climb the finger crack up and right of the anchors, it's part of the route and worth doing IMO. Barring communication issues and another party ascending Skeletron, these two short pitches can be combined. Be mindful of the loose blocks on the ledge near the Skeletron anchors.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : River Road Dihedrals : Bloody Elbows (5.9)
By: Scott Conner When: May 6, 2003

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Comments: As of 5/5/03, the key sidepull used to get into the crack has broken off. This might put the crux about 10 ft. off the deck.

Good crack climb for the grade. A 4 or 4.5 Camalot is useful for the final 20 ft. Also, I believe this climb is called River Road Dihedral East in Knapp's Classic Desert Climbs and maybe Bjornstad's guide as well.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Handcracker Direct (5.10a)
By: Scott Conner When: Apr 8, 2003

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Comments: Great route with great pro. P1 seemed stiff for its grade. The start of P2 felt technically harder than the crux P4 for me (which is hand size dependent). Good advice to not dally as P4 gets steeper and steeper as you near the top.

Excellent!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Fine Line (5.9)
By: Scott Conner When: Feb 2, 2003

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Comments: The route seemed solid to me and I thought the moves were interesting around the one small tree. Worth doing if you're in the area.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Friends in High Places (5.10a)
By: Scott Conner When: Feb 2, 2003

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Comments: Ivan - Sounds to me like most people are doing the crux of PH then moving left into right-facing corner and up to the tree as in Rossiter's guide. That's how I did it as well.

I'll agree also about the seriousness of the first move (second pitch) off the ledge. I thought it was 1.5 moves of hard .9 with uninspiring protection. I was able to get the smallest alien in upside down in the small crack in the corner.I found the climbing above the pin to be strenuous and difficult to place gear.... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Rock : Bat Crack (5.9)
By: Scott Conner When: Sep 23, 2002

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Comments: The first pitch is indeed spicy and a more serious lead than the second (crux) pitch. The crux roof protects very well and is stellar but is over too quickly.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Vampire Rock : The Vampire (5.9)
By: Scott Conner When: Sep 6, 2002

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Comments: 3 stars probably IS too generous now that I think about it... Like I said, the route has sections of very good climbing, and it goes to the top, but when pitted against true 3 starred classics of the same grade like Green Spur or Yellow Spur, it *does* come up short. Maybe 2 stars, though. It's a unique climb for Boulder Canyon.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Northwest Corner (5.11a)
By: Scott Conner When: Aug 29, 2002

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Comments: Jeez Bill! You need to be careful! If one of your calf muscles popped out from three pitches up, it could seriously hurt someone down below.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: Scott Conner When: Aug 28, 2002

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Comments: Gary Clark just added this route, as well as Sykes Sickle on Spearhead to the NA Classics list (www.naclassics.com).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Green Spur (5.9)
By: Scott Conner When: Jul 23, 2002

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Comments: Outstanding route!

The Green Spur to Green Slab Direct linkup also makes for a superb outing. Be careful when accessing the base of the Green Slab crux pitch from Grandmothers tree, though. This gully/corner is the top of Darkness till Dawn and has precariously perched blocks of all sizes. I know this is a dead horse but this is a seriously dangerous area and once you know what's above, it's unnerving to be down below.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Love Route (5.9)
By: Scott Conner When: Jul 8, 2002

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Comments: The first three pitches up the gully/corner has a total of about 20 ft. of decent climbing, I thought. P3 is a bowling alley. Be careful! Once you reach the top of the triangular buttress, though, this route is outstanding. The last three pitches (or 4) get progressively harder and better. The belay ledge at the top of pitch 4 is a comfortable spot to have a snack and relax if you're not hurried. From here, you can combine the next two pitches and belay at another decent ledge about 75 ft.... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Torrey's Peak : Kelso Ridge
By: Scott Conner When: Jun 24, 2002

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Comments: This is a fun little adventure. There is quite a bit of loose rock/scree on this climb. If the route becomes less straight-forward, stay high. It's easy to be led south (left) of the ridge and off route. This is a great alternative to the standard route, which had about 200 people on it Sunday. We saw 5 others on the ridge. car-car: 6hrs.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Rhodian Shores (5.10b)
By: Scott Conner When: May 13, 2002

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Comments: I'd say 10a around the third bolt. I stepped right thinking the vertical seams might provide some solace but made for a tricky return back left. The rest felt 5.9. A great climb!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : Empor (5.7+)
By: Scott Conner When: May 1, 2002

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Comments: This is a fun climb. The 5.8 start straight up the corner feels stiff to me. The feet are somewhat desperate but the hands/fingers are good. I tried to do this without using the boulder at all but found it to be too difficult and yielded to the stem.

Also, it's about 100 ft. to the start of the left angling slot so I think this could be led as one pitch with thoughtful pro (and enough of it!).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : North Face Center (5.7)
By: Scott Conner When: May 1, 2002

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Comments: Climbed this again yesterday. Combined with the last Empor pitch I think it's easily 3 stars. The first pitch has a few .7 moves but is mostly 5.6, I think. Great apres-work climb as the approach takes about 1.5 minutes. Fun beginner lead.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Long John Wall (5.8)
By: Scott Conner When: Mar 18, 2002

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Comments: We climbed this yesterday (St. Patty's Day). The first pitch is indeed scary. Squeezing through the slot was tricky. The hands aren't bad but there's nowhere to put that left foot! I agree that the rating is soft for that pitch and it DOES deserve an S rating. Even if you didn't deck there, falling from those moves would be a serious matter.

That being said, the rest of the route was outstanding. The 5.7 roof was a blast and the P3 crux was great, although I thought it was harder than 5.8... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Reggae (5.8)
By: Scott Conner When: Mar 14, 2002

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Comments: This was my third lead (accidentally). We were shooting for Recon or something and ended up here. I had a backpack on with enough provisions to last 3 days (I didn't know any better). After I pulled on top of the block (after hangdoggin' off a nut) and built my anchor, I pulled the book out of my pack and realized exactly where I was....It really freaked me out.

I've since climbed it twice, and it's still pretty solid for 5.8, but the pro is great and the crux is short. One of my fav's.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : Rush Buick (5.7)
By: Scott Conner When: Mar 14, 2002

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Comments: How about 2.5 stars. 5.7 corners don't get much better than this. I look forward to doing this route again but the approach was kinda crummy. Fun route, though.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Upper Infirmary Slabs : Remission (5.7)
By: Scott Conner When: Feb 21, 2002

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Comments: This thing 'looks' about 5.7 from the ground but I was definitely sweating a bit once I got to the bulge. It's thin and I would have to agree that 5.7 is a tad light. The offwidth to the right was much easier for me.


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