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Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: Jul 15, 2016
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Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Saint Peter's Overlook : The Martyr (5.9) : Photo
By: Stich When: Jun 24, 2016

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Comments: Completely bogus! Needs a rap anchor.


Location: CO : The Wet Mountains : Hardscrabble Pass : Titanic
By: Stich When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: Ho, man. I just climbed one of Bob's other crags last weekend, and every single route was great. Since no one apparently has any love for this place, I can't wait to get out there and have it to myself.

As for the loose rock, this is what you will find in any new route area. The developers clean most of the rock off, but we the later users of the route have to find the other crap that defied detection. Phantom Canyon is a good example of this. Do I complain about that when I climb there? No, I ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Rampart Range Road : Parachute Rock
By: Stich When: May 29, 2016

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Comments: I managed to topple a large, dead tree at the left belay area that barely stood next to a live one. A chainsaw would fix up the area and help clear a few more.


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Morro Bay Harbor : Morro Rock : The Michael Banks Proposal ... (5.3 X)
By: Stich When: Apr 20, 2016

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Comments: I can't believe you kids came along and renamed this line Bob Culp and I climbed in 1974. I mean, come on. We published the route in Derek Campbell's mimeograph guide pamphlet that he put out in '74, '75 and later in '81 I think. I forget. That was back when it was "legal" to climb Morro Rock. Well, we did everything in the hours just before dark back then. We did a lot of peyote, too. Come to think of it, it may not have even been this rock at all. The great roof leak of '83 ruined all of the u... more >>


Location: Hollyday : Sport : Photo
By: Stich When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Do you have to do an aid route to get there, or does a free line put you there?


Location: CO : Canon City : Table Mountain South
By: Stich When: Feb 24, 2016

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Comments: Google Earth provided this horrible view of the cliffs:

Rock Climbing Photo: Destroyed South Table Mountain.
Destroyed South Table Mountain.


You can zoom in for more detail on Google, but essentially it really has been reduced to rubble. You can also see on the map view that this little slice was/is outside of the park boundary, and so was private land.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : Antline (5.10)
By: Stich When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Some less than admirable person removed the hanger on the first bolt, so if you intend to clip it, bring a nut and hanger.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : North Face (5.7) : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: It looks steep from this angle, but the yellow option is very easy. We took it on 8-29-15, and it works perfectly to get you over the buttress.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : North Face (5.7) : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: There is a crack dihedral to the right of this wide crack you can also climb that goes at 5.6.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : North Face (5.7) : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: I'm pretty sure those were mah K-Swiss, dog.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : East Face Center (5.11)
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: Well done, mates!


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Aces High (5.10-)
By: Stich When: Aug 23, 2015

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Comments: This pitch is better than most of the pitches on Royal Flush. So definitely do it, and then walk along the ledge right to join the final pitches of RF.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Davis Face : D3 (5.9)
By: Stich When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: I'm sorry you got so much pressure to make this a mixed route from locals, Bobby. They have sport routes bolted all over Europe now and of course down in Potrero Chico, Mexico. It's going to take a while for all of these traditionalists to die off for this to exist here. I'm glad the Mt. Royal routes don't get so much flack.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : Sea of Joy (5.13a A0)
By: Stich When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Rereading the comments in 2015.

Memories....




Location: Southern California : stolen climbing / camping g... : Photo
By: Stich When: Jun 11, 2015

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Comments: Is the prick texting on his phone while he walks as well?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Sentinel and Specimen Rocks
By: Stich When: May 6, 2015

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Comments: I climbed the north ridge of Sentinel on Nov. 8th, 2014 as well, Julian. It was quite the chossfest but still interesting. I would have continued up to the highest point, but I got a rather late start and so headed down before the sun set.


Location: CO : Canon City : Table Mountain South : Shambala : Twisted Travels (5.11)
By: Stich When: Apr 11, 2015

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Comments: That's exactly who it is. Bob was there, too. This was back in 1996, and this crag was the first stone I climbed in Colorado.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls
By: Stich When: Dec 29, 2014

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Comments: There is actually no reason to cross the creek when going to Hidden Falls. What you do is walk down the road from the parking area. You will cross the creek and end up on the left side of it. Walk further and pass the horse trailer parking area. Walk further past two picnic table areas. Further still and you will see a bridge for the road to cross the creek yet again to the right. Don't cross, but go to the left on a foot path that should have many footprints in the snow. This is where a sign me... more >>


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall) : Black Cat Bone (5.10d)
By: Stich When: Dec 25, 2014

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Comments: Phil, you thought the roof was harder than 10d? I thought the thin face climbing before the roof is the crux, but that was some time ago.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Stich When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Que horror!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Sentinel and Specimen Rocks : Photo
By: Stich When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Sentinel Rock, not Specimen.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Sentinel and Specimen Rocks : Photo
By: Stich When: Nov 8, 2014

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Comments: Specimen Rock is on the left and Sentinel Rock is on the right.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Davis Face : D3 (5.9)
By: Stich When: Oct 19, 2014

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Comments: If you rap the D4 route from the summit, head for the rap station at the edge of the upper headwall (pitch 4 anchors for D4). This will be towards the ends of your two 70 meter ropes. There is an anchor/rap station above this you should skip. Then, you can rappel all the way to the ground from there.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : South Face (5.9 R)
By: Stich When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: The route on the north face is called the Poe Club and has some 5.11 near the start. However, once you are high up on South Face, if you find the runout unnerving just before the 4 inch crack to the summit, you can move right and find a nice hand crack that goes at 5.9+ (10a) that will get you up with good protection at slightly harder climbing. This leads to the rappel slings just below the summit.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : South Face (5.9 R) : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: You will see this from when you finish your summit rappel. It is to the right of the thin fin of rock that meets the saddle and connects to the ridge.


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