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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : North Face (5.7) : Photo
By: Stich When: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : 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.


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: Check out the cute vegetation. All you need here is a desk and a reading lamp.


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: See the large overhang on the southeast arrete? You take cracks up and right of this overhang closer to the front of the east face.


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: Sonya is standing right below the start. It's a small crack in a corner that leads to a wider crack system for two pitches that you can run together if you choose, but it's probably more pleasant to do as two. Both have good belays, with the top of the second pitch being the nicest with the three pins and grassy ledge.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Beautiful shot of the Foil, Ivan!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil
By: Stich When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: The topos don't quite get the actual layout of the tower right. They fail to capture that you have a huge ledge system at the top of pitch 3 on the South side. That puts pitch 4 on the South face, whereupon you access a good-sized ledge to do the short 5.9 pitch. The belay is around the corner to the right. You have several options. You can belay at the very corner in this ridiculously small seat that has cracks in the back. This is bad for two people, so make sure the follower plays it through.... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Cracker Jack (5.9)
By: Stich When: Aug 1, 2014

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Comments: Bruce, that means the quicklinks I put on the anchors in 2003 lasted about ten years.


Location: General Climbing : Climbing with strangers : Post : Photo
By: Stich When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: I'm pretty sure that was in my condo kitchen back in Austin circa 1998. The Petzl Melon was pretty state of the art. Can't imagine why they didn't sell very well.


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