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Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Satyr's Asshole (5.10-)
By: Stich When: Nov 1, 2008

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Comments: Part of the reason the 10a finish at the disappearing crack is so hard it that the rock quality isn't that stellar. Your feet crumble off if you choose poorly. It's not as solid climbing as say "Climb of the Ancient Mariner." Go right at the end of the crack instead of straight up or left.


Location: Darren Mabe : old photos : Photo
By: Stich When: Oct 31, 2008

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Comments: Well, that's getting into Mexican sombrero wearing Spaghetti Western looking. Not so much the gay 80s stash.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Chockstone (5.10a)
By: Stich When: Oct 31, 2008

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Comments: The one leg of lamb chockstone near the bottom crux of pitch one will move in and out of its slot about three inches, but still won't come out. Did the second pitch for the first time yesterday and thought it was very interesting. It has some funky moves in there that get you thinking. Short and fun. You can rappell to the base with a single 60m rope from here or move down the ledge and use the other rap station.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Ragger Bagger (5.8+)
By: Stich When: Oct 18, 2008

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Comments: I found the weirdest part to be just around the left of the first roof thing, as you have to put your arms deep in there to grip the edge of the crack. Kind of awkward.


Location: Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiG... : ` : Photo
By: Stich When: Oct 17, 2008

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Comments: Yay, Gigi!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Xanadu (5.10a)
By: Stich When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: The first piece of pro is about 16 ft. up. Once you get it, move immediately right and up and out of the shallow dihedral. The holds are bigger. And I agree, Shane, Chockstone is harder.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Knight's Move (5.7)
By: Stich When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: By comparison, P1 of "Purple Haze" at 5.7 is a lot more fun and clean. Not bad doing once, but a bit grungy. I ended up chimneying to get into the P2 V slot. Agree that combining P1 and P2 is the way to go. None of the rock at the top of P1 inspires confidence. It's a red, rotten band like you see all over Eldo.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Banana Split (5.10a)
By: Stich When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: I finally climbed this one as well and found it thought provoking and somewhat pumpy in places. The polished coating on the limestone at the bottom is a coffee color and is quite shiny at the start. It almost looks like enamel paint. Try to avoid putting your feet on that stuff. It's also got a few loose holds, but they don't seem like they will come out.


Location: Tom Hanson : Berthoud Cave : Photo
By: Stich When: Sep 19, 2008

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Comments: It's a suicide pill, with a mild, laxative side effect.


Location: Tom Hanson : Berthoud Cave : Photo
By: Stich When: Sep 19, 2008

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Comments: Assume the position.


Location: CO : Ticket Information for Kor'...
By: Stich When: Sep 17, 2008

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Comments: Again, it really is a benefit for Layton. If he could manage a second show, I'm sure he would, but who knows how he is feeling? Don't get put off because you didn't get tickets. I'm certainly not. It will be nice enough seeing Kor get a nice attendance, applause, and a check to go home with.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book : Hiatus (5.7)
By: Stich When: Sep 14, 2008

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Comments: The pitch 2 crack gets smaller the deeper you put the cam into it, so you can place a #3 low and then a #4 all within 20 ft. of the ledge. It's a stretch to reach in and get them, but it's not tight.

The variation Roland and I did went up this crack until you get to the top of the column. Move right instead of left and you are looking at a small roof/flake with a hand-sized crack running through it. Plug a cam and match hands right of the crack and climb up (5.8). There is a wide cr... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks
By: Stich When: Sep 2, 2008

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Comments: This has to be some of the best crack climbing in the entire state. Even beginners with no success on cracks can find something that fits their hands and have a good time on.

Some GPS driving directions, courtesy of Dru Whitledge.

TKYTrn1 Turkey Rocks Turnoff #1 -- turn off main hiway 67 south of
Deckers at "WestCreek" road sign --
N39 09.220 W105 09.717
TKYTrn2 Turkey Rocks Turnoff #2 Firehouse -- N39 08.653 W105 09.774
TKYTrn3 Turkey Rocks Turnoff #3 -- N39 07.776 W105 12.... more >>


Location: CO : Layton Kor Slide Show
By: Stich When: Aug 27, 2008

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Comments: Again, the main reason this show is happening is that Layton needs some big medical expenses taken care of.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Gobbler's Grunt (5.9)
By: Stich When: Aug 20, 2008

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Comments: Thousands upon thousands of winged black ants were on the summit today, swarming as I tried to find an insect free crack to build an anchor. I've never seen so many flying ants in one place. Nasty.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 16, 2008

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Comments: It's that Malcom guy again. He's everywhere!


Location: TX : Continental Ranch
By: Stich When: Aug 15, 2008

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Comments: See the topos for route locations and grades. All of this information and much more is available on the website, including directions to the ranch, climbing locations, and campsite locations.

To set up a trip, call the ranch owner to say when you are coming. Then simply drive to the ranch and pay at the self service kiosk. Fill out the sign in sheet upon entering and when you leave. It's that simple.

Please respect the landowner, Howard, and pay for all parties attending. The camp area is remo... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Plumb Line Crag : Plumb Line (5.9+)
By: Stich When: Aug 10, 2008

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Comments: Funny reading your comment, Richard. I felt this was significantly easier than Friday the 13th. It's because my wrists fit this climb like a glove, where as on F13 they don't quite fit right and are generally too big, until the fist part near the chains. Cupcake is much harder.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Turkey Foot Crack (5.9)
By: Stich When: Aug 3, 2008

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Comments: I lead the far right crack with some rather poor shoes for edging. This compelled me to only use feet in the crack as it began to arch to the left, which was rather strenuous as it weights the hands more. So leave the crummy shoes at home and enjoy yourself.


Location: Amy Denicke : ski mountaineering : Photo
By: Stich When: Jul 23, 2008

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Comments: Very nice! I only did a few tours this last season. Looking forward to next.


Location: Amy Denicke : goof ball : Photo
By: Stich When: Jul 23, 2008

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Comments: AAHHHHHHH!!!!!! - 2008

Ahhhhhh! -2010

I saw this again and thought the exact same thing but wasn't as scared.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Cathedral Park
By: Stich When: Jul 20, 2008

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Comments: Thanks for the info, guys. Knowing what rock aint so good is sometimes just as useful as knowing what rock is good. I'll move on to other stuff.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Photo (Copy)
By: Stich When: Jun 29, 2008

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Comments: The cafe is amazingly cute inside. Definitely the best place to start and end your day.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Ambiguously Uncertain Crag
By: Stich When: Jun 29, 2008

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Comments: The property line zig zags around the road and includes some land on the right side as you drive to Cripple Creek. But according to the map I have, the spires themselves are on NF land.


Location: CO : South Platte : Rampart Range Road : Parachute Rock : True Religon (5.10c)
By: Stich When: Jun 25, 2008

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Comments: I was actually surprised how solid the layback was. As you get higher, it gets deeper and more sharp, allowing you to really grip the edge well. Establishing yourself in the crack above the layback felt like the crux.


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