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Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Archangel (5.12c)
By: superjosh When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: An exceptional pitch. Many thanks to Chris W. for his hard work.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Seldom Seen Wall : Outta Sight (5.10+)
By: superjosh When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: This is a great route. The little bit of extra walking it takes to get there (30-45 minutes past the base of the Petit) is handsomely rewarded with steep, sustained 5.10 climbing. A few micro cams are nice to have. The easy descent follows the gully just west of the formation.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Tan Buttresses : Space Miser (5.11)
By: superjosh When: Jun 4, 2012

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Comments: I had a great time on this route and would recommend it to others. The first pitch is excellent, with clean cracks and ample protection. Several options exist on the second pitch. Follow your nose up and slightly left. The crux third pitch is steep and engaging, with a crack switch at 150 feet when a short hand crack abruptly ends. Fortunately, gold knobs grant access to another crack system out left. A really nice pitch. All belays have good gear and comfortable ledges.

Small cams, incl... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Perfect Vision (5.11d R)
By: superjosh When: May 19, 2012

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Comments: This route is excellent! Perfect jugs and edges on bullet granite. Small cams and nuts help tame moderate runouts. The arete pitch is magical. Go climb it and help keep the lichen at bay!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : No Country for Old Men (5.11 R)
By: superjosh When: Nov 11, 2011

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Comments: Thanks for clarifying, Jim. So, there are two protection bolts on Pitch 10, or one protection bolt and one belay bolt?


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : No Country for Old Men (5.11 R)
By: superjosh When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: Thanks to Wheeler & Co. for another excellent adventure! A note on the topo: two bolts are depicted on pitch 10. We found only one, followed by serious 5.10 climbing above marginal gear. This seems to agree with the description of pitch 10 above, which only mentions one bolt.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Tan Buttresses : Lazy Sunday Route (5.10-)
By: superjosh When: Jul 17, 2011

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Comments: This route was a blast! Thanks, Ben. Nuff respek to the Tan Buttresses.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Tan Buttresses : Fallen Angel (5.11+)
By: superjosh When: Jul 12, 2011

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Comments: This is an excellent route on great rock. The first pitch is awesome and significantly more difficult than the rest, but it's easy to pull on gear if you run into trouble in one of several 5.11 sections. Worth it for the splitter hands through golden granite on the second pitch!

Props to J. Thompson for finding and equipping a cool line off the beaten path.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)
By: superjosh When: May 12, 2011

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Comments: This is an excellent, albeit wandering, route on very good rock. Many of the pitches described above can be linked or extended to cut down the number of belays. The escape gully is relatively unpleasant. Having finished both ways, I would recommend climbing to the top up the last three quality pitches.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Chapel Wall : The Great Escape (5.11c)
By: superjosh When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: This route is really great--awesome featured face climbing, sustained at the grade, totally safe. I had a difficult time finding the base as well, which is unfortunate because the Chapel Wall is a heinous mosquito horror show until you get a pitch off the ground. I think the source of the confusion is that the route topo is right on the binding in the Reid guide.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : River Jam (5.11c)
By: superjosh When: May 13, 2009

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Comments: I've moved my comment to its proper location. This is the route that begins from the first belay bolts right of the AKT belay and trends generally right, pulling a roof to gain a rest at a chockstone followed by a pumpy jam crack. It's not to be missed--one of the best 5.11s in Clear Creek, on par with Curvaceous at Wall of the '90s but certainly harder. Beautiful rock, interesting movement, and spectacular position on the upper wall. Probably my favorite route on the River Wall, and there a... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : The Evictor (5.12c R)
By: superjosh When: Feb 8, 2008

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Comments: Anyone know if the Evictor has ever been onsighted/flashed? A true onsight would be really impressive.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Glass Menagerie (5.13a PG13)
By: superjosh When: Feb 7, 2008

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Comments: One more piece of crucial beta: do a lap through Brevard College just before the final push. If a white squirrel crosses your path, you'll know that the send is near.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Upper Security Risk : Hot Wire (5.12c)
By: superjosh When: Jun 29, 2007

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Comments: I thought this was a great route, and as it cleans up with a bit more traffic it will only get better. It's very continuous and felt solid at the 12c grade--the thought-provoking crux is followed by 5 or 6 bolts of sustained 5.11 climbing. If you're tired of the overgraded one-move wonders in Boulder Canyon, check this thing out.

As for the alleged chipping, like Dan said it's hard to tell based on appearance. It certainly doesn't climb like a chipped route, especially at the crux, which co... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Pebble Boulder : Crystal Mantle (V1)
By: superjosh When: Apr 4, 2007

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Comments: However it's graded, this is one of the most interesting problems I've done on Flagstaff. Subtle and balancy, it's a great one to wire in and use to burn off your strong friends. I'd add it to my Flag circuit, but I'm afraid it'll be a project every time I attempt it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Direct North Face (5.11- R)
By: superjosh When: Aug 2, 2006

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Comments: This is far and away the best line I've done on the Bastille. An elegant and sustained directissima.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : Slacker (5.12c/d)
By: superjosh When: Jul 18, 2006

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Comments: Thanks Darren. Just noticed the pic on the River Wall main page of Mark Rolofson climbing the route to which I was referring. I'll have to try Slacker next time I'm up there.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Nevermore (5.13a)
By: superjosh When: May 3, 2006

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Comments: This is a fantastic route--sustained, pumpy, and technical on cool holds. Highly recommended.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Road Sign Rock : Northwestern Overhang (a.k.... (V2)
By: superjosh When: Nov 14, 2004

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Comments: Candidate for World's Hardest V2.