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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Sinestra (5.11) : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Feb 24, 2016

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Comments: Hahahahahaaa....reminds me of that saying: Tall people reach, short people CLIMB!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City : No Place Like Home (5.11c)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: SSSSsssssoooooooooo question: Are we allowed to climb the left side of the arĂȘte?

I sent this today...and right after tackling the initial bulge to gain the steep, bolted right side, I retreated a bit 'round the left side, following well-chalked holds all the way. Bounced straight up the corner to clip the next bolt, but STAYED decidedly on the left side for the next 25ish feet--again following well-chalked (and at times well ticked) holds.

The first thing of it is, all the bolts were well e... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Peak : ... : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Oct 15, 2015

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Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Iliada : Iliada Right : Padroni e Pagliacci (5.12d)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: Huh? I didn't name the thing...


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Sector Shinto : Euro-trash Girl (5.10b)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: The line itself does seem contrived, but it links all the best holds and the best movement up across this face. Absolute fabulous fun. CLIP! DON'T SKIP!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Drugs and Sex : Acid Mother Temple (5.10a)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: "The guidebook lists them as two different routes with different names and grades. I felt it appropriate to replicate this on mp as well."

Yah....that's fair. Lot's of folks (like my partner) were just doing the .10 warmup--while only some in our group were taking this to the top.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Drugs and Sex : Cocaine Rodeo (5.12a)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: "There's really not a shut-down move on the climb..."

Wwwwwwwhhhhhaaaaaa?!?! Are you high? First, there's that must-do, left-hand mono at the very beginning of the first bulge...then before the finishing moves you have to reach up and high step INTO an overhead gaston.

PLUS...if'n you didn't know to go beta right at the very beginning instead of trying that thin, desperate, 5.27d left sequence (SPOILER ALERT), then you'd likely get shut down THERE pretty hard.

I'd certainly call all THOSE sto... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : New Hipster Rock
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: SNAKE NEST!

To back up what others are saying, as of Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, there was/is a young rattler making her nest at the base of Hip-O-Campus (first climb on the left. You climb up 15 feet, stand on a boulder, and reach up to the first bolt, right? UNDER that freestanding boulder, there's a wavy, #2 crack. Stick your hand up under there and you'll her her shake tail).

A friendly reminder: young rattlesnakes are thought to be much more venomous, because they haven't yet learned to mo... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : New Hipster Rock : Hip-Or-Campus (5.10a)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: SNAKE NEST!

As of Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, there was/is a young rattler making her nest at the base of this route. (You climb up 15 feet, stand on a boulder, and reach up to the first bolt, right? UNDER that freestanding boulder, there's a wavy, #2 crack. Stick your hand up under there and you'll her her shake tail.)

A friendly reminder: young rattlesnakes are thought to be much more venomous, because they haven't yet learned to moderate their injections. They just give it all, don't they.

... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : New Hipster Rock : The Hipster (5.12a)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Bwha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaa.... There's like, ZERO chance this is only 12a. Empire and Wet Dreams...both mentioned here, both a letter grade easier than this fierce puppy!

And whoever's orange draws are hangin' on this...the bones are STARTING to get sun stiff. Heavy leaders beware....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Snake Eyes (5.11b/c)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 23, 2015

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Comments: Err...English, please?


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Par Six (5.11a/b) : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: Nice, bd,...way to set feminism back 30 years and give women yet one more reason not to join in the fun....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : Slammer (5.12b) : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: Hahahahaaa....as the ol' saying goes: Tall people reach, short people climb!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Sister Superior Group : Jah Man (5.10c) : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 5, 2015

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Comments: J Christ, Chapman. Making enemies and pissing off people again I see.

Are you broken?


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : The Grendel : Pierced Lip Lock (5.11b)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: The top half is a bucket of meh...take a star off for that, but the bottom half offer some of the coolest 11.soft moves on the Front Range. Awesome opossum!


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : The Grendel : The Monster Mash (5.9+)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: This line reminds me of that ol' saying: Short people climb, tall people reach.

Def. sandbagged (the 5.9 Mother Grendel just to the left felt a full grade EASIER, and it was wet...). Def. an ankle breaker, too, if'n you blow a couple of the crux clips. I'm tall so had no problems, but my short(er) partner had a real nasty time of it inna couple of places.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Y2K (5.12c)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Let's try this: hung July of 2015, the long draws dangling off the roof section are mine.

PUHL-EEZE feel free to clip 'em. Just don't strip 'em.

When I pull 'em, I'll pull this comment.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Twilight Zone : Shadow Play (5.11c) : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Holy shit...I've been grabbing that with my LEFT hand. No WONDER this roof feels like 13d to me....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Twilight Zone : Freedom Fries (5.11b)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Very ugly, rotten rock at that B3/B4 traverse. I recommend moving left and low under all that bullshittery to the obvious match jug, then humping over the bulge from there. (All that becomes clear when you get there.) It's a pumpier move for sure, but it's basically top-rope protected from the easy bolt you can clip, AND it'll save someone's brain as that rotten shit is starting to wedge loose like-ah bad tooth....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Twilight Zone : The Mind and the Matter (5.11)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAaaaaa... The smarmality continues!

So? Yeah...DOOO bring a few runners with you on this one; the line does wander quite a bit for just a handful of bolts. Also, my partner yesterday (Aug. 2, 2015) yanked off a chunk of mountain about the size of a prenatal horse. So be extra careful on these lines and wear plate armor....

Still, the line is probably worth doin'--if just the once.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: OhMyFuckingLanta...


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Photo
By: Top Rope Hero When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: And it goes without saying (or maybe it doesn't, so I'll say it here), try to tread the snow as much as you can to the base. The alpine tundra at this elevation is shockingly fragile, and just a few careless footfalls can leave indelible, scarring impressions. It's that leave-no-trace ethics, thing, right? More than just that Cliff Bar wrapper.

Oh...and don't forget yer glacier glasses! See-ya on the peaks....


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Tramp Stamp (5.11c/d)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: OhMyLanta, people. This climb is sure sweet, but it's HARDLY hard 11....


Location: Climbing Skills : How to Simul-Rappel
By: Top Rope Hero When: Jan 3, 2015

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Comments: Uhhhhmmmm, look. To be sure, simul-rapping is, like, more complex and shit than single repelling. Sure. Maybe like on the order of, say, using a spoon to spread peanut butter when you forgot all your knives. It's SA-LIGHTLY more complex, yes. But we're not talking about cold fusion here.

In fact, simul-rapping is a perfectly awesome, wholesome, easy-to-set-up and easy-to-use system that can shave gobs of not-drinking-a-beer time off your day.

If you've ever climbed Time Wave Zero down in the ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Cut Loose (5.11a)
By: Top Rope Hero When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: Fun, gutsy, one-move 11- wonder.

SPOILER ALERT! Ape arms help; if you got 'em, use 'em. All that liberally-chalked, intermediate bullshit is best left untouched. Grabbeth thy mighty underclings, lock that core down, and windmill your right hand up--all tha way up--for glory. Match, and indeed, cut loose. (Freeing the feet comes naturally. It worked well for me long before having read this description.)

A word about the bolting, though. I call this one "gutsy" not because the falls w... more >>


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