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Areas = 15
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Dropout Option (FA)

5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b (3)

Trad, 1 pitch, 100'

CO : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock

Jun 25, 2012

Vaso-power linkup (FA)

5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b (1)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Right Gully

Apr 9, 2012

Etch-A-Sketch (FA)

5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c (1)

Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 300'

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Ship's Prow

Dec 2, 2011

Yard Arms (FA)

5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c (1)

Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 300'

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Ship's Prow

Dec 2, 2011

Keel Haul (FA)

5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c (1)

Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Ship's Prow

Dec 2, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Not all nuts are placed equal...

Not all nuts are placed equal...

Forums : General Climbing : BETTER, SAFER, FASTER TRAD ...

Jun 14, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: 6-year-old discovering ice

6-year-old discovering ice

Forums : Ice Climbing : ... : Post

Jan 22, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Smooth rap mode from Mammut instructions

Smooth rap mode from Mammut instructions

Forums : Climbing Gear Reviews : ... : Post

Jan 7, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Cooper on the FA of Window Pain, WI Sicks-pl...

Kevin Cooper on the FA of Window Pain, WI Sicks-plus.

Forums : Colorado : ... : Post

Oct 27, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Cooper runout on the Smear of Fear. It lived...

Kevin Cooper runout on the Smear of Fear. It lived up to its name yesterday - but still not as scary as the US Government.

Forums : General Climbing : ... : Post

Oct 1, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Smear of Fear and Crazy Train good to go.

Smear of Fear and Crazy Train good to go.

Forums : Colorado : ... : Post

Oct 1, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Smear of Fear and Crazy Train good to go.

Smear of Fear and Crazy Train good to go.

Forums : Colorado : ... : Post

Oct 1, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Fracking operation beginning June 2012 within sigh...

Fracking operation beginning June 2012 within sight of the flatirons and next to two elementary schools.

Forums : General Climbing : ... : Post

Jun 22, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Etch-a-Sketch topo.

Etch-a-Sketch topo.

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Etch-A-Sketch (5.13-)

Dec 2, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for Yard Arms.

Topo for Yard Arms.

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Yard Arms (5.13-)

Dec 2, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for Yard Arms, Etch-A-Sketch, and Keel Haul.

Topo for Yard Arms, Etch-A-Sketch, and Keel Haul.

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Keel Haul (5.13)

Dec 2, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Photo of Common Knowledge by Michael Meyers

Photo of Common Knowledge by Michael Meyers

Forums : Trad Climbing : ... : Post

Jun 14, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : Hasta La Hueco (5.12d)
By: topher donahue When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: I can just barely make the span at 5'11". If your wingpan is less than about 5'9 or 5'10, give yourself 13- on this one. There are other holds though, so if you're a shorty, don't be daunted - just be ready to get burly.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Tague Yer Time (5.12) : Photo
By: topher donahue When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: Hilarious! I looked at this and wondered, what kind of fools would do a big route in the Black as a threesome? Then I realized it was me, Anthony, and Jen on Tague Yer Time...


Location: General Climbing : Pic - 5/24 South Rim Wall B... : Photo
By: topher donahue When: Jul 30, 2014

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Comments: Hilarious! I looked at this and wondered, what kind of fools would do a big route in the Black as a threesome? Then I realized it was me, Anthony and Jen on Tague Yer Time...


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Red Dihedral (5.12d R)
By: topher donahue When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Yo, Skinny Legs, Craig deserves credit for lots of great firsts, but this isn't one of them. I replaced the bolts and was the first to climb the whole thing in one pitch placing all the gear on lead. I broke a big hold on the second pitch during one attempt which does make the second pitch a little harder. Placing the gear on the go and doing it in a single pitch feels a lot like 5.13.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Stonehenge : The Fiend (5.13c)
By: topher donahue When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: The bolts on this are really corroded, old, and sketchy. Many of the routes in the area from the same era have been rebolted, but this one needs some TLC.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Phee-nix (5.12b R)
By: topher donahue When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: Led this onsight with a couple terrified spotters in about 2001. Probably an irresponsible way to do it, but since there seems to be a new history of the route, it seemed worth mentioning. Climbs more like a highball V4 with a 5.10 finish than a 5.12.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : 10,000 Leagues (5.11- R)
By: topher donahue When: Dec 27, 2013

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Comments: Good to hear this climb is getting a bit of traffic and quality assessment by the experts, but I am a bit curious how it could get an easier grade than Lene's Dream, when you have to do the crux of Lene's Dream en route?

Also, on the pitch Scott describes as pitch 2, it appears he exited left early. This pitch is drawn in too far left in Levin's book. On the FA, we angled right until just a few feet from the 5.8 pitch on The Edge, (as close as you can get during the closed season and still be ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls : West Owl Direct (aka Silly ... (5.12a C2 R)
By: topher donahue When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: I'm with Bob. Leave the original name and leave the original free rating of .12a R. Unless you practice it and rehearse the gear, it's a scary lead. For grade, it's about spot on with other granite, .12a, trad testpieces. The onsight lead deserves an R rating but is a lot of fun and can be made safe enough. Tri-cams do help in the square pin scars. According to legend, after the FFA Bachar first said it was .11a or so - me thinks he was climbing really well at the time.

Another good bit of triv... more >>


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