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Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Hey Pueblo Gringo, Got a Ha... (5.10d)
By: tradcragrat When: Dec 25, 2008

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Comments: The move before the top is not hard, but just off-balance enough to make for a great, committing solo.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Grapefruit Dance (5.12b)
By: tradcragrat When: Nov 8, 2008

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Comments: A foothold broke at the crux. This may change the difficulty, or it may not depending on what sequence you use.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : South Side Area : Main Boulder aka The Wedge : Don't Tell Mom (5.11a)
By: tradcragrat When: Nov 2, 2008

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Comments: I bouldered/soloed this after inspecting it once on toprope. I think it's solid 5.11. A good (and heady) route that probably deserves more toprope traffic than it gets. The crux comes at about 25 feet, give or take.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : The Extremist (former enter... (5.12a)
By: tradcragrat When: Oct 26, 2008

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Comments: The second clip is sketchy, and the hanger on the bolt spins. Cool route though.

Also, the crux is made significantly easier via a hold out left. I don't if that is considered off route, but if so it's contrived because you can go about 4 feet to the left of the bolt line, still able to clip the bolts. This does, however, make the top part a bit harder.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Unfinished Symphony (5.11b)
By: tradcragrat When: Aug 21, 2008

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Comments: The crux pitch has been retro-bolted; formerly it featured bad bolts on 5.10-ish terrain, it is now safe. There are, however, some difficult clips in the very thin crux section. The 10d layback pitches require a lot of small gear to protect adequately; there are some bolts on both pitches, but gear is needed in between. An alternate start links up the first two pitches of "Dirty White Boys" to join the route at the third pitch. Note that if you do the first 5.7 pitch of Snake... more >>


Location: CO : Alex Honnold Free Solos Moo...
By: tradcragrat When: Apr 9, 2008

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Comments: Great send. By all accounts, great kid. This reminds me of Hansjorg Auer's solo of the Fish Route (3000ft 12c). Why did that get almost no press?