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Rock Climbing Photo: Me Starting Montazuma's Tower

Member Since: Mar 30, 2009
Last Visit: May 20, 2016
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : Big Sky (5.7)
By: Travis Merrill When: Sep 4, 2011

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Comments: Just a warning: the first bolt for this route was spinning in the hole. Very unsafe. I climbed past it and just clipped into the second, but that first bolt is no longer a good piece of protection.

Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Cowboy Boot Crack (5.6)
By: Travis Merrill When: Sep 2, 2010

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Comments: Climbed this one yesterday. Just a warning: beware of the big Petzl eyebolts at the top anchor (second one?). I got up there and found the eyebolts almost 50% worn through. I know it's a beginner route, but people need to learn to preserve some fixed gear.

Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Trigger Finger (5.9+)
By: Travis Merrill When: Sep 2, 2010

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Comments: Hey guys, just climbed this one again yesterday. Always a good route, along with previous advice be careful on those flakes. I definitely felt them shift a bit, pull down not out....

I climbed it up to the second set of anchors just above the unzipped set, the nice big glue-in eyebolts. Sweet anchors except the fact that they are worn almost 50% of the way through. I don't know what can be done about it, but those things are getting sketchy. Don't add to it by toproping through them.

Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Ragger Bagger (5.8+)
By: Travis Merrill When: Oct 13, 2009

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Comments: I enjoyed the route, didn't really know what I was getting into, but Jimmie Dunn said to try it so I did. Great moves, and a fun deep section.

Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : High Heeled Tittty Twister (5.10-)
By: Travis Merrill When: Apr 28, 2009

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Comments: I really liked this route, it looked harder than it was. Also when i reached the anchors both the nuts on the bolts were so loose i could finger tighten them. The bolts seemed fine but the "hangers" are barely on there, i backed it up with the one cam i always have on me (yay green link) and tightened as much as I could with my fingers. Someone might want to take a wrench up there or something.

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