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Member Since: Sep 2, 2006
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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Between Shark's Fin Wall & ... : Trash Crack (5.8- PG13)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: This is the same as "Trash Crack" I guess I forgot to tell Tim I posted it, anyways I was looking a little closer at the picture and I don't know that you would actually hit the ground, but it would be close.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Between Shark's Fin Wall & ... : Trash Crack (5.8- PG13)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: I was looking at it and was thinking that you might not actually hit the ground if you fell from your second piece, but you would be really close and I wouldn't recommend trying it and finding out.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Between Shark's Fin Wall & ... : Trash Crack (5.8- PG13)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 30, 2007

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Comments: I wouldn't even get on this thing unless you have a really strong head about you and feel really good with the grade.

P.S.- Yes I had recently read the article "Superchoss" in Climbing Magazine.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Rifle Mountain State Park : West Side of the Canyon : Final Curtain (WI4-5)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 12, 2007

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Comments: If you were that close to the road, you were probably not on "The Final Curtain"; however, the curtain has formed every year since I can remember.
The mixed line (on the right) is usually the more in-and-out. I also wanted to say that there is a line basically right down the middle that I would say is WI 3. It is excellent if you are just learning to lead.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Feb 4, 2007

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Comments: This distinction is very, very, helpful please do not change it back. It is extremely easier to find ice climbs when they are separated as such. Just scanning through I have found a ton of climbs that I probably would have never known existed.

I was also wondering if there is anyone in the Rifle/Parachute area that wants to some ice climbing. Especially locally. I have also found some new ice climbs around Parachute that I believe are different from those mentioned on a book I have. I hope this... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Ironing Board Slabs (Upper ... : Ten Second High (5.10)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Feb 4, 2007

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Comments: Hey Allen this is the climb I was talking about. Good to see that the guys that actually put it up had something to say! It's always nice to know the history of the climbs, "I think." (Carl, Caddyshack)
I really had fun doing this climb excellent addition to the BTC fellas, thanks.

Travis


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Bridge Wall North (Practice... : Practice Rock (5.6)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 13, 2006

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Comments: Hey, Allen, I have been thinking a lot about what you meant by, "out of place." It finally dawned on me, and what you had to say about the disservice to the first climbers is totally true, I couldn't agree more and hadn't really thought about that aspect before. I also wanted to say thank you for your story about your own bolting, it really had a lot to say to me personally. I have realized more and more that bolting and establishing new climbs is not something to be taken lightly. All aspects n... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - left buttress : Sparky's Cooler (5.10a)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 11, 2006

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Comments: Hey Allen, have you ever thought of placing the gear first and then leading it "pink-pointing" it? If you led it a few times, you could maybe figure it out enough to lead and place the gear. If you wouldn't mind, I would like a shot at it in the next couple of months.
Just to keep it pure, I would say not to bolt it, but I can't really say without seeing it. Climb safe, Travis


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Dorsal Crack Area : "Dorsal Crack" (5.5)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 11, 2006

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Comments: I should have figured that you had climbed it before. I didn't even think to write you first. I hope you don't mind the name I certainlly wasn't trying to step on anyones toes.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Bridge Wall North (Practice... : Practice Rock (5.6)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 11, 2006

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Comments: Hey Allen could you expound on what you mean by out of place. I'm not sure I understand what you mean?
Also, does anyone else have any opinions?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 11, 2006

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Comments: Thanks a lot, that worked great. I got it through Barnes and Noble. Vol. 1 is the one that actually talks about the BTC for anyone who was wondering.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 10, 2006

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Comments: Hey everyone, Travis again. I was still wondering of anyone knows a store that is selling Gillett's book or maybe how to get a hold of him about getting one. If any one even knows the exact name of the book it would be very helpful. I heard (through another post) that there is also another book that covered some of the canyon, specifically the Monastery. However, again there was no exact name or any info. on how to get a copy. Climb Safe, Travis


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Ironing Board Slabs (Upper ... : Ten Second High (5.10)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 10, 2006

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Comments: I tried to include a picture as well, but I couldn't figure it out. I'll try to get it in here as soon as possible.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Dorsal Crack Area : "Dorsal Crack" (5.5)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 9, 2006

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Comments: The best way to do this is take a set of stoppers, (you'll probably only need about two or three) climb the route and just "hip belay" around the tree at the top. It will give you plenty of friction to hold any fall that could possibly happen. If you do this, you can both finish the route in about 6-7 mins. It kind of makes you feel like a wanna be Hans Florine ;) (or something).


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Shark's Fin Wall : True Colors (5.10d)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 9, 2006

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Comments: This is a pretty sweet route, definitely worth the hike. In my opinion the best climb in the Shark Fin Wall. (Which has several that are worth the hike.)
With True Colors, you can also go through the crack to the right at the horizontal roof which makes it slightly easier. Bringing a hand sized cam makes it a lot safer and is easily placed anywhere in the crack. (10b) Enjoy.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro...
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 2, 2006

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Comments: Travis again, I was wondering if anyone knew who put up the short, hard route before the bridge below the practice slab. It is easy to find. It is right at the pull-out and has two bolts with a one bolt anchor. Also, has anyone actually completed this thing? My friend Tim and myself have tried it before but found it to be way over our heads.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Bridge Wall North (Practice... : Practice Rock (5.6)
By: Travis R. Thompson When: Sep 2, 2006

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Comments: Hey, I was just wondering why has no one bolted the practice slab so that you could lead it? I personally have had to wonder for some time now. I have top-roped all over the face many times and have also noticed that the three most obvious lines that could be bolted are those that are highlighted in the picture. I think that all three of these would be great lines and would personally love to see them bolted because of their exceptional quality. I think it would be hard to argue that they would ... more >>