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Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Bishop : Unknown Handcrack - AKA The... (5.10+)
By: WadeM When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: We found an old sling used as a rap anchor. There are a couple options to get to the top of this thing, so I'd be interested if someone has done this.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Bishop : Craftwork (5.11c)
By: WadeM When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: BD4 is nice for the start as it's kinda funky. I started in the finger crackish thing just to the right and transitioned over.

Singles to #3, 3-5 BD #0.3/0.4.

It's a long pitch and is awesome.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Mellow Fellow (5.12a)
By: WadeM When: Jul 28, 2016

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Comments: Second pin on second pitch is no longer there. It got pulled during a fall this morning. A decent RP can be placed near where it pulled, but be aware.

Great route!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Hearts and Arrows (5.12b)
By: WadeM When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: ^^^ nice Eric
"Of note, the rotten corners a lot better than it looks, but if you can, give it to your partner."

Great route, great position. Bottom of route will get better with more traffic. Top 4 pitches of straight in jamming make a great and memorable exit.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : Birds of Fire (5.11a R)
By: WadeM When: Jul 21, 2016

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Comments: I'll agree with Simon that it's important to be a solid 10+ climber.

Fun route! Nice option for an iffy weather day, because you can just rappel the route. Just don't get caught on a runout when it starts to rain!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northeast Face : Cowboys and Indians (5.11b/c)
By: WadeM When: Jul 21, 2016

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Comments: Great route!

P1 - first bolt is out of view. Climb up the seam to a good foot ledge where you'll find the bolt.

P7 - the dihedral variation shown above looked fun, but we took the pitch described by Mr. Cordes. Take the arching crack on the far left side of the ledge, plug a gray Alien and a 0.5, and climb about 10 feet to good but small gear. I angled up and left, would have liked to place a bomber 0.5 and then go to anchors.

The last pitch is wet and exciting for both le... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Chasm View Wall : Babies R' Us (5.12- PG13)
By: WadeM When: Jul 12, 2016

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Comments: About 3 parties in the last week have gotten up this beauty. The route is clean and ready to go for summer!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Eroica (5.12b PG13)
By: WadeM When: Jul 11, 2016

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Comments: Agree with Josh that the 11+ stem pitch is harder than the 12b. This climb is stout. Last two pitches are now very mungy. We avoided one of the pitches by traversing over to Yellow Wall and then came back.

The crux stem pitch (not the 12) no longer has any pins as noted on the topo.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: WadeM When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: P3 choss seemed a bit looser that usual this morning....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : The Flying Buttress (5.10a)
By: WadeM When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Possible to protect the 3rd pitch roof without a 3. There's a good spot for a #2 and then a slot for a #1 right before the final bulge.

Second time up this and just as fun as the first.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Vertigo (5.11b)
By: WadeM When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Two fixed nuts and a pin on the crux dihedral, slung block with mangy tat on the roof pitch. Will try to clean up that block next time I'm up there.

So much fun.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Yellow Wall (5.11b R)
By: WadeM When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: You definitely don't want to fall on that RURP. Bring a sling to either place on the bashie or replace it entirely, as the current one is old.

Great route. A little wet to get to cross over but good to go otherwise.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: WadeM When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Dry and good to go for the season.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : West Shore : Cascade Cliff : Rasputin (5.11b)
By: WadeM When: Jun 18, 2016

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Comments: 7 Bolts

Pretty fun 5.9 climbing to a 5.10 crux and then the 5.11 right of the anchors.

Will get better as it gets climbed more.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : West Shore : Cascade Cliff
By: WadeM When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: The best sport cliff in all Tahoe!!!!!!!!!

Directions were spot on. Remember how much vertical you came up and make sure to reverse it or the "brambles" will get you!

Great Wall, can't wait to come back!!!!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : White Pine Boulders : ... : Fortune Cookie (V5)
By: WadeM When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: Fun problem!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Corner Pump Station (5.11c)
By: WadeM When: May 29, 2016

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Comments: No fixed gear except the knifeblade at the lower crux. 0.4 fits in quite nice just before turning the upper roof crux. Upper crux is more devious and requires good foot voodoo.

There are no longer slings atop the crux pitch to belay from but plenty gear anchors are found above, plan accordingly.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Howling at the Wind (5.11-)
By: WadeM When: May 29, 2016

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Comments: Great route, wet in the spring.

There are no longer slings atop the crux pitch but plenty gear anchors are found above, plan accordingly.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : March of Dimes (5.10c)
By: WadeM When: May 20, 2016

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Comments: P2 & 3 link nicely.

Fun climb.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Freeblast (5.11)
By: WadeM When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: Pin on p3 is no longer viable. The eye hole was blown out when we got to it today


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : Point of Entry (5.10c)
By: WadeM When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: Fun, short route then lots of traversing. Good way to get atop and set a TR for the 12s.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : You are Here (5.10+)
By: WadeM When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: Agreed, stout for 10+.

Usually pretty dirty, because it rarely gets done. Once you are past the dihedral, it's a somewhat contrived traverse out right to the anchors.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: WadeM When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: Easy to avoid it, but about halfway through the 5.8 pitch, there is a very loose, triangular block.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Liquor Mart (5.11 PG13)
By: WadeM When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: Cool route and fun movement. Lower section definitely has some sporty moves.

Pins at the crux (there are 3) held a fall as of April 2016. Really unique movement for Eldo.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: WadeM When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: Did a quick count of Mtn Proj ticks. Not a surprise to see Stefan leading the count

1 Stefan Griebel  73
2 Guy H.  12
3 Nax Seigal  10
4 Chris Archer  6
5 Wade M  6
6 Devan Johnson  5
7 Mark Hammond  4
8 Phil Lauffen  4
9 Brent Butler  3
10 Charles Vernon  3


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