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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Corner Pump Station (5.11c)
By: WadeM When: 2 days ago

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Comments: No fixed gear except the knifeblade at the lower crux.
.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: 2 days ago

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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


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Interceptor (5.11b R)
By: WadeM When: Apr 22, 2016

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Comments: Great pitch!

Single rack of finger and maybe doubles on 1.

I placed a #2 (not great) and a 0.75 (bomber) before the crux runout, number 1 would have been better.

You can get in something smaller higher, but honestly that would be a speedbump.

High quality but definitely R (a safe clean long fall).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Without A Net (5.11+ PG13)
By: WadeM When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: We noticed the tri-cam placement, but going for this lead onsight, I'd give it R-.

I also imagine it hadn't been climbed in a while, because it was overgrown with lichen. I really enjoyed the climbing!

Just needs a little cleaning!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Wiggins II (5.12-)
By: WadeM When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Definitely the toughest 12- Ive been on in the Creek. Its good and sooo long

Good hands don't come till the anchor

Seemed:
45-50 feet 1s
25 ft .75
10 ft boulder problem at pin
15 ft .5
20 ft .75 to 1s
Good Hands to the anchor


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Lincoln Creek : Lincoln Creek Cliff : Peruvian Flake (5.10a)
By: WadeM When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Although easy, there was a mild run between the pin and next gear if I remember correctly.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Puzzle Factory (5.12)
By: WadeM When: Apr 1, 2016

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Comments: Mirroring Ryan's comments:

4 nice for start
1.5 under the roof
.5s to the rest out right
2-3 .75s to the chains

Great Route


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall : Green Cam Lieback (aka Past... (5.11c)
By: WadeM When: Mar 8, 2016

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Comments: Boulder Problem takes a .75 off the deck and an optional 2 or 3 - Don't blow it though. It would not be fun

Blast .5s (maybe 4-5) till a rest. Climb the easy slot to a thin hands crack with plenty of feet. Real business is the layback


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Scary Canary (5.12b/c R)
By: WadeM When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: Purple C3 protects P1 pretty well, and back up the pin with a yellow Alien.

Great route!!! WILD!!!!!!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Pure Pressure (submitted as... (5.14-)
By: WadeM When: Mar 4, 2016

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Comments: Ben sent this and is calling it Pure Pressure.

rockandice.com/weekend-whipper...

^^^obv not the send go


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Parting Shot (5.11)
By: WadeM When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: Great route! Bolts are where you want them!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Clear Creek Canyon - Ice : M3 Crag : Pis-Aller (M6-7) : Photo
By: WadeM When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: Opening sequence is awesome!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Clear Creek Canyon - Ice : M3 Crag : Wendy's Splitter (5.6 M3)
By: WadeM When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: Probably one of the most splitter moderate cracks on the Front Range. No anchors though. The suggested rack should leave you with enought to build an anchor.

Walk off down and climber's left. There's a tiered system that deposits you about 70 feet left of the crack.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Pure Pressure (submitted as... (5.14-)
By: WadeM When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: FA: Ben Rueck on trad!!!!!!


Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Squaw (5.10 A0 PG13)
By: WadeM When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: Holds are not obvious from below, inspecting from above will give better chance

Below the loose rock just below the roof. I kicked off a big block last time


Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Mystery Route on Hot Wing B... (5.9+)
By: WadeM When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: Finger crack finish is pretty fun!


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Quiver and Quill (5.10c)
By: WadeM When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: Your #2 is still in there looking brand new. Great route! A small handed individual with dual nut tools could maybe get that cam out.

Doesn't need much gear - packs a punch.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Cary Granite (5.11c)
By: WadeM When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Single fingers, double 0.5-4, set of alloys would be great.

Fixed nut on P1.
P2 is great stemming and layback.
P3 - traverse is fairly straightforward. Downclimb off belay, and then keep your crimp hand strong. Roof is bomber #2s - easier I thought than Vertigo roof.
P4/5 - wide for a short stint, then steep jugs to the top!

Great route!!!

Could run in two pitches with smart use of slings.


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