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Jul 18, 2014
Are there any continuous moderate off-width cracks in the boulder area? jcm537
From Broomfield, Co.
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Jul 18, 2014
These ought to keep you busy for a while.

To narrow the list a little bit:
Huston Crack at Cob Rock is one of the easier ones. Not super long, but you'll get to work on the techniques a little.

Grand Giraffe in Eldo is a good one. Again not super long, but long enough to count.

By Gully at Castle Rock will feel plenty continuous, but it's more of a squeeze chimney.

Vedauwoo is really your best bet for continuous moderate off-width.
Rich Farnham
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Jul 18, 2014
Thanks for the very comprehensive list. I will be busy for a while. jcm537
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Jul 18, 2014
Heading up the best pitches of the route. Perfect ...
I highly recommend the Umph Slot. Sandbagged 5.8+ doesn't really get any better. Eric Klammer
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 10, 2012
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Jul 18, 2014
Viking helmet cover, yep.
Eric Klammer wrote:
I highly recommend the Umph Slot. Sandbagged 5.8+ doesn't really get any better.


To call the Umph Slot "sandbagged" at 5.8+ might just be the understatement of the year. It's sandbagged at the 5.10 consensus.
Abram Herman
From Golden, CO
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Jul 20, 2014
Right before stepping onto the Emmons Glacier, bel...
JCM, I've been ticking this list off for the last 3 months. It's pretty solid. The only climb thus far that has left me absolutely flailing has been The Umph Slot. Give me a holler sometime if you want to get on it. I want a second go.

Sagar
Sagar Gondalia
From Golden
Joined Jun 11, 2006
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Jul 20, 2014
Hampi, india
Captain beyond at the Mickey Mouse wall!
Crack of fear on lumpy ridge!
Jordan Moore
From Boulder, co
Joined Feb 9, 2011
42 points
Jul 20, 2014
Huston Crack (5.7/.8) on Cob Rock. Kent Pease
From Littleton, Colorado
Joined Feb 13, 2006
118 points
Jul 21, 2014
Great list. Thanks for the suggestions. I did upstairs this weekend. Awesome!
Sagar, i tried umph slot & determined im not ready yet.
jcm537
From Broomfield, Co.
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Jul 22, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...

Anyone want to revive this?
"OWW!" (Off Width Wednesday) has a better ring to it and a better acronym though...
Plus, Tuesdays don't work for me.

So... Roll Call?
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Jul 22, 2014
Hampi, india
I"m game! I'll be back on the front range for about 6 weeks starting August 1st. I'll have a pretty flexible schedule and should be able to get out almost every wednesday to struggle up some OW! Jordan Moore
From Boulder, co
Joined Feb 9, 2011
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Jul 22, 2014
Right before stepping onto the Emmons Glacier, bel...
I'm in. Sagar Gondalia
From Golden
Joined Jun 11, 2006
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Jul 22, 2014
let's do this Colorado! Let's get WIDE!! good pro
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Jul 22, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
good pro wrote:
let's do this Colorado! Let's get WIDE!!

Hmmm... I like this. Please do show up. I will be sure that you get the treatment that you are entitled to, Elanor.
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
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Jul 22, 2014
Whats with the "tude" Tony? Not making me feel very welcome with those off handed sadistic threats.... good pro
Joined May 8, 2014
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Jul 22, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
No threats have been made, and you clearly don't know what sadistic means. You'll just be shunned. Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
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Jul 22, 2014
Kloof at night!
I tried reviving that awhile ago Tony...

Im down

I have a couple OW that arent on MP, that actually require OW technique. I'd be game for giving them a go...not new routing just obscure flatty climbs I've come across
WadeM
Joined Apr 22, 2010
199 points
Jul 22, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
WadeM wrote:
I tried reviving that awhile ago Tony... Im down I have a couple OW that arent on MP, that actually require OW technique. I'd be game for giving them a go...not new routing just obscure flatty climbs I've come across

List up/propose. I'm down/eager for that.
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
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Jul 22, 2014
Right before stepping onto the Emmons Glacier, bel...
Also super interested in that. Willing to get going as soon as next Wednesday! Sagar Gondalia
From Golden
Joined Jun 11, 2006
21 points
Jul 22, 2014
Upper Parunuweap Canyon
Tony B wrote:
Anyone want to revive this? "OWW!" (Off Width Wednesday)

Aww Tony, now you start this up? ;)

One more Eldo OW: Funeral March
fossana
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
12,081 points
Jul 22, 2014
Heading up the best pitches of the route. Perfect ...
Abram Herman wrote:
To call the Umph Slot "sandbagged" at 5.8+ might just be the understatement of the year. It's sandbagged at the 5.10 consensus.


Well sure if you weigh more than 100 pounds and are wearing one of those newfangled harnesses and not your swami!

In all seriousness though, that is quite a route and one I have yet to succeed at! I'll be back soon though... (Once I'm done healing from my last go on it.)
Eric Klammer
From Boulder, CO
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