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Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Alex Burton When: Jul 15, 2010

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Rock Climbing Photo: 7th  pitch on Petite Grepon in yellow.  Harder var...
7th pitch on Petite Grepon in yellow. Harder variation in blue.

First time on the Petit on Tuesday. What a beautiful climb! Realizing I probably got off route on the 7th pitch. If you click on and expand the above picture, you'll see the blue line which we climbed and the yellow is the line that someone else posted in a beta photo as the standard route. The blue line took us up about a 20 foot finger/hand crack (visible in the photo) that definitely climbed harder than 5.7/5.8 (5.9 maybe?). Anyone else done it that way?

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Alex Burton When: Aug 11, 2009

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Comments: Amazing route...even if I was off route a bit (Thanks for telling on me and Clay, Lynn). Made the mistake of taking the dihedral directly above pitch 2 instead of the dihedral to the left. Got back on route after some major movement right to find a weakness and then a major traverse back left above.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Alex Burton When: Aug 19, 2007

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Comments: Finally, found the time to get out and do this one. My wife and I were in boulder for our 10th wedding anniversary, so her gift to me was following me on the Bastille. What an incredible climb. Pitch #3 was definitely my favorite, with great position and gear. I did the traditional finish up the chimney, and finished that by moving left from the top of the chimney up about 8-10 feet of slightly overhanging pocketed face. It was a fun, bouldery, but very short add on, that reminded me o... more >>

Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Alex Burton When: Apr 2, 2007

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Comments: Yes, being my first time up it, I'm not completely aware of what was up there before, beyond reading previous posts. It sounded like Stewart Green had added two large red Metolius hangers (the kind you rap off and pull a rope directly through since it has a very fat edge on it). However, when I topped out on the pillar there was just one of those there, and an obvious threaded hole where the other one used to be. In addition, there was also a regular bolt hanger (which may have been added re... more >>

Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Alex Burton When: Apr 2, 2007

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Comments: FYI: Climbed this route yesterday to the top of the second pitch. One of the fat, red, Metolius hangers on the top of the pillar is missing. There was just one red Metolius and a bolt hanger. Added a rappel ring to the bolt hanger. Does anyone know if the other Metolius was removed for a good reason, or just stolen?

Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space
By: Alex Burton When: Sep 22, 2006

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Comments: Red Rock Red Point has been rescheduled to October 1st, due to weather. All other details are the same.

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