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Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park
By: andy wellman When: Jul 1, 2008

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Comments: Wondering about the conditions at Rifle. Well, look no further than the new, updated, conditions page at I will be updating the page periodically as conditions change.

Also, the 2008 edition guidebook is out! However, the Demons of Bosch are hard at work, putting up routes at a furious pace. Check out for info on new routes and corrections, since the release of the guide.

I hope to see you all out there!

Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree...
By: andy wellman When: Jul 1, 2008

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Comments: Lime Creek is included in the new guidebook Rifle Mountain Park and Western Colorado Rock Climbs. The author of that section of the book is Nate Adams, who contributed many of the routes to this site. As Nate, myself, and probably many others have found out, the history of Lime Creek climbing is not well documented. Apparently there are plenty of instances of people putting up routes in the woods, not really telling too many people, not really writing too much down about the routes, and then not... more >>

Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall : Drunk Lover (5.11d)
By: andy wellman When: May 23, 2008

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Comments: FA: Dave Pegg.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12-)
By: andy wellman When: Mar 27, 2005

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Comments: I would just say that this is one of the most amazing free climbs I have ever done, and climbers should not be scared away by the lofty grade. Every move approaching 5.12 on the route is protected by a nice shiny bolt, allowing you both the comfort of safety and the foreknowledge that a crux may be coming. The climbing is quite sporty, by that I mean that it feels like sport climbing(not runnout), and because of this I think feels very accessible and not particularly intense for the grade. Great... more >>

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Death Of American Democracy (5.10 A4 X)
By: andy wellman When: Oct 24, 2001

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Comments: Solid effort climbing tis route. I'm curious, as one who is trying to learn a trade(aid climbing) on how you go about using aluminum heads in the Fishers. It was mentioned in the gear list. I've only placed a few heads before in Yosemite and one of the key considerations was making sure the placement was as clean as possible, so the head would stick to the rock, rather than the grit. To me it seems like this wouldn't work well in the fisher towers, or on sandstone at all. Please enlighten me on ... more >>

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