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Member Since: Oct 11, 2010
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Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Flipflops

Flipflops

Europe : Germany : ... : Devil's Crack (5.10c)

Jul 15, 2015

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Br'er Bear (5.10b)
By: Bal Rau When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: No way this is the same grade as Gooey Kablooie.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Yellow Dog Dingo (5.6)
By: Bal Rau When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: How are you supposed to get off the anchors from the Horn Pipes variation? The rock looks really loose between it and the anchor of the standard P3. Or any info on which way the walk down is? We didn't want to risk either so just left a locker up there to rap from.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Made In The Shade (5.9-) : Photo
By: Bal Rau When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: From which anchors?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Lambada (5.10a/b)
By: Bal Rau When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: With the X on that block by the roof, the options are now to go direct which is hard (more than 10a/b), or go left which is super easy.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Death Rock
By: Bal Rau When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: What's that route before the 12s that's significantly easier ?


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : ... : Buffalo Soldier (5.10c)
By: Bal Rau When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: This is sport, not trad.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Capitalist Crag : Lower Capitalist Crag : Stroh's (5.11-)
By: Bal Rau When: May 12, 2013

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Comments: Belay bolt was there today.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Stone Cold Moderate (5.7)
By: Bal Rau When: Oct 9, 2012

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Comments: Direct start is a V0 before you're clipped; do it at your own risk. The rest is 5.6.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Mercy Drilling (5.12a)
By: Bal Rau When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: So the route is called Mercy Drilling, but all holds are natural? Me confused.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : "Is Our Children Learning?" (5.9+)
By: Bal Rau When: Jun 16, 2012

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Comments: Stich, 70 meter ropes are pretty standard nowadays. Using your logic, nothing over 80 feet would be bolted, because that's the most you can handle with a 50 meter rope.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9) : Photo
By: Bal Rau When: May 28, 2012

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Comments: Methinks that's 15. #16 is the one with the roof.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Ripcord (5.12a)
By: Bal Rau When: May 3, 2012

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Comments: Beware of TR-ing this. My rope either got rubbed against an edge or got stuck in an undercling above the roof, but I had to cut 15 feet off.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Photo
By: Bal Rau When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: This is Freefall, not Ripcord.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Crystal Wall : Duke's Wall
By: Bal Rau When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: What is the route left of Gool Ol' Boys ?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Misunderestimate (5.10b/c)
By: Bal Rau When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: So what's the proper bolt count?


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Don't Be Messin' With Ma Mo... (5.10d)
By: Bal Rau When: Nov 21, 2011

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Comments: Is this the route that shares the first 3 bolts with Early Bird? Based on the bolt count it should be, but neither the book nor this site says so.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Dog House : Dog Breath (5.10)
By: Bal Rau When: Oct 16, 2011

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Comments: The big block before going to the anchors seems loose. Would be scary if it fell.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Crystal Wall : North Face : Tour de Poudre (5.12b)
By: Bal Rau When: Oct 16, 2011

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Comments: Jon, I think what you were missing at the second to last hold is that it's much easier to go right and use crimps rather than go left into that crack that has the ton of chalk in it. That way it's a 10a to me.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Porkus Non Grata (5.11a)
By: Bal Rau When: Oct 10, 2011

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Comments: Are you supposed to start this from the ground or from the boulder? It seemed way harder than 10d either way.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Gondolier Arete (5.10a)
By: Bal Rau When: Jul 11, 2011

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Comments: Nice feature, one move wonder before the anchors. Do those who say it's a 5.9 think that the last move goes at that ? I don't.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Left Wire : Addict's Wall : No Fruit (5.10a)
By: Bal Rau When: Jun 23, 2011

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Comments: Pretty much what Justin said.

Pulling the first roof is a nice move, but feels somewhat contrived, because we went out right first before hand traversing back above the bolt to pull the roof.

We both went out right after the second bolt from the end. Going left to the slab under the roof was a nice move, but seemed like you don't have any feet. And we skipped the last bolt; it's in an unreachable location.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice
By: Bal Rau When: Jun 9, 2011

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Comments: There's a new 10d at the end of the wall. How do I add it here ?


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Dark Side : 27 Tons (5.10a)
By: Bal Rau When: May 30, 2011

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Comments: You'll be at The Banks Campground Group site if you top out this route. It's only 10 feet of climbing and one 5.8 move above the anchors, but look out for the loose stones up there.


Location: CO : New Shelf Road Guide Book A...
By: Bal Rau When: Oct 11, 2010

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Comments: Is this out yet? If so, does anyone have a link to purchase it?


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