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Areas = 15
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Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Greyrock : Southeast Face : Dancing Ladies (5.7)
By: Barry Collins When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: We modified the route by climbing the first crack to the right of Central Chimney. My girlfriend plugged a #3 cam low in the crack, then ran it out on face holds left of the crack, then regained the crack to the tree. A much better start than Central Chimney, I'd call it a heady 5.7 on the face. Solid 3 stars with this more direct start IMHO.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb the left butt cheek.
Climb the left butt cheek.

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Turret Dome : Guide's Route (5.6)
By: Barry Collins When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this route in 2 pitches with a 60 meter cord. Pitch 1 to the 3 pin anchor, then up and R, then cut left to the summit. I slung everything long, rope drag was not an issue. Fixed cam is still in the 5.8 crack if you choose that line, I didn't.

Location: stephnm : steph chu : Photo
By: Barry Collins When: Jan 12, 2013

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Comments: That's the narrow slot to get to the Sunshine Wall at Vantage. Climbed there many times.

Location: Tammy Payne : Lighthouse Tower - Lonely V... : Photo
By: Barry Collins When: Nov 30, 2012

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Comments: Past tense. I know what it's like to lose a climbing partner and lover

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Little Bear Peak : Northwest Face (4th)
By: Barry Collins When: Sep 15, 2012

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Comments: Onsight solo on 9/9/12. Left bivi at base of talus below the Black Hand at 7:30, arrived at LB summit at 9:40. A bit sketchy going up just right of the BH, then angled right chasing good holds, cut right again to the 3rd class "gully", then cruised it up to the ridge on ever improving rock. I thoroughly enjoyed this route and would recommend it, I had the face to myself. No moves harder than 4th class. It's in the shade until you top out on the ridge.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Uranus (5.8-)
By: Barry Collins When: Nov 23, 2011

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Comments: I like this pitch, there's hidden jugs in/around the "offwidth". Big cam useful higher up. I found ample cracks to build an anchor at the base. Yes, pins are dubious.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Barry Collins When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: Great pic yes, but no gear in the crack?? It's easy to slot a bomber nut near her left hand and not have to trust an inverted cam slotted behind a flake...yikes!

Location: Illinois : Mississippi Palisades : Double Overhang (5.8)
By: Barry Collins When: Jun 22, 2009

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Comments: Fun, pumpy route worth doing. Bolted anchors on top, no need to sling the tree anymore, a cord-a-let will do.

Location: Illinois : Mississippi Palisades : Nosey (5.7)
By: Barry Collins When: Jun 22, 2009

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Comments: Bolted top-rope anchors now installed, easily reached from the top.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Jug Dome aka Anne's Rock
By: Barry Collins When: Feb 22, 2009

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Comments: Quite the dilemma for sure. The summit of Anne's Rock is in a way its own "museum". The register has endured for 50 yrs, and it's heartening to know that many people have viewed it and chosen to leave it for the next person to experience. Personally I'd rather it stay where it is, where it was placed by the first ascentionist, as they intended it to be. Perhaps a more secure container would be a good idea though....

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Barry Collins When: Feb 10, 2008

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Comments: Took a nice 15 ft. fall from the Zot cave today when a fixed piece blew. BTW the fixed pin below the cave is bomber!! Rest of the climb is stellar.

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Royal Arches (5.9-)
By: Barry Collins When: Jun 28, 2007

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Comments: Take 2 60's and do the 7 raps in the dark with one headlamp. That was our strategy.....

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Birdland (5.7+)
By: Barry Collins When: Mar 28, 2007

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Comments: Just back from Red Rocks and a run up the "Bird". Beautiful route! In anticipation of the expected rope stretching 60 meter rap off the last pitch, I did the following: Tied a corda-lette to the anchors at the top of pitch 4, then I led up about 10 ft. and used a nut to "fix" the corda-lette to the bottom of the pitch 5 finger crack. Then on the rap, I simply reached over, clipped into the corda-lette, ran the rap knots right up against my rap device (use beefy knots and a biner through them). S... more >>

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Glacier Gorge : ... : All Mixed Up (WI4- R)
By: Barry Collins When: Jan 14, 2007

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Comments: Route is fat, wide and fun. Approach is deep powder, bring snowshoes. Climbed it yesterday, the lowlands were frigid but with an inversion we enjoyed 15-20 degree temps, no wind and some sun. Don't stay home cuz you think it's too cold up there!! Only us and another party of 2 had the whole route on a Sunday. Rapped the route off a tree to climbers right, frozen boulder and an ice pillar, seemed much easier than the walk off which the other party took.

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