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Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree...
By: Baumer When: Sep 6, 2017

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Comments: BRING WAG BAGS!!! It's nearly impossible to dig a properly LNT cathole here (the whole valley is within 200 feet of a stream), and the entire campsite stinks.

Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Central Wonderland : ... : Dangling Woo Li Master (5.10a)
By: Baumer When: Oct 13, 2016

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Comments: Whatever you do, DO NOT climb the awful chimney out right like my partner did! It's basically 25' of beached-whaling over super-sketchy pro.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Handcracker Direct (5.10a)
By: Baumer When: Oct 4, 2016

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Comments: The jug that gets you onto the arete on P1 is starting to flex a bit. Might go tomorrow or last another 100 years. Will likely be significantly harder without it (9+?).

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: Baumer When: Aug 18, 2016

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Comments: There's a bird's nest in the crack about 10' up from the belay atop P1. Lots of bird shit at the belay and an obviously unhappy bird. It may be best to bump out left to West Crack for the time being.

Location: Colorado : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : ... : Buffalo Soldier (5.10c)
By: Baumer When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: This is a well-protected sport route, no need for cams.

Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Fat Lipped Gofur (5.8+)
By: Baumer When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: I thought the slab move clipping the 4th bolt (?) was the crux. Very low-angle but thin and a miniscule clipping hold.

Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Br'er Fox (5.7)
By: Baumer When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: One of the steepest 5.7s I've ever been on, but the holds are absolutely enormous. Good route for gym climbers.

Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Bicolored Python Rock Snake (5.8)
By: Baumer When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: Seems to be cleaning up OK. There's some very small stuff still exfoliating but nothing dangerous (that I found). This was nowhere near 5.9, though.

Location: Utah : Moab Area : River Road : River Road Dihedrals : Bloody Elbows (5.9)
By: Baumer When: Apr 15, 2015

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Comments: Great tour of fingers-to-fists sizes. I didn't place anything bigger than a BD# 4.

Location: Colorado : Coal Creek Canyon : 6th Flatiron (Blue Mountain... : Sand-Witch (5.7)
By: Baumer When: Dec 31, 2014

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Comments: Why is this listed in the Ice & Mixed section? It appears to be a rock route.

Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Buckets of Rain (5.9)
By: Baumer When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: IMO, if you go straight at the top (using the off-fingers crack with your right hand), it's 10a or 10b. If you cheat it by heading out to the short arete above the bush on the left, it's maybe 8+.

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Dark Side : Black Dihedral (5.8)
By: Baumer When: May 6, 2014

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Comments: BEWARE LOOSE ROCK! My friend and I climbed this the other night (5/4/14) and encountered some seriously sketchy loose rock near the top. It was 11pm on a Sunday with nobody else around, so we trundled what we could (including several football-sized rocks and one about as big as a microwave!). However, there is still a small pile of loose chockstones in the chimney section about 10 feet below the tree up top. Please be careful or avoid this route!

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Purple Haze (5.9)
By: Baumer When: Nov 19, 2013

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Comments: A few comments on gear: I protected the P2 crux with a yellow X4, which seemed decent (I also found a stopper placement by the point at my feet in case I blew past the ledge). If you do this in one pitch, save a #2 Camalot for the handcrack at the top! I foolishly used mine down low (on the 5.7 section) and had to just sack up through much of the upper section until I could finally fit a #3 in just below the anchors.

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Ian's Climb (5.7+)
By: Baumer When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: This can be led on gear if you're so inclined. It's no harder (probably easier) than Crynoid Corner, so I'd say 5.7 is the correct rating.

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor : Brush Your Teeth (5.9)
By: Baumer When: May 10, 2013

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Comments: Is the crux up high? I led all but about the last 15 feet of this climb (then traversed right to the 5.6 Corner anchors) and marked it as "5.7+ish" in my notes last October. It was definitely a fun natural line, and having its own anchors will make it much better.

Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : The East Quarry : Emilia's Corner (5.8+)
By: Baumer When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: A bolt anchor (and some further cleaning) will make this a solid 2-star route. The walk-off to the left is a bit loose and sketchy.

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Pennies and Piggydust (5.8-)
By: Baumer When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: I marked this as my FA because I found no evidence of previous ascents, and since the routes on either side seem to have been developed quite recently, it seemed reasonable. However, if this is your route, please do let me know.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : Huston Crack (5.9)
By: Baumer When: Jul 24, 2012

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Comments: I brought a #6 because, well, I own one and I've only placed it once before. Found a great spot for it up high...but you can sew it up just fine without. Two #4's and a #5 will get you through the crux.

Location: Colorado : Downtown Denver : Up to the Boss's Office (V2 M5- X)
By: Baumer When: Jul 5, 2012

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Comments: Teigon, maybe we should bolt it?

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book : Zingando (5.5)
By: Baumer When: Jul 5, 2012

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Comments: My partner & I had a bit of a route-finding misadventure here. While the description of how to find the start is excellent, the description of P1 isn't quite so clear. She made "junky, somewhat dirty moves" straight up the slab to a lower roof that didn't go at 5.5. I took the lead, then wandered all over hell & back looking for the right-angling crack mentioned in P2. Turns out I had been below the correct roof, but the left-angling crack above it confused me. In any case, GO RIGHT AND UP THROU... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : E of East Slab East (5.7)
By: Baumer When: Mar 20, 2012

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Comments: I'm with Arlo. The fingercrack is the crux (I'd call it 5.7), and there was plenty of gear on the slab. Fun climb!

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls : Kiddie Flow (Far Left) (WI1)
By: Baumer When: Mar 6, 2012

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Comments: Ha HA! Love the Monty Python vid. Pretty much sums it up. The normal downclimb is further left.

Location: Colorado : Downtown Denver : Up to the Boss's Office (V2 M5- X)
By: Baumer When: Jan 13, 2012

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Comments: Pfffft, FA, my ass. I was totally crushing this climb within weeks of the grand opening.

Location: Colorado : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Miscellaneous Castlewood Bo... : Little Devil (V12+ X)
By: Baumer When: Nov 18, 2011

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Comments: Ever since my attempt at the Little Devil, my days are filled with panicked flashes of the airy arete as I wander the office with a thousand-yard stare. At night, I toss and turn with acrophobic visions and cold sweats. When sleep finally comes...The Dream inevitably tears me from my slumber. I'm a twitching, wretched shell of a man, like a tormented character out of a Poe story.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Your Basic Lieback (5.6)
By: Baumer When: Sep 18, 2011

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Comments: The direct start is absolutely the way to go. It's a fun little 5.4 flake/5.6 hand crack that takes you right up to the start (rather than walking down the loose, exposed Star Wars ledge), and when you rap off your pack is right there. This solves all of the problems mentioned in the route description!

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