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Areas = 15
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Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Canal Zone
By: Ben Helgeson When: Sep 7, 2008

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Comments: Fun climbing and close to home. Thanks to all who put their time, effort, and money into developing the area.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Nip and Tuck > Surprising Slab (5.8)
By: Ben Helgeson When: May 29, 2008

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Comments: Steve Dieckhoff thought this climb was noteworthy enough to include in is outstanding book, Serious Play: An Annotated Guide to Traditional Front Range Classics. There's a quote worth mentioning about this climb: "You could spend hours toproping different variations on this face, eliminating holds until there are none left. The grace, technique and confidence you learn while mastering this type of climbing will serve you well in your climbing career" (p.49).


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Cadillac Crag > Let it Vee (5.7)
By: Ben Helgeson When: May 26, 2008

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Comments: Great climb! Someone has 'adjusted' the stump recently. There is no longer potential for getting goosed/impaled. Very fun route!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > The Yellow Spur (5.9+)
By: Ben Helgeson When: Mar 22, 2008

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Comments: Every pitch is outstanding! Another note about the wind: after clipping my draws to the bolts on p. 5, the wind would blow them sideways, back and forth! Just when I thought I was balanced against the gust, it'd swirl and come back at me from the other direction.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Table Top Area > Kevin Spies the Line (5.6)
By: Ben Helgeson When: Jan 26, 2008

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Comments: The first couple of moves give the beginning leader something to commit to...after that, it's a fun cruise.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Killian's Dead (5.6)
By: Ben Helgeson When: Jan 26, 2008

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Comments: Cool to lead with trad gear, do it and then do the big dihedral....the OW provides good cam practice, and the new anchors up top make it really convenient.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Kid's Climb (5.10a)
By: Ben Helgeson When: Jan 26, 2008

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Comments: Clipping the third bolt is a bit tenuous, followed by some crimps to easier ground...feels like a 10-.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Big Dihedral (5.8)
By: Ben Helgeson When: Jan 26, 2008

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Comments: This is the most memorable trad climb at the cliffs. I thought it was just strenuous enough, but took gear well. Set an anchor with gear up top. Don't use the anchors on the detached block. We see people using those anchors when we go up there, but it is a bad idea....


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Whale's Tail > West Crack (5.3)
By: Ben Helgeson When: Aug 11, 2007

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Comments: Don't go to the gym after work. Go climb the West Crack. Downclimb the east slabs for a technical descent.


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Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Best Climber EatsGeneral ClimbingBen HelgesonAug 16, 2008

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Ruper 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Redgarden - Tower One

The Yellow Spur 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Redgarden - Tower One

The Bastille Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > The Bastille - N Face

North Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Colorado > Colorado Springs > ... > Montezuma Tower

Pear Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > ... > J-Crack Slab Area

West Crack (aka Star Wars) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Lower Peanuts

The Owl 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > The Dome

Classic Dihedral 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Colorado > South Platte > ... > Bucksnort Slab

Edward's Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Walt's Wall

North Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > The Matron

Touch 'N' Go 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Redgarden - Tower Two

Long John Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > West Ridge - part B - Long ...

Over the Hill 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Rincon - L of Center Route

Emerald City 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Rincon - L of Center Route

Outer Space 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > The Bastille - N Face

The Green Spur 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Walking With A Ghost 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Colorado > Golden > ... > The Canal Zone

West Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Utah > Moab Area > ... > Owl Rock

Gondolier Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Colorado > Golden > ... > The Canal Zone

Handcracker Direct 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > West Ridge - part C - Pony ...

Batman and Robin 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > Batman Pinnacle

Over and Out 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Rincon - L of Center Route

Gonzo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > Cadillac Crag

East Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > The Dome

Northwest Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > ... > Fourth Buttress

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