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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado > South Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Pine Cone Dome > Kabuli (submitted as Talk t... (5.9+)
By: Blazer When: Jul 17, 2011

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Comments: Some runouts between bolts - felt more like 10a/b based on other ratings at 11mile. For leaders comfortable at the grade. Was looking to the line directly to the right and envious of the four bolts to the anchor in the same distance that I had one on delicate crimps and edges on not as vertical terrain....

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Arch Rock > The Staircase (5.5)
By: Blazer When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Wanted to do the 5.8 finish but was concerned that my follower who was shorter (and new) would have a hard time with it. Would recommend going for it and bringing the #3 cam up as you go and then pulling it altogether when you are on safer ground (and letting them follow on easy terrain to the left of it). Watch for the rope getting stuck in the crack and recommend belaying on the ledge above the 5.8 crack as noted previously (finishing with a ~10 walk off on 5.2 ground w/no exposure) - commun... more >>

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > River Wall > Loaf and Jug (5.7)
By: Blazer When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Falcon guidebook rates this as "popular and fun" - didn't think this was a good one for the first time leader - pro was not great - had to clean a bunch of dirt out of cracks - although the climbing was relatively easy until you hit a polished section with a lot of exposure and had to make a desperate move for a sloper. High step finish brings you to a ledge with a bunch of sand and loose stones. Better to top rope off the bolts that are easily accessed from the top.

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