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Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Turkey Turd (5.11c)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 13, 2016

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Comments: P2 - beautiful, splitter finger crack to some face climbing. 9+/10-, 90'.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Indecent Exposure (5.7 X)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 4, 2016

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Comments: Not yet. It's something the PPCA Fixed Hardware Committee has discussed, but because of the process involved and our prioritization, it may take a bit longer, but keep checking, because we have begun some recent restoration here at the Garden. If you're on Facebook, like our page as that's also a good way to keep informed. Thanks - Bo


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Whimsical Dreams (5.11b)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: The new 2-bolt anchor was added by someone (I believe) this past winter/early spring. The consensus from people I've talked to about these (and my own opinion having used them) is that this anchor was placed in a poor location, contributing to more rope drag and direct outward pull on the bolts. It is also further up and back from where the old cable used to be around the block. It would be nice if there was some discussion, via the PPCA or just through this general forum, re... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : The 37th Cog in Melvin's Wh... (5.8) : Photo
By: Bosier Parsons When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Ha ha. Nice catch. Leftover from my window selling days.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : D7 Variation (5.11b)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Phil - Soma is further left. At the top of the first pitch to D7 Var, you traverse left to a hanging right facing corner and climb to a fixed anchor. This will set you up correctly for the final pitch to Table Ledge. Unless you're FA'ing, in which case, by all means!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Ground Control to Major Tom (5.8 R)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Aug 21, 2013

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Comments: Some updates as of 8/18/13 ascent with Hilaree O'Neill:

Fixed rope on rappel down Chillumstone was good. If it's not there, a single 70m would definitely work.

The large ponderosa pine tree at the top of the main part of the route has fallen over (from wind or lightning) and cannot be seen until right on top of it.

The route description above is pretty good. Though I probably made an error on the 2nd pitch, which was by far the most serious pitch on the route for us. I climbed up from belo... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : Credibility Gap (5.9+)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: Cool video, Brenden, but (unless I'm mistaken) it appears you were actually starting a climb called Dog Day Afternoon (5.11a), which traverses right from the first anchor on Credibility Gap. The second pitch of Credibility goes up and left to the large flake/chimney/right-facing corner and then on up. Just wanted to clarify for others. Cheers!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : End to End (5.10a)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Aug 30, 2012

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Comments: I could be mistaken, but I believe the FA was by Mike Johnson and Lou Kalina.

More importantly, has anyone heard anything about what happened to this guy??? If so, please let me know, as he pretty much went M.I.A. close to 8 (?) years ago.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Ariana (5.12a)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Aug 14, 2012

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Comments: On pitch 1, instead of angling left to the left side of The Mitten, step right to a thin crack in the face for about 20 feet of 5.10 climbing. You can then step back left to the right side of The Mitten, avoiding the vegetation and enjoying some easier climbing to the Thumb, about 10 feet below the Mitten anchor on Pervertical.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Dinosaur's Foot : Dino Dung (5.10a)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Jun 4, 2012

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Comments: I climbed the 5.11 variation (as shown in the picture with the yellow markings) and found it enjoyable.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Jan 22, 2012

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Comments: Dave - the yellow and red C3 Camalots work great in the thin crack above the first anchor.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 26, 2011

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Comments: The 5.7 roof variation that we climbed is actually right of this weakness maybe 40 feet or so, and has a bolt right below it. I haven't climbed the variation pictured here.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face Left (5.5)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 26, 2011

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Comments: I climbed this on Tuesday, 11/22/11, with Jason King. It was my first time on the Third, and I can't believe it took me so long to get on it. We climbed the 5.7 roof, which has an old bolt right below it. I recommend this variation. Just pull up on some good edges and get your left foot up high and out left. We simul-climbed the whole route in one long pitch in about 45 minutes, and then down-climbed off the side/back to get off. Super fun and highly recommended as a traditional belayed ro... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : East Side : ... : Photo
By: Bosier Parsons When: Aug 21, 2011

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Comments: Thanks, Jim. Good to meet you out there.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : Southwest Face / Finger Fac... : Upper Finger Direct (5.9+ X)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 10, 2010

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Comments: Thanks, Michael! I updated the FA info above. Perhaps the Star-drive was placed on the FA of the Upper Finger Traverse(?). It actually seems like it might be a little out of the way to even clip it, and perhaps this would get you a little out of sequence for reaching that first pin, but with or without it, this is a very bold lead!!!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : Southwest Face / Finger Fac... : Chatters (5.9+ PG13)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 3, 2010

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Comments: Per the Soft Touch guide, FA by Bob Robertson, Bob D'Antonio, and Larry Kledzik in the Fall of 1982.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : Southwest Face / Finger Fac... : Upper Finger Traverse (5.9 PG13)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 3, 2010

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Comments: The pins at the upper anchor of Tidrick's are good, but as of 11/2/10, the webbing is pretty old and faded. Next time I rap off there I'll replace the webbing, but if I haven't done so, you should either plan on bringing new webbing for that upper anchor on Tidrick's, or just rap off the anchor for this climb.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : Southwest Face / Finger Fac... : Tidrick's (5.8)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 3, 2010

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Comments: The third pitch goes right and up from the Place in the Sun anchor at about 8+/9-. You actually step right and down slightly to start the pitch, which is a little exciting getting to the first pin, but not too bad. Then traverse right and up past two more pins to a nice, south-facing ledge/ramp system. The anchor here is 2 drilled pins, webbing, and rap rings. The webbing is definitely old and faded, and next time I climb it, I'll replace it. We didn't this time, because we finished by clim... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Keyhole Rock : North End Pinnacle : Borderline Direct (5.10b)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Sep 24, 2010

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Comments: It felt pretty scary and serious to me, too, Allen. Although once I placed some gear, it felt reasonable. The line to the right, Borderline, also looks great but scary. It doesn't climb out the overhang but directly up the rounded arete to the right. I was wondering if this was the line you climbed? The Soft Touch guide says that Earl freed that one with Leonard and Mark in '77. I took the FA info on this route from the Soft Touch guide, as well.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : East Side : The Deal (5.11d)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Sep 14, 2010

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Comments: Find the hidden left side-pull below the fourth pin and you can reach straight up to the pocket with your right and avoid the difficult hand match. Much better this way!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Pinnacle : Kendlee (5.7+)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: The route is named "Kendlee" after Bob Robertson's granddaughter.

FA by Bob & Carrie Robertson.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Easter Rock : West Face [Easter Rock] (5.6 R)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Dec 1, 2009

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Comments: I climbed the West Face Left today and placed a #2 and 0.5 Camalots before reaching the bolts. They were both good pieces and I was confident they would hold a fall.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : In Search of Unicorns (5.11b)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 22, 2009

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Comments: I'm not sure, but I think that Stewart's comment about Ed aid-soloing the route was also written in the context of previous comments about how good the gear is the whole way - definitely does not deserve an R rating.

As a local Springs climber, I enjoy hearing and reading the historical radness that was taking place on a seemingly daily basis by the aforementioned group of hardmen. It's often inspirational, especially when puckering on loose, runout Garden sandstone!


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Brain Cramps (5.9+)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Nov 4, 2009

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Comments: I added descriptions and photos for The Eastern Front and The Fiend. Hope that helps avoid confusion.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : West Face : Scarecrow (5.10b R)
By: Bosier Parsons When: Oct 2, 2009

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Comments: Thanks, Stewart! Even better job back in the day! Puts so much into perspective....


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