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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : The Memory Gully : Conway's Memoir (V4+)
By: Brett Billings When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: Not trying to be a jerk, but unless it's V double-digits or close, there really aren't any FAs at Rotary. Bouldering started here in the '50s, and you can count on every piece of rock in the area having already been climbed, even if it wasn't named or recorded. I think it's great to get problems on here so people can get out there and check them out, and I appreciate you asking for info/history in... more >>


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : Uphill Arete (V0)
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 21, 2016

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Comments: I asked on the main page comments, but if anyone has a different name for this boulder or these problems, please let me know!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : Shelf Mantle (V0)
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 21, 2016

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Comments: I asked on the main page comments, but if anyone has a different name for this boulder or these problems, please let me know!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : Indian Cracks
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Yeah, the directions don't seem to be correct. Take the trail toward Indian Rock past the large boulder at the trail head. Not too far past there, and before the trail begins to curve, there's a clear path to the left going slightly uphill that will take you stright to the boulder and the crack.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Anyone know that name for this boulder? It's directly uphill from the Nature Nazi Boulders. I had to clean off a lot of dirt, pine needles, and moss, but this has definitely been climbed. Two obvious lines, one up the middle to a large shelf and one on the arête. I added the problems under the Nature Nazi boulders, and referred to it as the Uphill Nature Boulder. Please let me know if you have a name for the boulder or either of the problems, and I'll get... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Eliminator Boulder : Sitting Moon (V12)
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: This is the sit start to Moon Arete on the Southwest corner of the Eliminator Boulder.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : The Dark Side : The Cube Area : In the Beginning (V1)
By: Brett Billings When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: From the LH undercling and right hand pinch, getting established and the moves to get both hands up before the next move to hit the jug felt V2 to me. Starting at the holds below the jug and up feels closer to V1.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : ... : Photo
By: Brett Billings When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: This looks like the Gill Reach to me.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Meditation Boulder : Gastoned (Roof Variation) (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: No worries, as long as everyone is getting out there and getting psyched on climbing, I'm happy. I learned to climb at Rotary, so maybe I'm just particular/anal/protective of it (and Meditation Roof was the first "real" problem I ever sent, haha). Hopefully it didn't come across as negative, climb on!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Meditation Boulder : Gastoned (Roof Variation) (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: Jason, ok, I get where you're coming from on that. I think that this is an alternate start to the Meditation Roof problem though. You can check the entry on here, which starts with the holds just above the roof, but it's often started pasted into the tiny, greased holds underneath the roof, moving up to the holds at the lip, onto the rail, into the crack, out left to the crescent, up to the big jug, then to the top. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds like the same problem, except you're st... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Meditation Boulder : Gastoned (Roof Variation) (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: May 9, 2015

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Comments: Ok, so this is either a different start to Meditation roof or this is essentially the same problem as both 2 Meditative Throws and Good Shooting. They all start on the low if no holds are off, then it's just a contrived start to Mediation Roof. If you're eliminating holds above the roof, both 2 Meditative Throws and Good Shooting start on the low right jug and go up and left from there. Whether you go into a gaston or whatever grip you choose to take doesn't make it a new problem. Not trying to ... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir
By: Brett Billings When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: I love winter bouldering at Horsetooth Reservoir. It's always accessible, and generally if it's sunny the temperature isn't an issue.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : Finger Ripper (V3)
By: Brett Billings When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: I'll have to try that. I've used that hold as an intermediary thumb catch on the way to the RH sidepull but have never gone up from it.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : Finger Ripper (V3)
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: In case anyone needs a reference:



Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : ... : Photo
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure that all the confusion is sincere, but Elijah explained it correctly. In case you need further clarification, here's a video:



Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Curt Gowdy State Park
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Hey all, I'm down in Fort Collins and am interested in venturing up this way to check out the bouldering. Are there any guides or topos or more general beta on this area? I boulder in the V3-V4 range, so I'd be interested in problems in that realm or below in general. Thanks!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : North Slab : North Slab Left Overhang (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: This is one of my favorite problems at Horsetooth.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : 420s : Moderate on Left Face (aka ... (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: I'm sure there's a way to do this without using the cheat stone, but it would be significantly harder, and I couldn't figure it out.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Crayola Rock : Flaky Hooker (V1+)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 20, 2013

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Comments: This is not an FA. This rock has been climbed for 40 years, it's right off the trail, and the FA is likely Steve Mammen. It's fine to add a problem, although you really shouldn't name it. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but the history of the area needs to be respected, and you can count on everything at an area as popular and established as Carter Lake to have been climbed, even if it's not in guidebooks or on this site.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Piano Ridge : Undercling (V0+)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 9, 2013

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Comments: If anyone has another name for this or any other info, as it's obviously been climbed a bunch, it can be updated.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : Parking Lot Wall (Arthur's ... : Fran's Slopey Mantel (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure if the way I did it is the standard version, but it was enjoyable. Start on the opposing holds (or crimp for the right), move up left to a slopey sidepull, reach to the back right of the slopey shelf, situate the feet, grab an obvious hold above the shelf for the left, high step onto the slopey shelf, and grab the top.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Photo
By: Brett Billings When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: Yep, it's definitely Meditation Boulder.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : 420s
By: Brett Billings When: Nov 27, 2009

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Comments: Yep, if all you are doing is climbing you don't need to have the stamp. It's only required for people hunting or fishing now.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : South Ridgeline, including ... : Cat's Eye Face (V3 R)
By: Brett Billings When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: You may be thinking of the "Lynn Hill Roof" which has it's own entry here on MP, check it out: mountainproject.com/v/colorado...


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Eliminator Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 29, 2009

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Comments: While you can lunge from the jug up to the hold pictured, the actually lunge of Corner Lunge goes further to the right, around the arete to a side pull.


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