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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Sport Park > Owl Prow > Ground Zero (5.11c/d)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: This route has gotten much harder since the crimp on the right wall of the corner disintegrated. This is now the crux.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Sport Park > The Clock Tower > ... > Daddy Blocker (5.11a/b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Climbing on first half is OK, but bolts are placed to the right which makes route finding less obvious. The second half is contrived and poorly bolted. An attentive belayer is necessary to avoid a ledge fall on the upper half; 2 ways to pull the roof - I thought the right option better.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Sport Park > Recovery Room > Blackout (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Chipped. Hard to onsight. Grade seems height/reach related, unless you're Jimmy. Best route on the crag, which is obviously a low bar.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower Two > The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: Chris Archer When: Feb 14, 2013

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Comments: Bolt and pin Inventory on the Edge:

P1: None; 2 bolt anchor.
P2: 2 bolts & 1 pin; 2 bolt anchor & pin.
P3: 4 or 5 pins; fixed slings for anchor.
P4: 4 pins; 3 bolt anchor.
P5: 1 pin.



Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Twin Butte > ... > Muppets in Space (5.10+)
By: Chris Archer When: Nov 9, 2012

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Comments: Apparently called "Muppets in Space"


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Southern Dinosaur Egg > Coming Attractions (5.10d)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Interesting route. Climbing the left side of the arete is easy to mid 5.10 and OK, climbing the right side of the arete is mid 11 and worthwhile. My rating is for the right side and better variation. Groundfall potential above the first and second bolts. I did not see a fourth bolt, but Rossiter's last guide mentions 4 bolts. Another bolt between 2 and 3 would make this a route worth doing more than once.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Dinosaur Rock > Triceratops Tracks (5.10b R)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 6, 2012

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Comments: Crux climbing between the first and second bolts on friable rock. If anything breaks or you fall climbing the last 6 to 8 feet getting to the second bolt, you will hit the ramp.


Location: New Mexico > New Mexico, other Southern ... > Sitting Bull Falls
By: Chris Archer When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: We are thinking about a trip to Sitting Bull and Last Chance. Are both areas open after the fire? Also wondering what the best season is, if you need a high clearance vehicle to access the cliffs, and where the closest place to stay is. Any beta would be most appreciated.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Sleeping Beauty > Main Wall > Mystic Mile (5.10c)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: The potential exists for a nasty fall without a yellow Alien between bolts 2 and 3.


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Right Fork > The Damascus Gate > Dr. Goodkind (5.12a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: This sounds like the Bizzler 12b. The Fizzler is the next route right, 12a, pumpy climbing through the first 4-5 bolts to a white streak.


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Right Fork > Simpson Rock > DuffMan is Thrusting Yes (5.10a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: The route is still evolving (shedding cobbles) and it is difficult/impossible for the belayer to belay out of the fall line. heads up!


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Right Fork > The Pipe Dream > Excavation (5.11)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: best of the 5.11 warmups in the cave.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Black Widow Slab > Specter (5.11a)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: 10+ really? Perfect hands to the lip followed by some poor thin hand flares right about the time your feet disappear. Excellent physical climbing. Thanks for the anchors Rich.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Easter Rock > Road To Emmaus (5.11a/b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 21, 2012

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Comments: There was a chain on the first bolt for several years that eliminated the unneccesarily dangerous moves to the first bolt. Someone swiped it. Bring a stick clip, replacement chain or health insurance.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Easter Rock
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: Does anyone have any information about the two new routes left of New Test of Men?


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Easter Rock > The Penguin (5.12b/c)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: Climbing the arete slightly right of the crimpy crux makes it 12a.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - N Face > Space (5.11b PG13)
By: Chris Archer When: Jun 1, 2012

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Comments: Nice work, lads! Looks like a terrific addition.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Stepping Stones > El Gallito (5.11)
By: Chris Archer When: May 17, 2012

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Comments: Quality climbing slightly marred by unnecesarily intimidating bolting. Hard to read finish. Felt like 11d on sight; 11b red point when you know where to go.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Stepping Stones > Unknown (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: May 16, 2012

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Comments: Better finish & better pro if you finish on the top of the 10-.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Castle Rock > Nobody's Home (5.12)
By: Chris Archer When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the explanation, Topher! It sounds like an awesome addition! Kudos on the heady lead!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Castle Rock > Nobody's Home (5.12)
By: Chris Archer When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: I thought that the roof had been done in 1987, and called Domestic Abuse? FA Doub, Arran, Panjiller. Does Nobody's Home climb different terrain?


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Red Devil > Paradise Lost (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: Fun climbing and great features, but a fall before bolts 2-6 would be grim!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Dinosaur Rock > The Shaft (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Sep 2, 2011

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Comments: Well done, Matt! Outstanding route! When is the Patience Face going in? Many thanks for all your hard work establishing quality climbs for the community.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Trout Rock > Greenback (5.10b)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 29, 2010

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Comments: Ledge fall possible getting to 2d bolt.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > One and a Half Hours of Pow... (5.11- PG13)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: Actually Stu, I got the coveted second ascent about 15 minutes after Derek led the FA and also climbed it as a single pitch. I don't remember the gear being an issue except for a flake at the upper crux in the corner, which seemed suspect. Although mostly a link up of previous climbed terrain, it is a worthy pitch.


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