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Member Since: Jun 29, 2002
Last Visit: Aug 17, 2005
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Old Eyeful

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (15)

Trad, 1 pitch

Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus

Jun 29, 2002

Contributed Comments


Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Ice Box (later renamed by s... > First Iteration (5.10a)
By: chris parks When: Oct 15, 2005

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Comments: I attempted to climb this thing today. I am not a stellar slab climber, but I think this thing goes way harder than 10a. so bear with my comments. I am sure you more experienced folk can explain to this inchoate slab climber how to do this thing.

From the third bolt this is what I did.

I climbed up on the little ledges to the left of the bolt which put me above the bolt and in a nasty fall situation. From here I tried to go up but could not. From the top little ledge above and left of the... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo
By: chris parks When: Aug 17, 2005

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Comments: I was looking for Solar Collector a few weeks ago and [couldn't] find it. Did someone misplace the rock? Any help would be appreciated for the directionally challenged!

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Hen and Chickens > Yosemite Crack (5.9)
By: chris parks When: Jul 31, 2005

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Comments: I just did this today. I feel that this is a 5.9. I am not typically that good at fisting, but once it gets that wide the feet get really good so you can almost palm the inside of the crack while you work your feet up or get some sloppy fist jams. This was a good route and [definitely] a good one to practice for wide stuff.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Vulture Direct (5.10a)
By: chris parks When: Jul 14, 2005

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Comments: Did this climb a few weeks ago. There is a raptor [nest] equiped with raptors at the top of this thing. Probably should avoid this climb for awhile. I attempted leading this thing and fell out just after the squeeze section. Also couldnt get this thing when following so I would agree this is a hard 10a,

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Turkey Rocks > Leftovers > Captain Fist (5.8)
By: chris parks When: Mar 22, 2005

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Comments: This was [definitely] a great route. No one was over here on a beautiful day while Turkey Rock had boatloads of people. [Definitely] bring extra 3.5's for the wide section past the 1st roof. We belayed at the second roof and then pulled the roof on the left to a finger crack that ran out to some relatively easy face climbing a wee bit [runout] (I think this is the actual route). We rapped off the backside on a somewhat dubious nest of slings around a chockstone, but there were also slings wi... more >>

Location: Colorado > Lyons > St. Vrain Canyons > South Fork of St. Vrain Can... > Upper Infirmary Slabs > Remission (5.8)
By: chris parks When: May 31, 2003

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Comments: This was an [exhilarating] face climb. [Definitely] harder than 5.7, but there is enough working room on the face to make it 5.7 like wandering over to the crack to the right, then wandering back to the left..... the first bolt can be clipped to protect that weird high step move to get onto the slab. Being about a 5.7 climber it made me feel much better. [The] runouts were not that bad either because they were on easy terrain.

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Old Eyeful 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus

Yosemite Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > Hen and Chickens

Captain Fist 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Colorado > South Platte > ... > Leftovers

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

First Iteration

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Ice Box (later renamed by s...

Yosemite Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > Hen and Chickens

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