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Contact Dave Clark 5.10

Point Rank: # 1,087
Total Points: 660

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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All 1917 | Routes 14 | Areas 8 | Photos 80 | Page Improvements | Comments 133 | Posts 1 | Stars 865 | Ratings 816
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Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Wild Child (5.11a/b)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 7, 2017

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Comments: As correctly stated by Jay in 2009, there are only 6 bolts on pitch 1; spacing looks a bit old-school from the ground, but it climbs just fine at 5.9, and as Brian found out in 2015, those next two bolts leading to the big chain hanging from the roof are not on this route (not bolts 7 and 8 on P1, but I just had to find out). I really should read these comments before I climb the route.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Dirt Trek (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 18, 2017

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Comments: This is a good route and good addition to the Zone. A full 30 meter pitch. Nice job, Ken & Mike.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Lame Line (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 18, 2017

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Comments: Even on a busy day, you are sure to have this route to yourself. The rock is horrible in many places, and the swarming bees didn't help. Perhaps good for the adventure factor, as for every place where you can trust a hold or gear placement, there are several others you can't. I cleaned it as much as I dared on a busy day, but it appears an additional few tons of rock is ready to come down.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Sports Wall : Number 5 Crack (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 4, 2017

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Comments: Although I think the route is less than the 120' in George's comment, it seemed best to belay the second from the top to avoid the rope running over sharp edges at the top of the wall. Even though I found many good nut and cam placements, I agree that it was sometimes hard to find good ones from positions with a good stance.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Overflow Direct (5.10a)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jun 1, 2017

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Comments: A quirky cat. Good in its weirdness.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rabbit Hole : Chocolate Bunny (5.8+ PG13)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Mar 12, 2017

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Comments: A big chunk (~100 lb) of the arete broke off under toe load today near bolt 5. Injured the climber and near-death experience for the belayer. Bomb rating confirmed by falling bomb. Beware.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Live Action Wall : Team Umizoomi (5.10b)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Mar 8, 2017

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Comments: 11 bolts is correct. There's a new bolt line on the left end, so Umizoomi is now the 5th route from the left, just left of Rocky and Bullwinkle.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Live Action Wall : The Adventures of Rocky and... (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Mar 8, 2017

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Comments: 11 bolts. Nice route.


Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : The Trad Lands : Resident Bush (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Feb 7, 2017

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Comments: Choices: easiest way up = 5.8+, belly to the bolts = 10+. Lots of variations to this top anchor, including multiple trad lines to right.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Crystal Cat (5.9+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Sep 21, 2016

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Comments: Good route for 5.7 climbers with a 5.9 rope gun to get a rope up the last 15 ft. Food for thought: a second bolt and rap anchors at bolt 11 would offer a nice 30m route option at 5.7 for all the beginners at Cat Slab.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : B. Upper Tier : ... : The Joy of My World (is in ... (5.9+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: Good route; thx Josh. Both pairs of anchors at the top are good. I give it a 5.9L, for lichen which is still abundant and adds significant difficulty seeing and using footholds. I'll take a brush next time, and it should be a solid 5.9 when it cleans up.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : The Goose (5.10b/c)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: As another who doesn't excel at thin face climbing, this felt pretty challenging for the grade. I have seldom appreciated a big jug hold more. But very fun and high quality climbing. Hard to pass it up after rapping right over it from the Melvin's P1 top anchors.

Note: in the L>R sort, this could go just right of Melvin's.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Safari : The Big Five
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: I enjoyed this crag and would have given more stars if the rock quality was better. Seemed like route difficulty was a bit dependent on finding holds that could be trusted, but with a bit of an alpine mindset, the climbing is certainly fun. Thanks for the good work, Greg. (Sorry about my continuing to downrate your routes.)
Note: All the Big Five routes are shorter than shown in the orginal post. The three on the right side are about 85 ft from Sun Tan ledge, and it's better to belay Lion King... more >>


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Safari : The Big Five : Lion King (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: I thought this was the best route at the crag, with great straight-up climbing and good rock quality.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Safari : The Big Five : A Committee of Two (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: I liked this climb but wasn't too sure about those three giant blocks that make up the arete along the right side of the crux section. The cracks in that arete make one wonder if a 2-ton piece (including some of those great jug holds) might fall out on someone. Look just right of Deb in this photo, at the continuous crack that runs under the "arete" to the right. The route probably goes 5.10 if you just climb the face where the bolts are and avoid using anything to the right of that crack. I ... more >>


Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Child Free Zone (aka Parkwa... : 5.8 Crack (5.8) : Photo
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Dec 22, 2015

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Comments: Jay's comment is correct, this photo shows the rope on the Unknown 5.8 crack. The Unknown 5.7 crack is mostly out of the picture to the right, although the very top of the crack appears in the upper right of the photo. The Rodent anchors appear in the extreme upper left of this photo.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Dog House : Dog Breath (5.10)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Dec 19, 2015

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Comments: The wide range of ratings for this one -- from 5.9 to 5.10+ -- most likely stems from how it's climbed just before and just after the mid-way ledge with anchors. Belly to bolts it probably goes 10a below the ledge and 10d above the ledge. Going further left at these two places it probably goes 9+ below and 10b above the ledge.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rabbit Hole : Chocolate Bunny (5.8+ PG13)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 29, 2015

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Comments: Rock quality on this route is quite poor (worthy of a bomb rating), but the climbing is OK otherwise. One must be prudent to scrutinize every hold. Just pretend you're alpine climbing, except for those bolts.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rabbit Hole : There She Goes Again (5.9 PG13)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Difficulty of the crux move at the top varies depending on how far left of the bolt line you venture. Harder close to bolt line, easier to left.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rabbit Hole : Geese In Flight (5.10b)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: I thought the crux was pulling the roof. The bouldery start was tricky, but I was able to clip the first bolt pretty easily before losing touch with the ground.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Furlough Day (5.9)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Good route, despite being 5.7 except for one 5.9 roof move. Second pitch is a half-pitch before joining Solid Gold P2 a few bolts below the large P2 ledge. So you can rap down SG in two raps w a 60m rope.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : B. Upper Tier : ... : Three Little Bats (5.9+)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: This is a nice climb, but certainly not a 5.11 in my opinion. I led it onsight with relative ease, and I'm not a 5.11 climber. It felt no harder than Undisclosed Location to me, and despite all the lichen that will clean up and make it easier, it's already quite a bit easier than the 5.10s at Tiers of Zion. So, enjoy it as a nice 5.9, and don't let the 5.11 rating scare you off (the approach to the Upper Tier may legitimately discourage you, however). Kudos to Josh and other developers.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : North Ridge (5.6)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 26, 2015

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Comments: Despite all the beta and various opinions on finding the correct starting point, when you first get to the base of the rock, things look different than photos from further away and you can't see very high up the route. So here's a photo from the base where we started. You can start anywhere from about 40 ft left or 15 ft right from this point and still climb to the same P1 belay point, which is 25 ft below and left of the double crack system near the center top of the photo (with a 15-ft tall fl... more >>


Location: Colorado : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Cracked Canyon : Roller Skates (5.8)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 16, 2015

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Comments: Good long pitch with hand jams, stems, and face holds. From the ledge about 15 ft below the very top, you can traverse left around a corner to a tree with slings and rap rings. Best to rap down from this tree around the corner on the face to the left rather than down the Roller Skates line to avoid rope drag pulling the rope. If you TR belay off that tree, you need to extend about 15' to avoid heavy rope drag. Another option is to finish the climb up the front of the top block to another tree, w... more >>


Location: Colorado : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Cracked Canyon : Froggy Bottoms (5.7 PG13)
By: Dave Clark 5.10 When: Jul 16, 2015

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Comments: Good, varied climbing with good pro except for bottom 12 ft which is the crux. You can place a couple marginal small stoppers that may or may not protect a ground fall before good pro about 15 ft up. Not sure why double bolt anchors are 20 ft below the top of the wall, where there are slings w rap rings around a tree. Top face is good climbing and about 5.9. This route felt significantly harder than Pirouette.


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