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Areas = 15
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All 585 | Routes 27 | Areas | Approach Trails | Photos 36 | Page Improvements | Comments 56 | Posts 2 | Stars 263 | Ratings 201
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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Super Slab (5.10+)
By: David A. Turner When: May 6, 2011

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Comments: One of the best catches of my climbing career occurred on the 4th pitch, and the climber wasn't even on my rope. Eons ago, Jim Ghiselli and I climbed the Doub-Griffith to arrive at the shared, last pitch ledge with Super Slab. Another team climbing SS had arrived first, so Jim & I set up our belay just below. While Jim led the also slightly dicey D-G, the unmistakeable sound of a falling climber grabbed my attention. The other party's leader hurtled straight towards me. She fell 35 feet, pa... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - N Face > Marie Antoinette (5.10a R)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 14, 2010

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Comments: Might as well leave the rope in the pack, because it's only extra weight.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Smoke & Mirrors (5.10a)
By: David A. Turner When: Aug 14, 2010

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Comments: One fookin' rad F.A.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Sherwood Forest > Robbin' the Hood (5.11c)
By: David A. Turner When: Aug 10, 2009

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Comments: Combining Robbin' the Hood with the upper section of Prince of Thieves creates a four star 5.11. Bring a shoulder runner for the first bolt at the break to delete rope drag.


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > The Black Wall
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 27, 2008

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Comments: Ken Trout showed us his one rope rappel today. A 70 meter rope is essential, but gets you down no worries. When you are at the top of the wall looking out to the east, rap off the anchor on the right, the one with the long chains. Head down the ramp as you normally would, but stop at the first anchors you come to, about 25 meters down. The second rap goes climber's left off the ramp. After about 20 meters, it's a short rap, you will find an anchor on a small slab. (Ken told us he scrounged... more >>


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > The Black Wall > Coffee Achievers (5.10+)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 27, 2008

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Comments: Pitches 2,3, & 4 rate 3 to 4 stars for quality; they are superlative. Pitch 1 is forgettable, and the last pitch is wet ( we combined pitches 5 & 6), but interesting with positive holds and reasonable pro. If you are not put off by conditions such as this, or even seek them out for the adventure, you will enjoy this route, as did I.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > The Slab > ... > Photo
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 14, 2008

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Comments: Hey Eric. There's a good chance I'll be in Tucson this fall. I'll give you a call, and maybe we can hook up for some climbing. DT


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > Chasm View Wall > Directissima (5.10b)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 14, 2008

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Comments: Yesterday, we used the descent described in the comments section of the Red Wall. It is a much better option than The Camel. The exposed downclimb at the top may be fifth class, but no harder than 5.2.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Der Zerkle > Absolution (submitted as Ho... (5.11b)
By: David A. Turner When: May 26, 2008

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Comments: V2 or 3 at the bottom, 11a at the top.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World > Days of Future Passed aka O... (5.12a)
By: David A. Turner When: Apr 22, 2008

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Comments: Gear alert. The fixed nut is missing. As we had no gear besides quickdraws with us, and unwilling to commit without that bit of gear, we traversed from the top of Free Willie, to the anchors on Days, hung the draws, including extended slings off the crux bolt.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... > Rewritten (5.7)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 30, 2007

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Comments: Zot 2 Rewritten 2 Rebuffat = 4 star moderate.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Blob Rock Area > Blob Rock > ... > Bearcat Goes to Hollywood (5.11d)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 17, 2007

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Comments: The first ascentionist, and current guide book author, upgraded this climb to 12a. I'll take it. One of those 11d/12a kind of climbs. Best slab pitch in Boulder County.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part A - Versc... > Wishbone (5.11b/c PG13)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 2, 2007

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Comments: The bird poop in the middle, the loose jug after the crux, and the contrived runout thereafter on uncleaned lichenous holds to the anchor will certainly keep the crowds away from a climb that otherwise has very good movement.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Bell Buttress Massif > Bell Buttress - Main Crag > Arms Bazaar (5.12a R)
By: David A. Turner When: Sep 27, 2007

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Comments: Low in its grade.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Upper Dream Canyon > Dream Dome > Tales of Power (5.11b)
By: David A. Turner When: May 28, 2006

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Comments: I thought the first pitch was worthy of two stars. However, the second pitch is one of the five best slab routes in the Canyon.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Nursing Home > Sponge Bath (5.9+)
By: David A. Turner When: May 16, 2006

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Comments: Also an option to put gear in the handcrack, but climb to its right a bit, then jog back left at the overhang. Nice combination of gear and bolts. Sweet bit of steep face climbing at the top.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Cob Rock > Corn on the Cob (5.10b/c)
By: David A. Turner When: May 16, 2006

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Comments: Nice addition to Cob. I'm 5'10" and no dyno required. Looking at the photo, I'm sure I used a different sequence. I appreciated that where good gear was available, no bolts were placed.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Blob Rock Area > Blob Rock > ... > Respite (5.11d)
By: David A. Turner When: Nov 7, 2004

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Comments: If you carry a blue and green Alien, you can plug one of them and have great pro on Respite, rather than the long sling on the 3rd bolt of Jolt issue.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Zoo
By: David A. Turner When: Nov 7, 2004

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Comments: Very tranquil location. There is a faint trail from Upper Animal that keeps the bushwack factor low.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Zoo > Living with the Apes (5.12a)
By: David A. Turner When: Nov 7, 2004

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Comments: While not essential, some may find a 1" to 2" cam below the first bolt to be helpful. Nice climbing with no raptor issues that I noticed, at least in the fall.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Psycho Pigeon (5.11a)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 14, 2004

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Comments: In my opinion, the crux second pitch is about the same degree of difficulty as other classic Eldo face routes at this grade, eg. Wide Country. Well protected.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Skunk Canyon > ... > Angel's Way (5.2)
By: David A. Turner When: Oct 10, 2004

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Comments: Sublime. In the same category as E. Face of the 3rd & E. Face/N. Ridge of the First, but more clandestine.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Der Zerkle > What If You're Not? (5.7)
By: David A. Turner When: Sep 16, 2004

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Comments: The anchor on this route has been replaced with modern lowering bolts, and has been moved so there is no longer any rope drag over the edge.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flagstaff > Red Wall > Center Left (V4)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 16, 2004

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Comments: I'd have to agree on the whole height thing here. At 5'9" this problem is doable for me more times than not; whereas the right problem is doable much fewer times.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flagstaff > Beer Barrel Boulder > Beer Belly aka Beached Whal... (V6)
By: David A. Turner When: Jul 16, 2004

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Comments: There is no way the sit start is only a little harder than the stand start, even with the knee bar. Although, next time I get on it I'm bringing a knee pad. One day last fall there was some dude who did the sit start into a traverse that took him all the way around Beer Barrel to the heinous problem on the NE corner. He blew off the very last move.


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