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Member Since: May 6, 2003
Last Visit: Jun 9, 2007
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: On P2.

On P2.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Werk Supp (5.9)

Nov 3, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike starting up the awkward flared chimney (with ...

Mike starting up the awkward flared chimney (with handcrack in back).

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Fat City Crack (5.10c)

Nov 3, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike starting up the 10a finger crack. Crux roof v...

Mike starting up the 10a finger crack. Crux roof visible above.

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Fat City Crack (5.10c)

Nov 3, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: MF on the first pitch of Fat City.

MF on the first pitch of Fat City.

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Fat City Crack (5.10c)

Nov 3, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike leading away from the hanging belay into runo...

Mike leading away from the hanging belay into runout 5.9 face climbing

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Climb of the Ancient Marine... (5.10a)

Oct 13, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Vector Traverse.

Vector Traverse.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Escape Artist (5.10a)

Oct 10, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: On the crux roof of P2. Note the single cam with l...

On the crux roof of P2. Note the single cam with long runner well below his feet.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Hair City (5.9+ R)

Oct 9, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Sweet belay, Mike!

Sweet belay, Mike!

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Orange Julius (5.10a R)

Oct 9, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: On the 5.7 hand traverse LEFT. Photo by Mike Flann...

On the 5.7 hand traverse LEFT. Photo by Mike Flannagan

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Orange Julius (5.10a R)

Oct 9, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the crux on the first pitch.

Approaching the crux on the first pitch.

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Mission Impossible (5.10a)

Oct 9, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: High on the second pitch.

High on the second pitch.

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Climb of the Ancient Marine... (5.10a)

Oct 8, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the hanging belay near the crux on the...

Approaching the hanging belay near the crux on the first pitch.

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Climb of the Ancient Marine... (5.10a)

Oct 8, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful 5.8 handcrack on P2.

Beautiful 5.8 handcrack on P2.

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : The 37th Cog in Melvin's Wh... (5.8)

Oct 8, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Glacier Gorge : ... : All Mixed Up (WI4- R)
By: David Conlin When: Oct 31, 2004

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Comments: 10/30/04

Route in great shape now. Had the route to ourselves on a Saturday! We found the "crux" pitch to be easier than the second pitch, fairly low angled and solid placements.

P1 - WI2 (soloed)P2 - WI3+, steep moves between ledges, difficult to protect well.P3 - steep snow (soloed) P4 - "crux" WI3, more sustained than previous pitches, but [relatively] low angled with solid placements and good pro. Was expecting much harder.

Gear: 6-8 screws of various lengths + small nuts/RPs for the bela... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Dark Star (probably not Rig... (WI3+ M5-)
By: David Conlin When: Jul 12, 2004

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Comments: Nice photos! Julian, you must have been the party that passed us. I would say the left-hand start goes at about AI3-, M4. I am pretty inexperienced with this whole M-climbing biz, though, so not too familiar with ratings. The crux of this pitch is definitely the M and not the AI. Earlier in the day/week it might have held more ice, as it appears from the photo posted by Rick. By the time I was on it, one section was very mixed and difficult for me.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Dark Star (probably not Rig... (WI3+ M5-)
By: David Conlin When: Jul 11, 2004

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Comments: In as of 7/11/04. 3 parties on route today. More ice than mixed, but the ice was of variable quality. Melting fast!!!! We found 4 pitches of climbing. Steepening snow fields (soloed) lead to two choices: the left line is steeper and more direct, while a line to the right is hidden behind a ridgeline, but I am guessing it is significantly easier, as we were passed by another party who opted for the right line. We took the left line, Dark Star Direct.

P1. Climb the narrow gully system which cons... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookend : Sorcerer (5.8+)
By: David Conlin When: May 23, 2004

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Comments: The "difficult to protect" pitch is really not that difficult to protect. However, you must take placements when you can, because in between good placements there are no placement options.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Grand Giraffe (5.10a)
By: David Conlin When: May 23, 2004

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Comments: PS: This is a good choice in the morning in the summer. We were in the shade nearly the whole day.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Grand Giraffe (5.10a)
By: David Conlin When: May 23, 2004

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Comments: We did Grand Giraffe's first three pitches to Body Tremors to Smoke and Mirrors. This combo makes for a stellar day.

P1. 5.9 - There is a parallel crack just to the left of the upper part of this crack. I stayed in the crack on the right, but using the other crack might make it a bit easier. I really enjoyed this pitch.

P2. 5.6 (5.4 according to Rossiter) - this must've been the toughest 5.4 I've ever done. More like 5.6.

P3. 5.10a - my partner, Mike Flanagan, led this with a #3 & @POUN... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Body Tremors (5.8 PG13)
By: David Conlin When: May 23, 2004

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Comments: GRAND GIRAFFE - BODY TREMORS - SMOKE & MIRRORS = 3 STARS. Body tremors itself - 2 stars.5.8s in my opinion: Good pro with long runouts between placements.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Smoke & Mirrors (5.10a)
By: David Conlin When: May 23, 2004

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Comments: This is a nice way to finish Grand Giraffe, rather than the standard finish (which I've never done). I didn't think this felt any harder than 10a onsight. Pretty sustained, good pro where you need it. Nice climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Vie (5.11)
By: David Conlin When: May 20, 2004

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Comments: I thought the first pitch was the hardest 5.9 I've climbed in eldo or elsewhere. Sustained, tricky moves in the crux layback, and add to that infrequent and somewhat tricky gear.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Handcracker Direct (5.10a)
By: David Conlin When: Feb 15, 2004

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Comments: Very nice route!

We linked pitches 2&3, and 4&5, making it a nice 3-pitch routes with challenges on all pitches.

I thought P1 was hard for 5.8, but I always seem to think that at the West Ridge. I had a harder time with the start of P2 than with P4, although I did not lead P4. P2 was reminiscent of Break on Through, although with bigger hand and foot holds.

Would have been nice to have a larger cam, or two, on P3 to protect the flake (I left my 3.5 at the belay below). I ended up slinging som... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Break on Through (5.10b)
By: David Conlin When: Nov 11, 2003

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Comments: I don't think this was a sandbag at all.

P1 was some of the steepest, funnest 5.8 around. No need for anything larger than 3 Camalot.

P2 was tricky. Getting off of the ledge was the hardest part. Look for the opposing hold out right on the roof. Visually this hold is obvious, but it didn't seem useful until I tried about 5 other starting positions, none of which got me anywhere. By pushing on this with the right hand, you can begin to stem up the corner. I placed 2 stoppers and a microcam (blu... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Cruisin' for Burgers (5.10c)
By: David Conlin When: Nov 11, 2003

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Comments: Is Ivan talking about the same climb I did? Doesn't sound familiar at all (I did it 2 days ago, so its not like my memory has slipped).

My partner, Mike Flanagan, led this. There is a decent rest at the roof, from where one can get in a medium cam under the roof and some rps in the corner. Once you leave this stance, there is about 10 feet of thin, difficult climbing before you essentially top out and cruise to the anchors. From my (limited) experience, the grade seemed right on. Nice pitch but... more >>


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