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All 42 | Routes 6 | Areas | Approach Trails | Photos 2 | Page Improvements | Comments 28 | Posts | Stars 6 | Ratings
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Sicilian Defense

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Trad, 5 pitches

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > The Bookend

Jul 1, 2001

Corinthian Column

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (5)

Trad, 5 pitches, 550'

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > The Bookend

Jun 21, 2001

Bombay Chimney

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3)

Trad, 5 pitches

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > The Bookend

May 30, 2001

Gobble Up

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (217)

Trad, 1 pitch

Colorado > South Platte > ... > Turkey Perch

Mar 1, 2001

Great Roof Bypass

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1)

Trad, 5 pitches

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress

Jan 1, 2001

Tiger's Tooth

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (20)

Trad, 2 pitches

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > Twin Owls

Jan 1, 2001

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Erik Corkran

Erik Corkran

The People of Mountain Proj... > Erik Corkran > First Photo Album

Jan 17, 2005

Rock Climbing Photo: Erik Corkran on the route.

Erik Corkran on the route.

Colorado > South Platte > ... > Gobble Up (5.8)

Jan 1, 2001

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > MaxiLash (5.11a)
By: Erik Corkran When: Aug 30, 2001

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Comments: I've always wanted to try this one. Now after reading the description, I want to try it even more, though I am not sure I will make that 6 foot mark. The one thing that seems like it might help is to carry at least some of the beer to the base of the climb, so you don't have to walk the few hundred feet back to the car to get it.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress > Kor's Flake (5.7+)
By: Erik Corkran When: Aug 30, 2001

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Comments: Just seems weird that I didn't have a comment on this route, since it is one of my favorites anywhere. Having done it with and without the #5, I would say if in doubt bring (borrow?) it, but if you find yourself wanting it, you will probably want it several times. I think the squeeze chimney and the ramp/crack leading up to it is my favorite part, though the whole climb is great. Seems like I stayed mostly inside the squeeze, but then again I like squishing myself into weird holes in rocks.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Pine Area > Squat Rock > Lichen or Not (5.9)
By: Erik Corkran When: Aug 18, 2001

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Comments: This is a great route! I haven't climbed it in a while, since the rock seems to be closed (hoping it is/will open again). If you saw anybody out there in the winter doing laps on self belay, well, that was probably me (at the very least, I climbed it a lot).


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Book > The Pages Wall Area > Osiris (5.7+)
By: Erik Corkran When: Aug 18, 2001

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Comments: It's actually not a bad route, I just didn't have much fun on it. Maybe I was having a weird day. Also there was the time (on pitch 3 I think) that for some reason I didn't realize you could use two of the flared cracks at once, and had been climbing only one of them, making it feel quite hard for 5.7. If I were to recommend a nice big 5.7 though, it would be Kor's Flake without a doubt. Ok enough babbling from me for now.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Book > The Pages Wall Area > Osiris (5.7+)
By: Erik Corkran When: Aug 16, 2001

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Comments: I've heard fairly mixed reviews of this route also. Some people love it, some well, think it sucks. I did it a long time ago, and didn't like it very well.


Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coke Bottle > Horn's Mother (5.11a)
By: Erik Corkran When: Aug 7, 2001

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Comments: This is a great route, crux is tough (thanks Tony for leading it after I fell off a few times). 2nd pitch very sustained also.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... > The Grand Course (5.10c/d)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jul 17, 2001

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Comments: We did the 5.9 variation on the second pitch and it was nice, though it felt pretty hard for 5.9 (harder than Werk Supp or Over the Hill top pitch I thought). Also there is a dead bird in the crack of the 2nd pitch (yuck). As for the first pitch, 0 stars in my book. I am mostly a crack climber and even like weird grungy things but this has more bird crap on it than I have seen in a long time (there was another comment about this but maybe it got lost). Add to that the less-than-enjoyable pol... more >>


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Little Twin Owls > Knee Catcher (5.6)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jul 9, 2001

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Comments: While I wouldn't drive all the way up there just to do this (and fight the parking, etc), it isn't a bad route. As mentioned, there are lots of hidden features inside the crack, and it protects with normal gear. I don't remember doing much of any actual offwidth technique, but it has been a while since I have done this route.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part D - Xanad... > Pool of Blood (5.9)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jun 28, 2001

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Comments: Just did this last night. Great climb! Definitely long runners, and more than one #3 Camalot. The Pool of Blood crack is beautiful, but watch for loose junk in Duh Dihedral.


Location: Colorado > Lyons > St. Vrain Canyons > South Fork of St. Vrain Can... > Scout Rock > Cornered (5.9)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jun 26, 2001

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Comments: Nice comment Richard. There are many of us in that group of people wanting to push ourselves but in reasonable safety that you mentioned, and I for one appreciate when routes are well protected. Those who do not want (or need) all of these bolts of course can just skip some, in the same manner that people often run out "easy" sections of a crack (which could be protected anywhere).


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of the '90s > Hot Stuff (5.10)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jun 19, 2001

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Comments: Just saw under comments for "Hey Good Lookin'" (right next to this route) that the first clip is gone from Hot Stuff. Sorry to hear that. I do not do much sport climbing, so I usually feel less secure on sport/face routes than in cracks, and I appreciate the bolts being there! I certainly hope it reappears. This is a nice route.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress > Idiot Wind (5.10)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jun 14, 2001

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Comments: This particular one I haven't done, though that descent trail is more than familiar. Barefoot is the only way. Ok maybe not the only, just that the trail isn't really all that bad.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - N Face > Werk Supp (5.9)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jun 12, 2001

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Comments: Somehow I never realized that there were bolts on top of the first pitch. Always did the long runner and belay at base of P2, as someone mentioned. This is a great route, though personally I don't like the first pitch very well (the 2nd one makes up for it though).


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress > Turnkorner (5.10b)
By: Erik Corkran When: Jun 11, 2001

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Comments: We did it! Very happy to say that we got through the offwidth. Was postponed one week but we got there yesterday. Looking up from the base, I was happy to see it looking as imposing as always.

Joseffa led the first pitches (did as 2, up to under the first fist roof/dihedral, w/the bird crap on slab). Definitely agree the rock quality on those was pretty scary!

I led next 2, and found the 3rd pitch (first OW) much different than expected, with more layback and use of face holds. Fell once ... more >>


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress > Turnkorner (5.10b)
By: Erik Corkran When: May 31, 2001

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Comments: Ok just one more quick one (hmm it would be nice to be able to go back and edit/combine comments). Like I said, I'm hoping to go through OW style (mostly because I prefer being smashed into some horrible offwidth to balancing up a scary face). Hoping to have some pictures to post, I have been wanting to climb this route ever since I saw it. Hopefully something other than a pic of me falling off of the scary face after bailing out of the offwidth method, hehe.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress > Turnkorner (5.10b)
By: Erik Corkran When: May 31, 2001

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Comments: Well maybe I'll be speaking differently early next week (planning to climb this route on Sunday).

Keep seeing a lot about climbing around the offwidth with 10a face. I notice the Rossiter guide mentions 10a on right wall .i.e. face). Gillett's guide (and beta from a friend) says the offwidth isn't that bad. Certainly can't image it could be close to as hard as Big Baby (which I have looked at, but not tried).


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress > Eumenides (5.8)
By: Erik Corkran When: May 29, 2001

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Comments: Well I guess it's about time I got to looking around this page. I was the one that told Matt that pitch one was the only one I liked. I really don't like the route Euminides at all. The last time I did it I kept wondering why we didn't just go straight up the dihedral and stop wandering around. Why did I do I route that I don't like twice? Well the first time was my first "big" route, seemed very epic and scary so I thought I would do it again sometime. The second time we got caught in a d... more >>


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