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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Hawk-Eagle Ridge
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Nov 10, 2002

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Comments: Be aware that many of the moderate 5.7-5.9 routes on the slabs on the lower half of Hawk Eagle ridge are hard to find using Rossiter's guide and look like they have poor pro. There are many similar climbs close together, and may of the climbs follow very thin or closed off cracks.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Green Thumb > Diagonal Finger Crack (5.9)
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Oct 27, 2002

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Comments: I would rename this "Fingerless Crack", because, at least for me, it's too thin for fingers until the very top.....There is a nice face just right of Diagonal Finger Crack that can be toproped at about 5.8, maybe easier. The first moves are the hardest. It's strange that this is easier than the crack just to the left. This face may be "L.A.S.T." listed as 5.8 in Rossiter's guide and as location unknown.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Green Thumb > Green Corner (5.9)
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Oct 27, 2002

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Comments: ....Bring some thin gear (small wires). From the base of the crack it looks like a hand crack, but after the first moves, it gets thin.

It's not so obvious what to do when you get to the ledge at the top of the crack. Going straight up is hard (11?). Walk left about 10 feet to a bush and up from there. You can get gear before pulling onto the next ledge. Back right to a two bolt belay.

We didn't like those two bolts for rappelling (rusty), and getting to the bolts at the top of Farniente looke... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Third Flatiron > Saturday's Folly (5.8+)
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Oct 27, 2002

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Comments: You CAN get pro for the first moves. You can get gear below the ledge you start from to keep you from falling all the way, a yellow Alien up and left (a bit shallow) and a pink tricam in a right facing flake just above (takes up a hand hold). These two pieces are not bomber but good enough considering you are toproped at that point.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Third Flatiron > Waiting For Columbus (5.10b/c)
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Oct 27, 2002

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Comments: We (Luke Clarke and I) did this yesterday 10/26/02, but we seemed to have missed the second 10c crux indicated on the topo as somewhere above the second bolt. I think I was too far right (where the holds are). At one point I used the right edge of the face with one foot around the corner. This was just before a ramp that slants up and left and leads to the plates that lead to the roof.

We belayed half way, by stepping right from the ramp mentioned above to a very cozy platform above the overhan... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Third Flatiron > West Face [3rd Flatrion] (5.10b PG13)
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Oct 27, 2002

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Comments: This is an exciting and fun climb. I led this clean yesterday 10/26/02 after hanging on the ceiling a couple of times last week. The ceiling was much easier than last week using a trick move discovered by my partner Luke. I'd say it was hard 5.9. Last week it was definitely hard 5.10 and left the backs of my fingertips shredded due to sliding down the parallel crack.

I disagree with the S rating. There is a very good small horizontal cam (green Alien) as you start the hard moves which last only... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part E - top t... > Chockstone (5.10a)
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Nov 25, 2001

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Comments: The old Erickson and Ament Eldorado guides call the first pitch 9- and the second pitch 9+. The first pitch is pretty easy if you're tall (I'm 6'2" with mediocre reach). Pitch 2 is exciting. Be optimistic and keep going. There's a good stance and gear after every move. The last move is much easier going straight up (if you're tall enough) than swinging around to the right. Save several tiny wires (#1 stopper, RP) for the last move and a 1 1/2" cam (red camalot?) for a pocket after the last hard ... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Castle Rock > Bailey's Overhang (5.8)
By: Ivan Rezucha When: Sep 5, 2001

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Comments: I love this route also. The overhang is NOT strenuous. It's almost no hands if you do it as a chimney. Back to the right, feet on the left on good holds. Move up and out. Turn around at the top. A couple big cams are useful but not necessary as another poster mentioned. Last time I did it (Spring 2001) there were slings up and left from the top of the first pitch. These did not look permanent.

Ivan Rezucha

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