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Member Since: Nov 15, 2008
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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All 305 | Routes 2 | Areas 3 | Approach Trails | Photos 23 | Page Improvements | Comments 15 | Posts 30 | Stars 163 | Ratings 69

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Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > South Gateway Rock > West Side > West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Jake Carroll When: Aug 21, 2013

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Comments: Re: Julian
I did this again today (combining 1st and 2nd pitches) and used:
- 14 extendable draws
- 1 BD (red) #1 C3 - the small one.
- 2 BD (purple) #0.5 C4.
- 1 BD (red) #1 C4.
- 1 BD (red) #4.5 (for the top of the chimney).
- 1 medium stopper.
- double ropes- 60m for the rappel.
- Then all the standard stuff: ATC, locking carabiners, personal safety sling, etc....

Obviously, you could place more or less gear than this depending on your comfort level with chossy chimneys.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Canyon > Mary's Bust Area > Mary's Bust - main buttress > The Broadmoor (5.10b)
By: Jake Carroll When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: We found that the #5 hex on P2 was completely unnecessary. The bolts there are normally spaced, and there are great handholds all over the place. However, the #1 Camalot on P4 was definitely needed.

We decided to do the Maternal Damnation start, which was the hardest pitch of the day. All in all, super fun route. Definitely comparable to The Brown Palace in terms of quality, with the exception of the rock on P4.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Blob Rock Area > East Blob > ... > The Young and the Rackless (5.9)
By: Jake Carroll When: May 10, 2012

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Comments: I thought this one was super fun. Crux pitch for me was definitely the awkward slot move at the top of P3. We did the two rappels to the climber's right. Definitely a good move as there were 2 parties behind us. If I were to do it again, I would combine pitches 1 and 2.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Canyon > Mary's Bust Area > Mary's Bust - main buttress > The Brown Palace (5.11a)
By: Jake Carroll When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: We did this in a party of 3 with two 50m ropes. It took about 6 hours. Super fun climbing that will leave your fingertips feeling... used. Double rope rappelling with the two fifties, we were able to combine the rappels in the order of: 6-5, 5-4, 4-2, 2-ground. Hope this assists people in the future!
Btw, did the start of Deceiver (agreed on the 10a rating) as suggested by Lew, and it was definitely worth it. Cut right after the 4th or 5th bolt.

Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Poudre Canyon > The Palace > Mineshaft Wall > Monstrosity (5.10)
By: Jake Carroll When: May 12, 2010

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Comments: Would be graded harder if it did not have 2 no-hands rests.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > William's Canyon
By: Jake Carroll When: Apr 14, 2010

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Comments: I am going to echo what Phil is saying here. Let's not get our sections of Williams Canyon confused. There is the lower section that starts in Manitou which has Cave of the Winds and some 50+ other caves in it which IS private property. Upper Williams Canyon (like that which has the Caveman Wall) does not have cave entrances (that I'm aware of). You can climb where there are bolts in the upper canyon without disturbing the bat population. Like Kristen said, climbing in lower William's canyon wou... more >>

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > William's Canyon > Caveman Wall > Java Creek (5.11a)
By: Jake Carroll When: Mar 8, 2010

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Comments: My favorite route at William's so far, despite the chossy start.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > West Creek > Sheep's Nose > Lost in Space (5.9)
By: Jake Carroll When: Dec 20, 2009

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Comments: Sara and Jake, I think what you are looking at is Ozone Direct. It is a 5.10b variation to the last pitch. You can check out the description to the variation on this site.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Elevenmile Reservoir > Grove Boulders
By: Jake Carroll When: Jul 28, 2009

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Comments: More info on routes can be found here:

Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Horsetooth Reservoir > Piano Ridge > Bootie (V1)
By: Jake Carroll When: Jun 24, 2009

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Comments: There are a few different lines on the face of this boulder. One goes left, where a high left foot and gastone is required, and the other is on the right where you can hit a tear-drop looking crimp and hit the top from there. Both and probably rated the same.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Ute Valley Park > South Side Area > The Wave Boulder > Stalactite (V2)
By: Jake Carroll When: Jun 24, 2009

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Comments: The mantle at the end is definitely the hardest part.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Red Rock Canyon Open Space > Solar Slab > Icarus (5.9)
By: Jake Carroll When: May 30, 2009

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Comments: I agree this route definitely felt harder then the "5.9-" that it was listed as.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Ed Rock
By: Jake Carroll When: May 16, 2009

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Comments: After some wandering around, Phil and I finally found this. Some of those 2 finger pockets were absolutely perfect. We felt like the routes were sandbagged a little, as we could not send Chica which was labeled 11a on the crag.

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > *Joshua Tree Bouldering* > Hidden Valley Campground Bo... > Manx/Asteroid Belt Circuit > ... > Thingamajig (V0-)
By: Jake Carroll When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: When I did this, there was a huge lizard sitting in the crack of that high jug. It was quite a surprise when I pulled up to see an animal looking at me.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Sentinel and Specimen Rocks
By: Jake Carroll When: Nov 22, 2008

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Comments: I did a hike to Specimen this summer. I found the trail after some searching. To answer your question, if you wait for the first sharp turn on Palmer trail, then there is a blocked off clearing that continues straight ahead. Look in the clearing and up to the left on the hillside for the trail. I left a small cairn, but I don't know if it is still standing. If all else fails, then just start climbing the hillside and follow the ridge up to the rock, you'll find it eventually. I was thinking abou... more >>

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