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Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Battle of the Bulge (sugges... (5.8)
By: Joe Varela When: May 30, 2017

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Comments: Either there is a new bolted line to the left of Battle of the Bulge or someone has bolted it. Does anyone know?

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Stuck In Time (5.11)
By: Joe Varela When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: IMHO, pitch 1 is one of the better 9s on the crag.

Location: Colorado : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Fang
By: Joe Varela When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: We bushwhacked from the parking area at 9.2 miles. We headed pretty much straight up the slope from the east side of a concrete structure across the river. We did find the mine mentioned here. Working left a little we found a small ridge line that was not very vegetated and headed up then traversed through heavy brush when we got even with the crag. Not sure if we were on private land or not.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Prospect Mountain : The Thumb : Brace Y'self aka Pin Job (5.10b)
By: Joe Varela When: Jun 7, 2015

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Comments: There are bolted lines to the left and right of this line. Anyone know the names or details?

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Crosier Mountain Crags : Main Crag : Mystery (pending FA info) (5.8)
By: Joe Varela When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: The variation is ho humm.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Treasure Wall : Join The Party (5.9-)
By: Joe Varela When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: The death block directly below the anchors is gone, but it could use some cleanup as there is some dirt and small stuff still in place. Still a lot of loose stuff above the tree.

Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Lory State Park : Arthur's Rock : South Face of Arthur's Rock : Right of Passage (5.9)
By: Joe Varela When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: The left-leaning traverse at the end of p2 is fun.

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Photo
By: Joe Varela When: Nov 21, 2012

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Comments: This happened to my Vanagon, too!

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Lincoln Lake Slabs : Photo
By: Joe Varela When: Oct 3, 2010

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Comments: Colorado's Cloudy Skies is the right-arching crack system on the left of photo.

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Lincoln Lake Slabs
By: Joe Varela When: Oct 3, 2010

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Comments: Park near the 6 mile marker. Anyone else know of other established routes here?

Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : Passo Sella Area : ... : Schubert (Friendhip Route) (5.10a)
By: Joe Varela When: Aug 6, 2010

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Comments: Great route and fairly consistent for the first 5 pitches or so

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fifth Flatiron : East Face, North Side (5.4 R)
By: Joe Varela When: Nov 11, 2008

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Comments: The first tree in the crack is growing behind a large hollow flake. Suggest bypassing this tree and finding a different belay anchor. The next tree (up another 20') "might" be better.

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