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By: J Marsella When: 6 days ago

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Comments: you can almost feel the pixels


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Garfield Goes To Washington (5.8) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the clarification Shannon. This is what I get for climbing stuff with no prior knowledge and using the short guidebook descriptions. Maybe that's why it felt tough...


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Across from The Bihedral ak... : Hustle (5.10c)
By: J Marsella When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: Strangely bolted - no bolts through 15 feet at the crux-bulge (though it will take a #0.4 and a 0.5 Camalot) and yet two bolts on the 12-foot 5.2 run to the anchors?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Side aka West Chimney (5.7)
By: J Marsella When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: Echoing the comments of some others:

Not really difficult climbing and not a bad route (overall), but P1's 30 feet of traversing on broken, movable rock over not-so-great pro detracts from the fun of this one. There were plenty of jutting flakes with Xs on them today and plenty more that moved when touched that should have had Xs.... P2 is considerably more entertaining.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Dorsal Crack Area : "Dorsal Crack" (5.5)
By: J Marsella When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: For the most part this is a 5.5, but the opening sequence is a bit strenuous for that grade.

Lots of loose stone on this route.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : Middle Fork of St. Vrain Ca... : Piz Badille : ... : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Jun 5, 2016

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Comments: I moved the anchors over in the photo. I will adjust the beta too. Let me know if this looks more like right. Thanks, Charles.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Pine Vu : Routes
By: J Marsella When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: At mile 9.5 (or thereabouts), there is a dirt pull-out on the river-side of the road identifiable by the wooden stairway down to the water. Park here & walk upstream maybe 50 yards.


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By: J Marsella When: May 5, 2016

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Comments: What could go wrong?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Second Buttress : Pine Tree Route (5.5)
By: J Marsella When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: Added a quicklink. A loop of tubular webbing on the (weirdly tied) slings indicated someone previously rapped off of the nylon.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Gambit (5.8) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: The components are there... just deconstructed. The seat-log is down by the ladder....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Allosaur (5.9 R)
By: J Marsella When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: Pink Tricam placement to the right of the manky pin.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: This topo is no longer accurate. There are only TR anchor bolts remaining. No bolts on the faces.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Mystery Route (right of The... (5.9)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: Any additional information on this route would be appreciated. It was not in the Gillett guide nor MP. The bolts look moderately new. Let me know, and we can get this entry updated with the appropriate information.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Wes Bound (5.10a)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: Sustained 5.9 climbing with an slightly more difficult crux. Bolts may be a bit widely spaced for a leader breaking into the grade.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : The Ledges : The Classic (5.8+)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 11, 2015

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Comments: Total length on P1 is 160-180 ft from ground to tree.
There are LOTS of LARGE loose rocks at all the belay stations. Be very careful.

Walk-off up-canyon following animal trails. The walkoff is a standard loose BTC affair.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : Middle Fork of St. Vrain Ca... : Piz Badille : ... : The Ridge (5.8)
By: J Marsella When: Sep 5, 2015

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Comments: An enjoyable route with minimal approach. This route can be done in 4 pitches with minimal simul-climbing on the final ridge-run to the summit.

P1 to bolted anchors at 40m; P2 to just past the big pine at 60m; P3 to the false summit at 50m; P4 along the ridge and into the trees, a 70m+ run, most of which is 4th class.

The walk-off is really crappy. Do yourself a favor and take the time to find the rap bolts near the top of the route unless you really like bushwhac... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Political Prowness (5.10) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Register canister was breached, filled with water. Memo pad was rotting as was broken pencil nub. Removed 8-30-15. All pages with writing photographed and uploaded here. Last entry is ca 1996-98.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Smear Campaign (5.10+) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Summit register canister was broken and filled with smelly water. Ziplock bag was breached and the memo pad was crumpled with stuck-together pages. Entire package was removed 8-30-15. Photos to document contents of log were made & uploaded here.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : The Green Mile : We Were Just Horny (5.10-)
By: J Marsella When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: If this is what I attempted to climb today, it seems that a (foot) hold has broken off on the moves below the 4th bolt. This puts the route out of the 10- range, in my opinion.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Supercrack of the Desert (5.10) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Apr 3, 2015

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Comments: The plaque is busted up in pieces now :( Alas.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Mini Skirt (5.9+) : Photo (Copy)
By: J Marsella When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: Mini Skirt climbs the bolt line adjacent to the corner-crack. It begins at the vertical seam pictured above and jogs to the left at a ledge about halfway up the route.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Putterman's Buttress : Mt. Julian Fisher-Fat Basta... (5.7)
By: J Marsella When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: After reading the comments, I couldn't help but want to climb this route. Wait-- did I say "want"? I meant "NEED." It rivals Castleton in all but the too-short approach.

But really, not bad for a final stop on the way out of town. The approach is easy enough, the belay area isn't *too* loose, and your partner will only throw small chunks of mud-rock at you if he's careful. Remember to pull down and not out & test your holds before committing, kids...

3 bolts as of 3-19-15. There were severa... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Putterman's Buttress : Mt. Julian Fisher-Fat Basta... (5.7) : Photo
By: J Marsella When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: Three bolts on the route & slings with rings at the top. Bring some cord and replace the tat!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Chain Rock : Crack, Snapple, Pop (V0)
By: J Marsella When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: This might be a reproduction of the "Cavus Maximus" route. I don't know which name came first, or if the two are just a/k/a's of each other...? (HA, you beat me to it in the comments section on the other route.)


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow : True to Tradition/Tucker's ... (5.7+)
By: J Marsella When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: As of 11-20-14, the two lower studs are still present on this route. It would be nice if they were removed. I agree with Caleb (above) that a fall from either of the two missing bolts would not go well; also, reaching the first available bolt is straightforward from the belay ledge.


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