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Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Cactus Cliff > Carnage (aka "Wild Virus") (5.13d)
By: John Maurer When: Mar 8, 2010

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Comments: My buddy and I were heading out yesterday, walking along the trail just in time to see the finishing sequences of "Mark's" successful ascent. "That's a proud line" was my comment as it came into view in the afternoon light. Impressive ascent. Congrats.


Location: Forums > General Climbing > Summer climbing in Greece > Post > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: Striking! Looks like 2 separate seasons in remarkably differing light.


Location: John Maurer > India Bouldering - Hampi/Ma... > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: I know. huh? You can see the hood beginning to flatten as the snake is feeling threatened a bit. I can understand as I was kinda cornering it to try to get a quick pic. Needless to say I moved to different set of boulders to let the cobra have the rocks it wanted.


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > YDPL8S > More climbing pics > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Sep 30, 2009

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Comments: Wow. Stunning photo . . . reminds me why I love and miss the Western Slope.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > Wigwam Dome > Teepee Tower Crack (5.9+)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 30, 2009

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Comments: You can rap from the anchors just left of the end of the 2nd pitch with a 60m rope IF YOU GO TO THE TREE 40 feet below and rap again from there. Two of the anchors are 1/4 inchers (one Star dryven, if I remember correctly) but the 3rd is bomber. Be sure to have your mid-point pretty precise and you can get down the hanging gully, too (on stretch).


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Hartman Rocks > Super Slabs > Keating Beating (5.10a)
By: John Maurer When: May 9, 2009

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Comments: Yolanda used to fire up the "Miracle Burger" on the grill at Keating . . . if you visit the Evergreen Cafe in Buena Vista & ask politely, she may make one for you, too.


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Guy03 > Climbing In Iraq > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Mar 7, 2009

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Comments: Must be a "don't ask, don't tell" policy on hashish smoking . . . vehicle exhaust, eh?


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Batman Rock > Clowntime is Over (5.9+)
By: John Maurer When: Aug 15, 2008

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Comments: Just after the roof, one can sling a patch (not quite a chicken-head) on the left with a long sling and runner for some mental security. Sling it correctly and I bet it would hold. Best not to find out, though. Watch out for some kitty litter in the vicinity. The Gillett guide cover has some inspiration for pulling the roof - if you need it.


Location: Colorado > San Luis Valley > Penitente Canyon > Penitente - Entrance Area > Mr. Breeze (5.2) > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Jul 9, 2008

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Comments: The start is much harder than 5.2, and I'm 6'4"! I imagine for a 4-year old it's the equivalent of 5.13c R. Great work, Little Man!


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Twin Owls > One of Life's Little Proble... (5.7+)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: I think this first pitch is classic and has some great rock. The left hand variant is very nice, too. It made more sense to me to continue up through the beginning of the second pitch and belay from a large flake and solid crack. Many options to downclimb/rap from this area without leaving any gear.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries > The Crags
By: John Maurer When: Jun 19, 2008

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Comments: The Baldpate has the best cornbread you will ever try. Great place for vegetarians, but anyone would love the salad bar, cheeses, and soups they serve.


Location: Oklahoma > Quartz Mountain > Stray Cats Wall > Stray Cats (5.10c/d)
By: John Maurer When: Jun 10, 2008

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Comments: Superb. The start is more fun than the questionable rock would indicate. Once the quality rock is reached . . . WOW. This route actually makes my top 10 for single pitch routes. Amazing. Thanks for the tour of Oklahoma rock, Spanky.


Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Poland Hill > Tanfasia (5.10a)
By: John Maurer When: Jun 8, 2008

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Comments: Truly unique finish . . . how bizarre. Loads of fun and work, too. The traverse out is exciting for the 2nd if no gear is placed by the leader. Noteworthy position, to be sure. I found I'd occasionally get stuck and just have to lay there until I was inspired by some new tactic. Great route!


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Lens Rock > Optic Nerve (5.9 X)
By: John Maurer When: Jun 7, 2008

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Comments: Pull gently on the starting flakes . . . a relatively large portion flexes under body weight and seems to be close to exfoliating. The route seems a bit crispy with lichen in spots.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Lens Rock > The Frame (5.8+)
By: John Maurer When: Jun 7, 2008

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Comments: This route is quite clean and very good. Watch out for a spot of poison ivy after the small fern patch in the crack at the beginning. If you are on the Lens, don't miss this one.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Buildering around DenverColoradoJohn MaurerDec 21, 2017
re: San Luis Peak from CreedeColoradoJohn MaurerJul 5, 2017
Denver Movement 4-29 (Saturday)Colorado PartnersJohn MaurerApr 29, 2017
re: CCC or Bo Canyon Sunday 4/23Colorado PartnersJohn MaurerApr 22, 2017
re: Best Climbing near hot springs/spa resorts?ColoradoJohn MaurerMay 20, 2016
re: Best Climbing near hot springs/spa resorts?ColoradoJohn MaurerMay 20, 2016
re: NOT searching for an ELDO or BC partnerColorado PartnersJohn MaurerMay 20, 2016
re: Smith Rock Saturday - 4/2/16 - still need partnerPacific Northwest PartnersJohn MaurerApr 4, 2016
re: Smith Rock Saturday - 4/2/16 - still need partnerPacific Northwest PartnersJohn MaurerApr 1, 2016
re: Smith Rocks Partner 3/29 - 4/3Pacific Northwest PartnersJohn MaurerApr 1, 2016
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