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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: The 2nd rap viewed from the 3rd rap station.  Long...

The 2nd rap viewed from the 3rd rap station. Long double rope rap in the north east gully.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : The Poc Club (5.11)

Aug 20, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Beta shot of Direct 5.10a bolted start to Left Cen...

Beta shot of Direct 5.10a bolted start to Left Center. The climber shown is at the belay, and there are now 2 bolts/rap rings at the belay.

Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Left Center (5.9+ R)

Jul 22, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: The rappels for Rainbow Highway are on a large bou...

The rappels for Rainbow Highway are on a large boulder about 10' back from the cliff proper on the right side of the Black Wall. This is also the last belay station for the route.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Rainbow Highway (5.10+)

Jul 19, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Near the crux on pitch 6.

Near the crux on pitch 6.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Rainbow Highway (5.10+)

Jul 19, 2016

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : The Poc Club (5.11)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Aug 20, 2017

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Comments: Rappel info: some cord needed to replace some of the old webbing at the summit. Rap Northeast about 80' or so to an anchor to the east on a grassy ledge at top of descent gully. You can see this from the summit. It's climber's right of the route. Then rap almost full 60m length with double ropes to another anchor in the gully and to climber's right of above anchor. Final double rope rap gets you within 30' of the start, so no need to bring shoes on the route. Rap length abou... more >>


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : The Poc Club (5.11)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Aug 20, 2017

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Comments: We had #1-4 Camalots, double #1-#3s, and 3 or 4 each of #0.75-0.5, then 3 green Aliens size, and doubles blue and black Aliens and stoppers. We did the route in 4 pitches. P1 crux pitch as described above, then P2, go up about 10' from the belay and traverse left under the crescent arch, then traverse left about 30' or so (5.7R) to a right-facing dihedral and up that about 20' to a belay on the left (square 2'x2' belay ledge was nice). P3, continue up the right-facing corner ... more >>


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Lower Great Face : ... : Photo
By: Joseffa Meir When: Jul 21, 2017

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Comments: Agreed, I just did The Big Steep, and that's P3.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Diving Board (5.11a)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Nov 22, 2016

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Comments: The fixed pin on P1 of the description above is hard to clip if you're short and not 5.8. I can't imagine setting an optional belay here with the bad rock. The traverse into the 10c corner isn't bad and protects with blue and green Aliens, it's not "R" rated. A new #4 BD Camalot was nice to have on the 10c pitch after the traverse and just when starting the corner. A #5 Camal... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Fluffy Bunny (5.11- R)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Oct 19, 2016

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Comments: Agree it was not 10a or even near 10a and was worth doing on second with some fun moves.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Coffee Achievers (5.10+)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: The start is about 100ft climber's left of Rainbow Highway. It's just around the big corner separating the view of Rainbow Highway. There are other visible slings on a different pillar another 50' left, but that's not the start. I couldn't see the white slings on the correct pillar at top of P1 until I was close to them. The route is very physical, and I thought much harder than Rainbow Highway. T... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Super Slab (5.10+)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: There now is a fixed black Alien at the crux on P4 in the small dihedral after the bolt. Reward for anyone that rescues Sonia's Alien.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Kor Route (5.9 R)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: Found an old style, rigid Friend at the base of Kor's Route. If it's yours, contact me with size of cam and tape markings and I'll get it back to you. Thanks everyone for the beta in the previous comments. Climbed the route Saturday and found the info very helpful. Couldn't get a Camalot in the shallow, horizontal slot after the P5 crux, so I assume you really need the old style Friend as mentioned. Luckily the good RP placement isn't too far up. Also, don't underestimate the amount of cli... more >>


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : Isis Buttress : Isis (5.10a)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Jul 5, 2005

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Comments: There is a fixed stopper at the roof move which was quite nice to have. Overall, a neat pitch with some interesting moves.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Star Trek (5.10a X)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Jul 5, 2005

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Comments: Fun route! I would agree the runout on P2 is vs, but the climbing above is quite fun.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : Renaissance Wall : Pharoah's Child (5.10a)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Jul 5, 2005

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Comments: The route has fun some fun moves, but it's a bit dirty with some suspect rock. It's fairly sustained, and I would recommend being solid on 5.10 due to some tricky gear placements and fall potentials on bad rock.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : The Guillotine (5.10c)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Jun 20, 2005

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Comments: Great Route! What a blast tunneling through the guillotine! I surely wouldn't have wanted to be any bigger.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Onion Creek : Mystery Towers & Top of the... : Top of the World Overlook : Cooler than Jesus (5.10a)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Oct 7, 2004

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Comments: A neat route with an incredible view. P1 and P2 are rightly graded. P3 is quite the squeeze and not perfect back and foot as the book mentions. Overall, it's worth doing since the setting is so spectacular.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Hoop Dancer (5.11 X)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Oct 7, 2004

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Comments: Yes the 2nd pitch is one of the best hand cracks I've done in the desert. You can stem back and get some rests at the beginning. Take advantage of this as the crux is quite overhanging. After finishing, don't rap too far at once or it is quite difficult to pull your ropes.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Rim Shot (5.11-)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Oct 7, 2004

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Comments: Make sure to continue P1 out of the pod and to a small ledge with a pin. Otherwise it is quite difficult for your partner to pass by.If you are "short" or not good at offwidth climbing (like me), the crux of pitch 3 is getting into the crack after chimneying behind the flake. A #4 camalot or wide cam is great for this. The rest of the pitch is quite casual and very cool!P5 is VERY loose to say the least. Overall Rim Shot is an enjoyable climb and in the shade most of the day which is n... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Break on Through (5.10b)
By: Joseffa Meir When: Jan 28, 2003

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Comments: I finally broke on back through to 5.10 this weekend after not climbing much this winter. I'd agree it's not one of the easiest 10s in Eldo and wouldn't recommend it to a beginning 5.10 leader. The pro is good, but there's still a ledge below you.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Found sunglasses at Mickey Mouse WallLost and FoundJoseffa MeirOct 19, 2016
re: Remove the Chasm View rappels on The Diamond?ColoradoJoseffa MeirJul 18, 2016
re: Non-climbing spouse?General ClimbingJoseffa MeirJan 11, 2008

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Hoop Dancer 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X

Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Bridger Jacks

The Guillotine 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress

Cooler than Jesus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Utah : Moab Area : ... : Top of the World Overlook

Star Trek 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark

Isis 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Isis Buttress

Rim Shot 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Bridger Jacks

Pharoah's Child 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Renaissance Wall

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

The Guillotine

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress

Pharoah's Child

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Renaissance Wall

Star Trek

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark

Isis

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Isis Buttress

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