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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley calmly dials in the redpoint just befor...

Rob Kepley calmly dials in the redpoint just before the horizontal "brown band".

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Green Willow Wall (5.11+ R)

Nov 19, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley takes a shake after pulling the roof st...

Rob Kepley takes a shake after pulling the roof start.

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Green Willow Wall (5.11+ R)

Nov 19, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Contemplating the entry into the roof crux sequenc...

Contemplating the entry into the roof crux sequence.

Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Arms Bazaar (5.12a R)

Sep 15, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Joseph Crotty clipping the bolt that protects the ...

Joseph Crotty clipping the bolt that protects the start.

Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Arms Bazaar (5.12a R)

Sep 15, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley in the diaper zone.  Note:  This is ver...

Rob Kepley in the diaper zone. Note: This is very foreshortened. A fall from the upper runout will net an 80'+ fall on not entirely vertical rock. Have both a hearse and ambulance parked at the ba

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Inner Space (5.11b X)

Jul 2, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley sizing up the pro situation after the r...

Rob Kepley sizing up the pro situation after the runout start.

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Inner Space (5.11b X)

Jul 2, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Joseph Crotty sets up for the now missing (i.e., a...

Joseph Crotty sets up for the now missing (i.e., as of 2013-02-17) inverted knife blade clip just off the deck at the lip of P1 pitch of Jules Verne. A new knife blade was placed with a park permit in

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Jules Verne (5.11b R)

Jun 26, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Gut Buster climbs through the tightly clustered se...

Gut Buster climbs through the tightly clustered series of mini roofs in the left facing dihedral to the climbers right. From the final lip it moves up and slightly left finishing just to the left of t

Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Gutbuster (5.12a)

Jun 15, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Chilling at Bell Buttress in Boulder Canyon.

Chilling at Bell Buttress in Boulder Canyon.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Joseph Crotty : Me

Jun 3, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley catches while Rob Woolf narrowly misses...

Rob Kepley catches while Rob Woolf narrowly misses a beautifully executed beta flash attempt with crux gear in situ.

Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Arms Bazaar (5.12a R)

Jun 3, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley in the heady Iron Cross of Interceptor.

Rob Kepley in the heady Iron Cross of Interceptor.

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Interceptor (5.11b R)

May 27, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley prepares to intercept.

Rob Kepley prepares to intercept.

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Interceptor (5.11b R)

May 27, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Interceptor starts on XM and where XM breaks right...

Interceptor starts on XM and where XM breaks right to the wide crack behind the pinnacle it continues directly up the crack until it peters out onto the face above.

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Interceptor (5.11b R)

May 27, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Taking a break while re-racking for the link up of...

Taking a break while re-racking for the link up of pitches 4 and 5 of TurnKorner on Sundance Buttress, Lumpy Ridge.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Joseph Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley at the 2nd belay end of pitch 3 on the ...

Rob Kepley at the 2nd belay end of pitch 3 on the slab. The pitch 4 .10a crux is visible near his left hip.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Joseph Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley linking pitches 1,2 and 3 in a single 6...

Rob Kepley linking pitches 1,2 and 3 in a single 60M push. Well I did simul 40', oh well.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Joseph Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Conan's from the base.

Conan's from the base.

Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Conan's Gonads (Conad's) (5.9)

Jun 1, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Kickin' Chicken (5.12b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Dec 31, 2016

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Comments: Although you won't die on this route, it does warrant an R rating based on my recent experiences.

If you fall at the crux on any of about five moves right after clipping the fixed nut, there are ample odd shaped ledges and features jutting out from the wall to greet your feet. I sprained my left ankle in just such a fall, and a friend also sprained his ankle.

Past the crux there is a clipping crux where natural gear has to be placed that is a bit pumpy and tenuous. I bruise... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Kickin' Chicken (5.12b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Dec 31, 2016

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Comments: I have replaced the original fixed nut protecting the crux with a DMM Alloy Offset 9 rated to 12kN. The new placement is bomber, and there is zero chance it blows.

Rock Climbing Photo: Original fixed nut.
Original fixed nut.


Rock Climbing Photo: New fixed nut.
New fixed nut.



Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Lucid Dreaming (5.12c/d)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 28, 2016

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Comments: Anchor location on this route has always been a bit baffling which is shared w/ The Scientist and Rama. Probably the case of the FA making due w/ an anchor on a previously established route to make things "easy." However, in my opinion the anchor should be right around bolt six which would make cleaning on lower super easy. The terrain above bolt five is at best 5.9, and nobody who sends the crux and clips bolt five is ever falling off anyw... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Apple Strudel (5.12a)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 20, 2016

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Comments: Given a few spots of lichen after the crux and some friable holds sprinkled throughout, this is not an Eldo classic but nevertheless a great route.

The .10c start is easily PG-13 if not R or possibly even X. Years ago onsight my foot slipped a few moves short of clipping the first bolt, and I took an out-of-control fall catching the rope behind one leg. One of the two brass offsets I placed held. Somehow I missed the big ledge probably due to the rope behind the leg inverting me at the exact &q... more >>


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Hazardous Waste (5.11d)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: There is a decent kneebar in the left side of the roof that works well for longer legged folks and makes the crux exit a good bit easier if executed properly.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Armory : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Installed by yours truly. This was a home grown version that had a few limitations: some rungs too far apart, too much sag due to dynamic rope used, and the sticky tape quickly deteriorated.

I put up a much better version about a year ago that has wood rungs, is made of static nylon and has even spaced rungs! BTW, post 2013 flood, the ground was so eroded that climbing the tree was feeling like a risk, and I saw some beginners almost get hurt, hence the ladder.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Macho Borracho (5.12b/c)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Sep 24, 2016

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Comments: Must do if you're a CCC climber. Position and movement are first rate.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Dracula (5.12b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Great route. The bolts could use a refresh as the post crux bolt is a spinner, and most of the hangers have an aged look. It's a mix of wedges and sleeves. The anchor could use a make over too as it's sporting webbing now w/ perma biners.

A few critical large holds on the route are slathered in glue which detracts from things a bit.


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