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Rock Climbing Photo: The Black Wall rim Mt. Evans, CO.


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Contributed Photos

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

Contemplating the entry into the roof crux sequence.

CO : 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.

CO : 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

CO : 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.

CO : 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

CO : 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

CO : 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.

CO : 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.

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

May 27, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley prepares to intercept.

Rob Kepley prepares to intercept.

CO : 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.

CO : 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.

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

Jun 1, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Lucid Dreaming (5.12+)
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: CO : 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: CO : 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: CO : 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: CO : 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: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : Crack a Smile (5.12a)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: As of August 20, 2016, there is only one fixed nut. Small cams, especially offsets, work well to protect the bottom half.


Location: CO : 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.


Location: CO : Action Committee for Eldora...
By: Joseph Crotty When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: Thanks to all those who voted and took time to give input. Both applications passed, and Park staff will most likely be issuing permits soon. Looking forward to both of these gem routes getting updated hardware.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : T2 (5.11a R)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: The drilled piton at the start of P1 is actually epoxied and bomber. I tested the pin w/ a very large hammer (i.e., 5 lbs) and funkness, and it didn't so much as flinch. The eye is not cracked.

Given the epoxy, replacing it with a bolt will be difficult as using a blow torch to melt the epoxy could damage the rock. I would be inclined to leave the pin alone until it shows signs that warrant replacement.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Anarchitect (5.12d) : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Note, the photo is slightly out of date. The cold shut was pulled are part of the re-bolting event summer 2013.


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