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Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Photo
By: KateC When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: LOL, you guys. This isn't even on a route. My husband just grabbed some choss about 2 feet off the ground, and I made a picture. Don't worry, it wasn't "comfortized."

Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo
By: KateC When: Sep 4, 2012

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Comments: Have been googling and searching all weekend, and I cannot find an answer, so I'll go ahead and post the question. We climbed a new-ish bolted route on John's Tower (proper), about 100ft right of Becker this weekend. It was covered in lichen and moss but was an interesting and fun little stop. Anybody have any idea of a name or grade for this route? Thanks!

Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Table Top Area : Hate Hate (aka Whiskey Run) (5.10)
By: KateC When: Oct 19, 2009

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Comments: Once you find the key foothold in the bottom, this route becomes loads of fun. Our leader made the step out of the chimney onto the left face look delicate and scary. I did it 3 feet higher and it was super easy. This was a great little climb.

I did have my belay device pop off a gear loop and fly out and down the hill below. Make sure your gear is on good in this chimney!!

Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Random Crystals (5.8)
By: KateC When: Aug 10, 2009

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Comments: Hmm, revisited the area this weekend and now I'm rereading my submissions. Pretty sure what I described above was for Dream of Fat Antelopes, the next climb to the left. I'll replace my description with Matt's as he is, as usual, much better than me.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Left Hand Rock : T-Rect (5.7)
By: KateC When: Jul 13, 2009

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Comments: This climb is very well protected with a green Camalot in the horizontal crack. Even without it, the moves are solid and easy. No need for an R rating here.

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch
By: KateC When: Mar 4, 2009

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Comments: Anybody know names and grades for the new routes between Miller Time and Cactus Carrie on Contest Wall? We climbed the pockety, sandy route with the big roof at the top last weekend and had quite the adventure.

Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (g) Morning Glory Wall : Gumby (5.10b)
By: KateC When: Oct 27, 2008

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Comments: Perhaps the route has had some equipment changes in the two years since the description was posted? There were more like 7 bolts on this line, with the anchors well near 75 feet above the ground (not 40). The top three bolts linked thin, crimpy, slabby, beautifully delicate climbing with the juggy-monkey heuco-pulling below. Fun!!

Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : The Whale : Blow Tube Envy (5.7+)
By: KateC When: Sep 30, 2008

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Comments: Seemed like the pro below the first bolt was definitely optional. I am a shorter climber (5'2") and found getting out on the slab at the first bolt much harder than 5.7. Maybe I wasn't on route, but that part was tricky.

Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Whale's Tail : Jason's Argonaut (5.10a)
By: KateC When: Sep 30, 2008

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Comments: Yep. We climbed this last weekend and it felt easier than the bottom of the 9 to the right. Definitely a 1-2 move crux, but a fun climb nonetheless.

Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Holdout
By: KateC When: Jun 12, 2008

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Comments: I was out there last week, and there was one cold shut on the anchors for Bushwhack (or Narrow and Ugly or Wide and Ugly...). Not that I recommend hanging your life on a single piece, but the bolts are in great shape and we had no problem rapping off the one cold shut.

Please don't take it off, who ever is doing that.

Also, I wanted to add that it looks like the route labeling for the north end of the southeast face is a little off in the big red guidebook. Narrow and Ugly in the guidebook... more >>

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Vault : Flight Stimulator (5.10c)
By: KateC When: Mar 31, 2008

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Comments: There was a whole swarm of swallows flying in and out of those "monster flakes" this weekend. Be careful where you jam!

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Ga-stoned Again (5.9)
By: KateC When: Mar 31, 2008

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Comments: We had to wait in line for this one on Saturday, and it was fun. Not my personal favorite 9 at Shelf, but a good, long workout. I did find a large, loose rock behind the overhanging flake about 3/4 of the way up. I reached up, grabbed it, and it moved. It's position inside of an open-bottom flake aimed directly at my belayer had me worried, but nobody else (and there were a lot of "elses" there on Saturday) seemed to care much.

Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Horticulture (5.6)
By: KateC When: Jun 11, 2007

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Comments: Rappelling is much easier if you can find the bolts. But you MUST HAVE A FULL 60M ROPE to get down from there.

And I would recommend bringing some much bigger pieces for that 2nd pitch. I'm not even sure how you could fit 2 #3s in there... maybe with really long arms? My husband walked a #4 through the "thinnest" parts of the crack, and even set the green big bro in the top of the flake. A #6 might have made getting into the ow a bit less stressful.

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank
By: KateC When: Sep 27, 2005

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Comments: Hi! Does anybody out there know who I should contact about new route development at Shelf?

We managed to pry our Vedauwoo bum friend out of a crack and drag him to shelf last weekend, and all he could say while we were wandering lost around the Bank was "Wow! Check out that offwidth!" and "Oh man! That chimney would be sweet! Why did you tell me not to bring gear?!?"

So now we need to find out who to contact to see if we get any FA's or the right to add rap anchors above some fat cracks. ... more >>

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