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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Approach Trails = 4
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Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Highlands aka Highlande... > Neo-Quasi Bugaloo (5.10b)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Dec 13, 2017

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Comments: I really struggled hanging the draw for bolt 3 (would be a really bad fall if you missed it) AND the last bolt before the anchor. Both spots seemed at least 10c to me, if not harder. I'm 5'2", and seeing this rated as 10a/b (especially if a beginner leader jumped on it) has me a little confused....or maybe I was just have a really bad day!?


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > Wipeyur Buttress > Plastic (5.9)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Aug 14, 2017

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Comments: Ugh, not good. I thought this would be better than it was what with the book ratings and all. Kitty litter slab to start, then crumbly awkward roof, then more questionable rock to the top. I think A LOT of stuff has broken off on this one. Rock quality not good. I wouldn't do this again.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part A - Versc... > ... > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Nov 10, 2016

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Comments: You are crushing, Matt! Nice job!

And a great pic too!


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: Madness! Ahhhh!!!

P.S. I hope no one was hurt?! Not sure when this happened....


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Please tell me this is not your car...if so, you may be cursed in the car/van department. Eeek!


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > The Black Wall > Harry Cary (5.11)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Sep 27, 2013

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Comments: Nice job, boys!!! This sounds pretty cool!


Location: New Mexico > El Rito
By: Kirsten KDog When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Climbed there the weekend of 8/3/13. No problems at all with local shenanigans as mentioned above. In fact it was quiet---REALLY quiet! Great camping, no one bothered us. We basically had the whole place to ourselves Fri and Sat. Fun, compact climbing area, very easy to get a lot in. Routes are shorter but still enjoyable. Like a mix between Maple and Shelf (area-wise, at least.) Great place!


Location: South Dakota > Custer State Park > Sylvan Lake > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: Wow, beautiful!


Location: South Dakota > Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Big Picture Wall > Slaughterhouse Five (5.11a/b)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: I'd be curious to hear if lots of stuff has broken on this climb. I did it on Friday and it felt epic-hard! I was definitely tired, but usually can get up low 11s with relative ease. To me this verged on 12-territory.....


Location: South Dakota > Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Indecent Exposure > Indecent Exposure (5.11c)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: This is an incredible climb! I'm not sure if it just suited me and my partner's climbing styles, but we both agreed it is definitely in the top 3 sport climbs either of us has ever done. Long, flowy, sustained, techy and super-exposed feeling. All the holds are just good enough. Would be a tricky onsight. WOW!!!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Golden Gate Canyon SP > Dude's Throne > Golden Gate (5.11d)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jun 27, 2013

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Comments: Ok, thanks for the info! We were using the mobile app, but maybe we were looking at the listings wrong (or the heat was getting to us....haha!).


Location: Colorado > Independence Pass > Ptarmigan Creek Area > Jungle Wall > Grease Monkey (5.11b)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Agreed. The whole route is quite difficult and funky. I thought it was more along the lines of 11c/d.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Golden Gate Canyon SP > Dude's Throne > Golden Gate (5.11d)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: Is there a new route between this one and Dude's Dihedral that's not listed? I got on this thinking it was the 11b (Mofo Party Plan thing) and had a heck of a time. Whoops! BIG reaches, pretty height-dependent. I had a really hard time at the bottom balancy mantle, then pulling the final roof/headwall. Agree with the other comments...pretty solid 11d I would say.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > Chicken Head Ranch > Wishbone Dihedral (5.11b)
By: Kirsten KDog When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: I'm not in the greatest climbing shape at the moment, but this felt pretty hard for 11b. Very sustained. Maybe I wasn't reading some of moves right, but it felt tricky for sure.


Location: California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Mt. Whitney > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: LOVE this photo! Great shot.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Dec 17, 2012

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Comments: Gorgeous shot! I'm not sure anything beats a desert sunset :-)


Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > Flagstaff Crags > Pumphouse Wash > The Ultimates > Twist of Fate (5.12 PG13)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Oct 26, 2012

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Comments: Great job, Darren!! Looks like a sweet line.

Woohoo! ;-)


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > The Rectory > Fine Jade (5.11a)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Oct 23, 2012

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Comments: Just my opinion, but I would highly advise NOT doing a double rap from the very top (down to the 2nd pitch anchors, if I remember correctly.) I've gotten my ropes stuck doing this rap 2 different times now. If I were to do it again I'd do a single rap down to the 3rd pitch anchors---where you belay for the 'sport pitch' going to the top---and then go from there. Kind of annoying since it's a short rap, but it might save you a lot of time and energy from having to climb back up to untangle your r... more >>


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > The Rectory > Crack Wars (5.11a/b)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Oct 23, 2012

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Comments: This route felt haaard. 11b for me. A lot more OW (and squeeze chimney!) than I was expecting. Getting over the roof is tough for those with smaller hands and who can't really reach the foothold out and right of the roof. I basically aided the thing. Above the roof is some pretty hollow, loose rock, and heady climbing to the squeeze chimney right at the top (which I liebacked, by the way!) Interesting route.....not sure I'd do it again, but it does have some good climbing, especially on the lowe... more >>


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Buttermilk Country > Get Carter Boulder > ... > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Sep 26, 2012

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Comments: Great picture!!!!


Location: Colorado > South Platte > West Creek > Thunder Ridge > The Alligator Lounge > ... > Photo
By: Kirsten KDog When: Sep 19, 2012

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Comments: Love these older Thunder photos!!

Hope to see you guys down there this fall...it's been a while, and I need to get back there! :-))


Location: Colorado > Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... > Homestake Road Crag
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jun 11, 2012

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Comments: Maybe it's because I'm completely out of climbing shape (!), but everything I got on at this wall felt pretty stiff for the grade. But who knows, maybe I wasn't what I thought I was on! Reminded me a lot of some walls in Boulder Canyon. Cool little spot if you're in the area, gets nice afternoon shade too.


Location: Colorado > Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... > Homestake Road Crag > 5.10 (5.10)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Jun 11, 2012

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Comments: Is this the furthest climb on the right hand side of the wall (4 bolts and anchors, I believe)? Some locals we talked to said this used to be a 5.9 or so, but a hold broke near the top and so getting from the 3rd to 4th bolt is significantly harder now. I agree. The beginning is easy, but the last 10 feet of that route felt more like an 11- (at least) to me!! Weird fingercrack seam and smeary feet. Pumpy too.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of the '90s > Mission Impossible (5.14c)
By: Kirsten KDog When: May 10, 2012

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Comments: Wow, how exciting! Super impressive, that thing looks craaaazy. Lots of hard stuff going down finally in CCC---- will the Double Stout be next?!?! :)


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of the '90s > Double Stout (5.13b)
By: Kirsten KDog When: Nov 10, 2011

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Comments: I don't believe it has been sent, although I'm not 100% about that. If it has, I'd love to hear more about it, that would be very proud!!!


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