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Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Narrows River Wall : The River Why (5.10a/b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 15, 2017

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Comments: Nice addition to the area! Enjoyed hanging out on the "island" at the base. Unfortunately its season is about over, the crossing is getting pretty deep.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : Evil Genius (5.10+)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 8, 2017

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Comments: The start is tough for the grade especially for the vertically challenged.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : Good and Plenty (5.8 PG13)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 7, 2017

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Comments: Direct (original) start: a nice 5.10 boulder problem straight up the dihedral at the bottom.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Burning Calves (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: Actually there are three and this is the left one. The right one starts in the right facing dihedral immediately to the right then at the third bolt divides into two routes, Ranch Hands and Bleeding Hearts.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : The Chosen One (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: You can get down with a 60 by rapping to the Jizzneyland anchors.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Crystal Wall : Southwest Alcove : Britney's Spear (5.11+)
By: Ken Duncan When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: Easiest approach is up a ramp from the base of the She's a Daisy buttress.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden Area : ... : Garden Of Eden (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: You can lower to the Forbidden Fruit anchors with a 70m then rap to the ground. Not sure if a 60m would work.

At the top of the route continue straight up for the best climbing and to avoid the huge killer block to the left.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Colors Crag : Are You Experienced? (5.10b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 27, 2016

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Comments: Burly!


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden Area
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: Eden may have the highest concentration of great 5.9 to 5.11 climbs in the canyon. Six great routes in 100 feet.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden Area : ... : East of Eden (5.9)
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 10, 2016

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Comments: Added anchors at the top of the dihedral to make TR'ing and lowering easier. Please don't steal the heavy steel biners.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Otis Peak : Zowie : ... : Photo
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 23, 2016

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Comments: Yes it is. Better climbing to a smaller summit than the Petit.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Horseshead : The Big D (5.11d)
By: Ken Duncan When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: Great route, it's not over when you get to the crack!


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden Area : ... : Fish & Whistle (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: With the above comment and after talking to people, we elected to add three bolts at the bottom of the route making it a sport lead.

In the several times I've been on this, I have only found one old bolt hole. That one is half way between F&W and West of Eden two feet from the top, maybe a directional for TRing from the East of Eden anchors. Not sure this was ever bolted in the past.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Upper Snake Eyes Wall : Faith (5.11d)
By: Ken Duncan When: May 4, 2016

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Comments: I agree with Elijah, this really needs another bolt between 5 & 6. It's a potential ankle breaker as is.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Slippery Buttress : Tongue and Groove (5.10c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: Great pitch, maybe the best 5.10 slabbing pitch in Red Rocks.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : The Temple of Tao : Dragon Enters the Corner (5.10d PG13)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: Incredible!! Probably the best stemming pitch I've done in 40+ years of climbing.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Birthday Suit (5.10a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Another option is to continue straight up the arete rather than cutting rght to Silver Glide. A bit runout though.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Greyrock : The South Slabs : Go Spuds Go (5.12a/b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: If you like stacking, here is another new one in the area: mountainproject.com/v/not-on-a...


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Nobody Here But Us Chickens (5.11d X)
By: Ken Duncan When: Feb 24, 2016

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Comments: Certainly not X rated. Possibly PG.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Greyrock : The Sentinel : Jamminy Crackit (5.11d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: An easier approach is to follow the summit trail to its easternmost point. at this point, there will be a big face in front of you. Traverse right underneath the face and over a notch at the right end. Drop down the gully in the back that leads to The Sentinel.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Greyrock : The Sentinel
By: Ken Duncan When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: An easier approach is to follow the summit trail to its easternmost point. At this point, there will be a big face in front of you. Traverse right underneath the face and over a notch at the right end. Drop down the gully in the back that leads to The Sentinel.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Subskull : The Middle Man (5.10-)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Started with the first two bolts of Salonpas which is nicer climbing and makes for a longer route.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Skull Valley : Rattlesnake Roof (5.12a PG13)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: About .10c if you don't eliminate holds.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Skull Rock : The Temple (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Spectacular! One of the best routes in Northern Colorado.
There is a bolted anchor now.


Location: Colorado : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Eden Area : ... : Photo
By: Ken Duncan When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Steve. Actually they are a Chouinard and REI. Close to the same vintage though.


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