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Areas = 15
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Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Dog House > The Runt of the Litter (5.12d)
By: Kevin Capps When: Jan 2, 2018

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Comments: Nice work on this route, guys! It’s really nice having more fun stuff to do up here this time of year!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Overlook > Brenda from Kansas (5.13b)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 5, 2017

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Comments: Nice work on this line, Ted and Matt! This was a delight and made for a really nice route to climb during a cold afternoon.


Location: Colorado > Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... > Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... > The Prow > The Honeymoon Is Over (5.13c)
By: Kevin Capps When: Oct 5, 2017

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Comments: The grade has been bumped up a little from the original grade of 13b now that a key hold in the crux has broken.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Little Eiger > The DeCappitator (5.13a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Sep 5, 2017

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Comments: Erik, the best beta I can give is to try it when it is really cold outside, the crimps feel much better. I stayed on the arete the whole time and tried to compress on small crimps and the tiny 2-finger edges. It does require a bit of foot work and some fresh skin as well.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Staunton State Park > Elk Creek Spires > Chimney Rock > The Learning Curve (5.12d)
By: Kevin Capps When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: Great route, guys! Fantastic climbing the whole way with plenty of rest in between cruxes. The bolt placements are good enough, and people can always bring slings to mitigate rope drag, it's not a big deal. This route will attract slab masters from all across the state once the access opens up a bit.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Bunker > Saigon (5.12d)
By: Kevin Capps When: Jul 5, 2017

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Comments: I have done the route without using the undercling. If it goes, it's okay. If someone reinforces the hold, that's fine too.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Creek Side > Playin' Hooky (5.8)
By: Kevin Capps When: Jul 2, 2017

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Comments: I installed an anchor on the comfy ledge below the original anchors on the first pitch (of Solid Gold) to help facilitate 2-way traffic and also so you don't have to do the hanging belay. It should make life much easier for people, since every other comment about this route is how the hanging belay sucks, lol.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Primo Wall > City Slickers (5.12a)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 14, 2017

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Comments: Go for it, just be sure and put a steel carabiner at the bottom of the chain, no aluminum, please!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Catslab > Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: The route names left to right are: Lesser of Two Evils, Overflow Direct, and Thinning the Heard, and I bolted them. I named the area The Overflow because it's where you climb when Catslab is overflowing with people and you can't find an open route. I typically don't post my routes to MP right away, but there's the names for ya.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Live Action Wall > The Absent Minded Professor (5.12a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Feb 23, 2017

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Comments: The second pitch to this route is called Scenic Ride 11a, 3 stars, and the FA is Kevin Capps, 2016. It has some of the best moderate roof climbing in the canyon. It's 140' to the ground from the anchor, but you can make it to the top of the ramp with some stretch on a 70m rope.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Live Action Wall
By: Kevin Capps When: Feb 23, 2017

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Comments: Mark, I believe you are referring to Tod Anderson's Denver Climbing Guide. You are correct, the bolt counts, grades, a couple names, and even some topo lines are inaccurate for this wall in his book.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Highlands aka Highlande... > Micro Chip (5.13a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Dec 15, 2016

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Comments: Agreed, fun route! My only comment was that it was on the easier side of the grade being 5'11''. I thought it was 12+, but maybe it's 13- if you're a little shorter.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of the '90s > 7-Minute Abs (5.14b)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 29, 2016

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Comments: Impressive climbing, Mark! Nicely done!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Low Wire > The Grizz (5.13b)
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Nice work on the send! That thing was hard for me, it's great to see other people enjoying it!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Low Wire > The Grizz (5.13b) > Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Cool beta! I'll have to try it that way!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Catslab > Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Oct 29, 2016

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Comments: Weird. Where are those on the wall?


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Creek Side > Under the Influence (5.13+)
By: Kevin Capps When: Oct 28, 2016

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Comments: My favorite route in the canyon!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Highlands aka Highlande... > The White Whale (5.13a)
By: Kevin Capps When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: I haven't been on it in a couple years, but maybe I'll check it out and see if any of the little credit card crimps out left broke off. It is a great winter spot, since it gets sun in the morning. Glad you enjoyed it!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Iron Buttress
By: Kevin Capps When: Sep 23, 2016

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Comments: Stick clip very, very mandatory! If you don't want to die. Heinous approach!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Healing Center
By: Kevin Capps When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Easy there, 2chains. These climbs are fun, and it's a great way to avoid crowds. Put up just one quality line in the canyon, and you'll see how hard it is to clean routes. How about a little less trolling.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Staunton State Park > Staunton Rocks > The Dungeon > Branching Out (5.12d)
By: Kevin Capps When: Aug 27, 2016

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Comments: Thanks! Also, thanks for bringing me up there so I could bolt this! I can't wait to try your new rigs in the Dungeon!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Punk Rock > Bits and Pieces (5.12c)
By: Kevin Capps When: Aug 20, 2016

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Comments: Super fun route! Great job, guys!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Garden Wall > Cobra (5.12a) > Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: Jul 20, 2016

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Comments: Ya, it's a fun little line! It rarely gets climbed though, so lichen seems to want to grow. Worthy of some attention for sure.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Low Wire > Land of the Lost (5.11c) > Photo
By: Kevin Capps When: May 24, 2016

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Comments: Awesome photo!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Low Wire > The Grizz (5.13b)
By: Kevin Capps When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: The old, nasty fixed draws have now been replaced with new, steel Climb Tech permadraws. Enjoy!


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