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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Dec 20, 2017

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Comments: I love the smell of a snowstorm in the desert!

Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Horsetooth Reservoir > Duncan's Ridge > Roof Route (5.10) > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Oct 23, 2017

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Comments: If she didn't, it would not be a fun leader fall.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coke Bottle > Boardwalk (5.11b) > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Awesome photo, of both Craig and his wife!

Location: Forums > General Climbing > Building a home Hand/Finger... > Post > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: It was definitely worth it. Before, I had always intended to set up a solo top rope on the nearest crack (an hour away + 800' vertical approach), but could never find the time.

Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Steve Murphy > The Great Outdoors > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Dec 5, 2014

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Comments: Photo bombing wildlife...quick thinking!

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Friday the 13th (5.10a/b) > Photo
By: KevinCO When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Edit: 'easier section'.

Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > deadly dan > me > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Jun 12, 2013

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Comments: Great composition!

Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Martha Stevens > Profile Pic > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Jun 7, 2012

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Comments: Nice photo! Very interesting effect the way your shadow merges with the bush.

Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Ty Meadows > me (Hellvis) > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Aug 21, 2010

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Comments: Elvis leg IS a climbing phenomonom.

Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Jul 22, 2009

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Comments: What is it rated? How long is it?

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Ypsilon Mountain > Blitzen Ridge (5.4) > Photo
By: KevinCO When: Nov 13, 2006

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Comments: Great photo! This alpine flower has an amazing aroma. Next time you see one, check it out.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Happy Hour Crag > Dementia (5.10a)
By: KevinCO When: Oct 15, 2006

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Comments: This route is very memorable...short but sweet! I found the smallest tricams to be perfect placements in the cruxy section.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Fall Wall > 5.11 Crack (5.9+)
By: KevinCO When: Aug 24, 2006

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Comments: Place a directional at the base. There is a bomber small stopper placements before the bolt. Without a directional, a fall could potentially pull the stopper (depending on where your belayer is). I know of a climber that died falling backwards before reaching the first bolt. I don't know if his pro pulled or if he didn't place anything before the bolt.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coke Bottle > Mainstreet (5.10a)
By: KevinCO When: Mar 26, 2006

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Comments: Don't forget to use elbow protection (neoprene pads or strectch tape). I ground crystals into my elbow, chickenwinging and it became infected. I finished on Kopischka, an exciting face climb. Actually, i bailed out of the unprotected chimney onto the bolted climb, which was quite hard after offwidth exhaustion.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Valley Massif > Soft Touch (5.6)
By: KevinCO When: Mar 24, 2006

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Comments: If you like traverses (and Vedauvoo has some great ones, i.e. Journey to Coramonde; NE Cutoff; Hair Lip; Captain Nemo; Golden Grief; from EO Lieback to the top of 5.11 Crack; Grand Traverse; etc.), try this: Start up Soft Touch and traverse across the horizontal crack to Screw. It starts easy and progressively gets harder. Fist jams are required and then a very thin and off balance mantle to stem across to Screw. Take 1 or 2 #4 Camalots and assorted medium and large cams (If I remember corre... more >>

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Pear > Magical Chrome Plated Semi-... (5.7)
By: KevinCO When: Mar 23, 2006

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Comments: I love this route! Have done it numerous times. No one has mentioned a variation that is a blast! Start La Chaim and face climb towards the base of the Chrome Plated dihedral. Belay here and undercling around the overhang to join Chrome Plated. Bring a #4 Camalot.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... > The Green Spur (5.9+)
By: KevinCO When: Mar 23, 2006

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Comments: This route stands out for several reasons. First, I re-emphasize about the dangers of loose rock from above. I was leading, starting into the offwidth, and sensed a whoosh go past my head. A fraction of a second later, a tremendous WHACK! I called out to Bob, belaying me at the first stance. Fearing the worst, I called out again, but no answer. Someone on the ground called out and Bob answered. He was Ok!, a slightly sore neck and a huge hole in the side of his helmet. Secondly, the offwi... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Dome > Cozyhang (5.7+)
By: KevinCO When: Mar 22, 2006

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Comments: Have climbed on the Dome many times and have introduced many friends to the sport here. Recall a time I climbed Cozyhang with a climber met on the bulletin board. I led all pitches and when we got to the top, he (forgot his name) flopped on his back and exclaimed, "5.7? No way!" I didn't mean to sandbag him.
Another time, with Charlie, (a partner of many roadtrips (Castleton Tower, Shelf Road, Indian Creek, etc) and alpine climbs), we climbed Christmas week when there were many inches of ice... more >>

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