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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Wind Tower > Wind Tower - SW Face > ... > Photo
By: Kirk Woerner When: Oct 2, 2017

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Comments: We left a locking biner and a cordalette on a tree on the upper pitches of either this or Reggae yesterday (10/1/2017). If found, an email to kirk.woerner at gmail would be appreciated. Worth a shot :)


Location: Utah > Moab Area > River Road > Lighthouse Tower > Poseidon Adventure (5.10 R)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jun 29, 2013

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Comments: The proposal was smart, the method was not :-)


Location: Utah > Moab Area > River Road > Lighthouse Tower > Poseidon Adventure (5.10 R)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: I attempted this climb with a wedding ring hanging from a biner. The idea was to ask my then girlfriend to marry me at the top. I did not make it... she said yes anyway :) I suppose I must go back and do this climb sometime.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part D - Xanad... > Terminal Velocity (5.11b/c)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Aug 3, 2010

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Comments: It's funny how many different opinions there are about what's hard on this route and why. I'm tall, so although the bottom had worse protection (kind of crappy rock), I reached up high and just got a left hand that I bet others would have to climb to. That would be dangerous (R not X) in my opinion. I felt like my height actually hurt in the corner above, because although I could reach things (like the final finger lock) easier, my stem has to be way wider or farther down. The bulge on the l... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Roof Routes > Kloeberdanz (5.11c R)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Aug 3, 2010

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Comments: Saying "Reach and forearms are the keys to this 3-move wonder." is an understatement. A very short, powerful reachy crux.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Wall Street > El Cracko Diablo (5.10a) > Photo
By: Kirk Woerner When: Mar 24, 2006

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Comments: You are SO my hero Jackie!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - W Face > Breakfast in Bed (5.8)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Nov 4, 2005

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Comments: I agree with Jayer and others. While this is a good route [fairly] rated, it would be (is?) spooky off the ground for a beginning 5.8 leader.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > The Yellow Spur (5.9+)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Oct 9, 2005

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Comments: "The belay below the pin ladder always seemed bomber to me."

I just did this (finally) for the first time. I also noticed the belay just below the crux pitch had slightly suspect rock. I think it's because we belayed too high. We started the the crux pitch by immediatly traversing hard right.

You can get a lot of gear there, but it's all based on one, fitted block about two feet by three feet that you sit on. It's unclear what is happening with it because it's fitted very well but on a sl... more >>


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Little Eiger > Persistent Vegetative State (5.10a/b)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jul 12, 2005

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Comments: Fair enough. Thanks for the route.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Little Eiger > Persistent Vegetative State (5.10a/b)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jul 11, 2005

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Comments: So, lemme get this straight. You have for years wondered why such an obvious line had never been bolted, you investigated and found clear evidence of prior ascent, and then rather than investigate and maybe get permission from the FA, you assumed that someone just didn't finish what they were doing and so bolted it up? Does this strike anyone else as odd?


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part E - top t... > Chockstone (5.10a)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jul 1, 2005

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Comments: "Ron, you are exactly right. These anchors should not have been placed to begin with - they are convenience anchors."

The anchors on Tagger at least saves the tree and are justifiable on that basis. The others might not make it through the revew process if they were to be added now since there are gear options.

In the case of Chockstone, this would just be nothing but convenience. The "second" pitch is easier even. Also, putting a bolt on Aerospace would be a travesty. It's scary, but that... more >>


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Cactus Cliff > Almost Gothic (5.11d)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jan 6, 2005

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Comments: R Thompson says: Consensus grade in its current state (who knows if more holds will break making it even harder) is 12b/c, which I suspect explains the notable difference in diffiuclty between the two routes. OMG, I'm so glad someone said this. I thought that route was harder than 12a. Did the holds break on the face at the very top?


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon > Plotinus Wall > ... > Sleepless in Boulder (5.11b)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jan 6, 2005

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Comments: Sort of too bad. That route was nicknamed the guillotine :)


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Cactus Cliff > Puff Daddy (5.11a)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jan 1, 2005

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Comments: Awesome route. Not 11d IMO. Whatever it is, the crux is short (right off the ledge). Once you get the hand jam on the left it's over. Use hands in the right order, and stem high. But it IS crack climbing at Shelf


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Cactus Cliff > Whiteman's Burden (5.11c)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jan 1, 2005

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Comments: Thanks Bob. Great climb!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon > Plotinus Wall > ... > Boulder Quartz System (5.12a)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Nov 15, 2004

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Comments: I found the clip right after getting out of the quartz to be really difficult and tenuous. Maybe I was clipping from the wrong stance, but it just seemed like there was one good edge off to the left you use to get out of the crack, and then a dicey stance to clip from... It'll go soon (I hate having to always say that :)


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon > Plotinus Wall > ... > Rama (5.10b)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Nov 15, 2004

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Comments: I stayed in the corner and stemmed all the way up. Seemed like one dicey move to get to the last bolt but it wasn't too bad. Above, I used one #1 Camalot and a gray Micro Camalot in the finger crack (.5?) My partner thought it was going to be a clip up and didn't bring any gear. She tied knots in slings and sent.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part D - Xanad... > Zip Code (5.11-)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Oct 25, 2004

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Comments: Hard crux to onsight at least for me. I tried to do it as described by Bob Rotert above (sort of layback on the good chalked hold in the crack and then right hand to slopey crap) but it just didn't work. Is the beta to just stem the whole way up or layback?


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Island In The Sky > Moses > Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Oct 5, 2004

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Comments: Mike,I met the guy who did this in Indian Creek this weekend. He made it seem like he just replaced bad gear (that he pulled pins out with his fingers). Sounds like maybe he did a bit more ??? Sorry to miss you guys out there.


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Taylor Canyon > First Buttress > Left Hand > Question of Balance (5.11)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Sep 27, 2004

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Comments: When doing the left variation (5.10+), I recall a green Alien fitting in a little slot right in the middle and up high. This gives some peace of mind for the final moves.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Second Tier > ... > Dominator (5.10c)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Sep 15, 2004

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Comments: Sure, up until now the route had not been climbed, but just because nobody had done the work to clean it doesn't mean it's free and clear for people to do anything without criticism.

Another point. I reserve the right to disagree with people who bolt cracks, while at the same time thanking them profusely for the really great, fun routes that they've put up and all the incredible work they've done. It's a little like being told "sport climbing, love it or leave it" and I think it's a little un... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon > Plotinus Wall > ... > Morpheus (5.11a/b)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Sep 10, 2004

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Comments: For some reason I found this REALLY hard. I simply could not get over to the good jug out on the arette even though it was SO close. Usually at this grade I can at least do the moves after working it out but not this time, and I stayed on the low path. Was I missing a backstep or something? Do you just go for the jug or slap the [arete] a bit first?

BTW, I agree that just above the crux is a good bit of really cool juggy but pumpy and thought provoking climbing.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Bell Buttress Massif > Bell Buttress - Main Crag > Double Jeopardy (5.9)
By: Kirk Woerner When: Jul 1, 2004

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Comments: Anybody know the name/rating of the clip-up route on the face? Felt pretty hard down low.


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Gym > Ga-stoned Again (5.9)
By: Kirk Woerner When: May 22, 2004

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Comments: We got to climb this wall today and it was great. We goton all these climbs missing only the arete on the right. What an awesome area! Saturday afternoon, only one other party. I'm glad we got there before the guidebook is out...I think this climb is 5.9 at most.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part B - Long ... > Cruisin' for Burgers (5.10c)
By: Kirk Woerner When: May 17, 2004

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Comments: I think at any other area this would be rated S. There is pro at the bottom of the dihedral (the nut and cam to the left) and then one tiny wire in the seam almost all the way at the top which can be placed, but placed "mid-crux". The pro is thin and difficult exactly during the crux of the climb. If you blow the tiny wire and fall, you'd probably get hurt pretty bad which I think is the definition of S. So I guess I'd just say be pretty confident at the grade before hopping on this.


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