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Routes = 10
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All 53 | Routes 9 | Areas 2 | Approach Trails | Photos | Page Improvements | Comments 28 | Posts | Stars 11 | Ratings 3
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Short Attention Span

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a (16)

Sport, 1 pitch

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Overhang Rock

Aug 10, 2001

Liquid Crystal

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (4)

Sport, 1 pitch

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > South Ridge

Aug 10, 2001

Street Hassle

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (20)

Sport, 1 pitch

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Der Freischutz

Aug 3, 2001

Absolution (submitted as Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall)

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (117)

Sport, 1 pitch, 80'

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Der Zerkle

Jul 30, 2001

Bidoigt

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (23)

Trad, 1 pitch, 55'

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Der Freischutz

Jul 8, 2001

Rock and Roll

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (4)

Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Der Freischutz

Jul 8, 2001

Out to Lunge

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R (74)

Trad, 2 pitches

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > The Bastille - W Face

Jun 20, 2001

Bolting for Glory

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (80)

Trad, 1 pitch, 100'

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Redgarden - Tower Two

May 15, 2001

Drugs

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (25)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Der Freischutz

Jan 1, 2001

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Der Freischutz

Colorado > Flatirons > Central

Nov 30, 1999

The Hand

Colorado > Flatirons > Central

Nov 30, 1999

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Nip and Tuck > Antagonism (5.12a/b)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Sep 6, 2001

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Comments: It's 12a if you're tall, just paste your feet high and reach!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Upper Dream Canyon > Lost Angel > Earth Voyage (5.12a)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Sep 6, 2001

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Comments: I just did this route yesterday and will say that it is one of the best multipitch sport climbs i've ever been on! Pitches 1 and 2 are both solid 12a, especially for the onsight,and pitch 3 is more steep slab with a couple tricky moves (watch out for the loose flake just above bolt #1 on pitch 3, if it came off it would fall right on top of your belayer). Pitch 4 (10b) is nothing to get excited about, but it does make for an airy ending to such a fabulous climb. Three raps straight down with ... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > Overhang Rock > The Big Picture (5.12b)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 10, 2001

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Comments: Rossiter gives this line a rating of 12a, but I agree that it is probably harder (5.12b). The opening moves are very crimpy, just keep working the feet up. Although the climbing eases up after clipping the third bolt, there is still no rest until the fourth bolt, and then its sustained balancy moves through the shallow corner. Beware, its a good ways run out on hard reachy moves after the sixth bolt, but once you gain the ledge at bolt 7 its only 5.10 to the anchors. A stellar line, well wor... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Green Mountain Pinnacle > Death and Transfiguration (5.11b)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 8, 2001

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Comments: Well worth the hike!! This line is steep and sustained, with only marginal rests along the way. I found the lower portion ate meduim and small sized nuts, while the moves along the base of the roof up through the double overhangs inhaled Camalots from #1-#3 (bring 2 #2). The final crux would not be difficult on its own but becomes quite strenuous after the sustained climbing before hand. George, I too enjoyed a no hands rest when I inched my ass up onto the jug on the left side of the final ... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Upper Dream Canyon > Lost Angel > Divination (5.11b)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 8, 2001

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Comments: I found this line to be quite fun, but a little soft for the grade, more like 5.10+. Although the first pitch is the hardest of the three, I found the second pitch to be most rewarding because the line was more aesthetic and straightforward. I don't feel anything other than quickdraws is necessary, all the moves that are at all difficult are well protected with bolts.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - N Face > Werk Supp (5.9)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: Linking this route with the last pitch of March of Dimes is great, and it makes the descent much easier. Even though pitch two was short, I found myself placing more gear than I usually would only because the ramp on which the belayer sits angles up right quite steeply. Resultingly, in the the event of a fall, hitting this ledge is quite likely if the leader has run it out at all. 9+ is a good grade for this pitch, but the 10c March of Dimes pitch is a bit overgraded (more like a/b) especiall... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... > Green Slab Direct (5.9)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: Congrats on the whipper! I found that as i neared the top of the crack it dissipated a bit through a small bulge.here i stepped about five feet right (5.9) into a ramp-like right facing corner which lead right up to the belay. From there i went to the dead tree, and then straight up the face to the top (in two short pitches).


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Alice in Bucketland (5.8+ R)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: It really is a "bucketland"! Go see for yourself!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Ruper (5.8+)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: Ruper is also my favorite 5.8 in the park. If one has all day, i would suggest avoiding the slab approach up from the roof routes by going around the corner and doing two 5.8 pitches of The Slippery Spoon (5.8) to the top of the ramp, and starting the route with the art's spar 5.8 start. This makes for eight great pitches of varied 5.8 climbing: clean dihedral, squeeze chimney, finger crack, offwidth, overhangs, face climbing, and exposure! This is the only 8 pitch route i've found in the par... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... > The Great Zot (5.8+)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: I found part of the fun on this route to be the adventure or routefinding on the Zot Face. I recall meandering my way up the face being careful to avoid loose rock. It's runnout, but it is fun climbing, and worth doing of one feels really comfortable leading at the grade.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Icarus (5.6 R)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: This route affords a less-skilled leader to access the incredible and exposed last pitch of The Yellow Spur without having to climb anything harder than 5.6. A great multipitch route to take less skilled climbers on (not quite for those who have never climbed though - it is quite exposed and the final pitch has a little fall potential for the second). I recall one uncomfortable belay, but a fine compromise for the stellar exposure!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Song of the Dodo (5.12a R)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: You hit the head on the nail, Pat: scary lead, great toprope, sequential 12a moves. Since it falls right under the rap route it makes a great toprope, as long as there aren't people rapping down above you.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - S Buttress > Genesis (5.12+)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: This is a spectacular line, with some of the best face climbing in the park. Don't let the funky 5.10c crack moves before the crux fluster you, just look around for small footholds on the face and get your feet on. I suggest pulling the crux moves around the corner before clipping the 2 pins in the horizontal seam, because there is a good rest when the moves are done where you can equalize the pins if you feel so inclined. The face climbing above is impecable and well protected, just tread li... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Wind Tower > Wind Tower - SW Face > Tagger (5.10b/c)
By: Kristo torgersen When: Aug 1, 2001

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Comments: On P1, I also found the gear adequate, but not great. If you don't feel solid at the 5.9 grade, I would suggest leading it. If you do, there is a super-bomber #3 WC nut placement behind a flake above the initial corner and before the arcing upper corner, where small cams and nuts can be placed, though a bit blindly.


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