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Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Moving Out (5.12b)
By: Mark E Dixon When: 1 day ago

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Comments: I put semi-permadraws on bolts 2-6 today. I plan to take them down as soon as I send the route or give up. I'll leave the added mussys at the anchors.

If hanging the draws or eventually removing them is going to keep you up at night worrying about the future of American climbing, just send me a PM and I'm sure we can work something out.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : Nomesayin (??) (5.10)
By: Mark E Dixon When: 6 days ago

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Comments: There's a hummingbird nest on the tree near the final bolt. Be careful not to scare the babies!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab
By: Mark E Dixon When: May 12, 2017

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Comments: I really don't want to find your 'little' fragrant surprises, so I carried some wagbags up to the base near s00p3rkr33m. Hanging in a plastic bag from a nearby stump.

I believe a formal box is planned. I'll figure out something more secure in the meantime next time I head up there.

P.S. Chris, good luck - SEND IT!!!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mountain Rose : Sick Puppy (5.12b)
By: Mark E Dixon When: May 5, 2017

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Comments: I'm pretty sure there are only 4 bolts.

The move past the first overlap is entertaining, as are several others higher.

After clipping bolt 3, I found a sequence which also uses holds to the right of the arete. Not sure how Mark stays left.

Really a fun route, very clean, deserves more traffic. Try it sometime, when headed to or from Frisky.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : Runaway Truck Ram (5.12a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: My alternate shorty beta for the start moves right of the bolt line and includes yet another undercling! I thought this move was kind of fun.

Nice to have a 25cm draw on bolt 2.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : Joppa Road (5.12a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: I thought this was much nicer than Geoff did. A little dirty, and maybe still a few loose bits to shed, but fun movement, more undercling/pinch pleasures.
Do it!


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : Lot Lizards (5.11c)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: Undercling fun, to crimpiness. Worth doing. Pretty clean already.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : The Riddler (5.11c)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Mar 16, 2017

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Comments: Awkward and weird, so a must do!

The anchor is invisible from below and is up on a slab well above the last bolt. Two solid bolts with a ring, so no reason to lower earlier.

It did seem like a foot hold has disappeared from the last ledge. I'm 5'6" and just campused up and right from the good left hand hold. Maybe I missed something.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Red Devil : Hell in a Bucket (5.11-)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Feb 18, 2017

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Comments: Definitely worthwhile pitch. Thanks!

Bottom is shady, top sunny, so best for moderate days, not too hot, not too cold.

If you are short (less than 5' 3"?), you may prefer to stick clip the first bolt, as there's a reachy move getting to it. My 5'5" wife had to stretch....


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Red Devil : Hell Freezes Over (5.12a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Feb 18, 2017

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Comments: The second pitch has really fun movement. Pretty cryptic unless already chalked!

I had considered trying to link the two pitches - as it turns out, I don't think this would work. After P1, you scramble up and back about 15-20 feet to a ledge and reset the belay. No belay anchor, so sling something or get the first bolt on P2 clipped (which is reasonable) before falling off.


Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : The East Quarry : Pinkerton (5.11b/c)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: Tried this route and could not find a way to get over the roof. Comparing photos, it appears about a foot of the triangular block has disappeared. Maybe that's why or maybe I'm just weak....

Rock Climbing Photo: Pinkerton, shortened.
Pinkerton, shortened.



Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Red Devil : Paradise Lost (5.9)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: The third bolt is still as bad as ever.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Breakfast Cliff : Pete's Kitchen (5.12a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Jan 30, 2017

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Comments: Stout with long reaches.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Main Crag : Amazing Face (5.12c)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Jan 22, 2017

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Comments: I would second Ken Leiden's comments about the upper pitch. Not nearly as good as the first but worth doing if up on the ledge warming up.

You can avoid the guano if you head left at the headwall instead of moving right to the pillar. Careful hand placement on the pillar would probably work also, but it'd be tough to see the correct spot from below.

More fun as a warm-up than Termites.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Hideout
By: Mark E Dixon When: Jan 5, 2017

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Comments: Rather than scramble up the chimney behind the Lookout (which is awkward with a pack,) just continue up the hillside before cutting to the right above small cliffs. If you follow cairns/trail up the hill, you will see a tree stump with a cairn on top. 50ish feet uphill from this is a good spot to head right.
Admittedly easier to find this variant approach once you've been to the Hideout.

The route list is currently (1/17) out of order. The Hideout has a left and right secto... more >>


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Another Earth (5.11a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: Also kind of hard on the left shoulder.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Planet Earth (5.11a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: Not a good choice if you are short and have any left shoulder issues.
Otherwise OK.

It is possible to lower without shredding your rope, but there are a lot of sharp edges, so BEWARE! Might be a spot where rapping is preferable, but you make sure your belayer knows what you are planning!


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Earth Mover (5.12)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: No red tag, so hopefully it's open.

7 bolts and something for the anchors, assuming the first two bolts under the roof remain MIA. Clip stick the first bolt with a hanger, just above the roof.

Slight traverse in from the right just below the first boltless sleeve. Then fun over the roof! Climbing straight up from the bottom seems quite a bit harder.

Still evolving as small holds change and break.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Lost Porch : Southeast Ridge (5.0)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Nov 12, 2016

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Comments: The NW ridge descent looks extremely unlikely but turns out just fine. It would be a good scramble up too, although shorter than the SE ridge, which is already fairly short.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : Float Trip (5.12a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Nov 9, 2016

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Comments: The crux on this route is pretty entertaining and makes up for the vegetated approach. The upper slab is ok although maybe not as good as its neighbors on the lower wall.

Conditions have changed a bit since 2001.

Spoiler alert:

Climb blocks, and step carefully around dirt until the second bolt. A long sling is advised on this one. Don't clip the third bolt on Up a Creek, rather reach (or move) around the corner to the left and clip the third bolt on FT.
Climbing past this... more >>


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Flood Wall : Recovery Efforts (5.10a)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: Did bottom approaching from the left. Reachy but not desperate for my 5'6" +1 ape dimensions.
Agree with pre-clipping bolt 2!


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Flood Wall : Higher Ground (5.11c)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: Markedly easier than its neighbor to the right.
At least one toaster-size block that shifts underfoot.
Would be wise to have your belayer off to the side.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Flood Wall : Detour (5.11c)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: Now reasonably clean. Pretty hard for the grade. Kind of a fun move at the crux though.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Film Noir (5.12c)
By: Mark E Dixon When: Sep 7, 2016

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Comments: I'm 5'6" (+1 ape.) There is no way I'm ever going to get the crux reach. However, pulling on the 8th bolt turns this into a nice 12a/A0 route. Not anywhere near as nice as the Shaft but still good and worth doing.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall
By: Mark E Dixon When: Aug 20, 2016

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Comments: I added two static lines to the tyrolean and cut down the looser of the two ropes that were in place. Hopefully good for another year or two.

Just about wading time anyway!


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