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Routes = 10
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: The short downclimb section.

The short downclimb section.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Chasm View Cutoff (5.7 PG13)

Jun 29, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: On the ledge.  We avoided the snowfield on the rig...

On the ledge. We avoided the snowfield on the right.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Chasm View Cutoff (5.7 PG13)

Jun 29, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Snowy descent.  Photo by Mark Oveson.

Snowy descent. Photo by Mark Oveson.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: The headwall ramp with upper Crescent Ridge in the...

The headwall ramp with upper Crescent Ridge in the background. Photo by Bill Wright.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Bypassing the headwall via an exposed ramp.  Photo...

Bypassing the headwall via an exposed ramp. Photo by Bill Wright.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: On the upper slab, looking down at Keplinger Lake....

On the upper slab, looking down at Keplinger Lake. Photo by Bill Wright.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: On the upper slab, with Longs Peak and Palisades i...

On the upper slab, with Longs Peak and Palisades in the background. Photo by Mark Oveson.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Above the initial buttress with Pagoda summit in b...

Above the initial buttress with Pagoda summit in background. Photo by Bill Wright.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: The complete initial buttress from just below the ...

The complete initial buttress from just below the start of the route. Photo by Bill Wright.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux.  Photo by Bill Wright.

At the crux. Photo by Bill Wright.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: High on the buttress.  Photo by Mark Oveson.

High on the buttress. Photo by Mark Oveson.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Wright starting up the first pitch.  Photo by...

Bill Wright starting up the first pitch. Photo by Mark Oveson.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Crescent Ridge with the summit of Pagoda Mountain ...

Crescent Ridge with the summit of Pagoda Mountain behind. Photo by Bill Wright.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Crescent Ridge (5.6 PG13)

Jun 28, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Ther perfect Layback crack (made to look harder th...

Ther perfect Layback crack (made to look harder than it is).

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Angel's Way (5.2)

Oct 9, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: The end of the Freeway, and last Roach Flatiron cl...

The end of the Freeway, and last Roach Flatiron climb for George.

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Freeway (5.0)

Oct 7, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the spectacular summit of the Fifth Fl...

Approaching the spectacular summit of the Fifth Flatiron.

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Northeast Face (5.6 R)

Oct 1, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: 4th class climbing above the Red Tower.  The compl...

4th class climbing above the Red Tower. The complex final Headwall is visible high above.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)

Aug 13, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: Taken low on the route where the direct and normal...

Taken low on the route where the direct and normal starts merge. Above George's head is the "Red Tower" - most parties rope up for the pitch that goes just left of it.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)

Aug 13, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: George Bell on the spectacular summit ridge of the...

George Bell on the spectacular summit ridge of the Fifth Flatiron. This photo was taken only about 20' below the summit.

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > East Face South Side or Lef... (5.5)

May 28, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > The Matron > East Ridge (5.5)
By: Mark Oveson When: Aug 8, 2001

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Comments: The first pitch of this route can be intimidating for a beginning leader, as the first protection is 15-20 feet off the ground. The climbing up to this initial pro is solid 5.5. I have seen one party that was unable to lead this first pitch at all. I'd recommend the North Face route, which is slightly harder but much better protected, for leaders who are intimidated by this climb.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > The Yellow Spur (5.9+)
By: Mark Oveson When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: John: Eldo climbing is tricky and has its own flavor. Nothing is straightforward; everything is a sidepull or a hidden hold; the footholds are hard to see; body position can make all the difference. Every 5.9 in Eldo feels harder than 5.9 until you're used to Eldo 5.9. Start out on some of the 5.6/5.7 classics and work your way up. Eldo is an acquired taste, particularly on lead. If you can get a partner and follow a bunch of routes, you'll get the hang of it. I've been climbing in Eldo for many... more >>


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Indian Peaks > Apache Peak > Kasparov Traverse (R) > Photo
By: Mark Oveson When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: That is not the Bishop's Scepter. Hard to tell from this angle, but it might be the Black Knight. The Bishop's Scepter is the unmistakable, stunning, pointy tower near the Rook.


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Indian Peaks > Apache Peak > Kasparov Traverse (R)
By: Mark Oveson When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: William: climb all the summits, or none of them, or take the ones you like. All of them can be bypassed if the goal is simply to get from Shoshoni to Apache Peak staying near the ridge crest. But to say you have done the Kasparov Traverse, you have to climb the towers. :)


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - S Buttress > Anthill Direct (5.9- R)
By: Mark Oveson When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: P1: Cool and varied, but best led by someone comfortable leading above the grade. Some runouts and routefinding. Feels a bit mountaineer-y.

P2: The first roof is easier than it looks. Not harder than 5.7 and easier if you do it just right. The upper roof felt like solid 5.8. In between is a lot of nice slab climbing.

P3/P4: I've climbed the route twice and we combined these both times. Makes for a long, runout pitch with some interesting climbing. Not clean enough to be super-classic, but stil... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower Two > Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Mark Oveson When: Aug 1, 2014

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Comments: The new bolts are great, Mike. Many thanks.

I agree the holds are slick but felt OK this morning. Get on it early.


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