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Member Since: Nov 7, 2003
Last Visit: Oct 6, 2008
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: Colorado : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Whimsical Dreams (5.11b)
By: Matt Burns When: Oct 6, 2008

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Comments: I think the odd crux in the middle has to be one of the strangest sequences I've ever done on a climb. I'm still amazed that it worked.

And then I blew it getting into the 5.10 roof above. Full value though. It felt much longer than 90' and not a gimmie at the grade.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Teetotaler (5.11a)
By: Matt Burns When: Feb 20, 2004

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Comments: Easy to toprope, but the long "runout" up to the first bolt is all really easy (5.6 maybe?), and protectable with gear. I'm pretty certain that this is no harder than 10c, the most difficult moves are low near the first two bolts. Still fun, if you're at Happy Hour, throw a rope on it and enjoy.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : Isis Buttress : Dead Boy Direct (5.11+)
By: Matt Burns When: Feb 5, 2004

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Comments: It's easy to TR this one by leading the 10b to the left (Dead Boy?). There are good anchors at the top. This would be an excellent project route for someone trying to start leading solid 11s. Control the pump, and focus on your feet at the top. Great route.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : Outer Gates : Going to the Chapel (5.8)
By: Matt Burns When: Jan 22, 2004

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Comments: This gets a bit odd at the top, you cant see the anchors from the bottom because you can't really see them from most of the way up. I ended up traversing over to the anchors on the 5.3 to the right. The climb and the traverse wouldn't have been too difficult or scary, except that my friends convinced me that it would be a good idea to climb the route in my clunky mountaineering boots that I wore to hike in. My friends are idiots. But the point is, you will eventually run out of bolts, and abo... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Cheers aka Thrill of the Ch... (5.10-)
By: Matt Burns When: Jan 10, 2004

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Comments: A #7 BD stopper fits quite nicely in a small crack above the horn to provide some protection above the second bolt.

Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Dark Side : Enchanted Porkfist (5.11a)
By: Matt Burns When: Nov 7, 2003

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Comments: This is a great route and if you do it right, it doesn't require the kind of power or endurance that a lot of the other 10s and 11s at Shelf do. There is also a good 10c or 10d just to the left of it that's worth doing if you're there, along with the .9 to the right. None of these three routes are particularly pumpy, so as a group they make a good long warmup if you're a slow starter.

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