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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 58 | Routes 7 | Areas | Approach Trails | Photos 9 | Page Improvements | Comments 29 | Posts 4 | Stars 9 | Ratings
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Missing Link

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (11)

Trad, 1 pitch

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak

Dec 8, 2001

Ginseng Junkie

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (21)

Trad, 3 pitches

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak

Dec 8, 2001

Fading Light

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (21)

Trad, 2 pitches

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part E - top t...

Nov 11, 2001

Arnold! Arnold!

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a (38)

Sport, 1 pitch

Colorado : Shelf Road : The Gym

Oct 28, 2001

Chick on the Side

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (59)

Trad, 1 pitch

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part C - Pony ...

Oct 26, 2001

Cannabis Sportiva

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (158)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch

Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Animal World

Oct 24, 2001

Hand Crack (aka White Lightning)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (320)

Trad, 1 pitch, 80'

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part D - Xanad...

Sep 30, 2001

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: First crux involves a long reach into an insecure ...

First crux involves a long reach into an insecure flare.

Asia : Taiwan : ... : First Corner (5.11+)

Nov 10, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Anja on "First Corner" at School Gate.

Anja on "First Corner" at School Gate.

Asia : Taiwan : ... : First Corner (5.11+)

Nov 10, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Soong on "Tiger's Tooth" (5.11b sp...

Brian Soong on "Tiger's Tooth" (5.11b sport) at School Gate.

Asia : Taiwan : ... : Tiger's Tooth (5.11)

Nov 10, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Peihua Wu on Cunning Linguist, 5.10d, at the Catho...

Peihua Wu on Cunning Linguist, 5.10d, at the Cathouse, Long Dong, Taiwan.

Asia : Taiwan

Jun 6, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: View of Long Dong, Taiwan looking south.

View of Long Dong, Taiwan looking south.

Asia : Taiwan

Jun 6, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: View of Long Dong, Taiwan from the south.

View of Long Dong, Taiwan from the south.

Asia : Taiwan

Jun 6, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: One Way Ticket, 5.11a, on the Clocktower, Long Don...

One Way Ticket, 5.11a, on the Clocktower, Long Dong, Taiwan.

Asia : Taiwan

Jun 6, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Caveman offers a great position and nice views for...

Caveman offers a great position and nice views for the belay crew. Photo by Kevin Stocks.

Asia : Thailand : ... : Caveman (5.11d)

May 6, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Caveman, from the cave.  Photo by Kevin Stocks.

Caveman, from the cave. Photo by Kevin Stocks.

Asia : Thailand : ... : Caveman (5.11d)

May 6, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Osiris (5.7+)
By: Matt Robertson When: Aug 16, 2001

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Comments: Damn, dude, go easy on that little girl! I found Osiris to be excellent - a perfectly typical Lumpy route at a moderate grade, and therefore not for everyone. Lacking only some runout, I think this route is a perfect intro to the first-class climbing experience that is Lumpy Ridge.

Rossiter's guidebook attributes the FA to Dave Johnson and Pete Robinson in 1964.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Friends in High Places (5.10a)
By: Matt Robertson When: Jun 18, 2001

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Comments: Agreed also. While the crux is well protected, there is an interesting move early in the second pitch (right off the belay, if I recall) which you wouldn't want to fall from.

This route might be considered really good if it were on almost any other crag in the universe. Worth doing while you're waiting for all the megaclassics nearby - but only if you don't lose your place in line.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Northcutt Start (5.10d)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 31, 2001

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Comments: I love the story of the first free ascent. Ray Northcutt, who must have been strong as an ox since he could do 100 pullups, was incorrectly told that Layton Kor had freed the direct start to the Bastille Crack. Upon learning this, Northcutt went out the next day and fired the line, only later learning that his was indeed the FFA.

I think this is generally acknowledged to be a bona fide 5.11- pitch nowadays, and when you consider that it was nearly a decade later that Ament, et al. were bein... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 30, 2001

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Comments: Chockstone "textbook nuts from good stance?" Ouch! Better be tall or good at blind placements - I use a black Alien which I can't confirm until I'm into the move. There's a good nut placement but I can't reach it (I'm 5.10, or should I say 5'10"). At least the crux on Chockstone is short - I agree with that - and the pitch is really good. (Sorry to detour from Blind Faith, just following the collective train of discussion.)

I should mention too that I'm impressed by and jealous of these yo... more >>


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Kor's Flake (5.7+)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 30, 2001

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Comments: An excellent and historic oddysey with lots of variety and good climbing of many different types. I would caution the new leader to have his or her act together here: Kor's Flake is a lot of route for 5.7, more than it looks on paper. A 5.10 gym climber or budding trad leader feeling confident after Calypso or the Bastille Crack will likely find the chimney interesting (maybe more so than the oft-mentioned traverse). Also, be careful about trying to stretch pitches - I forced myself into a c... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : S&M (5.7)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 29, 2001

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Comments: I agree with the less-than-classic assessment of this route: the plentiful and sometimes annoying vegetation and occasional choss outweigh the adventure feel of spartan protection and routefinding (there was no chalk when I climbed this route). However, I did enjoy the belay ledge, if I found the correct one - slings around a block, with a deluxe seat and a view nearly as good as that from the top of the Yellow Spur (river straight below, snowcapped peaks to the west). Rossiter's book calls t... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Country Club Crack (5.11c)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 25, 2001

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Comments: Easy, there - Mr. A.C.! Personally, I enjoy SL's comments - his sense of history adds a hell of a lot of value and interesting reading to this site. Our local climbing history is incredibly interesting and invaluable and needs to be passed along to the next generation. Keep up the good work, Steve - you are a definite asset (and I have commenced my search for Roger's graffiti in Eldo - excellent bit of trivia you mentioned previously...).


Location: Asia : Thailand : Koh Phi-Phi : Tonsai Tower : Rev de Phi Phi Don (5.12c) : Photo
By: Matt Robertson When: Jul 26, 2010

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Comments: Great photo. Who's behind the lens?


Location: Asia : Taiwan : Long Dong (Dragon Cave) : (4) Music Hall : Big Drum (5.11b)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 12, 2010

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Comments: This route is named Big Canyon (‘å’J or da gu). Like many other routes at Music Hall, it is equipped with reliable glue-in bolts. 5.11b is a fair grade.


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