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Last Visit: Dec 10, 2017
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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All 152 | Routes 8 | Areas 4 | Approach Trails | Photos 51 | Page Improvements | Comments 14 | Posts 39 | Stars 34 | Ratings 2

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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Cat Wall > Look What Zog Do (5.11)
By: Michael LaDue When: Nov 27, 2017

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Comments: The anchor on top of this thing consists of 1 ok bolt, 2 horrific star drives, and ancient tat


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Whale's Tail > The Monument (5.12d)
By: Michael LaDue When: Nov 13, 2017

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Comments: Nov, 2017 - the bolts on this thing are pretty shitty, especially the third one. Looks like it's rusted through...wouldn't want to take a whip on it.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > The Maiden > West Overhang (5.11b/c)
By: Michael LaDue When: Nov 13, 2017

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Comments: Best 5.11 in the Front Range, if not the state.

WARNING: GEAR BETA!
-Save a #2, 0.2, and 0.5 for the crux! Can build a belay after finishing using a 2" - 4" crack.
-The #5 and a few tiny nuts will sew up the section before the crux.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > North Six Shooter Peak > Lightning Bolt Cracks (5.11-)
By: Michael LaDue When: Nov 6, 2017

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Comments: Left a BD 3.5 in the roof on the final pitch. Busted wires, but still has lots of life left. Didn't have enough time to fish it out...get there soon to claim a newly re-slung 3.5 before it rusts to shit!!

Other comments:
-a #4 and a #5 made this route not scary. Triple #3's were also helpful
-We approached from the West, parking near the big wash and following a series of washes to the cone


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > Kindergarten Rock > East Face > End of an Era (5.8+)
By: Michael LaDue When: Oct 17, 2017

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Comments: As of October 2017, there are only 2 bolts on this one. Also not sure how this got less than a 5.9+ rating....


Location: Colorado > South Platte > West Creek > Thunder Ridge > The For Real Canyon > Real Black Velvet (5.11c)
By: Michael LaDue When: Oct 17, 2017

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Comments: Climbed on Oct. 16, 2017 - no spinners, bolts look good. Awesome route! Bring a yellow C3 and long runner for the last move if you're squeamish about slabby mantels above bolts.


Location: Africa > Kenya > Hells Gate > Main Wall > Olympian (5.9+ C0)
By: Michael LaDue When: Jul 11, 2017

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Comments: Amazing route, move off the ledge is unforgettable.

Comments:
If freeing the offwidth, #5 not needed, just doubles to #4
The offwidth pitch is quite easy if you have big hands (5.9)


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - N Face > Outer Space (5.10b/c R)
By: Michael LaDue When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: Incredible route! One of the best in the Front Range.

Comments:
-I placed a #4 on every pitch (including Bastille Crack).
-Definitely not R rated, maybe PG-13. Very standard pro for Eldo/Flatirons.
-Bomber #2 placement underneath initial "scary" traverse on the last pitch.


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Juniper Canyon > Cloud Tower > Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Michael LaDue When: Mar 30, 2017

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Comments: Please ignore the comments about not needing gear Other comments:

-a 70 m alone will work for the rappels
-Single rack with double from 0.5 - 3 should be fine
-Definitely worth doing, excellent quality rock and very exposed. Great route!
-linking 5+6 might be a stretch (literally) - be ready for a bit of simul if you plan to do this.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > The Maiden > East Ridge (5.10c)
By: Michael LaDue When: Mar 23, 2017

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Comments: Awesome route, definitely a must-do. I would say 1st pitch is soft for 10c and third pitch is sandbagged for 10-. Link pitches 1+2 & 3+4 for quicker 3 pitch ascent (can be done with a 60m).


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower Two > The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: Michael LaDue When: Nov 11, 2016

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Comments: Does anyone know the descent beta?

Also, does this thing have a waiting line on a typical Fall Saturday?


Location: Utah > Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... > The Dark Continent Area > Prime Eight (5.8) > Photo
By: Michael LaDue When: Jul 8, 2016

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Comments: Merryn, congratulations on your ascent! However,I regret to inform you that I actually did this route in 1995 using only my hands and feet, as well as combat boots and a grappling hook. Nice work on the FFA though!


Location: South America > Ecuador > Cojitambo > Photo
By: Michael LaDue When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: La Salamandra - 5.10 crack in Zone #4, surrounded by hard sport routes (5.12-5.13)


Location: Tennessee > Foster Falls > Main Wall
By: Michael LaDue When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: Also where is Gas Chamber in all of this? Classic route, don't know why it wasn't included!


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