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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : End of an Era (5.8+)
By: Michael L When: 2 days ago

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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 L When: 2 days ago

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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 mantles above bolts

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

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

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 L When: Apr 10, 2017

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

-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 : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Michael L 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 L 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 L 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 L 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 L 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 L 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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