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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
By: Mike McHugh When: Mar 22, 2017

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Comments: Shirt Tail Peak is closed until mid-July to protect raptors.

ELDORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Parks & Wildlife announces that Eldorado Canyon State Park has closed Shirt Tail Peak to all uses, including rock climbing, through July 15 or until further notice, to protect nesting golden eagles.

Golden Eagles are protected by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under authority of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A conviction of nest disturbance ... more >>


Location: Mike McHugh : Stuff : Photo
By: Mike McHugh When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: Agreed - great stone, great place to build a wall, great passersby saying kind things (for the most part). Made a hard project go a lot better. It was a gift to be able to stack stones and process a really devastating year in Eldo.


Location: Colorado : Trail Building Workshop at ...
By: Mike McHugh When: Jul 12, 2013

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Comments: The July 20th workshop will be at Eldorado Canyon State Park. 8am-noon.

Rock Climbing Photo: 350-pounder on the line.
350-pounder on the line.


More deets to follow, but the Eldo Griphoist rig (with some new trickery ) will be in operation.

We'll be working on a trail out of the streamside parking lot. No hiking. Just learning and playing.

Sign up with Iron Mike: mmorin@jeffco.us


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Sunset Boulevard (5.11b)
By: Mike McHugh When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: Fixed it, Matt. The online database of fixed hardware is a pretty new feature, and some of the data needs lovin'.

Not unlike much of the hardware in our beloved chosspile.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Photo
By: Mike McHugh When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: Last Fall, the park was alerted to some potential loose rock around Shirt Tail. I did a couple of inspection/mitigation trips over the winter. This is a picture of about the same spot in December 2012:

Rock Climbing Photo: Pre-slide.
Pre-slide.


Some time in March, and again a few weeks ago, some bigger stuff slid.

It's been a tough winter/spring for freeze/thaw. Big stuff is coming down all over the place. The trail from Rincon to Cadillac is a mess, the Wind Tower trail got smacked, and I think there's more to come. H... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : West Crack (5.3)
By: Mike McHugh When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: In addition to being one gnarly individual and about the nicest guy you'd ever meet, Billy is responsible for a LOT of the trail work in Eldo. Every time I'm looking at a trail disaster, I think WWBD.

Puts a BIG smile on my face to hear that he's climbing.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Hairstyles and Attitudes (5.12b/c)
By: Mike McHugh When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Thanks to two brave souls from ACE, the footsy block has been gently lowered to the road.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Mike McHugh When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Plated 5-piece Powers with SS hangers. Will go back up there and replace the PS with SS sometime in 2013. It sounds like the PS/SS mix should have a pretty long lifetime, but I'd rather get it right sooner.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Mike McHugh When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Hardware replaced 6/14/2012 - 4.75" x 0.5" Powers 5-piece + Fixe hangers. Go git 'r done.


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