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Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Bombardier Dome : Da Vinci's Robot (5.8)
By: Monty When: May 7, 2017

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Comments: Really great climbing on this one! If you want to top out, bring a small rack, and build an anchor on top of the formation.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Marmot Tower : The Book of Marmot (5.9+)
By: Monty When: May 7, 2017

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Comments: Great name for a fun route!


Location: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Sentinel Spire : Medicine Man (5.12a)
By: Monty When: May 2, 2017

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Comments: It's only 5.11 for those with "Trump hands." ;)


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Dungeon : Branching Out (5.12+)
By: Monty When: Mar 27, 2017

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Comments: Hey Shaun, the red tag is on a route 3 routes to the left of this route. It still needs to be cleaned, so please stay off of it for a bit. Branching out is the second route from the right on the lowest part of the cave.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Dungeon : Two in the Pink (5.12)
By: Monty When: Mar 26, 2017

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Comments: Great work, guys! I knew someone would knockout that direct start sooner than later.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Red Devil : Hell in a Bucket (5.11-)
By: Monty When: Mar 22, 2017

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Comments: Super fun climbing on some really neat features. Thanks for the fine addition!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Iron Pony (5.11d)
By: Monty When: Mar 4, 2017

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Comments: Hardest 11d in Eldo! Hanging a double draw on the third bolt allows you to clip before committing to the crux moves. Highly recommend!


Location: Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : The Dark Side : Squirming Coil Area : The Slapper (V5-6)
By: Monty When: Feb 23, 2017

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Comments: Huge thanks to the Front Range Climbing Stewards for their beautiful trail work at the Dark Side. This problem now has a perfect flat landing!


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Labor Day (5.10+)
By: Monty When: Feb 4, 2017

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Comments: Thanks, Chuck and Adam! I originally envisioned Fool's Gold starting on this panel of rock, but I never made it back to bolt this route. Thanks for the addition!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Rubber Ducky (5.10a)
By: Monty When: Jan 9, 2017

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Comments: I upgraded the old anchor at the top of the great chimney today with hardware from the BCC. Consider donating to the BCC.

Also, it is possible (and quite fun!) to climb this route without touching the offwidth. Start a few feet left of the traditional start following cracks and seams to a ledge with a bush, then step right on to the chock stone at the end of the OW. This variation is still in the 10a range, but some of the c... more >>


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Don't mess with my Thing (5.12-)
By: Monty When: Dec 31, 2016

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Comments: This is a phenomenal slab pitch! Don't over complicate the upper roof or face the heartbreaker that I did.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Legend on the Fall (5.12b)
By: Monty When: Dec 27, 2016

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Comments: I swapped out the thin chain for quicklinks today. Such a fun route!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Photo
By: Monty When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: A much more direct line can be taken than what is shown in this picture that is still in the 5.7 range. Where the line jogs hard left, instead climb straight up the obvious crack. At the top, instead of climbing the face, climb the splitter hand crack bulge (best part of the route!).


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Upper Blair : The Heap : Country Western Swing aka M... (5.11+)
By: Monty When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: The bolts on this are okay, but an upgrade would certainly be nice. It would be great if someone lowered the anchor about 4 feet though. The currently location ensures rope shredding unless you bring two 48" slings with you. Fun route, and a great way to get a rope on "Call me Barney."


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : Devil's Gate Sector : Devil's Gate : Deviled Eggs (5.12c)
By: Monty When: Oct 9, 2016

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Comments: Funny, Leeanne, I found this route to be harder than Dammit Samet.... Regardless of grades, they are both fantastic! Thanks for the great addition, Matt.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : Altered State (5.10+)
By: Monty When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: If you're not comfortable with the moves getting to the first bolt, you can easily hang a 48 inch sling off of it on your way down from warming up on "Let's do it again Daddy." We tried that this weekend, and it seemed like a pretty good compromise to me :)


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Crimpfest Wall : Crimpfest (5.12a)
By: Monty When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: Just about every bolt is a spinner on this route.... Could be the stacked washers from the swap.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Quarry : Glenfiddich (5.11+)
By: Monty When: Sep 11, 2016

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Comments: I thought this was a great route! Powerful moves out the roof lead to some great slab climbing. It's not a bad idea to extend the bolt above the roof to minimize drag.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Bird Rock : East Side : Quackmore Duck (5.10b)
By: Monty When: Sep 11, 2016

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Comments: I wish the crack portion of this route went on forever!!!!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Bird Rock : East Side : Thunderbird (5.12a)
By: Monty When: Sep 11, 2016

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Comments: This is a great route with fun steep jug hauling to a powerful crux. We also got on the newly bolted route to the right of "Go for It," and thought that was a touch harder. Cool area with great views!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : Altered State (5.10+)
By: Monty When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: HA! I just spit out some beer, Dan! I agree the bolt is higher than most are comfortable with (including myself), but grid bolting isn't "fixing" anything.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Dungeon : Branching Out (5.12+)
By: Monty When: Aug 27, 2016

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Comments: This is a great route that will only get better with traffic. The movement is excellent on this one, and the bolts are right where you want them. I thought getting past the first bolt was harder than 5.11 though.... Anyways, thanks for the fine addition, Kevin!


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Unicorn Exterminator (5.10c)
By: Monty When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: Much like unicorns, the quality of this route is simply make-believe.


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair II : A Thing of Beauty (5.10b/c)
By: Monty When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: Phenomenal route, one of my new favorites! Doubles from yellow Alien to #4, a single #5 and #6 was a comfy rack for me though an extra #2 or #3 might be helpful. You can use the bolts on medium cool, but you need to rig up a directional to protect your partner in the upper squeeze. I wouldn't be upset if a bolted anchor was placed on top of this route.


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Upper Blair : John's Tower : House of Cards (5.11a)
By: Monty When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: Great route! I found a green Alien (blue Metolius) was all you need to protect this route perfectly. Thanks for the addition, the second pitch looks awesome too!


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