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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Security Risk Massif > Upper Security Risk > Hot Flyer (5.12a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Dec 4, 2001

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Comments: I agree with Peter on this one. Great route, tough throughout, solid for the grade. Also having never seen Peter Beal write so many sentences about a route, it must be a good one! (Just kidding, Peter.)


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... > Grandmother's Challenge (5.10c)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 28, 2001

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Comments: A 60 m rope will just barely get you to the belay tree. Manage the rope well, and the rope drag is not to heinous. Remember a couple of pieces of gear for after you pull the roof, moderate climbing but a fair amount of it.


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Bank > Ice Cream Hangover (5.11b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 27, 2001

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Comments: I think this route is a good one, with challenging moves, but alas, on my first attempt I blew a clip with slack out and took a big whipper on the first two bolts you spoke of........ not the recommended way to climb this one!


Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Morrison Boulders > The Black Hole > Air Jordan (V5)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 23, 2001

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Comments: From all of the people that I have seen climb this problem, you can start it as I described. There is a harder version called Going to the Airport, that goes from both underclings up to the crimp, and then directly to the upper sloper without a match (V7). The Air Jordan beta is from many people I have talked with, however if you put up the problem and did it off both underclings then I stand corrected; but since you failed to provide a name, who can tell.




Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Anarchy Wall > Anarchitect (5.12d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 18, 2001

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Comments: I will second Peter's description. This is a fantastic route that makes you earn every move. Save some juice for the final redpoint crux near the top!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > River Wall > Evil (5.13b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 13, 2001

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Comments: I think Evil holds as one of the more solid climbs of its grade in the canyon, and as one of the best. It has some great moves with the overhanging climbing being both technical and powerful. The lip crux however has repeatedly shut me down, and I think it must take some stronger fingers than mine to get it. The caution is well advised due to location and loose rock on the belay, but this route is superb.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Twitch Rock > Twitch (5.12d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 11, 2001

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Comments: I heard that someone stole the anchor biners I put in. Does anyone know about this?


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Twitch Rock > Twitch (5.12d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 11, 2001

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Comments: Peter: Good to hear that you think it is a stout 12d. I did think that the crux was quite thin, but it is short lived. Hard to tell what it should be rated, 12d/13a for sure.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of the '90s > Curvaceous (5.11)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 11, 2001

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Comments: I would second Chris, good route to onsight, lots of good rests, but the hard moves are straightforward. On par with Refer Madness in difficulty, although the style is vastly different.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Anarchy Wall > Anarchy in the UK (5.12b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 10, 2001

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Comments: Anarchitect is solid 12+, i agree. This route is either 12a/b or lets just call it 12-.


Location: Colorado > Rifle > Rifle Mountain Park > Ruckman Cave > Choss Family Robinson (5.11+)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Nov 6, 2001

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Comments: I thought I overheard someone talking this summer about having replaced the hardware on this route. I haven't been on it since to verify, but the gear may have been fixed.




Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Horsetooth Reservoir > Rotary Park > Eliminator Boulder > Left Eliminator (V5)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Oct 22, 2001

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Comments: As far as the V scale goes, I always thought a V5 move = V5 regardless of the protection. The difference is that if you do the Pinch Overhang, it carries much more mental kick than a V5 like the Punk Rock Traverse because of the mental aspect of the problem. The same goes for a 5.11 at Table Mountain, vs a 5.11 classic in Eldo. Moves should be graded objectively, but the classic nature of a route and the bragging rights that go along with completing a scary route is what gives the route its f... more >>


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Anarchy Wall > Anarchy in the UK (5.12b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Sep 22, 2001

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Comments: I would say this this route rates in very close to its neighbor, Anarchy Rules. It definitely has some spook to it. Having never climbing it with the above mentioned fin I don't know how it used to feel but I would still stick with the 12b rating.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Anarchy Wall > Monkey Wrench (5.11c)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Sep 22, 2001

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Comments: Based on the above comments, I tried route again and will now disagree with myself. This is quite a good route and I agree that it seems to be good training for the other routes on the wall. I guess I had a bad day when I tried it the first time around! Thanks for the comments and stimulus to get on this one again.......


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Gear Review - Black Diamond ATC GuideClimbing Gear ReviewsNate WeitzelOct 16, 2006

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Wheat Thin 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > 10 - The Cookie Cliff

Missile V5 6C

Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > ... > The Black Hole

Twitch 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Colorado > Golden > ... > Twitch Rock

Vasodilator 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > ... > Right Gully

Pizza Dick aka Mother Nature 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Colorado > Golden > ... > Nomad's Cave

Helicopter V5-6 6C+

Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > ... > The Black Hole

Air Loopis V8 7B

Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > ... > The Black Hole

Air Jordan V5 6C

Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > ... > The Black Hole

Some Biceps Are Bigger Than Others V6 7A

Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > ... > The Lobby

Hang 'Em High 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Colorado > Rifle Mountain Park > Project Wall

Defenseless Betty 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Colorado > Rifle Mountain Park > Project Wall

Cary Granite 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > The Black Wall

Pressure Sensitive V8 7B

Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > ... > The Black Hole

Center Route V10 7C+

Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > ... > The Black Hole

Five and Dime 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > 22 - Five and Dime Cliff

Salathe (pitch 1) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Base Routes

Lunatic Fringe 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area

Hot Dog 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Colorado > Golden > ... > The Dog House

Sonic Youth 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Colorado > Golden > ... > The New River Wall

Idiot Wind 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress

Slammer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Colorado > Golden > ... > Wall of Justice

Miss Trial 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

Colorado > Golden > ... > Wall of Justice

The Great Escape 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Colorado > Golden > ... > Wall of Justice

Pervertical Sanctuary 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > The Diamond

Vertigo 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Redgarden - Tower One

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