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Location: Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > Wigwam Dome > Wunsch's Simulator (5.10a)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: Slim, 2008?

Well, let's put it this way. If in 2008 I had seen this route, I'd have loved it and given you a full trip report. Since it is 2016 and I just found out this thing existed, I rapped down it after climbing Wunsch's Sim and thought it looked cool. Sorry to disappoint.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > Wigwam Dome > Warpath (5.11a)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: I did this route yesterday. I have a few clarifications to make.

To the poster who said he could get down from the second pitch with a single 60m: I'm guessing he has a 70 and didn't realize it. The middle mark of my nearly new (uncut) bicolor 60 was probably 25' off the belay by the time my partner got to the second belay. Unless he's talking about leaving gear on one of the bolts or downclimbing, no you can't get off with a 60m.

You can get off the first pitch with a 60m... more >>

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > The Bishop > Bishop Crack (5.12b)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: Scott, a 70m rope is adequate to TR if you downclimb the beginning ramp. This also requires soloing about 15' to get to a spot to tie in.

Location: New Mexico > Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... > Capulin Canyon > Upper Wall
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: Last week, 05/10/16, my wife and I were terrorized by a red tail hawk at the Upper Wall. He seemed most territorial over Buck Up and I ended up leaving a biner on the bolt to make for a hasty retreat. For the rest of the day, any time we got over about 75' he swooped in but wasn't as aggressive as with Buck Up. Just a word of caution, don't get your eyes pecked out.

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > The East Quarry > Tendonkey Punch (5.12c)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: I tried this route again about a year ago. I noticed that the three bolts are suffering corrosion. Probably a mixed metal thing. In 2008 or whenever I bolted this, I had never even heard of galvanic corrosion. Normally in CO it still wouldn't matter after such a short time, but this thing is a waterfall infrequently.

The studs are Powers 3/8" SS. It needs new hangers though. I won't be around maybe ever to fix it, and I do feel bad about that.

Also, if you want to bolt the start and turn it in... more >>

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > The East Quarry > Hellhound (originally submi... (5.12 A0 R)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: I've seen this falsehood before. It pisses me off, not because I care about the route anymore but because what you're spreading is untrue. I give you benefit of doubt that you don't remember correctly, but I bet you're just lying.

Before I start, Mark, you have my permission to add any bolt you want to this route, or chop them, or my personal favorite, dynamite the entire cliff band.

So a younger, stronger, more purist me found this line. In fairness, Kirk was there that same day. He was estab... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Cirque of the Towers > Warbonnet Peak > Black Elk (5.11a)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Aug 21, 2015

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Comments: This is an excellent route and it's all good, not just the OW pitch. It would be just as classic without that pitch, so get after it.

There seems to be a lot of internet hardman posturing about this route. I'll try to clarify it a bit.

If you want a route to compare the crux of this to, it's bg crack at Vedauwoo. The crux, above the second roof is nearly identical climbing, just a shade longer. Also rated ... more >>

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > The Black Wall > Sinners On Sunday (5.12- C0)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Aug 14, 2014

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Comments: Dan, the take away point is that the route is fantastic.

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > The Black Wall > Sinners On Sunday (5.12- C0)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: We inadvertently did most of the route today. We had a slower party above us, and we jumped on something they weren't on.

Anyway, it was fantastic the pitches we climbed (did not do p1 or p4). Coming home and reading this topo though, I might be inclined to call shenanigans on some of the ratings. Each pitch we did felt harder than ratings here. Of course I haven't been at altitude for over a year, and I haven't climbed much this summer. Still, I've been around awhile.

I'll make it a point to ... more >>

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > Chicken Head Ranch > The Fracture (5.11b/c)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: Crumbly rock, dirty, and rather uninteresting climbing.

Move along, it's not worth the trouble.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Upper Dream Canyon > Lost Angel > Archangel (5.12c)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Pretty much what Topher said except I can't claim to have onsighted it.

It's really good and fun climbing. What makes it great is the sustained nature, there is a lot of really good 5.11 on this route plus a really cool crux.

If I had a complaint, it's that the bolts were not placed with a shorty in mind. I am not short, so it was fine. My ropegun however is sub 5', and it's not entirely climbable if she needs to hang the draws.

As far as pro, I don't really see anything worth a damn above ab... more >>

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > Lincoln Lake Slabs > Sport Dike (5.10)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: Aug 3, 2013

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Comments: Above this pitch is potential for a second pitch. It is a thin, right-angling dike/seam.

There are anchors on the ledge immediately above the seam.

I put the anchors in a few years ago intending to work the moves and eventually free this line. Since the day the bolts went in in 2008, I have gotten on the route two times. I really don't have the time or inclination to do it. I am declaring this an open project to anyone who thinks it's worth their time and hardware (hell, I'll supply the hardw... more >>

Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > SOB Gully (skier's left sid... > Veterans With Vertigo (5.12- R)
By: highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Just a few points to clarify, because I like accuracy:

Pitch 1, as described but more like 150'. It's easy-ish and fun.

Pitch 2, I guess it's possible to do as a huge 70m pitch, but it would flat out suck (and suck and suck). Here is your better option. Climb the finger to hand crack until it ends. Make a fairly comfortable belay here. Then lead across the "grassy ledges" to the offwidth and up. The best place to stop would be about 30 feet above where the topo suggests to belay at a stance. T... more >>

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