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Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Capitol Peak : Capitol-Snowmass Traverse (5.7)
By: Noah McKelvin When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Bravo Eric! Still remember it fondly. I wonder to myself every one in a while, was it that bad?? Still think it's the coolest ridge in CO and the greatest of the ridge traverses around these parts. Still remember smelling the fire smell from constant clashing of rocks sliding out underneath you. I would like to go back one of these days.

What a classic!!!!!! It really is. Nice work out there!


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : The Free Nose (5.12)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 23, 2017

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Comments: Amazing route and adventure! A couple things to add:

I don't know why the first 11c R pitch needs a fixed nut. If it's not there, it's a good stance to place it. This pitch seems to scare many away. More should give it a go. There is a great offset cams placement right by the nut.

On the first 12 pitch, I didn't replace the pin, though Jay1975 gave it to me. It's no harder than 10+ to your first... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : The Wisdom (5.11d R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 15, 2017

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Comments: Linking the whole rig in one pitch (p1 to 3) from the ground is the way to go! It puts the icing on the 11d and might just be the best pitch in Eldo, or for that fact the Front Range! With careful slinging, rope drag isn't too bad, and the pump is a little more without hanging on that bolted anchor after the roof. Wild! And a must do!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Thunderstruck (5.13)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: Great route. The bolting on this route is kind of weird, but P1 is amazing. P2 is great. Some hard slabbing to the first roof. The first roof is the hardest. I think it would be easier for someone shorter. Super scrunchy stand up move the way I tried. After that, it's basically a jug haul IF you find the right holds ;) Overall, really good! Bring some small TCUs!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Gator Boy (5.11 PG13)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: This climb is safe to go ground up and onsight. Just be fairly confident at the grade, and have a good eye for gear. Potential for big falls. Double up on placements when possible. Offset cams are nice.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : The Real Deal (5.13c)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Mar 18, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the addition and work, Mike. Great movement. The holds are really sharp, and the climb stays with you the whole way. Really fun ending. Varied and technical. Cold day sort of mandatory. Didn't send but pieced it together one move at a time. Ha! Burly!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Fraid Line (5.13a PG13)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Feb 9, 2017

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Comments: I found a great #3 hand placed Pecker before the run-out that makes this PG. You don't need the #1 stopper doing it this way.


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : The Apparition (5.12b R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: One of the best in the state, seriously. A couple notes that are useful. Hang your belayer 15 ft below the anchor on the crux pitch. Getting to and above the first bolt is insecure 12a risking big falls. The fall on the crux part is huge but safe. Super cryptic, insecure, and sequential. Oh and those 10+ pitches are no joke. Make sure you find the right way. Such a great route!!!!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : To Night (5.9+ R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: Exciting for 5.10!, but maybe I went the wrong way at the crux. Easy to do in one pitch and lower to the ground with a 70m rope. I'd say it's on the verge of X. Definitely R. Slider nut and a 0.5 is about all you get.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Night (5.11 X)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: One of the best in Eldo!


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Aretes : Sistine Reality (5.11+ R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Oct 10, 2016

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Comments: You shouldn't do this route. ;) Props to the FA team. Also to note, there was a rattlesnake hanging out in a finger crack 200 ft from the top. I pissed it off and almost got bit when I jammed the crack. Exciting.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Spice Tour (5.11 R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Oct 2, 2016

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Comments: Wow! Inner Space is really what it comes down to. I got the onsight yesterday after fearing it for so many years. It has quite a reputation. My thoughts on it: there are two scary parts 1) from the belay to the Northwest Corner 2) from that flake to the 5.11 crux. This route is a big step up from Jules Verne. There was a lot of lichen, but it never really got in the way. If you're confident and know you WON'T fall on 5.10, then go for it. In the end, it wa... more >>


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : Colorado Welcome Party (5.11 R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: GREAT route! That first pitch is so good with a memorable mantel. The 5.11 variation at the top kind of sucked though.


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : Trilogy (5.12a R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: Those fixed heads are great! Haha.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : Main Vein (5.11)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Great route. Easily rappelled with a 70m rope. No problems with any marmots.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Hearts and Arrows (5.12b)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Jul 22, 2016

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Comments: WOW! What a route!!!! That roof must be one of the highlights of my life.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Yellow Wall (5.11b R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Jul 15, 2016

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Comments: Great route. The A4 traverse is one move and not dangerous. It would be a totally safe fall even if both suspect pieces ripped, though scary, and the head should hold. In other words, do it!


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Tague Yer Time (5.12)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Jul 15, 2016

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Comments: The definition of 4 stars!!!!


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : New Music (5.11+ R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 22, 2016

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Comments: Full value going ground up!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Without A Net (5.11+ PG13)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: You definitely don't want to blow it between bolts 3 and 4. I found the route super devious with a ton of lichen and no chalk :) This thing would be hard to onsight! Overall, worth doing. The movement is nice. All about the footwork and balance! Definitely link it to Doub Griffith and the Schlauch Direct! So good!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Book of Numbers (5.12c/d)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: Tried this route the other day. I felt like P1 was the definite crux of the route, but I suck at 5.12 slab climbing, so that's probably why. P2 is really fun! The roof at the end felt weird, even for Eldo. I cut my finger open pretty good on it. Worthy route! Don't need much gear. Did find a #4 useful, but you could go without.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Lene's Dream (5.11b/c R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Definitely not R, though it has its moments.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Scary Canary (5.12b/c R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Those 5.10+ sections are SO burly for 5.10+!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Green Willow Wall (5.11+ R)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: What a spectacular route! Especially linking into Lene's Dream! An exciting voyage. The bolts on this need to get replaced eventually. They are fairly old and look to be holding some rust. Maybe there is nothing to worry about, but those two bolts are what are keeping you off the deck.... Either way, I thought this thing was harder than The Wisdom! So good!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : The Evictor (5.12+ PG13)
By: Noah McKelvin When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: This climb rules!!!!! Bomber gear, but you got to go for it.


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