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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Bouldering (mile marker 268... : Illness Boulders : Photo
By: percious When: May 23, 2012

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Comments: Hard route, interesting position, amazing lighting. Nicely done.

Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Monument : Fire on the Mountain (5.10d)
By: percious When: May 19, 2012

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Comments: Actually.

I'm not sure who climbed the FA, but the day Tod, DD, and I rapped down and placed first bolts on the last pitch, the climb was named. I called the fire into the authorities from atop the climb, but they may have already been informed. That was a momentous first day at the head for me, and I would not return to climb all three pitches from the bottom with Tod for two years (long after the FA was done).

Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes : The Nautilus Cave Pitch (5.10)
By: percious When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: I'd be wary of sending a budding 5.10 leader up there. I think that if you toprope this thing to death and rehearse the moves before giving it a go on lead, you might come out with 10b. Onsight, with strenuous placements and numerous possibilities for sequences, deciphering the "right" way to climb this thing is pretty hard. I think 10d is more reasonable onsight rating.

The bolts are well-placed and protect the crux of the climb adequately. I found 3 blue Metolius or green Alien placements... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Icarus (5.6 R)
By: percious When: May 11, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday for the first time. Couple of notes:

If you have a 70m rope, you can reach the base of the climb by climbing West Chimney and trending right to the Red Ledge. There's actually some fun moves in there. From the ledge, you can get a small cam and place a long runner and make it to the small tree at the base of Icarus. I recommend one of those pulley carabiners if you do this. I wish I had one. This is a nice way to protect your second on the ledge if you find this nec... more >>

Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes : The Tongue (5.8+)
By: percious When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: There is a large bolt with no hanger at nearly the top odd the dihedral sticking out about 2 inches. Careful not to poke yourself with this eyesore. Does anyone object to its removal, since there is adequate pro nearby and it seriously degrades the quality and safety of the route?

Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes : Frozen Fingers (aka Top Rop... (5.9)
By: percious When: May 4, 2012

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Comments: There is a large block on this about 3/4 way up that looks fairly unstable. I'll X it the next time I'm there. It's going to need a crowbar and may destabilize the block above if removed. I'd advise against its use. Looking for feedback as to whether folks want this thing gone.

Otherwise, this is a great route with solution pockets, and an unbelievable rail appears, just when you need it. Fun!

Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes : Dihedral Route (5.7+)
By: percious When: May 4, 2012

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Comments: Nice route. Amazing exposure for a 60-footer. Make sure you bring some long runners to manage rope drag. This thing is still exfoliating, and there is a loose square-shaped block at the crux. It's not required to pull through. I'll try to trundle it next time I'm up there.

I think a 4" piece would be helpful, but the largest I brought up was a #3.

Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : Nautilus : Nautilus Traverse (V3)
By: percious When: Apr 20, 2012

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Comments: Right->left is much easier at V2, even if you use the lower holds.
Left->right is V3-, even if you use the higher holds.

Super fun traverse.

Also, on the left side of the traverse is a fun vertical problem with a big throw to a hueco off big holds. V1.

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Neanderthal Wall : Pack the Walls (5.6)
By: percious When: Apr 2, 2012

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Comments: Great route with great protection. I wish it was longer. The opening moves are steep, and there's some loose rock at the crux before entering the chimney. No way I'd send a beginner leader up this one, but it's a good place to practice setting some anchors at the bottom.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : d. Strictly - Shockley's : Shockley's Ceiling (5.6)
By: percious When: Dec 12, 2011

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Comments: It might be worth noting that the route is named for one of the contributors to the invention of the semi-conductor, and eventually the integrated circuit, which we all are lucky enough to utilize whilst contributing to, and consuming, this site!

Awesome climb. Do it in the "classic" way. In the buff.

Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : The Risk Area : Handcrack (5.8)
By: percious When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: My favorite hand crack at Table.

Location: C Miller : San Jacinto Mountains : Photo
By: percious When: Oct 12, 2011

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Comments: cool photo. The structure and shadows on the left looks like a woman clutching the face.

Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Twelve Pack Wall : Honey, I Shrunk the Hemmorr... (5.7)
By: percious When: Oct 10, 2011

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Comments: Difficult opening moves for 5.7 leader with no protection. Basically, it's a couple of overhanging bouldering moves and somewhat insecure feet right before a bolt at 20 feet off the deck. Factor in ground-fall potential for second bolt clip (although after admittedly easier terrain) and ledge fall clipping the anchors, and this route is potentially dangerous for someone new to leading. I for one would welcome the addition to 3 bolts to this route, which would add a nice beginner lead to the a... more >>

Location: CT : Western Highlands : Diamond Ledge : Out of bounds (5.10a)
By: percious When: Sep 28, 2011

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Comments: I agree that the picture indicates the climb: wishbone. If you want to call it 5.10 that's your business. It's really not all that hard if you have some offwidth skill. Bring some big gear!

Location: CT : Western Highlands : Diamond Ledge : Crow's Nest (5.9)
By: percious When: Sep 28, 2011

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Comments: Wanted to mention that the name "crows nest" is merely a place holder since I do not know who the FA is. We called it that because there was a giant nest on the ledge when we first climbed it. I have no idea if anyone had climbed it previously, but it would not surprise me in the least.

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Dinosaur's Foot : Strategery (5.7)
By: percious When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: I think there are 5 bolts on this route, not 4. It is very well protected in any event. Easy clips.

Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winterfest Wall : Crawling Up Roseanne's Bell... (5.11b)
By: percious When: Sep 9, 2011

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Comments: Well-bolted. Sustained. Crux over the belly is slightly harder than the second one at the roof above. There really is not much of a rest after you ascend the belly, but the climbing is steep and hard.

Location: Mike Carrington : The rocks : Photo
By: percious When: Sep 7, 2011

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Comments: The route is called New River Gorge Homesick Blues. One of the best 9s at NTM. 11a if you climb directly right of the bolts.

Location: Colorado : Jay Eggleston BMX Accident : Post : Photo
By: percious When: Aug 16, 2011

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Comments: Looks like "over the hill (P2)" at Rincon.

Location: Misc Pics : Photo
By: percious When: Aug 15, 2011

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Comments: NO CLIMBING!

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Alone Time with my Banana (5.6)
By: percious When: Aug 12, 2011

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Comments: I think this is pretty runout for the novice leader. You need a long runner if you set some gear between 2-3. There's also a good horizontal for a yellow Alien (orange TCU) above the 4th bolt which makes heading into the steeper terrain a little more palatable. I give it a 5.7, because it's fairly steep towards the top with a slopey topout.

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Leftover Stuff (5.10)
By: percious When: Aug 12, 2011

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Comments: I was informed by someone else at the crag that a hold broke on the last crux. I would say first crux goes at 10a, second, 10b and the final puzzling traverse is 10d. I have been onsighting 10d/11a for a while now, and it took me 3 tries to redpoint (granted it started raining on the second attempt).

Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Big Slide Mtn.
By: percious When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: The lat/lon coords on this entry are missing a negative side, resulting in them being placed in the eastern block.

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Devin's Dihedral (5.9+ R)
By: percious When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: I found this climb to be varied and thought provoking, bolt or not. Definitely bring some small cams along, maybe a couple of green c3s (save one for after the bolt). I decided from the ground to decide whether to clip the bolt when I got there. Due to the flaring nature of the crack, protection was somewhat dubious and quite a bit down from the bolt, which meant I thought better to clip the bolt and wuss out than break my legs in a nasty fall (or worse!). I encourage you to make the same ev... more >>

Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Mr. Hanky (5.9)
By: percious When: Jun 29, 2011

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Comments: FA: Chris Perkins Summer 2009.

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