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Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto
By: Phil Lauffen When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Nope, there ain't. You can get wifi at Dona Kika's...


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 16, 2017

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Comments: What is the status of Rad Kr33m? There is a ton of chalk on it and two distinct starting locations? Or are there two distinct lines?


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Tufa Lina (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 7, 2017

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Comments: The worst route I got on at las animas. Not really worth it.


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Bizarre Contact (5.12b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 7, 2017

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Comments: This route actually was just ok imo.The bottom boulder is fierce, fingery, and polished, and the second half is a little awkward with bad fall potential.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : The Musical Boulders (aka- ...
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 4, 2017

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Comments: It seems like the Lost Boulders are closed, while the Pony Keg and Ron's Keg are still open....


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Crystal (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 30, 2017

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Comments: A huge ( 60+ lb. ) flake came off the top of this yesterday. A helmet wouldn't have helped at all, but more importantly it is a good reminder that this rock type is especially susceptible to freeze/thaw cycles, and you can never be too sure that what was solid last season is still attached.

Anyways, fantastic route. I think this is my favorite for the grade at Shelf.


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : La Boca (Rincon Suiza)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 23, 2017

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Comments: This wall is actually very good. Don't be dissuaded by the small number of routes on MP.

See this topo, made by Brian Tickle (outdated and a little "off", but a good place to get started):



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Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Cara Cortada (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 20, 2017

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Comments: really nice extension at 12c


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Quesadilla (5.12b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: Hard and inobvious


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Camino del Chino (5.13b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 12, 2017

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Comments: Extension is well worth doing.


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Culo De Negra (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 12, 2017

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Comments: The extension adds about 25m of climbing and knocks the grade up to 13a/12d


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Big Grey Tufa (Mammacita) (5.12d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 12, 2017

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Comments: probably closer to 13a/b


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Ungabunga (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 22, 2016

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Comments: Currently closed due to concern over petroglyphs near the base... lame as driving a 4x4 quad 1 meter away from the petroglyphs is allowed... as is spraying grafitti all over the wall :p


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall : Mind's Eye (5.12b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 22, 2016

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Comments: It is also called Hino.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : The Dark Side : The Force (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: Never underestimate the punt potential at the top of this guy. It's easy bolt-to-bolt, but you may find the irresistible attraction of a certain force pulling you downward too strong to resist.


Location: Europe : Norway : Oppdal* : Kongsvoll : Kongsvollsfossen (WI4)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 11, 2016

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Comments: The descent isn't terrible. Just work your way waaaaaayyyy (climber's) right until you can wander down easy terrain. There isn't much of a defined trail.

We climbed this in less than ideal conditions. definitely a short section of WI4+ with an exposed pull onto a hanging icicle.


Location: Europe : Norway : Sogn og Fjordane : Hurrungane : Store Skagastølstind : Heftyes Couloir (5.4)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 1, 2016

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Comments: It's important to note that the climbing on this feature isn't necessarily exemplary. Instead the entire 'experience' is 4 stars!

Also if it takes you 10 hours to do the approach, you probably need to cut back on the butter balls. We did it in 5, and that's with a lot of mistakes.


Location: Europe : France : Southern Alps : Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune : Carte Blanche (5.13b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: 7 bolts total certainly adds to the excitement.


Location: Europe : France : Southern Alps : Ceuse : Secteur Cascade : Corps Etranger (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 4, 2016

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Comments: Gets 12c in the new guidebook, which is a bit of a sandbag. Probably soft 7c (12d).


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Blob Rock : ... : Vasodilator (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Right hand on the sloping shelf right under the draw, work left with the left to the first gaston, get your feet up a little, bump your left hand to a shallow, gastonish-type feature with your fingers in the crack. Now, pop your right foot up on the crimp underneath your right hand (you can't miss it), and press up on your right foot, using that shitty intermediate with your right to go all the way to the base of that pebbly crack thing with your right (iron cross position here). Match it with y... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Physical Graffiti (5.11+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 3, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure how you get down rapping to the Le Void anchor... the rat's nest is super tough to get to. We ended up leaving a biner on the two bolts of After the Gold Rush....


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock : Snake Watching (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 2, 2016

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Comments: This climb is eroding like my optimism in the intelligence of the American population as Trump gets closer to election.

Holds have seriously degraded from when I was up there last 2 weeks ago. That bottom boulder is fecking hard. I still haven't been able to stick the huck from the bad right hand to the sloping 'jug'. I wonder what it felt like in its near-virgin state.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : Hasta La Hueco (5.12d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: I check in at about 5'8+" (5'10" if you're of the female variety), and I found some alternate beta that just involved sucking up the left hand to a worse sport on the side pull before going big. I also did it with a cross-dyno that didn't feel toooo bad. All I'm saying is I don't think it's 13a, at least at my height.


Location: Wyoming : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Addiction : Addiction (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 17, 2016

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Comments: This felt harder than cartoon graveyard at 5'8"


Location: Europe : Turkey : Antalya Geyikbayiri : Mevlana : Come as you are (5.13b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 6, 2015

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Comments: This thing is impossible unless you can snap an iphone in half by pinching it between your fingertips and palm.


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