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Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > North Gateway Rock > North Face / North End > Ryan's Inferno (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 1, 2009

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Comments: Nice send!


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > North Cheyenne Canyon > The Nose (aka Mid-Columbine... > The Nose (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 28, 2009

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Comments: This is a really sweet route! If the rock quality were better this would be classic. Great gear moving out over the exposed roof with bomber hand jams and ledges! If you are confident at all on 5.9 give this route a shot because the gear is as good as it gets and you have 25 feet of air beneath you to hit.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Old Stage Road > Devil's Slide > Mallory's Malice (5.8- PG13)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 26, 2009

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Comments: We got chased up this route by a fun little lightning storm. :O There is a gorgeous finger crack that you can follow all the way to an intersection of three cracks for the first belay, then continue to follow until it disappears for the 100 ft of class 4 terrain.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Old Stage Road > Devil's Slide > Mallory's Malice (5.8- PG13) > Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 26, 2009

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Comments: Continue directly above C for a more direct and sustained line. Beautiful finger crack that leads almost all the way to the top.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World > Unfamiliar Strangers (5.9+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 23, 2009

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Comments: How is there potential for a groundfall on toprope?


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > North Cheyenne Canyon > The Amphitheater > The Full Male Deal (5.10c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 17, 2009

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Comments: I don't think the bolt has been added... but it's not too bad. I wasn't sweating too hard. Pretty sustained once you get off the slabby section. Fun route. Also, I pulled a large flake off today after the third bolt of the second pitch. Stuff is still coming off this.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Ed Rock
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 16, 2009

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Comments: No more cairn, mirror, or log to jump over right at the left side of the road. We were looking for those and could not find them.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > South Gateway Rock > East Side > The Fixer (5.10b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 13, 2009

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Comments: Ughhhh. I jumped on this climbing without looking here and found a pretty manky climb. Everything becomes crumbly and loose once you clip the first pin thing, and even then I was too sketched to take a fall. I girth hitched one pin that was about a third of the way out, and probably could've done the same with a few others. Also, there are significant runouts to the first bolt and after the 5th to the anchors. I clipped the last one and just kinda kept going up, as there are no real indicators o... more >>


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > South Gateway Rock > East Side > Mighty Thor (5.10c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: Cool climb! Harder for shorter people for sure. I'm 5'8" and it involved some trickery to get to the jug, while my partner who was a little above 6' cruised it. Forget the cams. there are plenty of bolts. Too many perhaps.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > South Gateway Rock > East Side > Candyman (5.10d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: Sa-weet! Sick of the slabby stuff? Want some pocket pulling reminiscent of shelf? do this!


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Dark Side > Two Hearts (5.11b/c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 11, 2009

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Comments: Really, really fun route.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... > Captain 4Q aka Santa Ana (5.9+ R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 8, 2009

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Comments: Fun TR from Mr. Natural. I didn't see any possible gear placements.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Satellite Boulders > ... > Sputnik One (V1)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 6, 2009

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Comments: This is a pleasant problem. Satellite Boulder area is full of gems.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Satellite Boulders > ... > A7 -V1 (V1+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 6, 2009

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Comments: Fun campus problem without the fancy footwork.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Second Flatiron > Freeway (5.0)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: I'll take that challenge. The question is: where is the top? Where you can get back on the trail?


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bowling Alley > Main Crag > Midge Squadron (5.11b/c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: Getting to the third bolt is a little scary, but the falls are clean if your belayer is on top of it. Also, clipping the second bolt provides some opportunity for injury, though this is certainly not the crux of the route. Much harder than Bad Girls Get Spanked.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bowling Alley > Main Crag > Bad Girls Get Spanked (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: This was a really fun route with cool movement. Moving past the undercling will allow you to feel the pump! I sat on the ledge about 15 feet above the undercling to shake it out for a few minutes. I onsighted it, and have not done very many 11s, so I would guess low 11. Maybe after I've done a few more I will rate the grade. If you're in the area do it!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Dome > Cozyhang 10a Variation (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 28, 2009

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Comments: Hard for a 10a? maybe? I could not figure it out for the life of me. I guess I just suck at hand jamming.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon > Wall of Winter Warmth > Left Side (5.9+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 26, 2009

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Comments: I can't say enough good things about this climb. Its truly an adventure. First of all, you can't figure how the %^&# to pull the black streak without breaking your ankles. Then you can't figure out how to get up/out of the black streak. Then the second(third depending on how you're doing it) pitch comes and there is some thin gear on your left and reasonably incut holds until a stemmy/balancey move out right to some jugs then a fun traverse back to the anchor ledge out left. Then pull the roof a... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Happy Hour Crag > Dementia (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: This climb is pretty strenuous going up through the V slot unless you figure out the beta better than I did. I just kinda jumped for the hold right at the roof, because I was sick of the finger locks. It was pretty sustained. One of the more "true" 5.10a's in the canyon. The gear is bomber throughout, and there is a #0.3 C4 jammed in right below what I thought was the crux.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Elephant Buttresses > Third Buttress
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Does anyone know what the route that goes to the right of the end of the Standard Route on the top part of the Third Elephant Buttress? I got to it by climbing up the far right side of the Third Elephant Buttress. It fires right up twin slightly-overhanging cracks that has a fixed nut in the right one just below the crux. It spit me off a few times today, and I want to know its grade.... for purely selfish reasons.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > Kindergarten Rock > East Face > ... > Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 15, 2009

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Comments: But if you stop there you miss the awesomely exposed and mildly runout third pitch and the resulting sketch fest in trying to figure out how to rappel.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 12, 2009

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Comments: What's with the signs saying the falls are closed? Does anyone know how long they will be closed for? Do most people just ignore these signs...? Or enter from Upper Dream Canyon?


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Boulder Slips > Edges and Ledges (5.8)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 11, 2009

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Comments: The approach is very loose directly at the base of this route. My partner knocked a few VERY large rocks down almost all the way to the road when he alighted upon terra not so firma after sending this glorious route. Be careful.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Boulder Slips
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 11, 2009

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Comments: Thanks Ron! It was a fun route.


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