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Location: Colorado > Independence Pass > Grotto Walls Area > Lower Grotto Wall > Scene of the Crime (5.12d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 22, 2014

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Comments: I think the first 2 bolts were moved to make it safer. I took a couple of lobbers trying to get to the clipping underclean at the 3rd bolt and was not anywhere near the deck.


Location: Idaho > South Idaho > City of Rocks > Morning Glory Spire > Strategic Defense (5.11c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments: It was scary getting to the first bolt... but there are options to rap in to pre-clip it if necessary. The scary thing to me was having ONE qd between me and the ground... shit happens. Maybe use a double locker qd.


Location: Colorado > Rifle > Rifle Mountain Park > Kubrick's > Lord Bullingdon (5.11c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: I thought this climb was licheny, scary, and not fun at all.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Peanuts Walls > Lower Peanuts > Scorpions (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: The bolts are in terrible locations and make the crux avoiding tangling the rope in your feet and clipping.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Peanuts Walls > Lower Peanuts > Home Free (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: Clipping the bolt is scary going straight off the flake.... I don't really understand where people usually go on this.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Wind Tower > Wind Tower - S Face > Sheer Terror (5.12c X)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: As the fearless belayer, it actually is.

Maybe it is second behind the manky anchor ripping while I am screaming TAKE on toprope.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Wind Tower > Wind Tower - S Face > Sheer Terror (5.12c X)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Heads up on the poison ivy at the base of the route.


Location: Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Colorado National Monument > Independence Monument > Otto's Route (5.8+) > Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: ^It must suck being such a tightwad.


Location: New Mexico > El Rito > El Rito Sport Area > Beer Block > It's Time to Drink Beer (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: Who sez there ain't slab climbing at el rito?


Location: New Mexico > El Rito > El Rito Sport Area > Beer Block > Whipper Wonderland (5.12a/b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: This climb is scary, George. It ain't that overhung! You're in for a literal whipping if your belayer doesn't give you a soft, but short, catch.


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... > Lost Cities (5.12- R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Bailed off this Saturday. Good news is that it is quite easy to do in 4 raps with a 70m! Bad news is then you have to walk out the gully with your head hung low.

What killed the psych for me:

1) Started off kinda feeling lousy.
2) Wetness on the 5.8 pitch below the crux scared me quite a bit (turned 5.8 chimneying into low .10 stemming with poor protection).
3) Realizing that if I got scared by low .10 stemming with poor protection, what the hell was I doing on this route?
4) Seeing the awkwar... more >>


Location: Colorado > Golden > Golden Gate Canyon SP > Dude's Throne > Buster Brown (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Does this route have a chipped hold? It looks like one, feels like one... kinda leads me to think it is one, which detracts one star from the quality.

I wonder if that move would go without it. I think it would, but bump the grade up a letter or two.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Golden Gate Canyon SP > Dude's Throne > Double Dominatrix (5.12d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: Awesome climb! 13a... probably not. Everyone I saw on it on Saturday used some holds out left at the 2nd bolt with a delicate traverse back to the right to clip the 3rd bolt. Perhaps climbing straight up is much more difficult? Also, there is an uncomfortable "look ma, no-hands!" rest in the dihedral.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Roof Routes > Downpressor Man (5.12b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Almost clocked my belayer with a cherry pie slice-sized piece of rock after the crux. Just cuz it's been there awhile doesn't mean some dumbass like myself can't rip it off!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - N Face > The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: I've done it in two pitches with a 70m a few times. I linked 1+2, 3+4+5.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > West Creek > Thunder Ridge > Battlement Crag > In the Line of Fire (5.10)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Weirdest route I'm never going to do again.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Ute Valley Park > South Side Area > Main Wall > ... > Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: I get scared just looking at that picture, mad Mike.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Sunshine Wall > Astro Turkey (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Little freaky deaky in the crux. There's a great, blind #1 RP placement instead of a pin, though!


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Gallery > Mural Wall > Monet (5.11d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: If you can pull the move on this "11d", the crux of ejection seat will feel like a piece of cake.


Location: Colorado > Rifle > Rifle Mountain Park > Anti-Phil Wall > Fullphilment (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 9, 2014

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Comments: I tried to warm up on this and found it to be... well... not the best gentle entrance into a day of climbing at Rifle. It was covered with a thin film of dust and required pulling hard moves when you were looking at a biggish fall. Very wandery. This route is maybe good for the 11/12 climber looking to do something between burns on other routes on the wall.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Columbia Mountains > Purcell Mountains > ... > McTech Roof (5.10+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: DO WHAT KEDRON SAYS^^^^


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Mountain > Mickey Mouse Wall > Mighty Mouse (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: If this were in Eldo proper, you'd have to draw a number and get in line to destroy your finger tips. Excellent, rather (at least how I did it) gymnastic climbing that keeps on you the entire way.

Going up the first time of the day, before there is chalk on the camouflaged holds, will feel a few letter grades harder.


Location: Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Escalante Canyon > Interiors Wall Area > Briar's Birth (5.11+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: I threw some flakes at my belayer when I tried this last time. Also... the overhanging #4 crack at the top isn't easy.


Location: Colorado > Rifle > Rifle Mountain Park > Anti-Phil Wall > Movement of Fear (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 3, 2013

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Comments: This is a stellar route with big air potential when you blow it at the crux. Watch for sharp draws... I would usually replace the crux draw with one of my own when I was working the route 'cause I'm a weenie who doesn't want to die.

And I kept my draws because I'm a cheap bastahd.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > The Headstone > The V-Slaught (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 6, 2013

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Comments: I have tried the second pitch and found it to be pretty damn unique, and pretty darn hard. It would be a great boulder problem... too bad it is 80 feet off the ground.


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