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Location: Colorado > South Platte > Buffalo Creek > Baron's Estate > The Baron (5.8+)
By: Phillip Morris When: Jul 30, 2009

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Comments: I think the second pitch in the description is actually Handy in the Hubbel guidebook, but who knows?

Anyhow, I went straight up from the first pitch. This is also a large, right-facing corner with a very wide crack that one can chimney (good gear on the inside) for a ways. At some point, the crack pinches down to offwidth size and you are forced out onto the face. I laybacked the last 20 feet of the pitch. Not a lot of pro, but it was only 7 or so.

Great granite, exciting finish, and well... more >>

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Bookmark > Fantasy Ridge (5.9 PG13)
By: Phillip Morris When: Aug 30, 2008

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Comments: My new favorite for the grade at Lumpy.

Location: Colorado > Empire > Ra > Waimea (5.12c)
By: Phillip Morris When: Aug 20, 2004

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Comments: does the start require a tow in??

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Cynical Pinnacle > Center Route (5.9+)
By: Phillip Morris When: Sep 24, 2003

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Comments: Super route - super physical and super sustained

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... > Sunstar (5.9 R)
By: Phillip Morris When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: Definite two star route..........superb position and climbing on the final pitch. Marred only by the sometimes crispy and lichenous rock on the final upper pitch. However, I did not lead the final pitch so cannot confirm nor deny the other trepiditious leader comments. I would agree that the pro seemed somewhat sparse, but not non existent. I did lead the middle pitch and found it easiest to stay in the dihedral and cut up and left on some stacked blocks to the ledge near the tree. Felt the s... more >>

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Morrison Boulders > Nautilus
By: Phillip Morris When: Dec 5, 2002

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Comments: Anyone else out there annoyed to see the left arete coming out of the cave now has three or four protection bolts??The previous comments' reference top-rope routes heading out of the cave, so I am pretty sure my memory of the area is correct. The line had been previously climbed numerous times as a top rope or as a tricky to protect natural gear lead.

Lamentably another example of the tragedy of the common???

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Torrey's Peak > Dead Dog Couloir
By: Phillip Morris When: Aug 18, 2002

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Comments: Skip the screws, pickets or trad gear. This is pretty much a straight forward snow climb. A single axe, crampons and a little pied a plat will see you to the top.

Seasoned ski mountaineers take note. Mega fun spring time descent: A few 45 degree turns lead to a managable mid section followed by wide open turns to finish. On super sexy colorado spring snow, one can really let it go in the run out to the flats.

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