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Point Rank: # 1,600
Total Points: 515

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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All 633 | Routes 30 | Areas 6 | Approach Trails | Photos 25 | Page Improvements | Comments 52 | Posts 13 | Stars 448 | Ratings 59
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Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Apple Cider > Apple Cider (5.8)
By: Randy Carmichael When: May 27, 2012

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Comments: Moving through the chimney and mantel is crazy fun and a super interesting puzzle to solve.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Second Tier > ... > Common Denominator (5.9+)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Sep 19, 2010

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Comments: I stayed left of the bolts on the face. A good variation and a slight increase in difficulty.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Little Eiger > "Is Our Children Learning?" (5.9+)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Dec 23, 2009

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Comments: I think this route should have a belayer bolt. If the leader falls before clipping the 1st bolt, it is likely you both are taking a ride down to US-6.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Second Flatiron > Freeway (5.0)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: I jumped off the right side of the point landing on smoother slabby stuff. I was happy to have the sticky rubber on.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Overhang Area > Off Line (5.8)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Apr 8, 2009

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Comments: A great variation is to stay off of the arete and just use the cracks. Fun jams!


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Cactus Cliff > Half Breed (5.10a)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Dec 13, 2008

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Comments: I'm not sure where the 5.10a comes from. This climb involves solid hand and fist jams. It is sustained and sharp, but no harder than 5.8.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Mountain > Mickey Mouse Wall
By: Randy Carmichael When: Nov 21, 2008

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Comments: When I tried to park at the County Road 67 locked gate, there were no parking signs posted. Has this changed?


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bihedral Area > The Riviera > Abandonment (5.8)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Oct 1, 2008

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Comments: I wouldn't recommend running the top out. There is a thin move near the anchors and a slip would be fatal.


Location: New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Pecos River Canyon
By: Randy Carmichael When: May 10, 2008

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Comments: Cathedral Rock is about 10.5 miles from the intersection of 66 and 63 in Pecos.


Location: New Hampshire > *Cathedral Ledge > The Prow Area > The Prow (5.11d) > Photo
By: Randy Carmichael When: Jan 23, 2008

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Comments: My name is Matt Foley, and I live in a van down by the river!!!


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road
By: Randy Carmichael When: Dec 30, 2007

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Comments: Bring on the dogs, but please keep 'em on leash. The last time I was at Shelf, two happy rambling hounds decided to have a wrestling match on my rope right when my partner was run-out at a difficult crux. It was a very disconcerting experience trying to keep my partner safe with a good belay in the middle of the doggy mayhem. Then on the hike out, I had to walk by another large dog that was not on leash and was growling at me. The owner said, “don't worry he doesn't bite”, but he still sca... more >>


Location: Colorado > Canon City
By: Randy Carmichael When: Nov 21, 2007

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Comments: Does anyone know the name of the small crag along the Arkansas River 2.5 miles West of Cotopaxi? There are several bolted climbs on the crag.


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Hartman Rocks > Super Slabs > Keating Beating (5.10a)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Nov 14, 2007

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Comments: I can attest to the disagreeable food at Keating. While working there as a dishwasher in the late 70s, one day I helped unload a truck load of beef. It was labeled “USDA Grade DD – but edible”.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Louise (5.9-) > Photo
By: Randy Carmichael When: Sep 25, 2007

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Comments: #1=Louise, #2=Thelma, #3=Kids Climb


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Louise (5.9-) > Photo
By: Randy Carmichael When: Sep 25, 2007

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Comments: #1=Louise, #2=Thelma, #3=Kids Climb


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Louise (5.9-) > Photo
By: Randy Carmichael When: Sep 25, 2007

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Comments: #1=Louise, #2=Thelma, #3=Kids Climb


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Capitalist Crag > Lower Capitalist Crag > Vitamin-N (5.9)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Jun 11, 2007

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Comments: This climb has it all: slab, mantle, undercling, layback, crimp and face. Be sure to bring a #1 and #2 to anchor your belayer.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Second Tier > ... > The Magician (5.10a)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Jun 11, 2007

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Comments: Not the most aesthetic climb, but fun moves throughout. The bolt line for the top portion of the climb takes a hard left at the overhang and then comes back right again to the anchors. Best to use a long sling on your cam/nut placement before taking the hard left.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Lower Merced River Canyon > 15 - Knob Hill > Chicken Pie (5.7)
By: Randy Carmichael When: May 20, 2007

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Comments: At the top, you can also step left and walk off.


Location: Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Unaweep Canyon > Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... > Mother's Buttress > ... > Mint Jam (5.8+)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Apr 23, 2007

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Comments: Be sure to save the #3 Camalot for the top (crux).


Location: Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Unaweep Canyon > Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... > The Access Fund Trailhead > ... > Fearless First (5.8)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Apr 23, 2007

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Comments: This face route seems contrived because it is hard to stay out of the crack and the bolts are run out if you stay on the face. The traverse at the start may be dangerous for the second because when the first piece is taken out there is ground fall potential for the second (with rope stretch) or an ugly swing.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Winterfest Wall > Cat's Meow (5.9+)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Oct 23, 2006

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Comments: If you go straight up between bolts 3 and 4 (not going right around the block), I think the crux is 5.10a.


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > New River Gorge Homesick Bl... (5.10a)
By: Randy Carmichael When: Jul 24, 2006

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Comments: There seems to be a newer bolt before the original "1st bolt", and I don't believe the route now deserves an "R" rating.

Also, the crux is a very interesting sequence of moves that I look forward to doing again. Good route (by Table standards anyway).


Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Lover's Leap > Unknown (5.9+)
By: Randy Carmichael When: May 19, 2006

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Comments: From the P1 anchors to the ground is right at 30 meters. So, with your knots you may come up about 3 meters short if you are being lowered with a 60 meter rope. Be sure your belayer is tied in. I had to untie about 8 feet up and downclimb to the ground.


Location: Colorado > The Wet Mountains > Oak Creek Canyon
By: Randy Carmichael When: May 18, 2006

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Comments: A large portion of this area is closed from April 1st to August 1st every year due to Peregrine Falcon nesting. I believe the closure applies to all of the Tanner Dome Complex. You can be fined up to $5,000 and be imprisoned for up to 6 months for violating the closure. The program seems to be working, because I saw a pair of Peregrine's soaring on 5/14/06. I believe the other formations in the area are open.


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