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Areas = 15
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Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > The Jungle
By: Rob Culbertson When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: After reading these comments, I downloaded Rakkup and purchased the digital (thought I'd also be getting the print version as it is pictured) guide. For the most part, the "getting there" descriptions to most of the crags are extremely vague e.g. "take the old 1800s trail from Jackson Creek to the fire tower"?????? Well, if you're a regular down there, you might know where this trail is - and likely wouldn't even need to buy the guide. Most guides are purchased by someone going to an area for t... more >>

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Winter Warmer Area > NIMBY (5.10a/b)
By: Rob Culbertson When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: This will now become one of the Tables little gems - hidden in plain sight. I've looked at this route for years but never dragged the cams up the hill to finish the top. A month or so ago I glanced over from Basalt & Battery and thought I saw a BOLT on the upper slab? A closer look revealed not one but three bolts up there, so we immediately roped up and pounced on it. The crux -clipping bolt two and getting up on the face is a technical masterpiece!! 10a? - no way - 10Feisty!

Thanks, Tz, for... more >>

Location: Colorado > Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... > Homestake Road Crag
By: Rob Culbertson When: Jul 1, 2012

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Comments: Since the "locals" have been such prix about revealing Homespank, here's how to find it. It's about 8 miles on up the road. Just before [about 200 yards before] - the road start climbing left into the switchback you'll usually see several cars parked along the flat. This is where you'll eventually park. However, continue on up the road, and upon exiting the righthand switchback you'll be on a shelf road. In less than a mile you'll come around a left hand turn and see the Homestake Dam for the f... more >>

Location: Colorado > Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... > Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree...
By: Rob Culbertson When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: As someone else mentioned - that "new" (it was there last summer) corner route seemed 9+/10a.

There's another way to get there. You can drive up from Rudei Reservoir. Road is paved from Basalt to FR 512, then it's a much shorter dirt section than coming up from Eagle.

Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Canal Zone
By: Rob Culbertson When: Jul 24, 2010

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Comments: RE: Rattlesnakes Fri 7/23 4:15pm Encountered one - approx 36" x 1 1/4" rattler partially on the trail about 100ft East of the actual cliff. Suspect was completely silent until we rolled rocks it's way, activating its warning system. Lots of poison ivy along the trail, too.

Be alert as these snakes are apparently not required to warn of their presence.

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Sand Gulch > Contest Wall > Tinsel Town aka BR 2? (5.9)
By: Rob Culbertson When: May 23, 2010

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Comments: This route is immediately left of Spiney Dan. Yes, there is a dangerous detached column you have to deal with about 1/2 way up and extending above the traverse left to the anchors. We were concerned enough to alert the party next door on S Dan to possible rockfall. Probably wouldn't get on it again.

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Sand Gulch > Contest Wall > Time Square (5.8)
By: Rob Culbertson When: May 23, 2010

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Comments: If you keep right - like right on the arete- the bolt placement is perfect. the rock is nicer there and the climb feels more exciting [read exposure] as you glance down into the Suburbia alcove. The layback/stem/jam crux at the anchors offers an interesting change of pace. Fun warm-up

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road
By: Rob Culbertson When: May 18, 2010

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Comments: Any Bear activity in Sand Gulch area this year?

Location: Georgia > Tallulah Gorge
By: Rob Culbertson When: Dec 1, 2007

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Comments: "Climbing at Tallulah Gorge began in the 70s," Actually, climbing there began in the '60s with a US Army unit nailing what we called Army Angle [the exact same route Bert Reynolds did "free" in the movie Deliverance] in '67 we removed 10 or more nice Army Angle pitons from that and another line - I still have one of them somewhere.

A group of five Ga Tech students "discovered" the gorge in '67 and made climbing trips there practically every [dry] weekend for the next several years. These in... more >>

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