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Last Visit: Nov 11, 2013
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Alderfer/Three Sisters Park > Work and Play Area > In An Order That Would Surp... (V2+) > Photo
By: Ryko When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: What's the boulder to the left and behind? For reference sake in finding the hunka granite. Thanks.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Alderfer/Three Sisters Park > Tortuga > Torsion Wall > Trophy Pedestal (V0-)
By: Ryko When: Dec 5, 2010

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Comments: Fun, easy but makes you stop and think twice if you're going solo sans pad. More mental than anything because you do feel airy. And you're right, the views are great. I took a nap up there.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Alderfer/Three Sisters Park > Gilligan's Island > Low Tide (V1-2)
By: Ryko When: Sep 2, 2010

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Comments: Took me a few times to get the balance of the SDS start right. Top out is trickier than it looks from below. Not a trivial problem.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Elephant Butte
By: Ryko When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: Some good granite up there. Not sure about the legality of being on the property even though it is Denver Parks. I've tread lightly in the past.

Anybody have any ideas if it is open?

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Fireblack Boulder > Photo
By: Ryko When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: Somebody has been eating well.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Alderfer/Three Sisters Park > The Eggs > The Sad Face Overhang
By: Ryko When: Dec 1, 2009

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Comments: There is a good traverse on the rock as well.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Front Porch > East Face South Side/Front ... (5.2)
By: Ryko When: Nov 3, 2009

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Comments: Just beware, there is a huge runout on the first pitch; it really is a solo.

And don't make the mistake of going to the roof straight above you. About 20-30 feet below that is a pseudo-ledge that makes an easy traverse to the belay tree. If you do go to the roof below the bulge, the traverse over is at about the 5.8-9 range.

Location: Ron Olsen > The Dolomites > Photo
By: Ryko When: Sep 19, 2009

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Comments: Absolutely beautiful photo. The photographer did a wonderful job of framing it.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
By: Ryko When: Aug 26, 2009

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Comments: Hey Luke,

Nice work in cataloging and organizing all of these problems. It's always interesting seeing people's ratings and also nice seeing other people enjoying the place.

I'll second the opinion stated above, I don't think i've ever had a bad day at that place, outside of that big flake falling on me once.

Spent four hours there today off of the Sisters/Ponderosa trail junction bouldering.

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Indian Peaks > Mount Neva > North Ridge
By: Ryko When: Jul 12, 2009

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Comments: I think the best description is Class 4 with Class 5 consequences if you climb all of the gendarmes. Never technically tough, but keeps you focused the entire way. The exposure is about the same as Pawnee Peak's East Ridge. Classic climb.

Best descent if it is still early enough is to glissade one of the couloirs or the slopes between Neva & Jasper.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Snake Buttress > Tronolane (5.8 PG13)
By: Ryko When: Feb 23, 2009

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Comments: Some good rock and some scary rock on the route. Never even clipped the 1/4-incher. Been a few years, but I do remember the crux is the start of the route - like a V2 boulder problem.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Alderfer/Three Sisters Park > Energy Crag > Energy (V5-)
By: Ryko When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: Consensus with my friends and I was V4. And you can hit the tree if you miss the bad sloping thing up top.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Alderfer/Three Sisters Park > The Eggs > The Non Eggs > Sweet Cave OW Crack aka Div... (V2-3)
By: Ryko When: Jan 20, 2009

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Comments: What do you think the crystal-filled crack to the right of the OW and near the slab goes at? I went up to the first mushroom and then traversed back left, not finding an obvious way up the overlap.

Location: Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Dynamite Shacks > Main Area > Falcon Block > The Millennium Falcon (V1)
By: Ryko When: Jun 16, 2008

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Comments: I obviously missed this problem while I was out there. That's alright. It was in the '90s and found plenty of other stuff to leave some skin on. Fun looking rock though.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Buffalo Creek > Top Of The World > Slabbo > Slime Mold (5.8+)
By: Ryko When: Sep 11, 2007

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Comments: Do you need multiple big gear pieces on this? I.E.: Do I have to borrow a second #4 cam from a friend to do this climb? Thnx

Location: Colorado > Buena Vista > Turtle Rocks Bouldering Are... > Jailhouse Booty (V4)
By: Ryko When: Jul 11, 2007

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Comments: I felt like all of the good holds were facing the wrong way. Left some skin on the friction slap onto the top. Easy to find and easy to fall from.

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