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Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Upper Blair : John's Tower : Becker (5.7)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jul 10, 2017

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Comments: Save a big cam for the final OW (looked like a #5 but maybe a #4 works too). I resorted to removing my helmet and cramming myself into the bottom of it to (just barely) place a #2 in a crack behind it, but it was really tough. Otherwise you're pulling the cruxy moves with your last pro maybe 10 feet below you.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : Sawblade Ridge : Switchblade
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 1, 2017

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Comments: Thanks. Locations have been updated.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : Sawblade Ridge : Switchblade
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 1, 2017

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Comments: The location I used is approximate. If you know it more accurately, give me the info, and I'll update the pages.


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif : Soft Touch (5.6)
By: Sarah Meiser When: May 7, 2017

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Comments: The Orenczak/Lynn guide lists this as a 5.5 but then talks about 5.7 and 5.8 cruxes in the description. Certainly felt harder than Voo 5.5.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Lefty (5.9-)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Feb 6, 2017

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Comments: This climb is cleaning up very nicely.


Location: South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca
By: Sarah Meiser When: Aug 2, 2016

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Comments: A friend recently asked about the total cost of my recent 3 week trip to the Blanca so he could budget for next year. I thought the spreadsheet I made might be useful to others too.

2016 Cordillera Blanca Trip Cost Summary


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Eye of the Beholder (5.10)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 22, 2016

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Comments: No joke about using long runners on P1! Got on this by mistake thinking it was Wild Child and used only quickdraws. Rope drag stopped me dead in my tracks near the end of the pitch. Ended up bailing off a single bolt using all of our 70m rope. Still very dirty, but the climbing is fun.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Pagoda Mountain : ... : Photo
By: Sarah Meiser When: Sep 27, 2015

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Comments: Anton, we arrived at this notch via the north side. We were surprised to find a fairly well-cairned route over there. The rock was good, the climbing secure 4th & low 5th class. This part felt several grades easier than the slab, so it's probably considerably easier than the way you went on the south side.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Pheromone Wall : Smells Like Teen Spirit (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Lee!


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Assembly Hall Peak : Heavy Metal (5.10 C0)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the historic info James. I wasn't expecting to hear from the first ascent party! Many thanks for the bolts up there!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Zorro (5.10+)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: A large hold broke off high on the arête when one of my partners was on lead, and he took a pretty good whip.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Assembly Hall Peak : Heavy Metal (5.10 C0)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: I'm not sure where the C0/C1 is on this route. Does this aid rating refer to the few batman moves up the fixed rope on the approach? The climb itself goes free at 5.10.

The start of the last pitch is dangerous. I don't understand why there are no bolts for 30 feet and then very closely spaced bolts after that. I felt the hardest moves were before the first bolt and I fell there while following when a hold broke. Given the extremely marginal pro, pretty sure I would have seriously messed myself ... more >>


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Earth First (5.9+)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Be careful belaying. There is a section of bad rock on the rap/lower line (not the climb itself). I spotted & trundled a basketball+ size rock, and there is more junk breaking off.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Heaven & Earth (5.11b)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Fun climb and my favorite in this area, but be careful while belaying. I spotted & trundled a basketball+ size rock on the way down. It was at the top of the crux, right hand side. It could have killed someone, helmet or not, and it looks like there is more in the process of breaking off.


Location: Wyoming : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : Antarctica : Elvis Shades Rule (5.10c)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Agreed. Book calls this and the two routes to the left 10- yet describes them as continuous 5.10 climbing. We hit them to "cool down" at the end of the day and found them all to be quite sandbagged! Far harder than the other easy 10's I've encountered at Ten Sleep.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Poets : Poets Main : Ibria (5.10d)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: Beware the pigeon who lives in a hole on this route. He likes to fly out and scare you when you are contemplating committing to the crux!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Leftovers : Prime Rib (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Don't be deterred by the runout at the top if you are a competant 5.8 leader. It's a low angle slab with plenty of positive edges, casual and not scary.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Backstreet Wall : Get High Street (5.9)
By: Sarah Meiser When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: Thin slab was the crux for me, not the overhung start. I think it just depends on your strengths/weaknesses. Worthwhile route, well protected.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Crimpson Candy (5.10b)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: I (nervously) enjoyed this climb, but it isn't as safe as most of the other routes in the area. Solid 5.10 leaders will have no problem; new or shaky ones may. There is serious deck potential on a ledge down low, and at the top it is very runout to the anchor on nontrivial terrain.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Inner Reaches (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: A 60m rope works but just barely. Be careful and make sure you belay from the little nook ABOVE the trail, not the trail itself. We had just a few inches to spare when the climber stood on top of the boulder at the start of the route.

About halfway up there is cool hand jamming through a roof to gain the actual crack. Didn't seem easy for a Turkey Rock 5.8, right on par I thought.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Silent But Deadly (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 30, 2013

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Comments: Don't let the large spacing between bolts scrare you away; this climb is well bolted. It's the easiest route at the crag and would be a good quick warmup for some of the harder 9s.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Extra Crispy (5.10b)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 30, 2013

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Comments: Maybe it's 10b if you do some sort of average. The crux definitely felt tougher than that, but it's well bolted and perfect for someone breaking into harder 10s.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Crystal Cruise aka Crystal ... (5.6)
By: Sarah Meiser When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: According to the Haas S. Platte book, this is Crystal Corner (5.9). The few cruxy slab moves down low felt 5.9 to me.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Black Mamba Arete (5.8+)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: Runout between 2nd & 3rd bolts might not have been the best idea. Easy climbing, yes, but crappy rock there, and if something blows, there is groundfall potential. Fun moves on better rock up high, but it seemed a little thin compared to other 8s at Shelf.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Bishop : Ellingwood Chimney (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: I don't understand why there is so much ado about rapping from this thing. The new SPlatte guidebook says the easiest way is a double rope rap down the east face. I have no idea why you'd haul an extra rope up for that, since like Sergio says: You can easily rap down the west side and reach the ground with a 60 meter rope, nothing tricky about it. The anchor on the summit is clearly set up for doing this. No need for double ropes or multiple raps.


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