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

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Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Canal Zone
By: Scott Duke When: Jan 23, 2009

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Comments: Kirk- thanks so much for the nice routes, although you forgot to place few bolts on the 5.8! (see runout).
Made in the Shade (5.9) is great stuff.
Keep up the good work.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Buffalo Creek > The Castle
By: Scott Duke When: Jun 15, 2004

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Comments: Park your car at DIA, then hike to Lumpy. It'll be faster than getting to the climbs at the Castle. But if you must, the cracks are epic. The approach may not be worth it, but after having been there, I'm glad I went. Some climbs go 4-6 pitches on cracks that go forever. Bring medium to large cams and plenty of stoppers. We did the chimney route and it was a blast. Just don't get your rope stuck in one of the hundreds of cracks on the rappel. $5 per person entry fee. Great camping, parki... more >>

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Pine Area > Bucksnort Slab > Classic Dihedral (5.7)
By: Scott Duke When: Aug 25, 2003

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Comments: Classic climb. 160 ft of hand jams, finger jams, and laybacks. Bomber anchors and rappel rings. Bring plenty of gear as the route has many spots where you'll want to place it. Leave the #4 cams at home, clip the chockstone at the top, and run out the rest to the anchors. Celebrate with a beer at the Bucksnort.

Location: Colorado > Morrison/Evergreen > Lover's Leap > Lover's Leap (5.7)
By: Scott Duke When: Aug 18, 2003

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Comments: Great first lead (at least the first two pitches are) for someone getting into trad climbing. However, bring plenty of slings as there can be pretty severe rope drag. Also, bring two-way radios since the hi-way noise can get loud. The entire climb can be done with 2 #1 and 2 #2 cams and one full set of stoppers. There are new belay bolts in all three pitches. Bring two ropes for a two pitch rap or one 60 meter rope for a three pitch rap. Wear a helmet for the rockfall from above.

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Overhang Area > Mr. Squirrel Places a Nut (5.11c)
By: Scott Duke When: Oct 15, 2002

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Comments: The classic of Table! It's an 11 if you follow the crack to the left, then traverse under the roof to the heel hook. If you blast straight up the bolts, it's 12ish! A nut up in the horizontal crack will better protect a fall, but the rope drag sucks. No TR'ing here. Lead it, baby!

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Overhang Area > Sidelines (5.10a)
By: Scott Duke When: Oct 15, 2002

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Comments: Scramble to the shelf, the clip. Again, secure the second clip, and then have some fun. The fall before clipping #2 can be an akle breaker. Trust the small matching pocket at the second clip. It's bomber! Fun, but short.

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Deck Chairs on the Titanic (5.10a)
By: Scott Duke When: Oct 15, 2002

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Comments: The crux comes quickly. Some nice bouldering moves just off the ground.Leave your stick clip at home. Get a spot from your partner and go for it.Some very nice edging towards the top. Solid 9+. Once you've lead it, it's "10a" rating is a little steep.

Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > High Wire Crag > Via Comatose Amigo (5.10a/b)
By: Scott Duke When: Oct 15, 2002

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Comments: This route is totally height/reach-dependent. For those 6'0" and over, it's a solid and fun 9+. For those of us vertically-challenged (5'6"), the first crux move is the clip from the ledge at around the 7th or 8th bolt. It's a totally committing move with some fall potential. Hint: there is a jug up and to the left and a nice right foot hold. Just don't look down! The second crux is the lateral move to the anchors. Very thin but a very well protected fall. Great route. Would NOT recomme... more >>

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