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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: Colorado > South Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Elevenmile Dome > Face Value (5.8+)
By: Scott Hudson When: Oct 14, 2005

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Comments: Now back to Face Value. Climbed this about a month ago and thought it was a very good climb. I usually enjoy, but don't find easy bolted routes very memorable, but the "funky" holds (many large quartz crystals) made this one quite memorable. I'm sure it would have been more so if it only had the 2 original bolts though. Still, my partner and I both thought that it was exceptionally fun on a great piece of rock.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Der Zerkle > Touch Monkey (5.11b)
By: Scott Hudson When: Dec 20, 2004

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Comments: What a shame that someone is messing with the great sport climbs on Dinosaur Mt. So many good climbs that see so little traffic due to the hike. These are all historically significant climbs. Hopefully, there is such a thing as Karma and the chopper(s) will pay for their actions.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Bitty Buttress > Bitty Buttress (5.8+)
By: Scott Hudson When: Oct 12, 2004

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Comments: I agree about the bolts. They are totally unnecessary. I'm usually not one to be offended by bolts, but these should be removed.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Second Tier > ... > Lust (5.10c)
By: Scott Hudson When: Jul 6, 2004

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Comments: This is also my favorite line at Avalon. Thanks to Ron for the beta that helped me find this one. Climbed this between rain squalls on 7/5/04. The climbing is interesting and varied. It seems possible that you could climb this with half the bolts or perhaps without any bolts at all given the abundant cracks on the route.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Upper Dream Canyon > Lost Angel > Hunky Monkey (5.11b)
By: Scott Hudson When: Jun 24, 2004

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Comments: You can just barely avoid the water to get on this route as of 6/23/04. A lot of fun and varied climbing on this. The crux 3rd pitch is definitely well protected and hard. The "delicate" face moves after the steep section are amazingly thin. I agree that this one will be a classic after some more traffic cleans it up a bit.

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Glacier Gorge > Chiefshead Northwest Face > Birds of Fire (5.11a R)
By: Scott Hudson When: Oct 22, 2003

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Comments: Yeah, Thanks Richard for establishing this route. It is definitely one of my all-time favorite alpine climbs. I know it was a lot of hard work to equip a route like this, and it was done tastefully. I climbed the first 6 pitches on Labor Day 1996 before getting stormed off. Hopefully I'll get to go back and finish the route some day.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Third Flatiron
By: Scott Hudson When: Jul 31, 2003

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Comments: I too, am suspicious of the seasonal wildlife closures enforced by Boulder Open Space. It seems that Eldo, for instance, will open an area if there are no nesting birds, but when was the last time BOS opened an area before the predetermined opening date? I'm all for protecting wildlife, but closing the same areas for the same length of time year after year sure makes it look like a political agenda rather than a true protective measure. Given the politics of BOS, we should probably be glad th... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bihedral Area > The Bihedral (Upper Tier) > Bihedral Arete (5.10a)
By: Scott Hudson When: Jun 11, 2003

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Comments: Climbed this on 6/8/03 and really enjoyed it. Pulled of a bit of loose rock at start, but overall it was clean and well protected with great position. Had the whole rock to ourselves. I've climbed in Boulder Canyon for almost 20 years, and I have to say that this is definitely one of the best lines of this grade in the canyon. Kudos to the 1st ascentionists.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Bell Buttress Massif > Bell Buttress - Main Crag > Hound Dog (5.11a)
By: Scott Hudson When: Jul 27, 2001

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Comments: One of the best bolted lines in Boulder Canyon of this grade. The climbing is sustained and the crux well protected. The finishing moves are now protected by a bolt and a cam is no longer needed for the 5.9 exit moves.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Bookend > Climb of the Ancient Marine... (5.10a)
By: Scott Hudson When: Jul 19, 2001

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Comments: While it is true that the meat of the climb is bolted, it is important to note that this is not a sport climb. Gear is needed on the first half of the first pitch and for the second belay. I know of at least one party that thought they didn't need gear after the first pitch and the leader was left with nothing but a knot to use for belay anchors at the top of the second pitch.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Green Mountain Pinnacle > Death and Transfiguration (5.11b)
By: Scott Hudson When: Jul 11, 2001

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Comments: Great climbing and great protection. I thought the technical crux was right near the end where there are some thin moves protected by small stoppers. Well worth the walk!

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bowling Alley > Main Crag > Bad Girls Get Spanked (5.11b)
By: Scott Hudson When: Jun 5, 2001

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Comments: A very sustained route with a lot of 5.11 moves. Some of the clips are difficult, but overall it is well protected. Be solid on 5.11 before leading this one.

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