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Location: CO : Dolores Canyon : Bat Master (5.9)
By: ScoRo When: Oct 17, 2016

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Comments: Anyone know what the two routes are in the alcove just to the right of Bat Master? Climbed a thin (red/green C3s) crack to a pod, then varied 1"-2" before you had to transfer to the offwidth to the right at the top to reach the anchors, which was really freaking hard and scary. Simple description - the alcove right of Bat Master features two cracks with an anchor in the middle of the slab up high. The right crack starts flared then changes to fingers then offwidth a... more >>

Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Gold Rush (5.10-)
By: ScoRo When: Nov 12, 2014

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Comments: 2 #3's at the start. 4 #2's if you are comfy on that size, and a #1 for the top and you are as golden as the route. If not solid on 5.10 wide-hand/perfect-hand take an extra 1 and 2.

Location: NV : Tahoe (Nevada) : Trippy Rock
By: ScoRo When: Oct 16, 2014

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Comments: Myself and a crew from Sierra Nevada College used to frequent this area in 2002-4. We cleaned and 'developed' many problems, certainly some had already been done, but I'd like to know more about the history of bouldering at this little, now insanely obscure area (due to all the bouldering development in Tahoe).

Walking up the road the first short wide boulder one comes to had two problems we enjoyed working. The first we called Optimus Prime, starting low on a positive rail on the left side of... more >>

Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (u) Red Wall : Orgasmophoria (5.10b/c)
By: ScoRo When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: I learned an obvious lesson climbing with a buddy who had done this route before a few weeks ago (even after 14 years). Led the first pitch, he wasn't feeling good about the second after the third bolt, so I lowered and finished it for him. Definitely a fairly large and seemingly not-quite-solid flake required to pull on after the 3rd bolt, second pitch, kind of spooky, but employed desert tactics. It's going to go, maybe not soon, but some day.

Topped out, and soon after Jim Ablao, all around... more >>

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6) : Photo
By: ScoRo When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: I know that dude!

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Pringles (5.11+)
By: ScoRo When: Apr 12, 2013

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Comments: I was wondering the same thing...

Location: Mr. Holmes : 1 : Photo
By: ScoRo When: Sep 4, 2012

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Comments: OMG is that Tony Holmes!?

Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Red Eye (5.10b/c)
By: ScoRo When: Feb 4, 2012

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Comments: F.A. Monty Mayko I believe.

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : South Canyon Point : Kublai Khan (5.10d)
By: ScoRo When: Jan 1, 2012

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Comments: Felt harder than Elf Jism Dihedral, which probably suited my style better. Great climb. Probably wouldn't have felt harder if I had it wired.

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : South Canyon Point : Conspicuous Consumption (5.8)
By: ScoRo When: Dec 31, 2011

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Comments: Fun lead. Does get sketchy halfway up. Not too hard of climbing, but the placements are dubious at best. I had a #2 C3, a little bitty stopper, and a 0.1 Camalot within 3 feet of each other and was pretty sure it was all junk. I did have a decent, medium-size stopper slightly below where it gets real thin, but it was making drum noises as I dragged it along the crack looking for a constriction... BUT, the feet are good, if you are comfortable with the grade, I would get something good ... more >>

Location: CO : Volunteers Continue Search ...
By: ScoRo When: Sep 11, 2006

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Comments: Right on, got it all cleared up it seems. Even my hairs pricked up a little bit when I read the reports, at least he's alive.

Location: CO : Volunteers Continue Search ...
By: ScoRo When: Sep 6, 2006

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Comments: I'm sure Iraq is the last place he wants to return to, but I would hesitate to label him as a deserter, and I think considering the circumstances, it would be disrespectful to assume as much. I am against the war, I do support the troops (including my younger brother who has served two intense tours in Iraq and recently returned to Colorado for a short while), but let's just try and not go around throwing totally unsubstantiated comments out there. Not saying you couldn't be right, perhaps we ... more >>

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Morning Sun Wall : Marijuana (5.10b)
By: ScoRo When: Apr 23, 2006

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Comments: In my defense, I'm only sometimes on this route (Marijuana that is)...

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : C-Section : Patrick Hedgeclipper (5.11c)
By: ScoRo When: Apr 23, 2006

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Comments: Freaking hard and awesome. Wish I could 'run laps' on it. As immaculate as a dark water streak on Castlerock conglomerate can get. The 'Realization' of Castlewood. Hehe.

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Vulture Walls : Vulture Club (5.8-)
By: ScoRo When: Apr 23, 2006

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Comments: Didn't even use a single cam, plenty of opportunities to get your feet set, easy to place pro. Very enjoyable, tall for the Wood, go climb it.

Location: Climbers Being Cut Out of C...
By: ScoRo When: Apr 23, 2006

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Comments: Every one do your part. Even a copy-and-pasted argument can have a great effect when it numbers in the thousands. Many of us (including myself) have never climbed at these areas, but the decisions made set precedents and ultimately shape future policy in areas more near and dear to our hearts.

Location: Doug Coombs Killed
By: ScoRo When: Apr 23, 2006

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Comments: Wow, didn't read the previous posts. Learned from a Tahoe friend the other day that Doug had died. Never had a chance to meet him, but the magnitude of his ability and nerve has always struck a cord with me. Almost impossible to believe that one of the, if not the best big-mountain-skiers in the world perished in 'his' environment. His contribution to the sport will never be taken for granted. All my love to his family, I'm sure his spirit will live on forever in the mountains, as well as i... more >>

Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Ring Mountain : Turtle Rock : Harmony (V2)
By: ScoRo When: Mar 19, 2006

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Comments: It certainly is enticing to have the prospect of grabbing an f.a. in your head, and I also agree with drunkenmaster, it is always good to know the history (even "current events") of a climbing area you frequent before claiming your ascent. I have been holding my tongue for 3 years now (even though I know of only one other person to send it) after a possible f.a. up in Tahoe because I have credible information that a few of the stone-masters from Yosemite may have dabbled in that area many years... more >>

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Norwegian Wood
By: ScoRo When: Feb 3, 2006

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Comments: Went here early January, some nifty problems on holds that require, um, discretion? The words 'adventure bouldering' came to mind. All in all though, really cool looking group of rocks. One problem that sticks in my mind started on really bad low holds to a good little ledge then continued up through some neat moves out the roof and up and over (it was located on the backside as I approached from the E?). Did some other fun problems. Where's the bovine area?

Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Reynolds Hill : Penis Dimension (5.10c)
By: ScoRo When: Nov 21, 2005

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Comments: Nothing is off-route outside huh...Don't tell that to Horsetooth Reservoir or England or anywhere else climbing is to be had 'outside' with limited resources. Besides, if you think it's on, and don't care about climbing it using the intended holds, use it, it's not our job to judge another person's climbng experience. Everything may be usable, but certainly, not everything is 'on'. Maybe it is ridiculous to say 'hey, that foot is off', but sometimes using and not using a hold makes a a climb ... more >>

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Cave Wall : Chimney (5.6)
By: ScoRo When: Oct 31, 2005

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Comments: HAHA. How the years teach us. Yeah, look for the chalk, that was there three years ago, don't worry, it's not like water runs down this chimney with gusto after and during every rain. 5.6 seems stout for this vertical sidewalk. Decent place to practice using retrievable/removable anchors for canyoneering when its wet or raining. Just hope that anchor pulls down when it should, otherwise, jump out the cave! It's too bad people have absolutely f-ed this place up with their garbage and graffi... more >>

Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Sugarloaf Ridge
By: ScoRo When: Oct 16, 2005

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Comments: Hey, looking for someone to show me around the boulders here. New to the area, found a few off Canyon Trail today while I was there, e-mail me at if you can help me out. Beautiful park.

Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Strange Cargo (5.11a)
By: ScoRo When: Mar 12, 2005

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Comments: I'm not trying to sandbag this by calling in 10d, but I onsighted this yesterday (Mar. 12, 2005) having no idea what the route was graded, and it didn't feel like an 11, even pulling the roof seemed hard 5.10, I'm putting my neck on the chopping block perhaps, but I'd have to say 10d. Nonetheless, sick route.

Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls : Bozo No No (5.11a)
By: ScoRo When: Dec 25, 2004

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Comments: Yeah, I would have to say that 5.12c is a pretty far leap for this climb. It's hard for me to compare this climb to 'Bat out of Hell' at Cave Rock. I was surprised by the 5.11c recommendations, and I know it cannot be 12c because I cannot lead 12c, yet I pulled this one off. Not that any of this actually matters it's still one of the best climbs in the canyon.

Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : Ship's Prow Direct (V5)
By: ScoRo When: Apr 16, 2004

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Comments: Old fart sounds cool.

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