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Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Batman Rock > Summer Breeze (5.7)
By: semicolin1 When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: Can be done in 1 pitch with a standard rack and 60m rope. Takes you to a point where it's easy, unexposed 3rd class scrambling to the top (scrambling back to base of Batman pinnacle was more difficult). Batman & Robin in 2 pitches, plus Summer Breeze in 1 pitch makes a nice 1/2 day.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Batman Pinnacle > Batman and Robin (5.6)
By: semicolin1 When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: We also did this route in 2 pitches with a 60m rope, standard rack, and no need for route variations. Newer leaders may not want to run the rope out like this if they don't control for drag, but it wasn't bad for me. Also did Summer Breeze in 1 pitch, again with 60m rope and standard rack. Nice 3-pitch day, worth doing despite claims that it's not classic.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Thunder Buttress > Thunder Buttress Route (5.7+)
By: semicolin1 When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: The first two pitches would be a 3-star 5.6 route and then walking off to the west. The top pitches were so-so. P1 for us started 1/2 way between the low roof and chimney (not quite as described above) - 5.6 (PG-13) face/slab climbing with flakes and knobs interspersed and worked our way right and under a bulge, about 150' and really fun for the grade. P2 5.4 or 5.5 slab climbing about 190' to a small tree. P3 (5.7) up vertical fissures that sounded a bit hollow to base of a left-curving dihe... more >>

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries > Lily Mountain
By: semicolin1 When: Jun 29, 2014

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Comments: For the approach tail using Option B described above, the trail taking off from the pull-out has been "closed" (i.e. first 100' covered with slash debris). Apparently the Forest Service doesn't want this trail to be used, although it didn't look much damaged even after the 2013 torrential rains. There are no offical "closed" signs though (as of June 29, 3014).

Location: Europe > Switzerland > * Ice and Mixed > Kandersteg - Ueschenen
By: semicolin1 When: Apr 23, 2014

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Comments: Hi, Does anybody have info on climbing routes (sport, multipitch, or easy alpine) accessible from Kandersteg without a car (public transport only)? And, can gear be rented in town or nearby (I have my own gear but was hoping to not travel with it for 2-3 days of climbing between June 6-15, 2014). My wife and I climb as a team so we don't need to hire a guide. Generally looking for routes under 5.9/5c for multipitch/alpine stuff.

Location: Wyoming > Guernsey State Park
By: semicolin1 When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Just wanted to say great work by Dennis, Ryan, and others who I didn't meet in getting these routes up. A quality bunch of guys. For other new visitors: Rock quality varies among areas and routes. There are plenty of high quality routes with good rock quality, but expect loose stuff on many routes until they get more traffic and cleaning. I look forward to more trips up there.

Location: Wyoming > Guernsey State Park
By: semicolin1 When: Apr 15, 2014

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Comments: 2 questions: As of 4/15/2014 the park website doesn't say anything about road closures, so is the info at the top of this page outdated, and the road is now open? Also, for the free BLM camping that's just outside the park entrance, does anyone know if the 2-track requires a high clearance vehicle, or can a small honda get down this road far enough to camp? Thanks

Edit: As Dennis mentioned, road is still closed as of April 20, 2014 despite the official state park website not mentioning it. ... more >>

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries > Deville Rocks
By: semicolin1 When: Aug 17, 2013

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Comments: Called the Cheley Camp this morning (8/17/2013) about climbing permission, and the person on the phone said they had a "seismic event earlier this summer and it's not stable enough yet", so they're not allowing climbing. As far as I know, Colorado doesn't have a history of sizable earthquake activity. I asked if they had anyone up there to determine the stability of the rocks lately, and she said no, but they're not allowing anyone up there. I don't know if there's a real threat or if it's a pe... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Deep Lake Area > Haystack Mountain > North Face (5.6)
By: semicolin1 When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: Doing the more direct 5.7 variation, this can be done in 3p with a 60m rope, all on good belay ledges and some 4th class scrambling at the top. It was a fun morning out when rain was forcast.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sunshine Buttress > Brown-Haired Lady (5.7 R)
By: semicolin1 When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Brown Haired Lady and Silver Streak (5.8) can both be done in 2 pitches with a 60m rope. For Brown Haired Lady, combine the first two pitches, and instead of going left at what's described as the 2nd pitch, go straight up from the tree (runout), and stretch it to ledge with the big tree where the 3rd pitch starts. The 2nd will probably have to simulclimb up some easy stuff for 20 ft or so. For Silver Streak, combine the last two pitches.

Location: New Mexico > El Rito > El Rito Sport Area > Walt's Wall (aka The Outsid... > Prima Donna (5.9)
By: semicolin1 When: Jul 18, 2010

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Comments: I was curious about the shiny new bolts and gave it a try. I knew it was very new from the bolting dust still there! Good comments by Jason re: looseness, rating (5.9, given the holds I was avoiding), and unclipping or adding a long-draw at the the 2nd bolt. There are plenty of bolts on this route though to make you feel safe.

Any info on the route(s) further left of Walt's Wall (even beyond the 12d)? I saw an anchor, but didn't investigate.

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