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Total Points: 95

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

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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Elephant Buttresses > Second Buttress > Tough Situation (5.10a)
By: Sorden When: Oct 24, 2011

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Comments: FYI: The Bob D'Antonio book for Boulder Canyon has this route marked incorrectly on the beta photo.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Blue Gramma Cliff > Unnamed 9+ (big hands dihed... (5.9+)
By: Sorden When: Sep 2, 2008

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Comments: I'm guessing it probably wasn't the first ascensionist who took the liberty of naming this route " Mexican Unicorn." If we're going to start naming all the best "unnamed" or "no name" routes in the Creek, then I hereby declare the 5.10 "No-Name Crack" on Supercrack Buttress will forever hence be known as "Hand-Job Love Fest." Mike Sanders came up with this very clever and appropriate name for the previously unnamed classic years ago, but we didn't have the courage to be so presumptuous or arro... more >>

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Left Book > Manifest Destiny (5.7)
By: Sorden When: Jul 3, 2008

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Comments: With more than 15ft of runout on the face above the P2 roof I would have to give this route a "serious" or "R" rating. True, it's easy enough (5.6ish) but, this section is devoid of pro. Therefore, despite the grade, I wouldn't recommend it for the novice leaders. You can also bail way left (about 30ft) and finish via the last two RF dihedrals on "Cottontail," which is the best part of that climb and definitely fun 5.6. One last warning: The top boulder on the first belay ledge should not be... more >>

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head
By: Sorden When: Jul 31, 2006

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Comments: Hey you forgot to mention how hot it was there yesterday! (Other than the swarms of flys and ants). What a cool place! I'd like to know what the locals know; but in the future I will avoid Devil's Head during hotter months. Dirty quality rock, bolted cracks, obscure trails, no water; I loved it! I'll be back in Autumn.

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