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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Is that actually a galvanized roofing nail?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Amber (5.11+ PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: Sep 10, 2016

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Comments: Felt sustained and technical, similar to Mercy Drilling to the right, but harder!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Vampire Rock : The Politician (5.10a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Aug 16, 2016

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Comments: Yo Patrick, feel free to clean said loose rock when on routes like this. Better to pull it out and clean it up than to leave a time bomb for someone else.


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By: Steve Annecone When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: Yikes, pretty nasty! Thanks for the community service.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Vampire Rock : The Politician (5.10a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Aug 1, 2016

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Comments: Nice route. A little easier than That's Weak but still probably 10a. A 60-meter definitely works fine.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Wall of Winter Warmth : Angle of Repose (5.11d)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jun 19, 2016

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Comments: In contrast to the comment by J. Albers above, I suspect that most local climbers are NOT at all in agreement with bolting next to established lines, and especially run out classics like Left Side. Actions like this are generally considered tasteless and not OK.

Many routes done in Boulder Canyon are offensive to many climbers, including bolting next to excellent cracks or other good natural protection, bolting too close to established lines, and chipping and gluing holds. Fortunately, place... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : Hasta La Hueco (5.12d)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: Kudos to Phil Gruber and Lynn Hill who recently sent a linkup of pitches 2 and 3! They were able to belay at the Stone Oven belay and lower back with an 80m rope. If you have a 70m rope, you could belay from same nice ledge, lower to top of 2nd pitch, then rap or lower from there back to the belay.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : Hasta La Hueco (5.12d)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: Note that a third pitch was added in the Spring of 2016, and so I recently revised the route description above. All of the grade posts above relate to the second pitch, though the third pitch is definitely harder. Enjoy.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : The Gruffalo (5.11a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: Nice job, Mark and Paul! Climbed this yesterday and thought it was excellent, with interesting moves, a bit of pump management, and a wildly exposed lieback finish (crux) at the top. Shorter folks might have trouble reaching the right hold that starts the final lieback. This will likely see plenty of activity due to being the easiest thing up there.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : ... : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: He's looking highly focused! Hard to not pay attention on this testpiece....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Aerospace (5.11c)
By: Steve Annecone When: Nov 2, 2015

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Comments: I fully concur with KCP's comment above. Keep the spice factor alive and relevant in Eldo! But also, let's not shoot ourselves in the foot by trusting shitty old hardware and making it more dangerous than it was for the first ascents. Eldorado is one of the last, pure trad climbing venues in America, and we should make sure it stays that way.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Kloof Alcove : Kloof (5.10d) : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 31, 2015

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Comments: Rad, thanks for posting, Lisa! I've taken that whip right there and belayed others doing the same and never had a problem. However, I usually use a shoulder length sling on that last piece (#0.75 Camalot) before traversing left... was there a quickdraw on that last piece? Regardless, still hard to believe that the rope could be wanked that hard there.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : The Sacred Cliffs : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 31, 2015

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Comments: Looks like Amanita muscaria to me... didn't know that grew here? Does anybody know more about this?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Goose : Sweet and Innocent (5.10 PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: This is a wild line that is well worth doing. The PG-13 bit is definitely the committing layback down low (feels like 10b there), but the moves pulling over the final roof at the top of the crack system felt like 10+, though better protected. After that, wild, runout 5.8 and 5.9 climbing on occasionally lichenous and friable rock take you to the summit. Awesome exposure and position on the upper part of the last pitch. This route doesn't seem to get done much but should.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Goose : Big Bruce (5.12a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: Excellent, fun climbing on a continuously steep route! Though the two 12- roof cruxes are powerful with less than obvious sequences, the final 11+ big reach at the top is probably the redpoint crux due to accumulated fatigue by that point. Nice job, Chris!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Box : Stone Love (5.10d)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Wild exposure on the second pitch! It would be a 4-star classic if longer, but it's a pretty brief crux. First pitch is worthy and felt hard for 5.7, maybe more like 5.8 or 9 wide hands and fist? Well worth getting on it if you are in the area.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Box : Discipline (5.12b)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Excellent climb, definitely nice, classic movement in a beautiful setting! Very techy and intricate climbing on sharp holds, with a crux move pulling kinda hard on a monodoigt with a sharp edge. Best to have well-conditioned fingertip skin and coolish temps.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : Skin Flute (5.12a/b)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: And a big thanks to Mark for supplying most of the hardware AND doing all of the drilling!


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary : Genesis (5.12a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Awesome route! Plenty steep and pumpy with the usual less-than-obvious sequences, and great exposure too! Destined to be a classic if not there already.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave : Ricochet (5.12a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Excellent, clean route, with loads of hard moves but decent stances and rests where you need them. Thought the bottom 3 bolts or so was fairly spicy with chance for decking low and a reachy clip or two but probably nothing harder than 5.11- in there....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Ultrasaurus (aka Uber-Pwnag... (5.13a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Regarding post above, sounds like someone is working the route and maybe too lazy to remove the draws? There was definitely no approval of this "installment", and hopefully they are gone soon.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : Quiche on a Leash (5.10c)
By: Steve Annecone When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: A very nice and adventurous line that doesn't seem to get climbed much. I thought there were numerous 5.9 and 5.10 cruxes throughout on steep rock, with the hardest moves probably being the lieback about 25 feet up. There was a bit of loose rock in places, but it was easily avoided and didn't really detract from the quality of the climb. There's a scary-looking chockstone block about 35-40 feet up the route, but it is surprisingly stable... my partner couldn't get it to budge after kicking it h... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : Pasta Man (5.9 PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: I thought this was an excellent and spicy route. Just enough gear to keep it from being "dangerous" but plenty of thought-provoking moves well above gear on sometimes lichenous holds. Follows a nice, exposed, and very steep line for 5.9, and the grade seemed about right. Doesn't seem to get much traffic but it's well worth climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Hippopotamus (5.10d)
By: Steve Annecone When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: I think this is a good and worthwhile route! Agree with Matt, thuggy warm-up, which is nice to prep for other routes on the cliff. The crux felt like either clipping the second bolt, or perhaps moving up past the second bolt to the good high hold with the left. Doesn't seem to get any easier after repeated ascents....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : The Sacred Cliffs : Pebble Beach : The Dan and Randy Show (5.10d)
By: Steve Annecone When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: This route is fun and fairly sustained. Sometimes hard to find the best holds, but they'll probably include lots of little pebbles. Good warm-up for the new bolted route to the left.


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