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Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Saber
By: Stich When: Jul 16, 2017

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Comments: As of 7-15-17, the rappel stations need new webbing as most or all of the current webbing is very UV faded. The rap station with two nuts and a rigid Friend could use some quicklinks into the nuts instead of the threaded slings directly in the wires. The last rap is way off to your right in the back of the gully between the Foil and the Saber. You will need to swing very hard to reach this ledge. Rap down the the level you need, wrap the rope around your leg, and do a running pendulum to make it... more >>


Location: New Mexico : El Rito
By: Stich When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: Almost stepped on a rattlesnake in the boulder field below the trad area. Keep alert and use a long stick to poke around in front of you on cold mornings when snakes come out to bask in the sun to warm up.

If you look from the sport camp area, you can see cliffs to the left that look clean and tall. It doesn't seem to be in the guide, however. Might that be some "secret" area? Heh. I'm sure there is more to develop.


Location: New Mexico : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : North Face (5.6 R)
By: Stich When: Jan 8, 2017

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Comments: The rating of routes on MP.com is averaged, so instead of only saying what you think a route should be rated in the comments, rate it where it's YDS number is. Click on the link that says [details].


Location: Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : The Urban Alpine Crag : Photo
By: Stich When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Nice! Legs usually catches images of them on her game camera.


Location: Irish-Jane : Yosemite walling : Photo
By: Stich When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: I love these sort of grim selfies. Well done, Jane!


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Phantom Canyon : Tall Green Wall
By: Stich When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: This is the highest quality crag in Phantom Canyon, based on ease of access and the quality of the routes. It is highly metamporphosed, with bands of mica determining where handholds form in many cases. It is similar to Clear Creek Canyon.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Phantom Canyon : Tall Green Wall : Kahonna Earl (5.11c)
By: Stich When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Please refrain from fine tuning or customizing routes in areas you didn't develop that are still currently enjoyed by the people that developed them.

There's no problem making suggestions or asking if you can do something and in some cases the FA might agree with you, but to assume everyone is cool with moving anchors around with nothing more than your own crew agreeing with you is bad form.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Phantom Canyon : Tall Green Wall : Cross Guard (5.10c)
By: Stich When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: From what I understand, it was just a loose nut. Consider carrying a small crescent wrench with you in sport areas to tighten nuts that get loose over the years. Love this route!


Location: Colorado : The Wet Mountains : Hardscrabble Pass : Tanner Rock aka Raven's But...
By: Stich When: Nov 11, 2016

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Comments: This is a really good route! Roland and I did it after we got turned back at FR386 which was still closed due to the Junkins Fire. We only did the first two pitches, but they were awesome.


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By: Stich When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Town of Paw Paw. Ha ha ha.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Elevenmile Dome : Stone Groove (5.6)
By: Stich When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: This is the zig-zagging crack to the right of the wide, shrub-filled Kathy's crack. You start by climbing up some big buckets until where the crack begins. Pro is generally quite large in places. I would take at least a #3, #2, #1 and #0.75. Climb up and right, then the crack goes up straight up. Belay all the way where the angle tapers off and the crack heads sharp left. There is a little rock sitting next to the belay that fits snug against the rock.... more >>


Location: Colorado : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9) : Photo
By: Stich When: Sep 23, 2016

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Comments: This is the line called "Aces High" as described on this page. It is awesome, is it not?


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Knot Too Many Roaches (5.10a/b)
By: Stich When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: So Bob Robertson told me he named this after Tracy Roach, who climbed it the day he finished bolting it. Tracy's partner started pulling the rope, which had a knot in the end and necessitated leading the route again to fix the problem. Hence the name, Knot Too Many Roaches. :-D


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts : Upstairs (5.8)
By: Stich When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: We found this pitch delightful, having missed the correct way to finish Heavy Weather. 5.8 sounds about right.


Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Saint Peter's Overlook : The Martyr (5.9) : Photo
By: Stich When: Jun 24, 2016

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Comments: Completely bogus! Needs a rap anchor.


Location: Colorado : The Wet Mountains : Hardscrabble Pass : Titanic
By: Stich When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: It's just a case of someone getting late to the party and whining about how the early bird ate the worm. Go find some more rock, and create another crag. Plenty of rock in this pass that is just a little uphill. Then later we can all say, Oh I would have bolted it like this and bla, bla, bla. It'll be fun.


Location: Hollyday Hansen : Sport : Photo
By: Stich When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Do you have to do an aid route to get there, or does a free line put you there?


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Table Mountain South
By: Stich When: Feb 24, 2016

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Comments: Google Earth provided this horrible view of the cliffs:

Rock Climbing Photo: Destroyed South Table Mountain.
Destroyed South Table Mountain.


You can zoom in for more detail on Google, but essentially it really has been reduced to rubble. You can also see on the map view that this little slice was/is outside of the park boundary, and so was private land.


Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : East Face : Antline (5.10)
By: Stich When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Some less than admirable person removed the hanger on the first bolt, so if you intend to clip it, bring a nut and hanger.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : North Face (5.7) : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: It looks steep from this angle, but the yellow option is very easy. We took it on 8-29-15, and it works perfectly to get you over the buttress.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : North Face (5.7) : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: There is a crack dihedral to the right of this wide crack you can also climb that goes at 5.6.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : North Face (5.7) : Photo
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: I'm pretty sure those were mah K-Swiss, dog.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak : East Face Center (5.11)
By: Stich When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: Well done, mates!


Location: Colorado : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Aces High (5.10-)
By: Stich When: Aug 23, 2015

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Comments: This pitch is better than most of the pitches on Royal Flush. So definitely do it, and then walk along the ledge right to join the final pitches of RF.


Location: Colorado : Buena Vista : Davis Face : D3 (5.10a)
By: Stich When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: I'm sorry you got so much pressure to make this a mixed route from locals, Bobby. They have sport routes bolted all over Europe now and of course down in Potrero Chico, Mexico. It's going to take a while for all of these traditionalists to die off for this to exist here. I'm glad the Mt. Royal routes don't get so much flack.


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