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

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Location: Colorado > South Platte > Pine Area > Bucksnort Slab > Classic Dihedral (5.7)
By: Tim Silvers When: Apr 26, 2006

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Comments: I led this for the first time on Sunday. I thought it would be less exposed and easier to reach the start of the crack by climbing up the groove on the left. That was probably about 5.6 and had some reachy moves. I'm not sure I recommend it, although I got a nice sling around a horn before making the more exposed moves up to the first ledge. I was trying to not place any pro that was much out of line with the main crack, in order to reduce rope drag at the top. Some people climb the first 50 fee... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Walt's Wall > Edward's Crack (5.7)
By: Tim Silvers When: Aug 9, 2004

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Comments: Really fun route. Hardest lead I've done so far (I'm working my way up). A #9 hex slotted sideways protects the Offwidth/overhang near the top of P2 perfectly. Have fun!

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > La Plata > Ellingwood Ridge
By: Tim Silvers When: Aug 3, 2004

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Comments: Forgot to mention that we started at 5am and it took us a little less than 9 hrs to summit and about 12 hrs total trip time, and we consider ourselves to be in "above average" condition. You need to be in excellent shape and have solid routefinding and climbing skills to tackle this route. Plan on a long day and start early to avoid the almost inevitable afternoon thunderstorms. Enjoy!

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > La Plata > Ellingwood Ridge
By: Tim Silvers When: Aug 3, 2004

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Comments: Warren, thanks for the great description. Here is a little more detail on finding the "faint trail" after crossing the 3rd creek: The trail is exactly 20 yards (We stepped it off) from the end of the bridge. Also, the first 10 feet of the trail are heading on almost exactly a 90 degree true bearing (east), and then the trail curves slightly south of east. There is a 4" diameter log blocking this trail (probably to keep NW ridge hikers from getting on the wrong trial). There were no cairns.

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Indian Peaks > Navajo Peak > North Face (5.4)
By: Tim Silvers When: Jul 19, 2004

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Comments: 7/17/04 - planned to do Dicker's Peck and Navajo N Face, but bailed after climbing half of the Peck due to whiteout, wind and cold conditions. Just in time as T-storms and rain came down about 30 min later. Snowfield is well consolidated with parallel grooves of surface ice where meltwater has frozen. Surface was fairly good for crampons but too hard to kick deep steps. We glissaded down, trying to stay off the icy spots. I don't recommend this! It was tough to keep a slow speed and sometimes to... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Fifth Flatiron > East Face, North Side (5.4 R)
By: Tim Silvers When: Jul 6, 2004

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Comments: Used a 60m rope and did the whole thing in 5 pitches. I don't think we started this pitch in the right place. We started in a very wide gash above a large rock slab(maybe the largest crack on the face?) and the pro was very runout and the lichenous rock made it sketchy. I recommend moving up and left of that slab about 20' and starting in some smaller cracks there. I'd say the way I started it had some 5.6 moves on the first pitch. 2nd pitch got easier and I was back on route for P3. Belay stati... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Dome > East Slab (5.6)
By: Tim Silvers When: Jun 15, 2004

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Comments: The route did not disappoint. Excellent quality rock and a really fun lead for relatively new leaders (like me) who are comfortable with a little runout.

We had to leave a #2.5 tri cam that fell back into the crack somewhere between 20-30' up the 5.6 start to the route. It's a little too far back to get at with a nut tool, but if someone does fish it out, I'll give them $5 for it. Email me at Thanks and enjoy the route.

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Accident Eldorado CanyonInjuries and AccidentsTim SilversJul 15, 2006
re: Accident Eldorado CanyonInjuries and AccidentsTim SilversJul 15, 2006

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

East Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > The Dome

Edward's Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Walt's Wall

Ellingwood Ridge

Colorado > Alpine Rock > La Plata

East Face, North Side 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R

Colorado > Flatirons > ... > Fifth Flatiron

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

East Slab

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > The Dome

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