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Rock Climbing Photo: 1/3 of the way up Spire, just above where my piece...


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Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap : Unknown (5.9+)
By: Tombo When: Nov 13, 2016

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Comments: I thought the crux was at least 5.10. Maybe it's a reach problem or I just missed something. Lots of climbing on this pitch.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Chamber : Jestor (5.10b)
By: Tombo When: Oct 28, 2016

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Comments: For me at 5'6", the crux wasn't the climbing, but clipping bolts 5 and 6 was.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Third Tier : ... : Mystery Ship (5.10a)
By: Tombo When: Oct 23, 2016

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Comments: Bottom is still a bit dirty but no big deal. I thought the bolting was weird/off when I was leading and was really surprised to see it was a Rossiter route as his are generally bolted perfectly, still not a deal breaker. Best thing about the route is you had to figure out the crux on the fly, no stepping to a good rest to once commited.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : B. Upper Tier : ... : If Your Well Runs Dry (5.8-)
By: Tombo When: Sep 11, 2016

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Comments: Hardest thing about this route is finding / cleaning off a place to put your feet.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : ... : Don't Rock My Boat (5.7)
By: Tombo When: Aug 28, 2016

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Comments: The second half of the first pitch is good. The second pitch is only so so. At the crux of the second pitch, I went over the bulge from the left of the bolt and thought it was harder than 5.7, my partner went in from the right and thought it was 5.7 at most.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Ripple (5.8)
By: Tombo When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: Felt like 8- Eldorado grade for me for the first few moves. So what's that mean in CCC?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Beasto (5.10-)
By: Tombo When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: My new favorite at Canal Zone (even though I hate roofs). Relatively consistent climbing with a break in the middle to eyeball the crux. It felt like Eldorado climbing, lots of fun! I'd agree with Kirk's assessment 5.9 to 5.10 dependent on line chosen.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Turkey Jerky (5.10b/c)
By: Tombo When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: I lead Beasto prior to toproping this route and am not sure what to think. If Beasto is 10a, Turkey Jerky is 11a at least for me. I fell twice trying to climb straight up to the first bolt. This may have something to do with reach (my ape index is 5'3.5") and finally climbed in from the right. The next crux up the thin crack also seemed way harder than anything on Beasto, technical and thin. Very fun first half. I'm wondering how other peopl... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Lincoln Lake Slabs
By: Tombo When: Jul 24, 2016

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Comments: What's the arete route to the right of Golden Slab. Bolted 5.7 - 8?


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : ... : Cornmeal Porridge (5.7+)
By: Tombo When: Jul 23, 2016

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Comments: I went straight up over the bolt line and thought it was way harder then any of the other 7's in the area. Maybe I needed to zig and zag more but think it was harder than Three Birds.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : ... : Three Little Birds (5.9)
By: Tombo When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: I had the beta for the roof, so it was pretty straightforward, probably 5.9 if you read it wrong. The upper slab is a blast, the bolt spacing helped the fun factor.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Cats vs. Dogs Wall : Out of the Blue (5.8+)
By: Tombo When: Jun 12, 2016

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Comments: Took what I thought was the most direct line at the crux, maybe a bit easier if you go off line.


Location: Europe : Spain : Valencia : Chulilla
By: Tombo When: Mar 28, 2016

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Comments: A new guide "Chulilla Climbing Guide" is available at the bar or tobacco shop in the town square. While another guide I had said no camping was allowed in Chulilla it doesn't appear to be enforced. There were at least a dozen camper vans in the north parking lot along with a few tents beyond the guard rail for the lot.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Blob Rock : ... : P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bol... (5.10a)
By: Tombo When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: Never found the elusive 8th bolt. You could make this route 10a, but following natural weaknesses in line with bolt felt 5.9.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Sheeprock : Velcro Wall : Acid Crack (5.5)
By: Tombo When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: You'll need a 70mm to descend.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : The Trad Lands : BM Route (5.9+)
By: Tombo When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: I went up to this route thinking 5.9, no problem. Well I assume that rating is based on before the big flake (and crack on right) fell off. I felt it was 5.9 to the second bolt and then to stick to the arete... who knows maybe 5.10 in dry (not humid) conditions but no way it's 5.9 now. I ended up using the left hand crack features till I could reach some face jugs to clip the bolts from and then moved back to the arete.

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Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Here Today Gone Tomorrow (5.9+)
By: Tombo When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: We climbed in from Mrs. Hen and used those two bolts to start. If you're going straight up the crack to the hand crack, you'd want a couple of pieces of gear. I thought the hand crack was harder than Blind Faith in Eldo. The humidity may have made it feel more difficult than it was, but it felt 10a to me. I tried going straight up the arete and couldn't manage it kept hanging trying to see what I was missing. Ended up climbing into the dihedral and back out to clip the bolts. Don't know if... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Capitalist Crag : Lower Capitalist Crag : Vitamin-N (5.9)
By: Tombo When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: For me, the crux was moving up to the undercling. This section felt harder than either of the cruxes on Lunchmoney and Cheap Labor. That being said, I can see if I had two inches more reach it would be 5.8ish.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winter Warmer Area : Polar Sandals (5.10c)
By: Tombo When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: I thought this climbed way harder than 10b, more like 10c/d onsight. I'd like to go back after some traffic cleans up the lichen. The reach to the horizontal jug at 5'5" was at least 10a. The crux for me was reading the top out of the dihedral. Fun climb.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Table Top Area : Henry Spies the Line (5.10a)
By: Tombo When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: Clipping the second bolt becomes part of the crux if you're short.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winterfest Wall : Too Dumb to Sleep In (5.8)
By: Tombo When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: Would be three star if it wasn't so short. Two number 5s would be perfect.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Boulder Slips : Minutia (5.8)
By: Tombo When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: If you want to learn to climb hand crack at a moderate level, climb this route. You can lace it up and make harder if you want by avoiding any holds outside the crack. Wish it was longer.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Solaris : The Luminosity (5.9)
By: Tombo When: Nov 29, 2013

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Comments: I tried to rope solo Luminosity today, and I am clueless at the crux so ended up doing it 5.8 A0. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to move my hands to lean over to the jug? Is the move height dependant or was I just off today? I think the Avalon/Solaris area is some of the softest grades in the canyon, and this felt way harder than say Dominator, Mists of Avalon, The Tower, or Wheel of Fortune. Or like I say I was off and missing something. Have to go back w/ a partner.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : The Sun Also Rises (5.7 PG13)
By: Tombo When: Sep 1, 2013

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Comments: The gear is fine at the harder bits and some what sparse through the whole of the middle section which is quite a bit easier.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Ginger Snap (5.10-)
By: Tombo When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: From jugs to tiny crimpers you can wrap a finger around.


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