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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Raise the Roof (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R (2)

Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1150'

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : North Face

4 days ago

Back on Black

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 100'

CO : Fort Collins : ... : Back on Black Wall

Jan 28, 2013

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

North Face

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Thatchtop Mountain

4 days ago

Thatchtop Mountain

CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock

5 days ago

Back on Black Wall

CO : Fort Collins : ... : The Palace

Jan 28, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Sporting Green.

Sporting Green.

CO : Fort Collins : ... : Sporting Green (5.12a)

Oct 22, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Center Route (5.11a/b)
By: ABaxter When: Apr 11, 2015

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Comments: Dihedral crack above the the first roof is home to a nest of angry looking wasps.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : Let's Do It Again, Daddy (5.8+ PG13)
By: ABaxter When: Mar 28, 2015

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Comments: WARNING: there is still a large bees nest in the crack system directly right of this that shares the same anchor. Looked like honey bees rather then wasps, but hard to say. Super active once the wall heats up.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Alberta Falls Wall : Alberta Falls Wall (5.11)
By: ABaxter When: Aug 8, 2012

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Comments: Pitches 2 and 3 are stellar, steep crack climbing. 3+ stars for those pitches alone. The rest of the route is moderate and not of the same quality. With its short pitches and in your face (re: splitter!) cruxes, this route is reminiscent of Eldo with a little granite flavor. The gear is excellent where you want it and the climbing moderate where its not. Overall, a worthy outing. Thanks for finding this, Josh!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Upper Great Face : Wiffle Ball Bat (5.11-)
By: ABaxter When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: Just did the first pitch of this on accident today thinking it was The Big Steep. It's not, but it's good! Sustained with a definitive crux at the last bolt.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : OZ (5.10d) : Photo
By: ABaxter When: Oct 1, 2009

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Comments: I know that Pole, he wore the same damn shirt the whole time we were in Mexico together! Way to go fellas!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Dunn Westbay (5.10 C3)
By: ABaxter When: Jul 16, 2009

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Comments: Amazing line. Some beta for the faint of heart. After schlepping our "too scared to aid clean" insurance policy through the Boulderfield to the Chasm View raps and beyond, my partner led the aid crux (and all of the harder aid for that matter, as I was the alleged free climbing gun), totally clean with camhooks at what he felt to be straightforward C2+. I believe we had 1 small and 2 medium camhooks. We never found a need for ballnuts either. Triple set of HB offsets was mighty plush and I th... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Technicolor Wall : David (5.11)
By: ABaxter When: May 30, 2009

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Comments: Laser cut 2nd pitch. If you have a 6 inch wide laser that is!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Technicolor Wall : Goliath (5.11)
By: ABaxter When: May 30, 2009

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Comments: This is one of my favorite pitches at the Creek. It is varied and has a little bit of everything, including a sporty finish if you dare use the super soft face holds outside the finger crack. This thing is proper 5.11, but perhaps sandbagged when compared to the typical 5.11 IC fare. Thanks Alf, enjoyed the tour on Party Ledge!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : Main Vein (5.11)
By: ABaxter When: Apr 29, 2009

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Comments: This sounds like a great 1st day option for a 2 day trip up to the Chasm Cirque, especially with the 11am route start time. Did the Directissima on the Chasm View last year followed by Pervertical the next day. That trip was probably my favorite from last summer. Steve, any other route suggestions in the park?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+)
By: ABaxter When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: This route is amazing. We climbed this on 3/11/09 and although we did the 5.8 variation 1st pitch, I had a look at the .11+ first pitch after rapping and found no fixed nut to speak of. Judging from the photos it looked as though it should be right around the beginning to middle of the A-frame. Might want to bring some small nuts to make that placement.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Photo
By: ABaxter When: Jan 28, 2009

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Comments: Right on, good photo! Watched him solo "Ramones Mushroom" at El Salto. He was smooth as silk, but I was shakin in my boots just watching.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto
By: ABaxter When: Jan 23, 2009

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Comments: Anyone know anything about the long time bolting project going on across the canyon from the normal bolted walls here? There is a portaledge at what looks to be 5 - 7 pitches up and fixed lines getting there as of Jan. 08.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Photo
By: ABaxter When: Jan 23, 2009

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Comments: Good ole' Crazy "Chief" Dave. This guy is a riot.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Glacier Gorge : ... : The Hourglass Couloir (M4 Mod. Snow)
By: ABaxter When: Dec 20, 2008

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Comments: This was my intro to Alpine mixed climbing, screaming barfies, and spindrift from above AND below. Absolutely loved it (after bailing at the top of the 3rd due to fear of frostbite in my digits). Way psyched to get some burly gloves and get back out. FA - Harry Kent sometime in the '70s or '80s.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Poudre Face
By: ABaxter When: Nov 25, 2008

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Comments: There are some old Sam Shannon guide books floatin' around town, but you can also find a near full copy (minus photo topos and route descriptions) of the guidebook at drtopo.com. Some have considered this a veritable case of copyright infringement though....


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Palace Pages : Sunday Times (aka Sunday Pa... (5.9)
By: ABaxter When: Nov 25, 2008

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Comments: This is an Ian Barret CLASSIC....


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Turnkorner (5.10a)
By: ABaxter When: Nov 25, 2008

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Comments: Agreeing with Tishmack, this is the best route at Lumpy. It is well-protected through all the hard climbing. Don't pass this one or any other route on Sundance up.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+) : Photo
By: ABaxter When: Oct 28, 2008

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Comments: Whoa there Rob, dont go yanking that thing off and ruining it for the next guy ...


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Palace Pages : Sporting Green (5.12a)
By: ABaxter When: Apr 24, 2008

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Comments: Best route besides Dear Slabby I've done at the palace. Death and
Disfiguration would be my third fave. Only 5.12 I've ever done as of today so I'm not the best judge, but felt potentially easy for the grade if you've got some solid crack skills a la Indian Creek. The belay just gives it character but definitely don't blow it before the clip at the first bolt.


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