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Member Since: Apr 9, 2002
Last Visit: Oct 27, 2003
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Areas = 15
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All 16 | Routes 2 | Areas | Photos 3 | Page Improvments | Comments 9 | Posts | Stars 2 | Ratings

Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Coffin Crack

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (30)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

CO : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock

Sep 29, 2002

Jules Verne

5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R (31)

Trad, 6 pitches, 700'

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Jul 27, 2002

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date

Photo

CO : Flatirons : ... : West Ironing Board

May 16, 2002

Photo

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : C'est La Vie (5.11b)

Apr 9, 2002

Country Club Crack, showing all but the start of the route.

Country Club Crack, showing all but the start of the route.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Country Club Crack (5.11c)

Apr 9, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Jules Verne (5.11b/c R)
By: Alex Hearn When: Oct 27, 2003

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Comments: Nate - As for gear, the first pitch is spelled out pretty clearly & the typical Eldo rack is very adequate with a few extra slings for the zig-zag nature of the line. 2nd is easy - use anything. The money pitch, bring lots of small stuff for the first half - - bigger RPs, smaller wires, a set of Loweballs would be ideal here. It's a fingertip crack in a corner with lichen, difficult to see in there & assess the placement, so you'll want to place pro generously since a fall could land your ars... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Jules Verne (5.11b/c R)
By: Alex Hearn When: Oct 7, 2002

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Comments: Yeah, like I didn't sandbag this one enough, now ya'll want to downgrade it!

Well OK, the moves on the upper pitch didn't feel any harder than easy - 11, and the first pitch I agree would be mid-11 if you stay on the lip, traverse up & left and skip the first pin, as I understand the first ascencionists did. An easier option exists to hit that first pin & move up, then left, which I'd put as an easy 11 one-move-wonder. Note that it can be done by clipping the first pin, a la T2, then traversi... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Ironclads : Mount Boner : Shaking the Pope's Hand (5.7)
By: Alex Hearn When: Oct 1, 2002

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Comments: This route is every bit of 3 stars, and a perfect example of 5.7 friction...


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Alex Hearn When: Aug 24, 2002

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Comments: Excellent synopsis of the route, Bill, and thoroughly enjoyable to read. Thanks!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Jules Verne (5.11b/c R)
By: Alex Hearn When: Jul 27, 2002

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Comments: Seems I have this fear with every new Eldo route that I'll cruise up, place some gear, only to find that 30 feet later I'm on a totally blank face with no upward prospects and staring down the barrel of a really ugly fall. Then I finish the route, and am surprised to find it was _all there,_ my fear completely unfounded. Jules Verne is no different. The runout is the fearsome part, but keep in mind that it isn't that tough if you've made it this far, and there's good gear in the rotten band a... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Rover (5.11b R)
By: Alex Hearn When: Jun 14, 2002

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Comments: Here's my new-found beta for that route. First off, stellar route, the first three pitches anyway. that's all we got to. went like this: started with the crack on the left, short, phenomenal stemming & lay backing...went up the Rover dihedral - - it was way too pretty to pass up, protected very well, and ends at bolts. Why anyone would do those as 2 separate pitches I can't understand - - they linked great as one. Then the traverse and short bit up to the tree, and an epic descent taking tw... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : The Yellow Spur (5.9)
By: Alex Hearn When: Jun 8, 2002

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Comments: Interesting to see the comments about the loose flake above...guess we won't have to worry about that anymore...


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Elanor (5.11d)
By: Alex Hearn When: Jun 1, 2002

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Comments: Excellent route, well protected, thoughtful, pumpy...lots of fun!

The downside? Cleaning the draws on the way down...you'll see....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park
By: Alex Hearn When: Jun 1, 2002

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Comments: I consider myself a solid & well-rounded climber. I climb trad, sport, I boulder, I get tossed & take whippers, I get scared as hell 2 feet above a good piece, I run out hard moves on bad gear when I feel the mojo...like any climber, I have a realistic fear of this sport. I face it and deal - - that's one of the things I really enjoy about it. Sport Park seems to be designed to eliminate fear and risk as much as possible in order to create a fun & safe experience (isn't that what we're all lo... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Jules Verne 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Coffin Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CO : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock