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Me on the Comensana Fonrouge, El Chalten


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Me on the Comensana Fonrouge, El Chalten

Me on the Comensana Fonrouge, El Chalten

Alex Vidal : Random

Dec 31, 2013

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Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head : The Bends (5.11c)
By: Alex Vidal When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Probably easier than 11c for crack-enthusiasts. Very well protected though I found the 2nd bolt very awkward to clip if you are using the easiest technique for upward progress.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head : Shimminy Cricket (5.9)
By: Alex Vidal When: 1 day ago

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Comments: A really fun pitch. I am not sure why there are bolts, but might as well use them if they are there. Seemed like there were protection opportunities nearby in all cases (though perhaps the exfoliating rock is the reasoning?). The move around the second bolt seemed like the crux but I saw a good #2 placement to the right of the bolt and another smaller cam placement above the bolt near the "solution" hold.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head : Giant Dihedral (5.8+)
By: Alex Vidal When: 1 day ago

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Comments: This is a fine trad line and not to be missed if you are in the area. The first pitch seemed kind of awkward, with reasonable protection opportunities in semi-questionable rock (be reasonably solid at the grade). The second pitch protects very easily and is not sustained (a good beginner's lead). The 5.8 section on the second pitch has bolts you can clip, so you really don't even need to be a 5.8 trad leader to tackle the second pitch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Arete (5.8)
By: Alex Vidal When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Definitely has adequate pro if you take the time to place it. Fine climbing, tainted only by its brevity.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Circus Wall : Sucker Born Every Minute (5.11c/d)
By: Alex Vidal When: Jul 8, 2014

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Comments: A good climb, especially for its length. Considerably easier clipping holds are accessible with the draws pre-hung (even for someone with a 6ft+ wingspan).


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Alex Vidal When: Jul 1, 2014

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Comments: Worth all the hype. Every pitch is good, especially up high. Hard to imagine better climbing, position, and exposure at such a moderate grade.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Grandmother's Challenge (5.10c)
By: Alex Vidal When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: We rapped from the tree at the top to the chains on the face above and to the left of the crux roof. From there, you can reach the ground with a 70m...but probably not a 60m.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Fantasy Ridge (5.9 PG13)
By: Alex Vidal When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: This is a good route overall with a lot of throw away climbing. I suspect it could be fairly easily linked in 2 pitches with a 60m (and for sure with a 70m). I thought the final pitch up the headwall had a lot of interesting climbing: Roofs, handcracks, thin technical cracks, and some engaging runouts between crack systems (which can be somewhat hard to discern unless you study the topo).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Alex Vidal When: May 11, 2014

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Comments: Linking pitches 1-3 and 4-5 is possible with a 70m, there is even rope to spare. Drag is really not bad, even with 200 ft of rope out.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : The Cave Exit (5.7+)
By: Alex Vidal When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Probably my favorite 5.7 crux. No gear required other than a red or yellow Camalot, which you can place from a complete rest.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Hand Crack (aka White Light... (5.10b)
By: Alex Vidal When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: I climbed the route today in its new trundled form. The climb now accepts a #4 Camalot and is quite a bit easier through this section. There is a lot of dirt and loose rock still in the crack (much to the dismay of my belayer), we tried to get as much out as possible. Until it gets cleaned up a bit, I won't be climbing this route.


Contributed Forum Posts

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re: Crash Pads, Ropes FOR SALEFOR SALE / WantedAlex Vidal4 days ago
re: Crash Pads, Ropes FOR SALEFOR SALE / WantedAlex Vidal4 days ago
Crash Pads, Ropes FOR SALEFOR SALE / WantedAlex Vidal6 days ago
re: "Practice" Crack (Trad/Boulder) in Boulder?Colorado & Rocky Mountain RegionAlex VidalJul 10, 2014
Lost 3&4 Camalot @ Death and TransfigurationLost and FoundAlex VidalJun 27, 2014
re: where to climb in CO?Colorado & Rocky Mountain RegionAlex VidalJun 11, 2014
re: Trad/Ice/Gym partner (Boulder)Colorado / Rockies PartnersAlex VidalDec 31, 2013
Trad/Ice/Gym partner (Boulder)Colorado / Rockies PartnersAlex VidalDec 31, 2013
PNW Climbing PartnerPacific Northwest PartnersAlex VidalJul 4, 2013
re: Offering: Ride from front range (Boulder) to Yosemite ValleyColorado & Rocky Mountain RegionAlex VidalMay 19, 2013
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