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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
One Strike You're Out

One Strike You're Out

Alvaro Arnal : Route Photos

Jun 10, 2012

Show Pony

Show Pony

Alvaro Arnal : Route Photos

Jun 10, 2012

Space Sluts in the Slammer

Space Sluts in the Slammer

Alvaro Arnal : Route Photos

Jun 10, 2012

Miura buckle wear

Miura buckle wear

Climbing Gear Discussion : Miura VS Buckle Wear

Jun 6, 2012

Al on Tower of Power.

Al on Tower of Power.

CO : Independence Pass : ... : Tower of Power (5.12a)

May 28, 2012

Pup Tent OS

Pup Tent OS

Alvaro Arnal : Personal Photos

May 3, 2012

Al just finishing up the crux on Gone Beyonder.

Al just finishing up the crux on Gone Beyonder.

CO : Carbondale Area : ... : Gone Beyonder (5.12a)

Apr 8, 2012

Megan feeling the exposure on Party Hat.

Megan feeling the exposure on Party Hat.

CO : Carbondale Area : ... : Party Hat (5.10+)

Apr 8, 2012

Al on Craptonite.  Photo by Olivia Siegel.

Al on Craptonite. Photo by Olivia Siegel.

CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : Craptonite (5.12a)

Mar 18, 2012

Al taking the swing on Olympic Thrust.

Al taking the swing on Olympic Thrust.

CO : Independence Pass : ... : Olympic Thrust (5.11c)

Aug 28, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Hurricane Wall : 1000 Hurricane (5.12b/c)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 29, 2014

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Comments: Just got on this today, and I have to agree with Phil: super hard, bouldery crux through the first 3 bolts that felt V6ish to me. Maybe I was doing it wrong? It's not over after that either; the steep headwall above has big moves and is pumpy!


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Tarzan (5.12c)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: A 70 or 60 meter rope will reach the slab at the base of the climb from the p1 anchors.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : The Engagement (5.12b)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: The 0.75 is no longer needed at the start of this route. I believe a low bolt may have been added?


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Outrageous Overhangs Area : Olympic Wall : Len's World (5.12d)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Hard hard crux move involving a double gaston iron cross at full extension! The roofy climbing above the break is also excellent.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Insurrection (5.14c)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: Damn, Mark, nice job sending this thing!


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Entrance Area : Art of Suffering (5.12c)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Maybe I was just really tired at the end of a long climbing day, but the start of this route was super powerful, tweaky and hard for me! Still, looking forward to coming back and trying this again when I'm fresh.


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Pup Tent of Solitude : Subprime (5.10d)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: Got on this last week, and a bolt has been added to eliminate the run-out to the anchors. Much safer now. 7 bolts.


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Glenwood Canyon : Puoux : Lower Wall
By: Alvaro Arnal When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Peter- if you send me an update of what the order should be, I can re-order them for you. Sorry I'm not very familiar with the ordering of the routes on the lower wall.


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Main Elk Crag : Fried Lizard Gizzard (5.11a)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: I agree; the extension to the top of cliff is worth getting on. 5.12a, 8 more bolts to the anchors, a 60-meter rope will barely get you down. Jeff called it "Leapin' Lizards".


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Main Elk Crag : Best in Show (5.12d)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Mar 30, 2014

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Comments: While I feel that no move on this climb is harder than the crux of Black Ball Retriever, the upper headwall is very sustained, and every move feels harder and harder as the pump sets in. Awesome power endurance route!


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Pup Tent of Solitude : Total Eclipse (5.12a)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: BETA ALERT:

Hi, Grand Junction Mike. When you are matched on "hold two", try throwing your left heel up on "hold three", going to the crimp with your right hand and then crank off that heel hook to reach a good hold with your left hand and easier climbing above. It's been a while since I've done the route, but I do specifically remember that heel hook beta, because I remember thinking how crazy it was that I was heel hooking on a hold that's higher than my hands. This is a great route@SEMICO... more >>


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Main Elk Crag : Limp Lizard (5.12b/c)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Mar 5, 2014

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Comments: Apparently there's a left kneebar in the middle of the crux that drops the difficulty by about a letter grade. Bring the pad, and this climb is 12-.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: Penitente Canyon in on BLM land and thus is affected by the shutdown. You can climb in the canyon during the day, but all camping is closed: www.doi.gov/index.cfm


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Outrageous Overhangs Area : Olympic Wall : False Start (5.11d)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Oct 1, 2013

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Comments: This route now has all new bolts thanks to some friendly locals!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Dark Side : Kinesthesia (5.12a)
By: Alvaro Arnal When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: This is a worthwhile route to do while in the area, but as Slim mentioned, the first bolt is in really bad shape. Luckily I didn't fall on it, but as I was lowering, I noticed that the nut was halfway off the bolt. I tried to finger tighten it, but rust on the threads kept me from getting it tight. It was then that I noticed that the bolt is rusted all the way into the rock! Seeing as this bolt protects the crux and is the only thing between a falling person and the ground, it should get rep... more >>


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