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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Solarium, the : Equinox (5.11b)
By: Aaron Moses When: Jun 4, 2015

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Comments: There's another 12a to the right called Summer Side of Life. It looked pretty good but was pretty wet when I was there.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : So Wild (5.10+)
By: Aaron Moses When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Amazing, one of the funnest trad routes I've climbed.

BETA ALERT-

Don't get suckered out of the corner by the first bolt, which is positioned to run the rope in a straight line rather than mark the route. The 5.10 beta makes a couple reachy moves up the corner on jugs before moving right to the 2nd bolt. I think the book said something about an optional #4. I assumed it was for the corner, but I would have liked to have had it halfway up.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Illegal Smile (5.11b)
By: Aaron Moses When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Great route, but beware of the big killer flake just before you move right from the arete. It seemed solid as I climbed the route but became a lot scarier when I looked behind it.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Blond Princes (5.11a)
By: Aaron Moses When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: The Rakkup guide gave this 3 out of 3 stars. The first 2/3rds of the route consists of scrambling up big ledges to be surprised by mounds of feces covering the last big ledge. The final 3rd has some ok steeper climbing but is still a bit dirty. When we pulled the rope for my partner's turn, it hung up hopelessly on one of the ledges (fortunately not the poopie one), so he just soloed half the route before tying in. f you're just visiting CO like I was, I wouldn't place this on your to do list, ... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Party in My Mind (5.10b)
By: Aaron Moses When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: Great climbing on perfect clean rock with bomber gear often well below your feet. Spicy, but shouldn't be dangerous with a good belay. Don't miss the perfect mono pocket.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Two-Step Arete (5.8+)
By: Aaron Moses When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: I followed the directions above since I didn't bring my guidebook to the crag. At the roof I traversed about 6-8 ft left and pulled the roof. It was fun, juggy, exposed climbing, but after the roof the wall was covered in an inch thick layer of lichen(had to dig around for holds), and then the anchors were on the right side of the arete. This would be a fun variation with some cleaning, and it's own anchor. I believe the description should say to stay right of the arete at the top(this is wh... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Head Wall : Tworgasaminimum (5.10a)
By: Aaron Moses When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: Fun juggy climbing on perfect rock with good gear. I never saw a fixed pin, but it doesn't need one.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Buttress : Strech Armstrong (5.12a)
By: Aaron Moses When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Some very nice face climbing on the first half, but the upper slab isn't nearly as good as it's neighbor. I did the crux differently than the description by matching the sloper then face climbing straight up without any high steps. Still no hard than 12a.


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