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Member Since: Jul 28, 2011
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Grapevine (5.8+)
By: Andy Kowles When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: Linking P1-3 with a 70m is reasonable for a strong team. The comfy belay atop the chimney after a 225' pitch is satisfying.

5.8 upper corner is the crux (IMO) if you commit to the steep jams.

On P1, you can spice it up (to 5.9 R on positive holds) by face climbing on the left, away from the bushy crack that Sidetrack climbers sometimes occupy.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Wailing Wall : Burning Down the House (5.11a)
By: Andy Kowles When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: Watch out for the big bull snake who lives under the boulder in the cave ledge! August 2013


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : Sunshine Dihedral (5.10a)
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Great climb! If you try to go straight in with the jams, it will feel harder...if you jam a little bit and transition to layback technique for a couple moves it feels right on at 10a. No way this is 10c!

Great climb! Great finish!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Unknown, left of Keyhole Fl... (5.10-) : Photo
By: Andy Kowles When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: Sick Monster Energy helmet sticker!


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : I Promise Not To Cam In You... (5.10b)
By: Andy Kowles When: Mar 13, 2012

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Comments: I climbed what I think was pitch two of this route yesterday after P1 of the route directly left (which is a quality pitch). It felt like reachy hard 5.9 which gradually eased off, good pro, run it to the top. Fun stuff, and clean!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Xanadu (5.10a)
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 18, 2011

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Comments: If you use the left side at the end, it's easier. Staying in the small dihedral and finishing in and above it is the "pure" Xanadu.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Lower East Face : ... : Photo
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 10, 2011

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Comments: This crux is smooth easy 9 with gear at your eyeballs. Step right and you're through. This route is great for easy alpine 5.9.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Purple Haze (5.9)
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: 3 stars for such a bloody classic, cryptic crux. Really, I just cannot get this one dialed. Awesome! Whipped on a large offset brassie at the crux...then was able to remove it with my fingers. Ha!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Friends in High Places (5.10a)
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: Did Friends' P1 into Purple Haze crux, then back into the P2 corner. Tiny wires sew this beauty up even without the pin. Super fun, longish, and engaging pitch with an easy rap.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : The Bat (5.9+ PG13)
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: A 60m will work to link all the way up through 'Laughing'. Walk off. Sick link up that can be done with a standard Eldo rack. Recommend this to 5.10- Eldo onsighters for sure.
#1 TCU/Mastercam-ish placement below the low crux is good (I tested it).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Laughing at the Moon (5.10b)
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: This great route is best done as the 2nd half of a link up from MD, The Bat, whatever. It's natural to just bust out onto the face without dicking around with a belay.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : Caesar's (5.10b)
By: Andy Kowles When: Nov 6, 2011

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Comments: This climb is almost a pure crack gem. Steep.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Across The River From Butt ... (5.9 PG13)
By: Andy Kowles When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: Wicked fun crux. Don't yank on that flake, please! Be an Eldo gentleman like I know you can.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side : Bloody Crack (5.7+)
By: Andy Kowles When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: Haha on above comment. Fun to take this up all the way to the top with a 70m. Fun warmup pitch when you combine every good move.

Boo hoo hoo on the polished start.