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Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Fountainbleau area : ... : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: Hey Doug - these descriptions have all the info, V6 is the upper start and apparently as hard as V11 the further down in the cave you start: castlewoodcanyonbouldering.blo....


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Coyote Rocks : The Meditation Boulder : Green Tea (V1) : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: Awesome drawing!


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: Suggestion for organization:

Top level:

West Entrance (Back Entrance)
East Entrance (Visitor Center Entrance)

West Entrance would be organized something like this:
- Five and Dime Boulders
- FountaineBleau Area
- Punani Area (better name?)
- Central City
- Buoux Block Area

East Entrance would be organized something like this:
- Inner-Canyon
- Corridor Area
- Berthoud/Buddha Area
- Creekside Area

Or not have East/West Entrances and have all of the same areas as listed above (plus others ... more >>


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Central City area : Nine Lives Boulder
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: This needs Nine Lives Arete to be moved under it: mountainproject.com/v/nine-liv...


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Central City area : Slabmaster Boulder
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: This needs the Slabmaster problem to be moved under it:

mountainproject.com/v/slab-mas...


Location: General Climbing : What does your Woody look l... : Post : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Apr 1, 2013

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Comments: From experience I would suggust replacing the upright 2x4's with treated 2x6's relatively soon. The 2x4's will work for a bit but that is a lot of stress for them. Otherwise looking good!


Location: CO : Lyons : Camp Dick : Fingerbanger Boulder
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: New video of Sleight of Hand being done. Wish the footage from Colorado Daydream of this problem was online as it is some great history.





Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : In Search of Unicorns (5.11-) : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: Can an Admin move this to the right route?


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : In Search of Unicorns (5.11-) : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: Oops, yes it is In Search of Unicorns. 1st time here, and the description on Wudamudafuka makes it sound like this one as we started in the wet crack and not to the left.

Thanks for pointing this out.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: Where the hell did the name "Menses Prow" come from with all of the related names (Period Piece/First Blood/etc). Has to be some sort of weird story/history?


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Murray Boulders (River Boul...
By: Andy Librande When: Jul 18, 2012

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Comments: Be prepared for the wade across the river to be at least waist deep.

The water is controlled by the release from the reservoir and I have been here in mid-Oct before and the flow was just as strong as mid-summer so don't expect it to be low based on the time of the year.

Lots of other climbs here here too in the easier range if you look around.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Comment : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: May 8, 2012

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Comments: Wow.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Alderfer/Three Sisters Park : The Brother's Lookout South...
By: Andy Librande When: Mar 9, 2012

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Comments: Great video of Undercover Brother:




Location: Trad Climbing : Placing Cams straight in : Post : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: I like this trend. This should become an ongoing thread on mountainproject:

More similar pics:
mountainproject.com/v/10723422...
mountainproject.com/v/10613720...


Location: Joe Stark : Home Wall : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: Yeah I had the same thing happen when we built my first wall. The pain in dealing with it was not worth the money saved.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Creekside Boulders : ... : Lady Luck (V0)
By: Andy Librande When: Feb 15, 2012

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Comments: Hey Tom - Thanks for the info and background. Is the problem that you mentioned on the right side this problem located on the arete? (i.e. in this picture): mountainproject.com/v/10747535....

Also, I assume the left problem more or less follows the arete on the left side but staying mostly on the face. Can you confirm?

I agree with the lack of names makes it kind of fun in Castlewood and hopefully going forward most names stay somewhat generic/vague just with good directions and good phot... more >>


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Creekside Boulders : ... : Isotropical (V4)
By: Andy Librande When: Feb 15, 2012

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Comments: Located right of what is labeled as Lady Luck on the obvious arete. Some holds seem scarce. mountainproject.com/v/lady-luc...


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Creekside Boulders : ... : Lady Luck (V0)
By: Andy Librande When: Feb 10, 2012

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Comments: A great warm-up problem and a nice place to start if you want to hit other boulders in the area (Berthoud/Buddha/Corridor).

The crux is finding the moves to get over the lip. The landing is almost perfect except for a rock sticking out right in the landing sweet spot. Easily covered with pads.

Lots of other problems in the immediate area.

Bob Horan in Bouldering Colorado has this labeled as the "North Block" and this climb called "Flake It", but it seems this area was never given a proper ... more >>


Location: General Climbing : What does your Woody look l... : Post : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Jan 13, 2012

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Comments: Awesome!!!


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Creekside Boulders : ... : Balls and Chains (V5)
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 19, 2011

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Comments: Hey Keagan - nice video. I would expect the majority of those problems have been done before. Maybe one or two of the variations have not been done, but those specific boulders/lines have been climbed on for years. Not sure if any of them were ever given specific names though.

From what I can tell, if there is an new FA in Castlewood, it is some obscure boulder buried deep in the trees or climbing a variation.

Otherwise nice video, those are some fun blocks. Looks like you did a couple prob... more >>


Location: Joe Stark : Home Wall : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 5, 2011

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Comments: How is that OSB plywood holding up?


Location: doze : Misc fun : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: That is awesome!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Steel Your Face (5.10a) : Photo
By: Andy Librande When: Nov 30, 2011

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Comments: A truly remote wilderness experience :-)


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Creekside Boulders : ... : Balls and Chains (V5)
By: Andy Librande When: Nov 22, 2011

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Comments: I know there is a boulder that has a ton of large pebbles on it but not super tall up there. Bob Horan has it labeled as the Bubble Rock or something like that in his latest book.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Creekside Boulders : ... : Balls and Chains (V5)
By: Andy Librande When: Nov 15, 2011

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Comments: Hey Kegan - I am confused too where these boulders are. Below is a link to a Google satellite map with a few of the major boulders mapped on it along with the trails. I have highlighted a large red area which I believe is the location you are talking about for these boulders.

maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=2...


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