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All 384 | Routes 37 | Areas 5 | Photos 47 | Page Improvements | Comments 63 | Posts 87 | Stars 114 | Ratings 31
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Northwest Corner (5.11a)
By: Ben Sachs When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: The 3rd pitch has a very large, loose hold that renders the pitch very dangerous for both climbers and those below. Right off the "loose strata" below the crux there is a undercling/block feature with tons of chalk and an obvious cam placement. This is pretty much unavoidable for both hands and feet, and the gear placement is tempting. I felt like I could have easily removed it with my bare hands, but I opted to leave it (busy Sunday afternoon). I believe this should be trundled ASAP mid-wee... more >>


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Lower Tier : Eulogy (5.13a)
By: Ben Sachs When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: I think this is one of the coolest, funnest shorter routes I've done in Rifle. Very sustained and feels full-value for the length. Either very hard 13AAA, or 13b. Felt harder than Marry Me which is similar in length and considered solid 13b.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall : Next Try (5.11c)
By: Ben Sachs When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: The large block that you must pull and stand on near 4th bold sounds hollow and has a crack all around it. Just a heads up. Fun route!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : Choose Life (5.13d)
By: Ben Sachs When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Ted. It's a bit weird to get into and super strenuous on the calves, but it certainly feels on-route and logical. Once we were shown, it felt silly to avoid it. Seems some people have used it and still thought 13d though, so who knows? There are at least 4 potentially no-hands rests on the route, yet it's still very possible to pump off the top moves....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : Choose Life (5.13d)
By: Ben Sachs When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: This is probably my new favorite sport route in the Flatirons and perhaps the entire Front Range. It's steep and super fun with varied movement on cool holds, culminating with a crux at the very top. Fully deserves every bit of 4 stars. As for the grade, I'm not sure if the route holds at 13d if you use the (newly discovered?) no-hands rest below the upper crux. If you have strong calves, it's a very good rest, at least for your arms. I'd be interested to hear if this was used by previous a... more >>


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave : Straight Man (5.10a)
By: Ben Sachs When: Aug 30, 2013

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Comments: No longer the 1st route after Pistola.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Just Another Boy's Climb (5.11d)
By: Ben Sachs When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: This goes easily as 1 pitch from the ground with some runners down low. Only 1 cam (0.75) is needed if you trust the pins. First 2 bolts are ancient, rusty time bombs with possibly aluminum hangers.... Very fun route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Nasty Boys (5.12)
By: Ben Sachs When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: I assume this involves clipping the old "nasty" cold shut? It looked rusted and cracked when I was up there, pretty sketch. I doubt people will ever do this with the current hardware situation. It does look kinda cool.


Location: CO : South Platte : Castle View Crags & Boulder... : Forest Boulders : Morph Dusseldorf
By: Ben Sachs When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: So, I get that you like some Bisco, but where are these blocs?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Bongo Boulder : Bongo (Fury) (V6 PG13)
By: Ben Sachs When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: This is a great problem that packs a lot of climbing into one boulder. It's pretty safe with just one pad and no spot (don't fall on easy topout). I think it's solid at V7.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock
By: Ben Sachs When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: The best way to approach the West Face of Overhang is to walk up the Bear Canyon trail until you come to the huge boulder on the left side of the trail (the Shelf Block). Just before the boulder there is a climber's trail leading up and left into the woods. Follow the trail up past a few boulders, contouring and following a few cairns until you reach the big flat rock directly under the power line. From there, head straight up the talus (walking parallel to the cliff) for about 15 yards until yo... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock : Honey Badger (5.13a)
By: Ben Sachs When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: A true odyssey of a climb.




Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : East Draw : ... : The Infinite (V9)
By: Ben Sachs When: Mar 14, 2013

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Comments: Fun problem that is steeper and more gymnastic than many in the Boulder area.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Beethoven's Fifth (5.12d PG13)
By: Ben Sachs When: Nov 28, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the bolted anchor. It needed one. I almost put one in but lost interest. Way to not be lazy!


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Wild Rock Area : Wild Rock : Wild Thing (5.13a)
By: Ben Sachs When: Sep 18, 2012

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Comments: Sketchy hangers will injure someone soon. THESE NEED TO BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY. The crux hanger is especially bad. The anchor is also sub-par. Bolts may or may not be sound.

I thought the route was fun but a bit dirty up high.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : Line of Fire (5.12c)
By: Ben Sachs When: Aug 10, 2012

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Comments: Agreed. I revised the description. People do seem to like this one better than the others though, not sure why.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Gold Coast Cliffs : The Underworld
By: Ben Sachs When: Jun 13, 2012

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Comments: Blog posts about the crag with more pics:

cruxn.com/bushwhacking-linvill...

cruxn.com/obscure-choss-pullin...



Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Beethoven's Fifth (5.12d PG13)
By: Ben Sachs When: May 25, 2012

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Comments: Sandbag. Good gear the whole way though (bring RPs for the bottom). Classic moves, stunning line.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Mexican Picnic (5.12b/c)
By: Ben Sachs When: May 18, 2012

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Comments: Fun and Exciting. Still cleaning up a bit.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Hippopotamus (5.10d)
By: Ben Sachs When: Apr 24, 2012

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Comments: This thing is cleaning up well. As far as steep 5.10 sport rigs around Boulder go, this one is pretty cool! Longish draws on basically all bolts except 1st help with the clips and rope drag, especially if this is your limit or you are short.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Undertow (5.12b)
By: Ben Sachs When: Apr 24, 2012

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Comments: I placed a 0.5 Camalot/grey Alien-sized piece (grey Alien is better). Not truly needed, but it's nice and right where you'd want it (after the crux). Didn't feel the need for anything else.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : s00kr33m (5.13b)
By: Ben Sachs When: Apr 24, 2012

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Comments: I guess I sort of understand the complaints about the route, but damn, dude, it's pretty good! It is essentially a sandwiched long boulder problem with rests before and after the "meat". However, the climbing before and after the meat (the "bread"?) is pretty frickin' sweet on awesome rock. It's probably 5.11+/5.12- through these sections, so not trivial. Overall, an awesome, fun route and totally worthy. Not sure on the grade. Harder than $00pr kr33m.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Gold Coast Cliffs
By: Ben Sachs When: Mar 1, 2012

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Comments: Coming in from the North side, the small pullout mentioned in the first set of directions is about 6.3 miles from where you turn onto Kistler.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Gold Coast Cliffs : The Underworld
By: Ben Sachs When: Mar 1, 2012

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Comments: That is awesome!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Apogee Pending (5.14a)
By: Ben Sachs When: Jan 13, 2012

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Comments: Did you red-tag this rig by spray painting a huge hold near the route with red paint? Just kidding, but seriously WTF is that red brick in the photos?


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