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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : $00pr kr33m (5.13-)
By: Ben Walburn When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: Would anyone care to give their opinion on the grade of this route?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: Cool Effect, Murph.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Fern Canyon Rocks : Rock Of Ages : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: OMG, is that the Shaiman?


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Jul 11, 2011

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Comments: I hear this goes entirely on gear?


Location: OR : Trout Creek : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Jul 11, 2011

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Comments: Cody Scarpella, one bad ass M.F'r


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Jun 30, 2011

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Comments: It wasn't "violent" at all. Just popped a foot while in a lay back.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Astro Dog (5.11+)
By: Ben Walburn When: May 18, 2011

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Comments: You can reach this alternate start via the rappel atop P2. My buddy Adam and I climbed this last weekend, sort of. Rap to a hanging belay in the hand crack just above a roof. This is just atop and out of the gully where the crack originates. I went into the gully another 60 ft. or so for a seemingly comfortable belay stance. Instead, I just got rained on with smaller choss, and the climbing is poor and vegetated. Once we gained the "clean" hand crack, it was fantastic. The second pitch being th... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Mellow Yellow (5.11d PG13)
By: Ben Walburn When: May 11, 2011

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Comments: After years of looking at the striking giant roofs and headwall, my friend Cody and I climbed this mega classic yesterday. Again I would like to thank Scott B. for replacing those bolts as the headwall pitch is not to be missed, especially now that the hardware was updated.

The pins in the roofs are good. The "anchor" atop the first pitch is so-so, but like Scott said, you can back it up. If you're not pumped silly, keep going through the next roof. You will find an upward-pointing flake to sl... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Lene's Dream (5.11b/c R)
By: Ben Walburn When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: A must do for the finish on Jules Verne. The runout ain't that bad.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Silver Raven (5.11d)
By: Ben Walburn When: Mar 20, 2011

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Comments: Spectacular route! The gear is tricky down low, but it is there. I felt like this was easier than other 11+ routes in the canyon. I give it 11c PG-13. At the top, I finished on the right set of anchors, not the Grand Course anchors. This allows for lowering to the pinnacle with a 60m cord. There are now bolted anchors on this route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : The Evictor (5.12c R)
By: Ben Walburn When: Mar 20, 2011

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Comments: I agree with the 12+ rating. The gear is certainly no more than PG. It's a little run out on the lower section but you won't deck, and the climbing is easy.


Location: International : South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca : Ishinca Valley : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Feb 23, 2011

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Comments: ummm...dude...WTF?


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Jan 20, 2011

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Comments: wow! that's the shot right there.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Jan 18, 2011

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Comments: Killer shot, Adam!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : The Real Thing (5.12)
By: Ben Walburn When: Jan 14, 2011

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Comments: I must have had my blinders on. I loved this climb for its technical, sustained, crimpy, and delicate nature. The beginning is a bit contrived and manky, but the rest of it is a blast! Follow the bolt line past desperately absent feet into the right-angling crack for the intended 5.12 line.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Jan 14, 2011

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Comments: I had the pleasure of climbing this route a couple months ago. I thought it was one of the best best pitches I've seen in several years.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Dec 30, 2010

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Comments: Hey where's my photo credit? :-)


Location: Ben Walburn : Fun stuff : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Dec 26, 2010

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Comments: With that advantage it's no wonder you're such a bad ass.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Mellow Yellow (5.11d PG13)
By: Ben Walburn When: Dec 18, 2010

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Comments: Thanks for the work, Scott.


Location: CO : City of Boulder Open Space ...
By: Ben Walburn When: Dec 13, 2010

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Comments: Yes, please tell those of us who who weren't able to attend what happened.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Beer Barrel Boulder : Northeast Mantle (V6)
By: Ben Walburn When: Dec 12, 2010

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Comments: I remember Scott Bouldien saying "hey, you gotta come try this problem". Just as we were topping out the problem Pat Ament happened to be hiking by and said to us "I always thought that would go". We were in disbelief that it hadn't been done already. After all, this is Flagstaff. Ben Greenwood hiked it using a heel hook a few days later. We called the problem "Nuclear Arms Proliferation" or just "Nuclear Arms".


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Ghost Dance (5.11)
By: Ben Walburn When: Sep 20, 2009

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Comments: This is one of those pitches that, after being spanked on it the first time, you say to yourself..."holy shit, 11b, really?" I'll feel hard as nails when I get that one, next time. Very strenuous pitch, by way of comparison Hesitation Blues is a warmup climb next to this.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico
By: Ben Walburn When: Jan 24, 2009

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Comments: If your not looking to camp in the middle of 80% of the climbing population in the Potrero and you want quiet, shaded, clean, mellow and more mature accommodations with, undoubtedly, the nicest kitchen facilities then you want to stay at La Pagota. Posada is nice for those that like the excitement of much social interaction.


Location: Ben Walburn : Kuai : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Dec 16, 2008

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Comments: Yes it is. I forget the name of the beach. You follow the highway until it dead ends at the beach. Then just follow the shore line to the north (left) and you can't miss it.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond
By: Ben Walburn When: Aug 5, 2008

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Comments: Helmet loaner, Hey Brett Get in touch with me.


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