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Total Points: 581
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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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.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall
By: Ben Walburn When: Jul 21, 2008

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Comments: Fun wall to climb on, long routes. Adventure sport climbing if you will. People climbing it should really consider wearing a helmet. There is a lot of loose rock on the wall. My partner's foothold pulled out and almost hit me. It was big enough to ruin the day in a bad way. Would not climb underneath anyone. No problem getting across the river (steel cable, bring pulley). Looking forward to going back.


Location: CO : Proposed Mountain Bike Trai...
By: Ben Walburn When: May 1, 2008

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Comments: I vote Yes.
Environmental, parking and impact concerns being addressed

I climb, I bike. I've been climbing in Eldo for 14 years. Concerns for parking are valid, however; There ain't s@#t to ride around here. Those "mountain biking" trails outside of the canyon are nothing more than dirt sidewalks. Thousands of climbs in Boulder County, hundreds/thousands(?) of hiking trails, thousands of cyclists, not a whole lot of biking trails. What if we said the Third Flatiron was suffic... more >>


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