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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : False Prophet (5.11d)
By: Ben Walburn When: Oct 12, 2014

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Comments: I linked this one from Practice Climb, clipped a long runner to that anchor, and had no issues with rope drag. This link also makes for a super good pitch. The tree is still doing just fine as of now.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Ginseng Junkie (5.10a)
By: Ben Walburn When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Linked this from Cro-Magnon, and it made for a great 5.10 link-up, although you want to be solid at the grade. The opening crux moves are harder than 5.9. It would make sense to me that, as stated above, something may have broken. At the very least, the move is now solid 5.10.

The other comment that caught my attention was the jug you grab to exit the crux being loose. It is loose and is about to pull off. When I grabbed it...it pulled off just a touch, and I'm not talking about flexing. The... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Cro-Magnon aka The Tail (5.10a)
By: Ben Walburn When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Did this today with Teo Mavis. I agree with mountainhick...you want to be solid at the grade on this pitch.

We linked this into Ginseng Junkie, and it made for a fantastic .10a link-up, although Ginseng Junkie has a lot of loose rock, and if any of it pulled, it would potentially drop into parties on Gambit. That being said, it is a fun, rope stretching pitch (Ginseng) to the top.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Green Mountain Pinnacle : Salsa Verde (5.11c)
By: Ben Walburn When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: HA! I guess I'll note that Paul said he doesn't like slabs...and he frequently climbs barefoot.

The only thing wrong with this route is that there isn't more of it. This is a great little route up a gorgeous lichen covered face with engaging technical moves. Well worth doing.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Howdy Doody Time (5.11b)
By: Ben Walburn When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Looks can be deceiving. One of the funnest pitches I've climbed in a while.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Open Space Cowboy (5.12a)
By: Ben Walburn When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Kevin, you're just a pulling down machine. Great route with some really fun climbing on the lower half and the pumpy finish.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Cary Granite (5.11c)
By: Ben Walburn When: Jun 10, 2012

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Comments: Does it get much better than this? A must do for the area.


Location: Ben Walburn : Eldo : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Apr 28, 2012

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Comments: Thanks buddy, we need to get out climbing!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : ... : Photo
By: Ben Walburn When: Apr 15, 2012

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Comments: I'm liking the new lens, great shot!


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 : Central Oregon : 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.


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