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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Calypso (5.6)
By: Bob Carmichael When: Sep 2, 2015

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Comments: There is no way this is 5.6 climbing. It is a 5.7 1st pitch, and you really need to be careful and creative with your pro, i.e. looking for solid cam and nut placements before launching on. I've been leading this since the late '60s, and while I'm now in my late 60s, the flake that fell off high on pitch one has made it a grade harder. Not to be underestimated, and frankly the 5.6 rating is probably attracting a lot of people who evidently manage to get hurt leading this pitch. Both Bob Dugan an... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Bob Carmichael When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: This first image really saved me yesterday in finding the route. The easiest way to get to the base of the climb is the take the trail to the 1st and 2nd Flatiron, and once you do the cut steps section, the switchbacks begin. I believe it is the first real switchback that goes hard left comes very close to the wall that you should go to. Then cut down to where this photograph shows you are standing and head up. The next switchback up is not the route...I found that out the hard way.

I would ra... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : West Crack (5.2)
By: Bob Carmichael When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this route yesterday with Billy Roos. He and I were climbers dating back to 1968 in Eldorado Springs. So we decided to go up the easiest route in Eldorado. We used to solo it often, but now we are senior citizens and it was an Adventure!

Bring a 60m rope to rap off the first pitch. Downclimbing the east slabs is not EASY and is time consuming.

The route loved Stoppers and Aliens and Camalots and ALL manner of pro. It is a GREAT beginner lead providing you've done your homework on pl... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : Empor (5.7+)
By: Bob Carmichael When: Sep 13, 2011

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Comments: I loved this climb. The photo here shows a climber skirting around obvious dihedral that I thought was 5.8+. The 1960's 5.7 rating is not accurate in my opinion, and the route is dangerous if you don't protect well at the beginning as the start is exposed and potentially dangerous landing terrain. It is NOT a place for beginning 5.7 leader. I don't know how this is 5.7 when the Bastille is 5.7 and the crux moves here are much more sustained. I started climbing in Eldo in 1968, and I know what 5... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome
By: Bob Carmichael When: Aug 19, 2007

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Comments: I left this stuff at the base of the Cozyhang. I know it's dumb but if someone is wondering who to return the DMM wire gate biners and draws to




Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome
By: Bob Carmichael When: Aug 19, 2007

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Comments: Hi:

I left HALF my rack of DMM wiregate quick draws at the Dome last Monday.
If you my chance found them please notifiy me at

These were really nice draws and I know it is my mistake for having left them but good karma says return to user...



Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Calypso 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - SW Face

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location


5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - SW Face

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