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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir
By: Brett Billings When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: I love winter bouldering at Horsetooth Reservoir. It's always accessible, and generally if it's sunny the temperature isn't an issue.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : Finger Ripper (V3)
By: Brett Billings When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: I'll have to try that. I've used that hold as an intermediary thumb catch on the way to the RH sidepull but have never gone up from it.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : Finger Ripper (V3)
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: In case anyone needs a reference:



Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Central Ridgeline, includin... : ... : Photo
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure that all the confusion is sincere, but Elijah explained it correctly. In case you need further clarification, here's a video:



Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Curt Gowdy State Park
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Hey all, I'm down in Fort Collins and am interested in venturing up this way to check out the bouldering. Are there any guides or topos or more general beta on this area? I boulder in the V3-V4 range, so I'd be interested in problems in that realm or below in general. Thanks!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : North Slab : North Slab Left Overhang (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: This is one of my favorite problems at Horsetooth.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : 420s : The Mace (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: Guidebook has this as a V3, curious as to other opinions? It felt more like V2 to me, but it could be style/height.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Crayola Rock : Flaky Hooker (V1+)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 20, 2013

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Comments: This is not an FA. This rock has been climbed for 40 years, it's right off the trail, and the FA is likely Steve Mammen. It's fine to add a problem, although you really shouldn't name it. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but the history of the area needs to be respected, and you can count on everything at an area as popular and established as Carter Lake to have been climbed, even if it's not in guidebooks or on this site.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Piano Ridge : Undercling (V0+)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 9, 2013

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Comments: If anyone has another name for this or any other info, as it's obviously been climbed a bunch, it can be updated.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : Parking Lot Wall (Arthur's ... : Fran's Slopey Mantel (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure if the way I did it is the standard version, but it was enjoyable. Start on the opposing holds (or crimp for the right), move up left to a slopey sidepull, reach to the back right of the slopey shelf, situate the feet, grab an obvious hold above the shelf for the left, high step onto the slopey shelf, and grab the top.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Photo
By: Brett Billings When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: Yep, it's definitely Meditation Boulder.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : 420s
By: Brett Billings When: Nov 27, 2009

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Comments: Yep, if all you are doing is climbing you don't need to have the stamp. It's only required for people hunting or fishing now.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : South Ridgeline, including ... : Cat's Eye Face (V3 R)
By: Brett Billings When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: You may be thinking of the "Lynn Hill Roof" which has it's own entry here on MP, check it out: www.mountainproject.com/v/colorado/fort_collins/horsetooth_r>>>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Eliminator Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 29, 2009

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Comments: While you can lunge from the jug up to the hold pictured, the actually lunge of Corner Lunge goes further to the right, around the arete to a side pull.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 26, 2009

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Comments: I believe you're referring to the Submarine Boulder, which is down and a little further south of the Kahuna Boulder. Although it's not out of the water all of the time, it's definitely been climbed. The problems are on the side that faces the water. There's a V1 called "Up Periscope" but that's the only one I know a name for. Further south from there is Shoreline Block which also has some problems.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : 420s
By: Brett Billings When: Sep 14, 2009

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Comments: Definitely check out the guide as recommended above. There really isn't a gate, it's more like an opening in a wire fence and a very small pulloff the right-hand side of the road. You'll probably miss it the first time, but very soon after it there is a large pull off on the right hand side of the road. You can park there and walk back, or flip around and park a little closer.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Chain Rock : Chain Reactor (V2)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 2, 2009

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Comments: Alright, I need a little help discerning the line of this problem, and possibly some beta. Does this problem use the arete that forms the right side of the cave, start in the cave and climb onto the face, or just straight up the face. I've been having a hard time figuring out the foot placement on the face. Thanks for any help.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : South Ridgeline, including ... : Bolt Wall (V1- X)
By: Brett Billings When: Jul 1, 2009

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Comments: Robert, I have some of the Horan books as well, but I've found that the exact info and locations of some of the problems at Rotary Park in those books aren't accurate. In general, because this site receives input from multiple sources familiar with the areas (not that they're are always correct) I've found that the information on here is usually better than the guide books. I would say that with the problems that don't match up between the 95 Horan book and Mountain Project, the errors likely ... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Scenic Rock
By: Brett Billings When: Mar 25, 2009

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Comments: Jordan, according to the older guide book by Bob Horan, it's called "Scenic Traverse" and goes at B1+/B2, which I think translates to somewhere between V5 and V7. On his diagram of the rock, it looks like he has the traverse starting at about the mid-level pocket. Hope this helps.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Nipple Wall : The Nipple Wall (V3 R)
By: Brett Billings When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: This is great problem, really a must do. Like everyone's said, I wouldn't let the landing deter you. I came off 3 or 4 times near the top and landed safely on my pad every time.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Eliminator Boulder : Dogleg Crack (V2 R)
By: Brett Billings When: Feb 13, 2009

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Comments: Correct me if I'm wrong, but the picture posted here is not correct for this problem. I believe it's of the Dogleg Crack problem which uses the same horizontal crack as Left Eliminator.