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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Ichiban Arete (5.10b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 22, 2002

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Comments: ICHIBAN!!! yeah Mark, I thought the same thing about the grade, super cool route though. Bolts en route are new and draws will do for pro if you don't mind running it out a bit. Those bolts on top are starting to look pretty ancient and they are sharp, check the webbing..


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Moonlight Drive (5.10b PG13)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 22, 2002

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Comments: To me this did not seem like a good moderate lead up to the bolt anchor. There are some very suspect flakes above the wheat thin flake that are waiting to be pulled off onto someone's rope. This may be a moderate lead for someone more accustomed to ice climbing but anyone at their limit on 5.8 has a good chance of pulling something big off. I strung both pitches together without drag problems and thought the upper part was pretty good but found the bottom half to be rather dangerous and definite... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : March of Dimes (5.10)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 17, 2002

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Comments: Pitch 3 of this route is a good way to end Werks Up, just don't leave all the big pieces you brought for pitch 2 of Werks Up at the belay like I did or your anchor will be sheit. I have pretty meaty fingers and found the last move to be pretty stout for the grade, cool pitch though..


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Sphinx Rock : Sphinx Crack (5.13b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 17, 2002

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Comments: Joe, it sounds like YOU care....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 16, 2002

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Comments: I finally got on this route yesterday after years of aspiration and must say it was even better than my expectations. The move getting past the second pin on the 4th pitch seemed just as hard as getting into the chimney above the third pin and for some reason this section proved to be the most difficult part of the climb for me. Is it standard to use that large hold way out to the climbers left then move back right? I tried to stay in the dihedral and use that tiny crimper on the face to the rig... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Headstone : Topaz (5.10d)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 14, 2002

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Comments: Sorry for the misinformation about the fire, that's great to hear though!Richard, you're right the rock is a bit different but for some reason when I was at J.P. all I could think of was how much it reminded me of the Head, maybe it those corridor-like formations and steep routes on thin holds. I don't really know either area very well and perhaps on subsequent visits the differences will become more apparent. It's great to know this area is still open...


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Edge of Time (5.9)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 14, 2002

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Comments: ..."the rock is already scarred in 4 places"..."the route will draw beginners"..."and hey there are already two bolts"... Just top rope it then!!! Do we have to bolt the climb that appears on the cover of every guide book from now on? I guess the Palisades are next. Why drill a route into submission just because it has already been abused? To put it out of its pain? The day I was up at this crag there was a group that was using a crowbar to pry as much rock as they could off of every route th... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Visual Aids (5.10b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 14, 2002

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Comments: I find it interesting to note that when I see RPs on a gear list for any given route what I think of is my smallest stoppers, brassies, and wired thinga-majiggers, not actual RPs (which is a brand name). I've never even held an RP in my hand and don't have any on my rack, but I often refer to things as RP-cracks, or tell people they will need to bring RPs for routes that I have climbed before with my own rack (no RPs). I led the 10b section of this route today and told some stranger whom I was s... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Outlander (5.10c)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 14, 2002

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Comments: Pitch 2 is pretty burly and called 10d in most guides. I'd agree, I found it to be super taxing on lead but I think since I had just followed Cheap Date, I had lie-backing on the brain and ended up missing a few good jams. Either way the gear is good and the moves are really fun, [good] way to finish any trip to this part of the Book.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Edge of Time (5.9)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 13, 2002

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Comments: The gear is totally sufficient on this route, I hope nothing more is added. There are at least 4 anchor bolts on top if you ain't got the stones to lead it. If a toprope does not pique your interest try staying on the arete proper the entire time, it will keep your attention..


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Headstone : Topaz (5.10d)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 13, 2002

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Comments: Joe, I've heard the area got torched but have not seen it for myself, but if you are looking for a similar type crag, check out Jurassic Park near the Long's Peak trailhead.


Location: CO : Boulder : Mount Sanitas
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 10, 2002

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Comments: Chill site to boulder where you won't need to take shoes, chalk or crash pad. There are some cute chicas running around as well so head up in your tennies and get ready to swing from buckets and jugs for about 40 minutes worth of quality fun!!!...


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Rum Tum Tugger (5.11c)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 8, 2002

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Comments: 11+ would seem about right to me but then again I'm tall and the hardest move seemed like the long reach over the roof....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 8, 2002

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Comments: The 5th pitch as described above is best done in one long pitch with a 60m rope all the way to the Yellow Wall bivy ledge. This is just about the most amazing pitch I have ever climbed!!!...


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : The Flying Buttress (5.9)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Aug 8, 2002

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Comments: So anyway, back to the route... The 5.10 first pitch described is awesome but seems stiff for the grade and requires some precise RP work to make it safe. The gear is all there but hanging off the 10.c finger locks to fish in tiny nuts gets to be very difficult. The 5.9+ roof on pitch 3 does go through a 3" crack but never does one have to jam it. Every hold is a jug through this section, and the gear is perfect. If the fixed gear going around the roof is as suspect as everyone says, I'd sugges... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Rum Tum Tugger (5.11c)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 29, 2002

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Comments: This route has great moves and pro, I would say it's worthy of more than one star, but there is some loose rock and a suspect hold just below the fourth bolt. I would also agree that it is probably not 5.12. Very worth doing if you get tired of slopers on the slab below....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Green Spur (5.9)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 25, 2002

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Comments: FYI: There is now a double bolt anchor at the top of the 2nd pitch just above the old eyebolt. Do not use the eyebolt unless it is backed up because it moves in it's hole.....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : Viagra Falls (5.12b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 25, 2002

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Comments: Alan, It is so great to hear someone who has equipped so many routes himself reiterate the idea that because you have placed bolts or done the F.A. on a route that it in no way implies ownership. It seems to me that a route is made up by the holds on the rock, not the bolts that protect someone who is climbing up them. "my route" should only apply to the gym. By the way, Viagra Falls is a great route, I have yet to redpoint it but would say that 12.c felt about right to me....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Face [Bastille] (5.11a)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 25, 2002

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Comments: It's possible to avoid crossing over to Hair City by staying right above the last pin at the 5.10 section and climbing up to the chimney on the right side of the giant flake (5.7s). I did not see the bolt Rossiter shows in his topo for this secton but the climbing is pretty straight forward. Both pitches are quite good, I'm not sure why it doesn't see more traffic...


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Elevenmile Dome : Moby Grape (5.7)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 19, 2002

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Comments: This was my first trad lead and I didn't own any cams yet, only nuts. I thought it was great........


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Vertigo (5.11b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 16, 2002

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Comments: There is currently one fixed pin on the crux pitch and on 07/15/02 there was also a fixed nut just below the pin. The fixed nut mentioned in the comments above for the top of the final pitch is no longer there. The whole route protects well with singles of nuts, TCUs, and cams up to a #2 Camalot.....


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 9, 2002

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Comments: The Bucksnort Saloon along with this entire area burned down this summer thanks to the Forrest Diservice. I don't think anyone will be climbing her for a long time....


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Not My Cross To Bear (5.11a/b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 8, 2002

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Comments: Have faith in the stem but don't look to the virgin for much help...


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 8, 2002

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Comments: 07/08/02Does anyone know how if this area is closed or burned from the Hayman fire?B-


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Sphinx Rock : Sphinx Crack (5.13b)
By: Bryson Slothower When: Jul 2, 2002

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Comments: So would you say that clipping a bolt is placing gear when sport climbing? Is it an onsight with preplaced bolts or do you have to drill them on lead with no previous knowledge of the route for it to be an onsight in the most traditional sense??... anyways, back to crack climbing...


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