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Last Visit: Dec 9, 2014
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Areas = 15
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Midway on A Tall Cool One.

Midway on A Tall Cool One.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : A Tall Cool One (5.12a)

Oct 27, 2003

Upper crux on A Tall Cool One.

Upper crux on A Tall Cool One.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : A Tall Cool One (5.12a)

Oct 27, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NM : El Rito
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 2, 2014

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Comments: Many thanks to Jason Halladay for making a special trip out to El Rito and recovering my camera! In addition to putting up many awesome routes at significant personal expense, Jason went out of his way to recover a camera for a guy he didn't know. One thing that has kept me climbing for many decades has been meeting so many wonderful human beings, like Jason, who are part of our tribe. Thanks, bro...


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Below The Old New Place : L Dopa (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Pleasant route. 4-5 pieces: finger size nuts/aliens & red Camalot at top; Worn cold shuts; Watch out for loose rock on ledge when pulling rope or lowering.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Below The Old New Place : P.M.S. (5.10a)
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Worn cold shuts at top; Watch out for loose rock on ledge when pulling rope or lowering.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Chimney Sweep Wall : Bert (5.10b)
By: Chris Archer When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: A cam protects the start. The crack varies, anything from #1-2.5 Friends/#0.5 to 1 Camalots work.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 2nd Meat Wall : Unknown R of Tube Steaks (5.10-)
By: Chris Archer When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: If you free the anchor clip this is solid 5.11, otherwise 5.10 A0.


Location: CO : Eldorado Canyon SP - FHRC n...
By: Chris Archer When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the update, Steve. Glad to see the fixed pin removal proposals were defeated. Hopefully the pins that were removed without application will be replaced by those responsible.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Three of a Kind Wall : The Traverse (V5)
By: Chris Archer When: Feb 19, 2014

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Comments: There is a good low variation that uses some big slopers and a thin crimp that adds a little more challenge to this classic and bumps it to V5. It's an SDS that starts with both hands on a sloping pinch, moves left slapping more slopers, and joins the regular traverse at the first set of jugs. From the jugs, continue staying low to an undercling and cross through into the crack at the mid-point. Recommended. I tried for years but was never able to send the final 6-8' low variation from the cra... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : West Ridge Boulders : Terminator Traverse (V6-)
By: Chris Archer When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: Reported grade history:

West Ridge Traverse V5 & Terminator var. V6 (Colo. Bouldering Front Range 2012, Colo. Bouldering 2003: Beningfield & Samet; Colo. Bouldering 1999: Beningfield).

West Ridge Traverse V6 & Terminator var. V7 (Bouldering Colo. 2008 & Best of Boulder Bouldering 2000: Horan).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : West Ridge Boulders : West Ridge Traverse (V5)
By: Chris Archer When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: Sun until 3 pm 20 January.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Owl Prow : Linking Logs (5.11d)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Chipped, but one of the top five chipped routes at the Sport Park.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Owl Prow : Ground Zero (5.11c/d)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: This route has gotten much harder since the crimp on the right wall of the corner disintegrated. This is now the crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : The Clock Tower : ... : Daddy Blocker (5.11a/b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Climbing on first half is OK, but bolts are placed to the right which makes route finding less obvious. The second half is contrived and poorly bolted. An attentive belayer is necessary to avoid a ledge fall on the upper half; 2 ways to pull the roof - I thought the right option better.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Recovery Room : Blackout (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Chipped. Hard to onsight. Grade seems height/reach related, unless you're Jimmy. Best route on the crag, which is obviously a low bar.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Chris Archer When: Feb 14, 2013

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Comments: Bolt and pin Inventory on the Edge:

P1: None; 2 bolt anchor.
P2: 2 bolts & 1 pin; 2 bolt anchor & pin.
P3: 4 or 5 pins; fixed slings for anchor.
P4: 4 pins; 3 bolt anchor.
P5: 1 pin.



Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Muppets in Space (5.10+)
By: Chris Archer When: Nov 9, 2012

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Comments: Apparently called "Muppets in Space"


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Southern Dinosaur Egg : Coming Attractions (5.10d)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Interesting route. Climbing the left side of the arete is easy to mid 5.10 and OK, climbing the right side of the arete is mid 11 and worthwhile. My rating is for the right side and better variation. Groundfall potential above the first and second bolts. I did not see a fourth bolt, but Rossiter's last guide mentions 4 bolts. Another bolt between 2 and 3 would make this a route worth doing more than once.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Triceratops Tracks (5.10+ R)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 6, 2012

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Comments: Crux climbing between the first and second bolts on friable rock. If anything breaks or you fall climbing the last 6 to 8 feet getting to the second bolt, you will hit the ramp.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls
By: Chris Archer When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: We are thinking about a trip to Sitting Bull and Last Chance. Are both areas open after the fire? Also wondering what the best season is, if you need a high clearance vehicle to access the cliffs, and where the closest place to stay is. Any beta would be most appreciated.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sleeping Beauty : Main Wall : Mystic Mile (5.10c)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: The potential exists for a nasty fall without a yellow Alien between bolts 2 and 3.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : The Damascus Gate : Dr. Goodkind (5.12a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: This sounds like the Bizzler 12b. The Fizzler is the next route right, 12a, pumpy climbing through the first 4-5 bolts to a white streak.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : Simpson Rock : DuffMan is Thrusting Yes (5.10a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: The route is still evolving (shedding cobbles) and it is difficult/impossible for the belayer to belay out of the fall line. heads up!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : The Pipe Dream : Excavation (5.11c)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: best of the 5.11 warmups in the cave.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Specter (5.10d)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: 10+ really? Perfect hands to the lip followed by some poor thin hand flares right about the time your feet disappear. Excellent physical climbing. Thanks for the anchors Rich.


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