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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Stepping Stones : Unknown (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: May 16, 2012

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Comments: Better finish & better pro if you finish on the top of the 10-.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Nobody's Home (5.12b/c)
By: Chris Archer When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the explanation, Topher! It sounds like an awesome addition! Kudos on the heady lead!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Nobody's Home (5.12b/c)
By: Chris Archer When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: I thought that the roof had been done in 1987, and called Domestic Abuse? FA Doub, Arran, Panjiller. Does Nobody's Home climb different terrain?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Red Devil : Paradise Lost (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: Fun climbing and great features, but a fall before bolts 2-6 would be grim!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : The Shaft (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Sep 2, 2011

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Comments: Well done, Matt! Outstanding route! When is the Patience Face going in? Many thanks for all your hard work establishing quality climbs for the community.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Trout Rock : Greenback (5.10c)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 29, 2010

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Comments: Ledge fall possible getting to 2d bolt.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : One and a Half Hours of Pow... (5.11- PG13)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: Actually Stu, I got the coveted second ascent about 15 minutes after Derek led the FA and also climbed it as a single pitch. I don't remember the gear being an issue except for a flake at the upper crux in the corner, which seemed suspect. Although mostly a link up of previous climbed terrain, it is a worthy pitch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Road To Emmaus (5.11a/b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 28, 2010

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Comments: Terrific climbing, but don't blow it getting to the first bolt.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 28, 2010

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Comments: As of a week ago, the tyrolean traverse to Cob is an accident waiting to happen and should be rerigged. The rope is under tension and attached directly to slings on both sides of the creek without any biners or lap links. The result of this is for the rope to saw on the slings during each traverse. At minimum run another rope across the river so that if the slings cut, there is a back up rope to keep folks out of the river.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : Corn on the Cob (5.10)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 19, 2010

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Comments: Crux bolt (2nd) is bent and should be replaced.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : The Runway : Top Gun (5.11-)
By: Chris Archer When: Jun 10, 2010

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Comments: Completely agree w the previous comment. This is an excellent route with continually interesting climbing on good rock until the finale. You cant see the anchors from the last bolt (it looks like you finish on the 11+ to the left and share anchors, but Top Gun has its own well hidden anchors). If you blow the moves to the chains, using lichen covered holds, it looks like a bad (ankle breaking?) fall. Adding one last bolt before the anchors (which would eliminate the bad fall potential and pr... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
By: Chris Archer When: Jun 2, 2010

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Comments: Great news for all you aficionados of Eldorado history:

Dudley Chelton, the photographer who painstakingly documented the free climbing scene in Eldorado in the 1970s has posted many of his pictures from that era on his website.

You can check it out at: chelton.zenfolio.com/p342334459

Thanks for posting these killer shots, Dudley!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
By: Chris Archer When: May 17, 2010

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Comments: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 17 May 2010.

The seasonal bird closure on Redgarden Wall, from The Naked Edge (pitch 3 - top) through Sidetrack, has been lifted because there has been no nesting activity in the area. All of Regarden Wall is now open to climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Suparete (5.11a)
By: Chris Archer When: Apr 9, 2010

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Comments: Any climber can apply to ACE's Fixed Hardware Review Committee to add another bolt. If the climbing community agrees, the application is usually approved by the Park. www.aceeldo.org/fhrc/application.php


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Perversion (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: Jan 18, 2010

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Comments: Thanks for the update, David. Mickey Mouse is owned and managed by Boulder Mountain Parks and is out of ACE's jurisdiction. Contact the Flatirons Climbing Council for information about replacing the anchors.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Chris Archer When: Nov 9, 2009

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Comments: Congratulations to Erik Weihenmayer, Brady Robinson, Charlie Mace, and Cedar Wright on the first blind ascent of the Naked Edge. 5 November 2009. Outstanding and super inspirational effort!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Song of the Dodo (5.12a R)
By: Chris Archer When: Nov 2, 2009

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Comments: GEAR ALERT. As of 1 November 2009, the top bolt is missing.


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Glenwood Canyon : Puoux : Lower Wall : Road Runner (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 19, 2009

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Comments: Would be a great pitch when linked with Roadside Attraction sans the 15' runout at the top. Quite dangerous (R/X) in its current state if 5.9 is your limit. The new guide (2009) calls it 10a with 5 bolts. The grade is about right, but the bolt count is off. Fun and adequately protected climbing takes you past 4 bolts and deposits you at a contrived runout on some not so positive holds. A fall off the moves to the anchor would be quite serious. Bring small to mid size nuts (2-4 Rock size)... more >>


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave : Brenna (5.11a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 17, 2009

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Comments: Nice route on good stone. Would be much improved by moving the crux bolt down 18" or so, so that it could be clipped before doing the crux move rather than after.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Talking Out Of Turn (5.10)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 4, 2009

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Comments: The large loose block right of the anchor is still there, stacked on another loose block. Trundling does not seem like an option regardless of whether there are climbers below as it could easily take the ride to the road.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Blockhead (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 2, 2009

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Comments: The stemming is over after the traverse right. Once you step back left the business begins, but there are several Rifle-like moves that are less than obvious that make it pretty reasonable. Glad you like the route, Mike.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Blockhead (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 1, 2009

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Comments: It has been done without using the obvious stem. 12c/d.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Monkey Traverse : The Monkey Traverse (V4)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 1, 2009

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Comments: The monsoon season has apparently claimed another casualty: the good right hand lieback that starts the Low Traverse is gone. Anyone know when it pulled or where it ended up?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Psychosis (5.10d PG13)
By: Chris Archer When: Jun 1, 2009

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Comments: I hadn't done this route in over 15 years until Saturday and it was terrific. Much better than I remembered with the 3OF 2d pitch var. While 11a for the 3d pitch start seemed generous, 10a for the upper hand crack seemed quite stout. A blue Camalot was the biggest piece of gear we took and it came in handy protecting the crux moves above the roof on 3OF as well as the flare on the 3d pitch direct start. The rest of the rack consisted of RPs (optional), Nuts 1-6, and 2 sets of cams: Aliens - go... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : LAYTON KOR AT NEPTUNES 2 SH...
By: Chris Archer When: Apr 15, 2009

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Comments: Outstanding!


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