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Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
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Point Rank: # 773
Total Points: 839
Last Year: 16
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 1919 | Routes 33 | Areas 3 | Photos 66 | Page Improvements | Comments 134 | Posts 10 | Stars 906 | Ratings 767
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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Main Crag : Next to Nothing (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 27, 2003

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Comments: High in the grade for Boulder Canyon; difficult clip at crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Free Fall (5.12a)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 20, 2003

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Comments: A fun and photogenic pitch on generally excellent holds. The crux involves a short section getting to the arete where the feet run out. The two bolts at the crux are very close and seem to be oddly placed. Clipping the second one is one of the hardest moves on the route. Perhaps it would have been better to have placed one bolt lower and out right in place of the 2.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Strange Science (5.11c)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 20, 2003

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Comments: Excellent route. Continuously interesting and difficult. Certainly 3 stars for Avalon. I'm not sure how to grade route quality on these crags. Is it better to grade quality compared to the routes on the crag or routes in the area? I had been grading them based on other routes in the area, i.e., Boulder Canyon. If graded compared to other routes at the crag, in my opinion, this pitch warrants 3 stars as does Free Fall, Ripcord, Chairman of Board, and Clipboard.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : The Clipboard (5.11c)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 20, 2003

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Comments: A pretty good short route, but not 11c. Significantly easier than the 11c to the right (Strange Science?)


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : The Unlead (5.11b X)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 21, 2003

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Comments: The final roof goes at the R facing corner seam. Surprisingly not that difficult, although rather tricky. 5.11+/12-. Beth Bennett and I toproped it last September (02).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Hands of Destiny (5.13a)
By: Chris Archer When: Sep 25, 2001

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Comments: Good job. What's the 4-plan?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : River Dance (5.12b/c)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 18, 2001

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Comments: This is an outstanding route. Interesting enduro climbing the entire way, but way overrated. 12a seems more acurate. The move on Adventure kayak trundle seems to be considerably more difficult than any move on River dance. Most first timers I've brought to the River Wall flash RD and fall off AKT.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : No Rest For the Wicked (5.12a)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 18, 2001

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Comments: Definately a brilliant, three star route. Don't underestimate the moves down low if your under 5'10". An OK rest follows, if you're good at resting. I don't exactly recall the trick at the top but there are holds either below the rings or left of the rings that allow a clip without grabbing them.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Chris Archer When: May 25, 2001

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Comments: Steve Levin is right when he says that the 1st & 2nd and 4th & 5th pitches can be combined without rope drag. Double ropes aren't necessary if you're careful and use long slings in the Chimney. Re escape, while a 60m rope leaves you 10' shy of the 2d belay while rapping the 3d pitch, a 70m rope works like a charm. The description is also inaccurate about sewing up the final handcrack for the second's benefit! A piece at the start of the handcrack (above the bulge) and one at the top protect it... more >>


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