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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Square Rock
By: Chris Beh When: Sep 2, 2014

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Comments: It is so messed up somebody is removing those hangers. I think and hope it is not a climber but some idiot stoner climbing the tree to burn on top of the rock. Time for glue ins!

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Family Man (5.12a)
By: Chris Beh When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: I am 6 feet, and after working out beta, I think it is an easy 11 move for me. However, a 5 foot tall lady I was climbing with, who climbs 5.14, couldn't even do it on top rope. I am going to apply to add a bolt for that move. It is a lousy fall on the current bolt the way the terrain is configured. Hope to get it in sometime this year.

Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West
By: Chris Beh When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: There is a bolted route just to the right of She's The Bosch which is not posted here or in the guide. Anyone know the story?

Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Insurrection (5.14c)
By: Chris Beh When: Jun 5, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic you climbed this line. I always thought there was potential for a climb to go in there. The Lower Grotto Wall and the Fault Wall at Pukes were futuristic 30 years ago before the rap bolt, power drill era. Congrats on snagging this overlooked plum.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Hand : ... : Photo
By: Chris Beh When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: Tight squeeze! There is a much bigger tunnel through than this hole which no fat man would ever get through. When walking north off The Hand, one encounters a giant boulder and will see the hole pictured here. Walk right, around the perimeter of the rock to its other side, and you will find it. It is big enough that anyone should be able to use it. This is directly above Mallory Cave. This is a very safe descent for the ropeless climber.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Patience Face (5.12a)
By: Chris Beh When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: A voyage indeed! IMO, this is the best 12a sport climb in the Flatirons. Climbing above the bolt at the first and hardest crux is exciting. Thanks to Matt for another great route.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Tracks are for Kids (5.10)
By: Chris Beh When: Apr 23, 2014

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Comments: One of the best 5.10 sport climbs in the Flatirons? Probably, but then, there really aren't all that many.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Prime the Pump (5.12c)
By: Chris Beh When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: The first pitch of Prime The Pump is one of the best steep 11 sport pitches in The Flatirons...worth doing on its own.

Location: UT : Photo
By: Chris Beh When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: Looks very interesting...and big! What route is this?

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freeway (5.0)
By: Chris Beh When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: Nice job on the speed ascent, Dave and Stephan. What were your splits if you have them? Up the trail to climb, the climb, and the descent?

Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Candel Area, The : Fingers Boulder : Fingers Traverse (V6-7)
By: Chris Beh When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: No offense, Peter. I appreciate your efforts to find quality climbing and the way you share it on Mt Proj. I typed "grovel" with tongue planted in cheek. Assumptions are often wrong. And that is what is great about a community site like this, you can reach out to see who knows what about the history of stuff. This is a classic case of designating something as a "first known ascent". There have been plenty of climbers in Boulder over the decades who might have climbed a problem like this. But bec... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Candel Area, The : Fingers Boulder : Fingers Traverse (V6-7)
By: Chris Beh When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: Peter, I first climbed this traverse in the mid-'90s with Colin Lantz, it had chalk on it and had obviously been climbed. But we weren't low balling a sit start and climbed it with a standing start on the right. It's plausible nobody else has groveled through the sit start, though. Otherwise, on Flag, I just assume something as obvious as this has been climbed, and if that ascent was in the '70s, the holds might not seem like they had ever been used 30 years later.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
By: Chris Beh When: Sep 12, 2013

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Waterfalls during 9/12/13 flood event!
Waterfalls during 9/12/13 flood event!

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : Thunder Muscle (5.14a)
By: Chris Beh When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: The credit for discovering this line belongs to Chip Ruckgaber. He cornered Colin Lantz and me one fine, fall day in '89 spraying about the "tufa" he discovered. We were stoked when we saw the South Face of Seal Rock up close, it having such obvious potential. Chip and Colin climbed up to put the anchor in while I spotted the line from on top of The Pup. We thought we were going to have an awesome crag for winter climbing. The Flatirons ended up being closed to bolting just days later. Good to s... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock : Honey Badger (5.13a)
By: Chris Beh When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Ooooo! The honey badger doesn't give a shit. Hilarious video! Nice work getting in one of the better lines left in the Flatirons. Putting up routes like this are butt load of work, underappreciated. 10x harder than just being able to drill while sussing out the route. Good on you, boys!

Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Chris Beh When: Jan 29, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for explaining what has been going on in Staunton. There is a good view of Black Mountain heading up Crow Hill, just east of Bailey on 285. There is a lot of rock up there, and I started investigating access last year and then soon realized it was in Staunton and closed. Glad to see the new park will allow climbing. What will be the rules regarding new routes and bolts...Eldo style or open range?

Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Cryptic Boulder : Cryptic Right (V4)
By: Chris Beh When: Jan 19, 2013

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Comments: Hey Chip, I don't know that it was an FA. Owen Silver and I were over at Cryptic in July '12, and since we couldn't get off the ground off left, he started pulling on just where the photo shows. The starting holds seemed like they had been touched before. We didn't get it then, but he went back solo and sent this variation shortly after. I got it the day I took these photos of Owen in November. It's a fun and much easier way to get up the basic line...almost a completely different problem at eas... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff
By: Chris Beh When: Nov 27, 2012

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Comments: If the fence in question isn't posted with a raptor closure or as a Habitat Conservation Area, then it isn't closed to use behind the fence. It is like a cattle fence...designed to keep dumb creatures from mindlessly following a trail that leads them where they probably don't want to go anyway. FWIW, there is a well used social trail in that draw that drops straight down to Boulder Creek and comes out behind a commercial building (no resisdential property crossing necessary) just South of Eben G... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : East Ironing Board : Slave to the Rhythm (5.13b)
By: Chris Beh When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Excellent Curt and Stephen are replacing the hardware on Slave. It really is one of the coolest routes in the Flatirons. I worked it a few times when I was belaying Colin on his Honemaster project. He even had a small piece of closed cell foam to pad out the "bathtub" rest before the top crux on Slave. I never could really do the top crux...no one thought about knee bars back then. FWIW, I was chatting with Dan Michael about Slave last week, and he mentioned he never used the final rest off to t... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Chris Beh When: Aug 9, 2012

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Comments: Leopard print lycra and a pink tank top...those were the days!

Location: WY : Laramie Range : Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit...
By: Chris Beh When: Feb 25, 2012

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Comments: Dennis,You're a prince for starting to share info on this area. I'd say it's too far out there to worry about the CO hordes that so many WY and UT climbers complain about. Kudos to you for all your hard work putting them routes up.

Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Hole in the Wall : Dragonslayer (5.12a)
By: Chris Beh When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: What a great route!!! But I had some trouble at the last crux clipping 2nd to last or 3rd to last bolt (can't remember which). It was obviously placed to contrive the line through the hardest moves but within an arm's reach left are jugs and huecos. It climbs like a different variation. Go left and then back right I think it is 11c, staying right, on the bolt line, it's solid 12a.

A suggestion for Mr. Anderson if you get around to rebolting this one...move that one bolt about a foot left. Then ... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Family Man (5.12a)
By: Chris Beh When: Oct 31, 2010

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Comments: A hold broke above the crux sometime in October. It was the pebble for the 10+ cross over move. I haven't been on it since, but I watched two strong climbers do it, and they thought it is now 11 to 11+, a height-dependent reach move from the long rail by your feet.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Golden Shower Wall : Pushing Two Hundred (5.11b/c)
By: Chris Beh When: Aug 24, 2010

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Comments: Bolting a route right over the trail is short sighted and way too high profile. Look at the kerfuffle (cool German word meaning, roughly, a temptest in a teapot) going on here. If you put up a route off the trail, none of this conversation would be happening.

There is an amazing amount of cragging potential in Loch Vale for short, bolt-protected climbs. If it was an area where a power drill could be used at will, there could be hundreds of routes up there. I don't really care if a route is don... more >>

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar... : Carbs and Caffeine (5.11a)
By: Chris Beh When: Jul 7, 2010

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Comments: I led the whole thing in one pitch, from the ground, with double ropes in 1986. I had enough slings to keep the rope drag manageable even on the final roof. Which kicked my ass like other super, scruncy Gunks classics (Swing Time, Pork Roaster, Arachnias). I whippped off the last overhang 2 or 3 times, with rope stretch and an expert, Mileski style Joey split finger, dynamic belay by Stokey Baker, the ride must have been 40 feet. But I could get back on above the lower crux and I'd just yo yo up... more >>

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