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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Poland Hill : Underachiever (5.8)
By: Christina kalb When: Jul 3, 2014

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Comments: We also did this in 2 short pitches to minimize the rope drag.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World
By: Christina kalb When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: I found a belay device at Lower Animal World on May 26. Describe it and I'll get it back to you.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Crystal Freeway : Kitchen's Delight 2 (5.7)
By: Christina kalb When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: As of this writing, the bolts on the top of pitch 1 are 1/4 inch. While they are in good condition still, be wary....


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon : Straight and Narrow (5.8+) : Photo
By: Christina kalb When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: In the new guidebook, this is Chitty Chimney.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon : Straight and Narrow (5.8+)
By: Christina kalb When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: I agree with Nolteboy that this felt tough for the grade (harder than some other Vedauwoo 5.8s that I've done). I used 2 #1 cams, 1 #2, #3, #0.5, and a couple of nuts and hexes. The slings are basically gone from the chockstone now, but you can rap from the bolts (60 meter makes it with plenty of extra rope).


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Photo
By: Christina kalb When: Sep 27, 2013

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Comments: I believe it's the start to Recombination Mutation (5.7). www.mountainproject.com/v/recombination-mutation/105757042


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Dom Perignon (5.10a)
By: Christina kalb When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: For supplemental gear, I use a #0.75, and #1 C4, and the black Metolius curved nut.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Supernatural (5.11a)
By: Christina kalb When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: I didn't use any additional gear. The guidebook says to bring a few small cams. They may be useful between bolts 3 and 4 and 4 and 5 if you are shorter. For me, a fall before clipping bolt 4 would have been a hard swing into the wall below, and I couldn't reach bolt 5 from the ledge. I also had difficulty reaching some of the holds in bolts 6 to 7 section. I suspect those who are shorter are the ones who rate the climb 11. If you are taller, it will seem easier.


Location: Dylan Hettinger : afsasfd : Photo
By: Christina kalb When: Sep 15, 2012

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Comments: MP is awesome...


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Gobble Up (5.8)
By: Christina kalb When: Sep 9, 2012

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Comments: If you have small hands and narrow feet like I do, this will mostly be an offwidth climb, with only a few hand/fist jams.


Location: CO : Mobile Apps: Completely Fre...
By: Christina kalb When: May 17, 2012

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Comments: I agree. I'd be happy to donate to the app!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Backporch : East Face/Back Porch (5.6)
By: Christina kalb When: Aug 8, 2010

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Comments: I enjoyed the climb. I didn't think it was any more run out than the typical Flatirons. The gear was a little more creative, but solid, so it might not be the best climb for a beginner leader.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Backporch
By: Christina kalb When: Jul 25, 2010

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Comments: NOTE.... The raptor closure area has been expanded to now include the Backporch from Feb 1 to Jul 31.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Northern Dinosaur Egg : Rehatch (5.5)
By: Christina kalb When: May 24, 2010

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Comments: The bolt/piton rap anchor at the top is set in partially hollow rock. Be careful. I highly recommend moving the anchor slightly south on the rock so that it is set in better rock (if you know how to drill bolts), or bringing a longer 80 m rope and slinging the large boulder at the top for the rappel (this may prove difficult in pulling the rope down though). I would not recommend trusting the bolt/piton at the top.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Divination (5.11b)
By: Christina kalb When: Sep 27, 2009

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Comments: I am a bit shorter and thought that 11b was accurate. Some added height would have made it much easier (I couldn't reach the crimp off to the side of the roof that was really good). So my suggestion...if you are tall, you may find this slightly easier than 11b.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Plumb Line Crag : Plumb Line (5.9+)
By: Christina kalb When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: I think crack ratings are very dependent on hand size. I too thought it was a bit harder than 5.9+.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Plumb Line Crag : Barley (5.6)
By: Christina kalb When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: I took a #6 Camalot, and it worked great in the offwidth section.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Bridge Wall North (Practice... : US 34 Bypass (5.9-)
By: Christina kalb When: Oct 27, 2008

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Comments: This is a decent climb. The gear near the bottom is good, but is a bit sparse at the top. Climbing at the top becomes much easier. I used the crack for my feet, and the crimps on the face above the crack at the crux! Bolted anchor at the top.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : East Slab (5.6)
By: Christina kalb When: Oct 27, 2008

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Comments: A fantastic route...great climbing and bomber gear!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Cosmosis (5.9+)
By: Christina kalb When: Aug 25, 2008

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Comments: Good route. If you have small hands, watch out...the top section becomes an off-hands, not quite fists crack. Small gear at the bottom.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : Natural Born Driller (5.11c)
By: Christina kalb When: Jun 16, 2008

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Comments: I found the climbing on this route to be really awkward, and the holds slippery. I didn't really enjoy it.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Saigon to Pearl Harbor (5.10d)
By: Christina kalb When: Jun 9, 2008

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Comments: I agree...I thought pitch 1 was harder than pitch 2. I also thought that most of the crux moves of pitch 2 were near the bolts, and didn't need to place any extra gear on pitch 2. I followed pitch 1, but found the roof to be difficult and VERY AWKWARD. Pitch 2 was definitely worth pulling the ugly roof though.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab? : Stout Blue Vein (5.8)
By: Christina kalb When: Jun 2, 2008

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Comments: The difficulty of this route depends on how you climb it. Traverse a bit left of the 2nd bolt for a 5.8 climb, or go right, for a harder 5.9 or 5.10 version.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab? : Critical Morass (5.10d)
By: Christina kalb When: Jun 2, 2008

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Comments: Great Route!!! Balancy, with a great variety of moves. I would recommend a mantle of some sorts to get past the crux!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Incredible Hand Crack (5.10c)
By: Christina kalb When: May 21, 2008

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Comments: I have small hands, and the crack was shaky hands or off hands for me. I could not get a good jam over the roof at all. I would give this a solid 5.10 rating. Still a great route though


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