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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : Back on Black Wall : Back on Black (5.12a)
By: climber73 When: Sep 1, 2013

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Comments: This is a really fun route & worth belaying in mounds of bird crap at the base. Bring a rope bag or a tarp to put your rope on for these routes!!!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Brasserie (5.12a)
By: climber73 When: Jul 4, 2013

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Comments: This is a fun route. Felt right on at 12a for the RP... the on-sight would be tough. This route has cool moves throughout and will clean up with time. Get on it!!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Desert Shield Buttress : Desert Shield (5.11a C3)
By: climber73 When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: Climbed to the bivy then fixed to P5 anchors on day 1. Single fixed 60m rap back to the bivy from there. The bivy is frickin sweet!

Day 2 we climbed P6 to the top. I took my climbing shoes but did not need them for the top pitches. I free climbed a few times and was comfortable in my approach shoes. The 5.6 at the end is on a ledge... Approach shoes felt very comfortable to me here as well. We didn't use offset cams, though they may have been useful in smaller sizes. Used lots of small an... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas... : Cairo (5.11a) : Photo
By: climber73 When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Great shot Mark! Looks like a painting & really captures the beauty of the City.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Rad Wall : Crack Attack (5.12a)
By: climber73 When: Nov 20, 2012

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Comments: This is a stellar route. Reminds me of RRG pockets. Can't wait to come back for more!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Big Bad Wolf (5.9)
By: climber73 When: Nov 26, 2011

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Comments: Very nice addition to Red Rocks & especially nice to have it right next to Physical Graffiti. Thanks for putting this up. We really enjoyed it. It was my friend Rich's first multi-pitch. This is a great route for a first multi-pitch.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : From Switzerland With Love (5.13c) : Photo
By: climber73 When: Jul 1, 2011

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Comments: Proud send Ryan! Nice work!!!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : The Hallucinogen Wall (5.10 A3+ R) : Photo
By: climber73 When: May 8, 2011

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Comments: Ryan - you're the real deal. Thanks for posting this shot. It should be a cover shot for sure!!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : Punk Rock : ... : Photo
By: climber73 When: Apr 30, 2011

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Comments: Holy freakin' ripped Malcolm!!!!


Location: OH : Logtown : Photo
By: climber73 When: Jan 2, 2011

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Comments: Holy rope-behind-leg, Batman!!! Climbing was waaayyy more dangerous in the 80s.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : First Impressions (5.9)
By: climber73 When: Nov 7, 2010

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Comments: The section at the top of the flake is like a little piece of J-Tree in Clear Creek. Fun route!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Tierra Del Fuego (5.11b)
By: climber73 When: Nov 7, 2010

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Comments: I felt like I was off-route on this one in several places. Maybe I still need to get used to the rock @ Clear Creek. The first bulge with sidepulls, etc, was really fun.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Right Side : Pronghorn Pinnacle (5.8)
By: climber73 When: Sep 13, 2009

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Comments: Awkward climbing on a very short route. The 5.10 on the other side of the pinnacle is more fun.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Right Side : Boob Loob (5.10)
By: climber73 When: Sep 13, 2009

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Comments: So... what's up with the chopped routes at Iris? This year we noticed a few routes chopped on OK including Boob Loob.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: climber73 When: Aug 20, 2009

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Comments: There is a fixed rope at the base of the North Chimney to help across the snow - don't need crampons. Route was dry from bottom to top on 8/19. Only 2 fixed pins left on the traverse pitch, but we were able to get good gear every 10-20'.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Upper Blair : The Heap : Storm Watch (5.10c)
By: climber73 When: Aug 9, 2009

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Comments: Great pitch, and great warmup for Spectreman.

Take a nut and place it in the crack at the top to keep the rope out of the crack where the crack kicks back and transitions to lower angle slab. The crack is perfect rope size here. I fell seconding and wedged the rope into the crack. Could not pull the rope from the top and was too far down to free from the bottom. We were able to self rescue, but it took some time away from the other climbs we wanted to do.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : The Barb (5.10-)
By: climber73 When: Aug 9, 2009

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Comments: This is a GREAT route!! This is a route I will do again... pure joy!!

Climbing the route in 4 pitches is the way to go. With a **70m** rope this is pretty easy... just need to do a little simul-climbing on p1. At the top of P1, belay at the Left end of the grassy middle earth ledge. There is a 4-5' tall shark fin flake coming out of the ledge belay here and you can get to the next ledge atop the twin corners w/ no problem.

There is plenty of gear in the 5.9 diagonal pitch. You just need t... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Big Thompson Canyon Ice : Upper Falls (WI2)
By: climber73 When: Dec 15, 2008

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Comments: Upper and Lower are out as of yesterday. -Zero- ice.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : Lunar Ecstasy (5.10 C2+)
By: climber73 When: Nov 5, 2008

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Comments: If you're shorter (I'm 5'9") you'll have no chance of reaching the .5 camalot placement on the Jarret finish. There are several options to get from the bolt to the cam placement... keep your hooks handy...

We took 3 sets of micro thru large DMM offsets up with us along with a set of tricams and lots of small cams. Didn't need the ballnuts. Did take 2 hooks with us and used them both a couple of times. A handful of screamers were nice to have in a few places.

Great route!! Enjoy!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Birdland (5.7+)
By: climber73 When: Nov 5, 2008

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Comments: Don't forget the thin gear. Bring small stoppers and small tcus if you're close to your limit.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Smear of Fear (WI5 M6 R)
By: climber73 When: Oct 13, 2008

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Comments: Bottom 1/3 of route is not formed up as of 10/12.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Alexander's Chimney (WI4 M4)
By: climber73 When: Oct 13, 2008

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Comments: Alexander's is still pretty skeletal as of 10/12... checked it out this weekend.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : Mineshaft Wall : Death and Disfiguration (5.11c)
By: climber73 When: Oct 8, 2008

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Comments: I worked this route a few weeks ago and broke off a good left hand hold just past the opening bulge moves. The grade of the route is probably still hard 11.


Location: International : South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca : Photo
By: climber73 When: Sep 22, 2008

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Comments: Nice pic T!!!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Inside Straight (5.9)
By: climber73 When: Sep 16, 2008

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Comments: This rating seems to be pretty in-line with Vedauwoo ratings at 5.9. Don't expect a soft grade on this one.


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