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Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Crystal Wall : Southwest Alcove : Inyerbuttkwa (5.10c)
By: Curt Nelson When: Sep 1, 2013

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Comments: I've done it twice now. The beginning, through the first bolt, is hard and bouldery - stick clip for sure. The second clip is exciting. The rest of it is just plain good stuff with a complete change of pace at the top crux.


Location: Cultivating Mass : Things to do when you're ch... : Photo
By: Curt Nelson When: Nov 4, 2011

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Comments: Thanks Killis. I like it.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Politically Incorrect (5.10c)
By: Curt Nelson When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: It ain't no slab, AC.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Liberty Ridge (AI2-3 Steep Snow)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jul 8, 2011

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Comments: 20 hours? Car to car! That's friggin awesome Phil.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Liberty Ridge (AI2-3 Steep Snow) : Photo
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 26, 2011

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Comments: I can feel the calf burn from here!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Friendship 7 Wall : Friendship Seven (5.11a)
By: Curt Nelson When: Apr 2, 2011

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Comments: Each clip slowly but progressively becomes harder. Above the last bolt was a bit reachy for me. A bit harder than 11a in my opinion, but super fun for sure.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road
By: Curt Nelson When: Mar 26, 2011

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Comments: It was probably the same people that s#!t in the bushes by the trail, just about 150 ft from the bathrooms. I am constantly amazed at the ever evolving stupidity here at Shelf Road!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale Gorge : Crystal Meth (WI4-5)
By: Curt Nelson When: Dec 14, 2010

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Comments: It's in good as of 12-13-2010. The sucker has a pillar from top to bottom. Totally steep out left from the cave. Super fun!


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Spur
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 29, 2010

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Comments: The area is called Milk Toast in the Bingham guide. There are a total of six or seven climbs here from 10a on the left to the 11a on the right arete.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Crack of Doom (5.11c)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 29, 2010

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Comments: Congratulations Guy!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - East : Tow Away Zone (5.10a)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 29, 2010

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Comments: There was chains at the top and we made it back down fine w/ a 60m... it's right at 1oo ft. tall.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Martha (5.6 WI2+ M2-3)
By: Curt Nelson When: May 20, 2010

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Comments: In late April, we did the whole narrow technical part in two long pitches. I went to the left at the rock rib and thought that the step there (with a 10 ft. vertical gouge and a little undercut roof) was quite a bit harder than the upper "crux". I also thought the pro was quit hard to find the whole upper part. I did get in 2 ice screws and mostly small stoppers and cams. Could have used a knifeblade or two.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Axis of Evil (5.10d)
By: Curt Nelson When: Mar 19, 2010

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Comments: Cool route except for the end. The anchors should have been at the last bolt, which is also the hardest to clip - stay on the face the whole way....


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road
By: Curt Nelson When: Mar 15, 2010

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Comments: I'm pretty sure that Paul (USBRIT)could be violation of rule #1... if you don't like Shelf, stay off the Shelf page and mind your own... I'm saving all wimpy trad for when I get old, ha! Everyone's idea of risk, excitement and recreation all vary. Even people with great tolerances for risk like to just have some fun climbing sometimes. I like alpine, trad, and ice and I still think Shelf is awesome! It's beautiful, has good weather, and great routes. There is also a bit o risk out there if... more >>


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : Skull and Bones (5.10c)
By: Curt Nelson When: Oct 4, 2009

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Comments: Really that's poison ivy? The route wanders, but it is still a good time. Going straight up at the crux is hard, some exfoliation has occurred.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : Fringe Dweller (5.10c)
By: Curt Nelson When: Oct 4, 2009

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Comments: It is a fairly easy 10, but I felt the crux at the 4th? bolt could definitely be c for a couple of moves. For those of you that care... we put in a Zero cam to protect the start, orange TCU to get to the 1st bolt, and yellow TCU at the top.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : North Ridge (5.6)
By: Curt Nelson When: Aug 2, 2009

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Comments: I did the Dr. Dan variation with K.T. on 7-29-09 in less than desirable weather conditions. It seamed like the line to take. From my understanding we started RIGHT of the standard route to the way obvious hand crack that is 5.9 or so and can be a little wet making it pretty exciting... One pitch through the chimneys at easy 5.7, 400 feet of simul-climbing at 5.5 - 5.6. And the last pitch with a spot of .8 going right over a bulge than traversing left to a great finger crack - 5.8. Just like the ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Saigon to Pearl Harbor (5.10d)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: Well, I'll agree with Matt. The first pitch has a thin spot and the roof is a little awkward but the moves are there if you can find them. It continues to be exiting all they way to the belay for P2. The top is great sustained climbing with well spaced bolts. A gray 0.4 Camalot fits in at the run out between bolts 4 and 5. A small TCU will go in between the 5th and 6th (crux). Though it is easier to just do the move, stand up and clip the bolt. Two raps with a 60m will get you to easy down climb... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Lizzard Warrior (5.10d)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: I love this route. The journey to the top is not always a straight line.... Does anyone else think that the direct start is harder than 11? I have only gotten it twice out of like 20 attempts. Crazy thin. The last time I about ripped two fingernails off after my feet came off the almost non-existing crystals that you need to stand up on!


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Pumping Huecos (5.11a)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, I was confused by the guide book as to which climb this is. I did the one on the right with two little bulges and thought it was 10c for the move at the top one. The hanger is still missing for the crux. WTF, who would do that!


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : 10,000 Maniacs (5.11c)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: Great route. The first bolt/hanger is back as of 6-2009. There seems to be a problem with assholes taking hangers around here. I can't comprehend why some one would do that. Thanks to whoever put it back.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Dark Side : Crown of Thorns aka Box Lu... (5.11a/b)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: Pretty cool route whatever it is now called. Great climbing into the corner, the finger tip lieback for three bolts was pretty exciting for me. It's not over after the crack either. I'll agree with Guy, it is sandbagged some at 10c/d. It might be 10d if you have the sequence just right. I left a little blood on this one.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Don't Be Messin' With Ma Mo... (5.10d)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: A little sharp and technical at the crux. Might as well keep on going past the anchors (left) and finish up with Six More Bottles for more climbing.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Two For One (5.10b)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: Stay on the bolts... it is fun, thin 11a.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow : No Passion for Fashion (5.11b/c)
By: Curt Nelson When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: Awesome route, Kevin. One of my favorites at Shelf so far....


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