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The Gurgler (the climb, not me!)


Member Since: Dec 1, 2009
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Scout Rock : Scout Route (5.5)
By: Dara When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: This route isn't as bad as described, but it's pretty overgrown. Interesting moves up the broken column, but beware of the wobbly flake halfway up. I stepped right on the ledge per Gillett to do the Route 166 chimney finish. Did not find a loose chockstone, so maybe it's already rolled or set? No bolts at the top but excellent two- (or three-) point gear anchor can be had. We scrambled right at the top to rap off of the chains for Sneak Attack.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Banff National Park : ... : Louise Falls (WI4-5)
By: Dara When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: This is a *must do* route. Solid WI3 climbing with a nice short pillar as the crux. Great views/photos from the cave behind the pillar with the lake and the Lodge in the background. After a few raps, glissade back to the lakeside trail to applause from the tourists in the horse-drawn sled. Don't follow the sled too closely--the horses are well-fed.


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Jazz Dome : Remind Me To Murder You Lat... (5.6)
By: Dara When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: Better than a bomb. Look at it as a good way to get the rope up there to TR the harder climbs on the dome.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Side aka West Chimney (5.7)
By: Dara When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Followed this today and saw not a single pigeon or a drop of bird poop, which was odd considering the ever-present swallows. (Have swallows replaced the pigeons?) Didn't encounter much loose rock either. This is a good, varied climb--never boring! And much of it was in the shade. A pretty interesting alternative to Bastille Crack, if you're feeling impatient and don't want to wait in line.


Location: JSH : Julie's pics : Photo
By: Dara When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: Sure looks like the Gunks....


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Kaaterskill Clove : The Ravines : Buttermilk Falls (WI3-4)
By: Dara When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: This one is big fun; the approach can be a bit treacherous, especially if there is no snow, just wet leaves over slippery shale slabs. And take care not to punch through when crossing the creek.