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Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Little Half Dome
By: David Appelhans When: Jul 26, 2013

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Comments: MountainManny, your biner is still there. These routes really don't get climbed very often!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sacred Cow Wall : Cowch Potato (5.11-) : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: Stemming? I liked that one. Didn't have the guts to commit to it on lead though without being sure that I could reach the hand jam from the stem. Worked great on toprope though.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Lightning Bolt Cracks (5.11-)
By: David Appelhans When: Nov 23, 2012

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Comments: A 60m rope got us off in 2 raps from the top. Perfect length on the last rap.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Comment : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Nov 3, 2012

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Comments: So I've only ever taken a truck up the road, and I can't remember if my Honda Civic would have the clearance. But judging from this picture, I guess I'll assume yes?


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Turkey Shoot (5.9)
By: David Appelhans When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Pitch 1 and 2 combine for one super 70m pitch. This avoids what looked like a crowded chimney belay but requires you be solid at the grade and have endurance. I brought BD 0.5-3 (2x), and singles of 4 and 5 plus a couple hand-sized hexes, and I was still pretty run out on some of the fist sections. Next time I'd bring an extra #3.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Yellow Wall (5.11b R)
By: David Appelhans When: Jun 29, 2012

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Comments: The last two pitches feature neat moves and some great cracks. They are a little dirty would probably clean up if they got more traffic. A great way to add an extra challenge to the casual route and actually climb the whole Diamond. The position as you pass the hanging roof/dihedral on the right is amazing, and would make for great pictures from Chasm View.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : ... : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: This topo shows the precisely the way to climb Birds of Fire in 6 pitches. We led each pitch to the green bolted belay stations/rap anchors with a 60m rope. On pitch 5, continue 30 more feet to the higher anchors in the base of the dihedral. On the last pitch (6), make sure to bring the rack, because the bolts end above the arete and it is another 30m to the bolted rap anchors atop the cliff.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : ... : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Jun 16, 2012

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Comments: The second to last belay marked in the photo would be a semi-hanging, gear belay, there are not bolts there. A 60m rope will reach from the base of the arete to the bolted anchors at the top of the climb however.

The first two pitches can be combined in one with a 60m rope.


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome : Ramblin' Rose (5.10)
By: David Appelhans When: May 31, 2012

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Comments: I led the direct start first pitch (option B), in terrible hangdog form. The 1/4 inchers are not confidence inspiring (didn't fall on them), but they aren't that bad, and the rest of the pitch takes gear. The arching crack is harder than it looks, has kinda dirty feet, and is hard to see your gear when you are placing it (but the gear is good). I'd rate this option 5.11 rather than 5.10X.

With a 70m rope, we did the climb in 4 pitches. For our 3rd pitch, I led the crux and continued beyond past... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Passing Lane (5.9)
By: David Appelhans When: Jul 31, 2011

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Comments: Nothing R rated about this climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : March of Dimes (5.10)
By: David Appelhans When: Jul 10, 2011

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Comments: The offwidth (5.7) above the crux finger crack makes a great continuation to this climb. I didn't find the rope drag to be very bad. I didn't have any pieces bigger than a BD #1, but I was able to get in some gear on the face and sling a chockstone in the offwidth. There were plenty of face hold inside and outside the offwidth too.

Finishing MOD by climbing the offwidth corner to the top of the Bastille felt much more fulfilling to me, try it!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Jun 23, 2011

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Comments: What is purple?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : ... : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Apr 27, 2011

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Comments: I think he is clipped to the bolt at his waist.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : The Ark (5.6)
By: David Appelhans When: Oct 27, 2010

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Comments: Noah, first off, nice job on the route description and putting in a picture, MP needs more of that. I'd be hesitant to claim that you were the first to climb this route. I think I've scrambled up it before, and I certainly wasn't the first. North Table has been around a long time with many old trad climbers climbing there, too.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Highlands aka Highlande... : Get a Job (5.11a)
By: David Appelhans When: May 18, 2010

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Comments: We were able to rap to the ground with a 70m.


Location: International : South America : Chile : Valle Cochamó : La Paloma : ... : Go Big or Go Home (5.10)
By: David Appelhans When: Nov 3, 2009

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Comments: Looks like Go Big or Go Home and Evangaline routes are listed twice in separate sections.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : Campanile Esloveno
By: David Appelhans When: Sep 14, 2009

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Comments: IMO this is the best spire in Frey. We did Fonrouge-Bertoncelj on Christmas day. Standing atop the tiny summit of this tower with not a soul around was a great Christmas present.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : ... : Diedro de Jim (5) (5.8)
By: David Appelhans When: Sep 14, 2009

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Comments: It can also be done in one pitch with a 60m.


Location: David Appelhans : Cochamo, Chile : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Mar 17, 2009

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Comments: no, I thought that looked like a good line and has probably been done, but isn't insomnia and probably involves several pitches of 5.11 slab. Insomnia follows the crack on the left, traverses left under the big roof, then continues up a clean flaring crack. That is pitch 7 out of 22 and as far as we made it before being drenched in a deluge.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : Torre Principal
By: David Appelhans When: Jan 10, 2009

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Comments: A better approach is found by following the lake shore to the end of the cirque then heading left up a gully with a stream. It took us 3 hours to navigate to the principal via the ridge line, but several days later we made it to the base in 1.5 hours following the lake and gully as suggested in the guidebook.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Blonde Formation
By: David Appelhans When: Oct 3, 2008

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Comments: I did a trad route yesterday that climbs the right side of the arete. I combined both tiers in one pitch and found a few thoughtful 5.9+ moves and plenty of loose rock but overall a really fun route. We continued the day by hiking up to Stumbling Block.


Location: International : South America : Peru
By: David Appelhans When: Jul 18, 2008

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Comments: I would welcome someone emailing me a better description of peru so I can put it up. At the time I was more concerned with getting peru in the directory structure so people could easily post specific locations under the country.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Wholly Holey (5.8)
By: David Appelhans When: Apr 1, 2008

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Comments: The route described is indeed a new route (at least it was not included in Hubbel's latest guidebook). However, the pictures linked to the route are actually pictures of Pack o' Bobs [Eds. now corrected], an old route just to the left of Wholly Holey.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Pack 'o Bobs (5.7) : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Apr 1, 2008

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Comments: Looks like she is actually working the route Pack o' Bobs. I think Wholly is actually a route visible in the right of this picture.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Pack 'o Bobs (5.7) : Photo
By: David Appelhans When: Apr 1, 2008

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Comments: This picture is incorrectly labeled. I believe the route shown is actually Pack o' Bobs. It is in fact in Hubbel's guide on page 31 route # 29.