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Mountaineer's Route

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (3 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak

Kristin and I had a good time rather than dealing with all the parties on Gambit. Found 2 dropped cams.

Sep 28, 2014

Kor's Flake

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (6 p) 

CO : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress

Climbed in 3 pitches. Led 1 & 2. Rack 3, 4, 6. Took the wrong, hard, and wet start.

Aug 2, 2014

Railroad Tracks

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Battle of the Bulge Buttres...

OS

Oct 26, 2013

Swedin-Ringle

5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Battle of the Bulge Buttres...

Led. Hung a few times at the top. Sent first 3/4 solidly OS.

Oct 26, 2013

North Face

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Castleton Tower

Led middle pitch. OS route. Great route, bd 6 would be worth bringing. 3rd pitch seemed most difficult.

Oct 18, 2013

Jah Man

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (5 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Sister Superior Group

Led crux traverse (clean). Great route, every pitch is fun.

Oct 17, 2013

Fine Jade

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (5 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : The Rectory

Led evens w 11a finish. Fell a handful of times figuring out crux bulge move. Better than taking. 3x bd .5s, 70m for raps.

Oct 16, 2013

The Divine Ms M.

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (4 p) 

CO : South Platte : ... : Acid Rock

Led with Kristin. Second time up it. Great climb!

Sep 28, 2013

Fool's Gold

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2 p) 

CO : South Platte : ... : Helen's Dome

Kristin led 1st pitch, I led second. Then solo'd up to Acid Rock.

Sep 28, 2013

Gneiss Roof (AKA: Nice Ride)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (4 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Mission Wall

Led with Kristin. More roofs than I remembered.

Sep 21, 2013

Southern Comfort

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (3 p) 

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock

Led clean. Potential for nice variations for a second pitch up and left on knobs.

Sep 18, 2013

Gobbler's Grunt

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (3 p) 

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock

Led second pitch all the way to top out. Great climb, did my own runout variation on plates at top.

Sep 18, 2013

Vanishing Point

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock

Led clean, no problems. Great climb.

Sep 18, 2013

The Put In

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : River Wall

Led with Kristin.

Sep 8, 2013

Original Route

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : River Wall

Led with Kristin.

Sep 8, 2013

Wild Child

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (4 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Mission Wall

Led all except didn't do that last pitch with Kristin.

Sep 8, 2013

Ankar Gate

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (3 p) 

CO : South Platte : ... : Land that Time Forgot

OS all pitches, left variation. Lost, looking for Riders in the Sky. Great day out with Kristin, wild raspberries!

Sep 2, 2013

Backflip

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (4 p) 

CO : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark

Led with Kristin in the rain.

Aug 31, 2013

Blind Faith

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - W Face

Almost slipped out of the crux with sweaty hands. Hot! During lunch with Cisco.

Aug 26, 2013

Route Canal

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Canal Zone

Led. 3 cams.

Aug 15, 2013

Box of Rain

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Canal Zone

Led. Kristin's first outdoor lead climb.

Aug 15, 2013

Cut Loose

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Canal Zone

Led. Hung twice at roof, easier if you are tall.

Aug 15, 2013

Ripple

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Canal Zone

Aug 15, 2013

Venice Beach

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Canal Zone

Aug 15, 2013

Wild Child

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (4 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Mission Wall

Led odds (crux). 2nd pitch (11c) was easier than last pitch. Dirty, but very fun.

Aug 14, 2013

Ground Control to Gumby One

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CO : Golden : ... : The Mission Wall

OS. Steepest '5.9' I've ever been on. Pretty pumpy.

Aug 14, 2013

Rosy Crucifixion

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 (3 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Led last pitch. All clean, great technical route.

Aug 1, 2013

Half Dome Crack aka Party Time

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CO : South Platte : ... : Little Half Dome

Led second pitch.

Jul 26, 2013

Ruper

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (6 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Swapped leads with Cisco after work. 4 pitches, 2.5 hrs bridge to bridge!

Jul 18, 2013

Mists of Avalon

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Tier

Jul 5, 2013

Sword In The Stone

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Tier

Jul 5, 2013

Lothlorien

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark

Jul 5, 2013

March of Dimes

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (3 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

Clean, casual. Continued up offwidth to the top of bastille.

Jun 20, 2013

Scorpions

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Lower Peanuts

Toproped on sight. Should lead next time, very safe and not too hard.

Jun 20, 2013

Peanuts

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Lower Peanuts

Led onsight.

Jun 20, 2013

Aid Crack

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led. Fell a few times.

Jun 19, 2013

Face Route

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c X (1 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

TR clean first go.

Jun 19, 2013

Empor

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (3 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led in 1 pitch with Gavi.

Jun 19, 2013

Northwest Corner

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led with Gavi, 1 pitch.

Jun 19, 2013

North Face Center

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led with Gavi. 1 pitch.

Jun 19, 2013

Superspar

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (4 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Led Art's Spar Pitch. Fell a few times, then got it. Andy led Super Slab 10c pitch.

Jun 17, 2013

Northcutt Start

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

Led clean. Fun!

Jun 17, 2013

Syke's Sickle

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (7 p) 

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Spearhead

Climbed in 7 pitches after the Barb. Fatigued, took about an hr/pitch. Led roof, got mixed up. 5:30-10pm car2car.

Jun 12, 2013

The Barb

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (9 p) 

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Spearhead

Climbed in 3 pitches with running belays, 70m rope. 3hrs. Linked with Sykes Sickle car to car. Long day.

Jun 12, 2013

Climb of the Ancient Mariner

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (3 p) 

CO : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookend

Onsight. Led all pitches with Greg D. Great climb, beautifully bolted.

Jun 9, 2013

Backflip

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (4 p) 

CO : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark

Did in 2 pitches. Led crux into finger crack variation. Fun!

Jun 9, 2013

Alexander's Chimney

WI4 M4 (1 p) 

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...

Climbed in 3 pitches to Broadway. 1st pitch was 80 m. Led odds. Long descent via loft. Rockfall almost killed above Lambslide.

May 19, 2013

The Metamorphosis

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face

followed Brian for his onsight.

May 18, 2013

Diffraction

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face

Led. Hollow flake jug groaned when I pulled on it. Spicier than I remember.

May 18, 2013

Layaway Plan

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Way Rambo

Led. Made the corner clean until just before the roof. Hung a bunch on the roof trying to jam. Next time layaway!

Apr 28, 2013

Chest Full of Kind

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Bioturbation Wall

Led. Good warm up. 4 yellows, 1 blue.

Apr 28, 2013

Fatted Calf

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Sacred Cow Wall

Onsight. Tricky .75 at the top.

Apr 27, 2013

Cowch Potato

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Sacred Cow Wall

Backed off at bombay offwidth, then did again two ways on toprope. stem!

Apr 27, 2013

The Sickle

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Original Meat Wall

Onsight. Great climb, very fun.

Apr 27, 2013

Ladies First

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Original Meat Wall

Flash. Fun.

Apr 27, 2013

Spaghetti Western

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Led. Hung once at bottom layback, once foolishly before rest at top of overhang. .3-.5 protect top in side crack.

Apr 26, 2013

Short and Stupid

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Led. Placed a #1.

Apr 26, 2013

Jolly Rancher

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Onsight. Didn't bring small gear for the top, so it was a little heady.

Apr 26, 2013

Skidmarks

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Flash. Fun climb.

Apr 26, 2013

Coyne Crack Simulator

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Led. Fell a few times working it out. Sent clean on toprope.

Apr 26, 2013

Wounded Knee

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Onsight. #4 would have been nice.

Apr 26, 2013

T2

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R (7 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Led odds with direct finish. Slung a few chicken heads for direct finish.

Apr 5, 2013

T2 Direct Finish

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

May have been my own variation. Followed hand crack in corner and chickenheads above. Very nice.

Apr 5, 2013

The Big Baby

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Battle of the Bulge Buttres...

TR. Roof was too big for me to get fists. It was tough to pull.

Apr 1, 2013

Stolen Chimney

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Ancient Art

Onsight, freed every pitch. Led p1, p3, p4. Felt like 5.11 moves to me on p1.

Mar 31, 2013

Pente

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Reservoir Wall

Onsight. Great climb.

Mar 29, 2013

Slot Machine

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Reservoir Wall

Flash. Dicey technical start followed by physical flared stemming. Fantastic!

Mar 29, 2013

Jane Fonda's Total Body Workout

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Battle of the Bulge Buttres...

1 hang on exhausting thin hands section. Hard push from there to the top.

Mar 28, 2013

Our Piece of Real Estate

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Battle of the Bulge Buttres...

OS. Good warm up.

Mar 28, 2013

Ruper

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (6 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Led upper pitches as part of linkup.

Mar 15, 2013

Touch 'N' Go

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Led. Linked with Jules Verne to Upper Ruper.

Mar 15, 2013

The Bastille Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (5 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

Led first 3 pitches as one 70m pitch, then Andy finished off with one more pitch. After linkup day.

Mar 7, 2013

The Green Spur

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

After Handcracker, led in 1 pitch and then finished RW in 2 more. Could do in 2 total. 24 min to lead 2 GS pitches!

Mar 7, 2013

Rewritten

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (6 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Finish to Green Spur after doing Hand Cracker earlier. GS->RW in 3 pitches, 2 hrs.

Mar 7, 2013

Handcracker Direct

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (5 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part C - Pony ...

Led in 3 pitches, took 1hr24min. Led middle pitch.

Mar 7, 2013

East Face Gully aka Silk Road

WI3 M5 R (5 p) 

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Flatirons

Led in 3 pitches with easier RHS corner finish again. 1st pitch was super fat--way easier than normal.

Feb 28, 2013

East Face Gully aka Silk Road

WI3 M5 R (5 p) 

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Flatirons

Led in 3 pitches with Rob. Finished through right hand corner instead of treecicle. Not really in.

Feb 24, 2013

West Face

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (2 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock

M3, broke into 3 pitches.

Feb 10, 2013

Grand Giraffe

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (5 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Led p1,p4. Andy led crux p3. Very fun, a little cold. A #5 would help support the #6, but not mandatory.

Feb 4, 2013

Over and Out

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - L of Center Route

Led roof variation and upper dihedral in one long 65m pitch. Very nice flow.

Dec 22, 2012

Emerald City

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - L of Center Route

Dec 22, 2012

Over the Hill

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - L of Center Route

Led first pitch clean. Some tenuous crimps and stemming, longer than I thought.

Dec 22, 2012

The Grand Course

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (2 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

OS. Last climb of the day, great crack climbing and stemming. 70 just touches down, 60m would be ok with downclimb.

Dec 1, 2012

Green Slab Direct

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (4 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Followed Glen. Great climbing and position. Plenty of gear too. Can do D till Dawn for 1pch, and summit in 1 more pch with 70m

Dec 1, 2012

Darkness 'til Dawn

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Led clean, linked into loose second pitch and continued up Green Slab. Felt much easier this second time!

Dec 1, 2012

Grandmother's Challenge

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (2 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Onsight. Led in one pitch with a 70m. Rack: doubles to #4 C4. Great stemming and no hands rest with knee jam through crux.

Dec 1, 2012

All Mixed Up

WI4 R (4 p) 

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Glacier Gorge

Did in 3 pitches with 70, no simulclimbing. Led 1,3, took steep pillar on p1, WI4, desperate pillar!

Nov 25, 2012

Scarface

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Scarface

Led clean first try. Felt great! Not even pumpy that day, just good technique.

Nov 21, 2012

Where's Carruthers?

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Scarface

Led. Fun! Seemed very easy.

Nov 21, 2012

Sicilian

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Scarface

Led. Struggled in two sections. Took some real falls, which was great!

Nov 21, 2012

Lightning Bolt Cracks

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : North Six Shooter Peak

Did in 4 pitches. Led p1, p3. Struggled getting positioned into offwidth on p1. p3 awesome!

Nov 20, 2012

Unnamed 19

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall

Led clean.

Nov 19, 2012

Trip to the Vet

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall

Led. Great route! Pumpy, may have hung once.

Nov 19, 2012

Alley Cat

5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall

Toproped, 2-3 hangs, long route!

Nov 19, 2012

Fat Cat

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall

TR. Pod was easy fists, start was a little hard.

Nov 19, 2012

Anthill Direct

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R (5 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - S Buttress

Led p2-3 as one 60m pitch. Awesome! Could have done 4-5 in one pitch as well to make a 3 pitch line.

Nov 8, 2012

Empor

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (3 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led in 1 pitch with 60m

Nov 4, 2012

North Face Center

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led in 1 pitch with a 60m, arete variation at top.

Nov 4, 2012

Northwest Corner

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led.

Nov 4, 2012

Hurley Direct

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock

Led into the northwest corner for 1 60m pitch to the top.

Nov 4, 2012

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