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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Ministry of Fear (5.11d X)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Oct 6, 2009

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Comments: I'll start by stating that this is a route that I have no desire to lead.... However, in regards to Scott's question about adding a pin I'd say no - it would cross the ethical boundary. Placing and removing the pin (which you would have to do to consider it a removable piece) could/would damage the rock. Leaving it fixed would change the route, even if the pin ends up being just psychological pro (in which case, getting in a better mindset before leading would be just as good). Sounds like a ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Big Bro's Watchin' (AKA: Lu... (5.11-)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Sep 30, 2009

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Comments: Hey Ryan - glad you & Dave enjoyed the route!! You seem to confirm my belief about how exposure affects my ratings - but I'm fine with that! :)
Mostly just like hearing how you think it is a great route. As I'm sure you know, that matters way more than ratings! Thanks


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Rumpleminze aka Drillin' th... (5.10+)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Sep 29, 2009

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Comments: Good job on the route, D! Glad your drill made it! That's a reason I always clip mine to my belay loop on a long leash - just in case....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Monkey Wrench (5.11c) : Photo
By: Derek Lawrence When: Sep 24, 2009

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Comments: Great job replacing the anchors, Dave!
Thanks!!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Big Bro's Watchin' (AKA: Lu... (5.11-)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Sep 15, 2009

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Comments: First off - Big kudos to Darren for spying this line and putting forth the idea of continuing Craig's initial route. While I might have provided some direction (i.e. can't you just push through that next roof... it doesn't look too hard...) The main impetus was all Darren! Thank You for bringing me in on your idea!

Second - Re the rating.... It seems that exposure adds a couple of letter grades to me. (I don't think that's the case for Darren....) It sure felt to be on the + side of 11 (but... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Cut Loose (5.11-)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Sep 11, 2009

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Comments: VERY height-dependent crux! Felt 11+ to me, but I still didn't get it... (I'm 5'9"). Another friend (also short) got it and said it felt 11+/12-. Kirk makes it look easy, but he's 6'2"....


Location: Derek Lawrence : "Big Bro's Watching" (AKA: ... : Photo
By: Derek Lawrence When: Sep 2, 2009

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Comments: Photo taken after Darren went back up (after the FA) to clean a BIG loose flake. I was to busy belaying during the FFA to take a pic of the same move...


Location: CO : Golden : Ralston Buttes
By: Derek Lawrence When: Aug 18, 2009

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Comments: They're still "Closed" Open Space....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Breakfast Club (5.12a)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Aug 5, 2009

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Comments: To get off the sloping ledge, I used left hand on the small sidepull crimp, reached right out to the arete and bearhugged to get the feet up on small edges. Left hand up to the good sidepull, then right higher up the arete. Fun burly sequence!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Hey Good Lookin' (5.11d)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Jul 7, 2009

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Comments: Rhonda - the route you were on is Pretty Woman (in the database here). When the bottom of Hey Good Lookin' is wet you can climb the 1st part of Pretty Woman into Hey Good Lookin' (Pretty Good Lookin'???).


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Etive Slabs
By: Derek Lawrence When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: While it has been YEARS... I have been chased off these slabs by folks insisting I was trespassing. The signs by the road haven't changed. Are these on private property? Is there a way to approach without trespassing?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Twilight Zone : The Chaser (5.11-)
By: Derek Lawrence When: May 8, 2009

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Comments: Fun route. Definitely a little tricky to read.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Not My Cross To Bear (5.11a/b)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Apr 24, 2009

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Comments: Dude! I think you have the speed record for NMCTB!
Actually - I was expecting the sun to set before you got to the anchors, which BTW you didnt clip! No send for you!!!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Free Form Wall : Partners in Crime (5.11c/d)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Apr 16, 2009

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Comments: Anchor alert: The cold shuts on this route are seriously worn. The left one almost 50% through. I did not have anything with me to replace them. Until I do, or someone else does, it would be good to rappel rather then lower off....


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Free Form Wall : Swinging Chimps (5.11a)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Jan 21, 2009

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Comments: A friend of mine broke off a hand hold between the 1st and 2nd bolts last weekend. I tried it afterward and it felt a lot harder than I remembered, although it's been years since I've done it.... May now be a major sandbag at 11a - curious to hear what others think.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Pretty Woman (5.10a)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Nov 18, 2008

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Comments: Fun route! Definitely needs to clean up a bit but should do so nicely.... Crux to me (and others today) was not the roof but an awkward sequence around the 7th or 8th bolt. HUGE jugs thru the roof section!


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Little Half Dome : Photo
By: Derek Lawrence When: Nov 4, 2008

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Comments: Jeff - what route was this on?


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Little Half Dome : Tin Can Alley (5.6)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Sep 10, 2008

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Comments: I believe Tin Can Alley takes the crack/flake system to the small tree in your photo (possible belay)- then goes left then back right past a couple old bolts to the newish anchor. There are a couple of 10ish face routes w/ new bolts to the right (incl the black streak mentioned).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Nerve Damage (5.10+ PG13)
By: Derek Lawrence When: Aug 13, 2008

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Comments: You asked for a vote...
Mine is leave it as is. Sack it up or don't do it (or just TR it).
The route's name is "Nerve Damage"... you gotta expect some excitement!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag
By: Derek Lawrence When: Aug 7, 2008

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Comments: Lost my shoes at High Wire....
Apparently left my shoes up at High Wire below Road Kill this past Tuesday, 8/5/08. La Sportiva Katana's (yellow w/ velcro), size 42.

Figured it out today and went back to check and they're gone.

If you picked them up, please email me thru this site.

thanks
D


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon
By: Derek Lawrence When: Aug 7, 2008

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Comments: Lost my shoes at High Wire....
Apparently left my shoes up at High Wire below Road Kill this past Tuesday, 8/5/08. La Sportiva Katana's (yellow w/ velcro), size 42.

Figured it out today and went back to check and they're gone.

If you picked them up, please email me thru this site.

thanks
D


Location: Tony B : Unknown Photos- help me! : Photo
By: Derek Lawrence When: Aug 5, 2008

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Comments: Looks like Locksmith Dihederal on Sphinx rock


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Photo
By: Derek Lawrence When: Jul 28, 2008

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Comments: Slim - I did do a couple of routes back there a while ago. I called the area The Back Porch and was aiming for a kid friendly area to take my daughter to. I can not take full credit for the right slab route, however... I placed the anchors and TR'd it with folks but did not feel like hand drilling the protection bolts... When I went back after I got my Bosch, someone had already finished the job (I suspect the same person who has/had done a lot of the bolting down there).
I've posted a couple ph... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Independence Wall
By: Derek Lawrence When: Jun 1, 2008

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Comments: aj

I'm not sure what wall you are thinking of but Independence Wall IS as described above (just uphill from Anarchy on the west side of tunnel 3...).


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Table Top Area : Lying on the Ground (5.11d)
By: Derek Lawrence When: May 12, 2008

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Comments: Contrived. Drilled pocket between 1st and 2nd bolts. 4 bolts total.


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