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All 599 | Routes 99 | Areas 18 | Photos 265 | Page Improvements | Comments 66 | Posts 20 | Stars 114 | Ratings 17
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Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : A Brief Squall (5.7+) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: 6 days ago

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Comments: This route is not intended to climb near the large, right-facing corner to the left of "Brief Squall". There are a few smaller placements 4' to the right of the leading climber in this picture. More direct and less ropedrag too!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Play Pen : Toy Box (5.10b/c)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Push with your left hand on the "tooth", and match your left foot below it.... Push first, then reach up left!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : The Dispensary (5.10a)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: Fun and interesting pitch. Thin face climbing! Seems that there is 2 ways to climb past almost each bolt... some ways easier/harder than others. Fairly big runout after the final bolt....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Vertical Smile (5.7)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Although very ignored and overlooked...this has got to be one of the top ten single-pitch 5.7 routes in Eldo. Incredible position, beautiful features, thin crack, and some challenging sections. Classic!


Location: CO : Leadville : Weston Wall : Chips and Salsa (5.11d)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Hey Rob, I guess it depends at what level one's exasperation threshold is no longer fun.... "Chips and Salsa" is long and tedious. For me, that usually means not good, because sending this pitch is really tough, but, I guess most 5.11+ routes are tedious and this one happens to be long. Exasperating!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Rosy II - (In Memory Of Lay... (5.11b PG13)
By: Drew Spaulding When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: Hey Steve, I do agree that the 1st pitch could probably have 1 or 2 bolts on it. I feel the gear is sufficient as it is, but if you're off route, it's not sufficient. ACE encouraged me to place 2 more bolts on the 2nd pitch from my original request of only 1 bolt. They thought having those bolts would help climbers "know where to go" up on the vast face of holds and options.... Make it "not so contrived and more of a desirable route". I did suggest, if that's why we're placing more bolts, then w... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Rosy II - (In Memory Of Lay... (5.11b PG13)
By: Drew Spaulding When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: Cool to hear you guys got up there to feel your way... freakin' wild! 1st pitch is scarcely protected if not on the line, but if you follow the S pattern, there are 9-10 pieces to place in 70'. 5.8+ to start, then mostly 5.7-8 the rest of the pitch. From the belay stance (small cave), climb up the ramp about 8-10' to start the 1st pitch. 2nd pitch is 135' of fairly full-on route finding and puzzle fitting... plus powerful too! Great to hear you did it in 1 pitch, Scott! Nice work! Let's get up t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : Stranglehold (5.7 R) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: Pretty wild route with some finicky gear placements and a really head's up 5.8-ish move over the roof.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : King Tut (5.9+ R)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: This corner needs a good cleaning of "loose shit" that just doesn't need to be there. 20 mins of hammer tapping on loose plates and layered stacks and this could be a 4-star pitch....


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Qualgeist (5.12b R)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: Let it be said that Jose Perera was on the 1st ascent of Qualgeist with Scott Lazar. We hung out on the rim after they spent one day on the 1st few pitches. We lent them our hand drill the next day when they finished the route.... Jose was a great guy and a super strong climber. Miss him lots...RIP.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Roof Rack (5.10a)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: This is an area I climbed at many years ago in the early nineties. I first toproped this line "Roof Rack" in probably 1992 and within that next year I came back to lead it also. I remember thinking it was 5.9+/10.a and certainly remember that distinct roof crack! I never did give it a name, because I was surely convinced that someone had climbed this obvious line before I did (probably in the '60s, '70s, and '80s). Good to see there is more lines to climb up there now!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : The Slimy Spoon (5.8)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: I personally think this is one of the most fun 5.8+ routes in Eldo. It must have cleaned up over the years, because I think it climbs quite cleanly. The ramping, diagonalling 1st pitch is nothing special, but the 2nd pitch is spectacular stemming up the steep, left-facing corner. Climb the steep finish to the left (5.9-) instead of taking the moderate rightward finish. Incredible position to the top of the Lower Ramp!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Hasting's Cutoff (5.10b R)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Hey Mike, just last week I received and email from Kent after he noticed my post of this route. Bruce Miller and Kent McClannan had climbed this line in 2010 and named it Hasting's Cutoff, 5.10b. It seems likely that someone might have at least toproped it back in the day, but regardless, this is really a cool addition to the Super Arete area!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Bird's View Butte / Crow's ... : Rim Routes : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: I've added the route Word To The Bird to this photo... Im not sure of the exact location but after looking at the pics, I think this is it... not sure of the FA info or the rating of the pitches...Looks incredible!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Bird's View Butte / Crow's ... : Rim Routes : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 22, 2014

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Comments: Hey BenJ, is that what the yellow dots are displaying, belays for "Word To The Bird"? Does it climb up the long corner system just left of the red rappel line, or is it left of that? I'd like to add the line on this descriptive photo so we all know where it is...


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Tonsai Bay : ... : Jammin' (5.10c/d)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Jammin' is 40' left of the start of Roots, Rock, Reggae. There was a massive drape of vines that covered the far left side of the Marley Wall. After exposing the drippy left side, Jammin' was the only route that was established over there. I often wonder if the vines have
re-engulfed that section of the wall again?


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Railay West : ... : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Hey Nate, I put up these routes and The Candlestick is the true gem! The Candlestick is route #3 in my drawing and The Red Line is route #1... I bet King has never even been up there.


Location: CO : New Feature: Topo Photos
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 13, 2014

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Comments: ...I've always wondered why any photo I upload to MP, always looses color, becomes dull and a less quality photo. Why does this happen?


Location: CO : New Feature for MP: Icons f...
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Thanks! All the new features are cool, but I can't figure out how to sort the photos from left to right anymore. There used to be a feature that allowed us to shuffle the photos of a route in the order that we preferred. What happened...?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Frasco's Toe : Worthy Endeavor (5.11a/b)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: The 3 creek crossings (4WD) are the initial crux of this route! LOL


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : The Leaning Flake (5.10c) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: (8) The Leaning Corner, 5.11b.
(9) The Leaning Flake, 5.10c.
(10) The Leaning Crack, 5.10d/11a.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : The Leaning Flake (5.10c) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: (8) The Leaning Corner, 5.11b.
(9) The Leaning Flake, 5.10c.
(10) The Leaning Crack, 5.10d/11a.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: (8) The Leaning Corner, 5.11b.
(9) The Leaning Flake, 5.10c.
(10) The Leaning Crack, 5.10d/11a.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Play Pen : Pirate's Booty (5.10b/c)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Incut crimps....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Play Pen : Child's Play (5.10a/b)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: That 3rd bolt is tricky to clip, but we figured out 2 ways to do that crux. There is a 5.10c crux if you climb straight up under the bolt and crank the moves to the left instead of the 10a crux to the right. This 3rd bolt protects either variation safely.... Super fun!


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