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Location: CA : Photo
By: Eric Klammer When: Jul 17, 2014

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Comments: Wow. As others have said one of the coolest pictures on MP!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Eric Klammer When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: Thought this climb deserved every one of it's four stars. Yes, the initial pitches aren't exposed or as steep as the final ones, but they are still super fun and a great way to slowly ramp up the difficulty (I like my alpine climbs to feel alpine though...). The final pitches hold great rock at a near vertical angle with awesome exposure and fun little runouts, does it get any better than that?

Overall, this was a great moderate climb with an easy approach and easier descent. My partner and I b... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Maroon Bells : Maroon Ridge (5.4)
By: Eric Klammer When: Jul 4, 2014

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Comments: Soloed this route the mid/late June 2014. Went up Bell Cord, across to South Maroon, and then traversed the ridge to North Maroon. Descended via the NW ridge of North Maroon to another couloir providing a very quick and painless way down!

The ridge was still quite snow/ice covered and turned out to be slightly more of an undertaking than I had planned. Progress traversing across steep snow and scree fields above large cliff bands was slow but relatively safe when moving carefully. While the sn... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: Eric Klammer When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Great shot! Your Mother?


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Country-Western Crags : ... : Little Bighorn (5.6)
By: Eric Klammer When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: Only 1 semi-hard move in getting over the initial bulge. From there, it's a low angle cruise to the ledge. Once above the short bulge, hand/hand stacks will take you to the anchor with ease. Not a very sustained route but fun nonetheless and probably a good route to learn some basic wide techniques.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : Jim Crack (5.9)
By: Eric Klammer When: May 7, 2014

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Comments: Will add photo when I get the chance to snag one....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Ruper (5.8+)
By: Eric Klammer When: May 6, 2014

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Comments: Got kind of psyched out before leading the roof traverse only to find.... it's pretty easy! By staying low, you can basically walk across the ramp below with small but good hands. A pin and okay cam will be at your chest for the crux. While the pro is generally pretty bad for the stretch under the roof, I found the climbing to be only around 5.7 or so.

Overall an amazing route and possibly the best 5.8 in the park. We did the Rover variation for P2, and while a little polished, we both thought... more >>


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : Middle Fork of St. Vrain Ca... : Piz Badille : Right Side (5.7)
By: Eric Klammer When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: Fun route on mostly solid and wonderfully featured rock. The crux may be in the route finding, as some of the early roofs may be a little tricky and you can find yourself surrounded by overhanging, loose blocks in a hurry if you're not careful. Linked up with "The Ridge" and walked off to the South. Didn't see any pins, just a stuck C4 about halfway up.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand : Most Honorable Hose Bag (5.6 X)
By: Eric Klammer When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: It should also be mentioned that climbing on the lower South Rotwand wall is probably not a great idea when the lower parking lot is full. Approaching the wall, we both sent numerous small rocks down the hill towards the lot below. It could become an expensive (and not to mention dangerous) day very quickly.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Secret Crag (aka Ridge 6) : Opus 73 (5.10a)
By: Eric Klammer When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: Overall a very fun route! A word of warning though, the first 60' or so can be a little scary. A lot of loose flakes and poorly bonded sandstone had me 15' above an okay yellow Alien while climbing through the loose and poop covered rotten band below the start of the good rock. (I soon after sunk a #5 in the wide crack and all was good in the world again....)

Having said that, by the time I reached the top of the route, the junky lower half was completely forgotten. The last 15' is awesom... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Secret Crag (aka Ridge 6) : Riding With the King (5.9-)
By: Eric Klammer When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: P1 is so-so, kind of dirty with a bolted crack. P2 is some of the best face climbing I've ever done in the Flatirons. Climbing up an amazing variety of pockets, rails, and crimps, all on the hardest, cleanest stone. Absolutely classic!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Eric Klammer When: Apr 16, 2014

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Comments: Is this photo really relevant to the route? Needed?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Side aka West Chimney (5.7)
By: Eric Klammer When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: Really fun route overall, much better than the above description makes it out to be. Definitely do the 5.8 variation on P2! With that you'll get fingers, hands, offwidth, a roof, and some cool, delicate rotten band climbing over the course of the route. Great exposure and variation, you just need a little sense of adventure!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden
By: Eric Klammer When: Apr 5, 2014

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Comments: ^^^
Many thanks for the hardware update. Was just up there today and it looks great! Definitely glad not to be rapping off of that single bolt anymore, no matter how large it is....

In regards to the combat boots, they have been up there for a couple of months now. Saw them a while ago and placed them under the large boulder by the rap where you most likely found them. There was a guidebook with the boots as well as a bail anchor made up of brand new gear on the North face. Curious (and kind of... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Boulder Slips : Boulder Slips (5.9 R)
By: Eric Klammer When: Apr 2, 2014

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Comments: A black Alien and #5 HB offset at your feet protect the crux section pretty well, above that a nut can be slotted in a groove above you that would probably hold a top rope fall. A few feet more and you get a bomber green/yellow hybrid Alien. Overall, a pretty reasonable lead with offset nuts and cams, get on it!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : East Side : Aries Butte : Led by Sheep (5.7)
By: Eric Klammer When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Fun scramble! DO NOT bring trad gear. We mistakenly brought a small rack and found absolutely no spots in the route which would take gear. Some alpine draws and maybe a sling are all that is needed for the route. Have fun!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : Hooker (5.9)
By: Eric Klammer When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: Surprisingly fun moves through the crux, unfortunately this is only reached after 40' of bushes, moss, and choss. There is decent gear to be had low in the roof but nothing I would love to fall on. Fortunately it's a steep but relatively easy move to reach the hand jam slot, and a bomber #2 will slide right in. Throw to the jug, and it's all over!

Once over there aren't many options for a great belay, I used a the least crispy looking tree and a large slung block. Enjoy!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Rastaman Roof (5.9+)
By: Eric Klammer When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: Super fun couple of moves, if only it was longer! Seemed too easy to warrant the dreaded 5.9+ grade, but this may be accurate for those with a shorter reach. I was able to grab/jam the crack at the lip, pull up, then latch on to the jug further up and pull over.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : Door Jam (5.9-)
By: Eric Klammer When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: Mid 40s, lightly snowing, a slightly wet and dirty crack, and half blind from moss flakes falling into my eyes, all the while shoving my body up a slot just a little too narrow to properly chimney.... Ah, a pitch I will not soon forget.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : Mnemonic Plague (5.9+)
By: Eric Klammer When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: The grass seems to have grown back into the upper seams as good pro was hard to find on the finishing slab. Traversed left to bolts to finish. Expect a decent runout to the anchor or budget some time for gardening on the way up.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : Moonstruck (5.8)
By: Eric Klammer When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: Dirty and not that sustained, but a few fun moves here and there. Finger to medium-sized gear useful after the bolts run out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Hold The Line (5.9)
By: Eric Klammer When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Crimp/pinch on the wall high and on the left of the crux corner is now gone. Felt it shift on lead and managed to pull it and about a foot long sliver of rock off on the way down. Looks like there is a now a similar crimp hold in place but about 8-12 inches lower. I tried to scrape some of the dirt off, but it still won't be that clean for a while. Just a friendly reminder to stay sharp and keep your helmet on, especially during these spring freeze/thaw cycles!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : The Umph Slot (5.10)
By: Eric Klammer When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Wow. Short approach, good scenery, easy communication, engaging climbing, and "exciting" nipple and crotch stimulation make this one the better, in my opinion, "date climbs" in the Boulder region. Definitely a pitch worth considering when trying to find that perfect route to show someone new to the sport what climbing is all about and to learn the origin of the saying "if your chest isn't bleeding, you're not trying!"


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : Photo
By: Eric Klammer When: Feb 19, 2014

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Comments: To clear up the confusion, the kleimheist/prussic was used only to capture progress when pulling through the "uphill" side. All weight was supported by a locking biner through the belay loop. The sling was left loose and was pushed forwards by the biner as one traversed. A microtraxion with biner backup would have been ideal, but we made do with what we had at the time.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Left Side : Don't Ask (5.10b)
By: Eric Klammer When: Jan 24, 2014

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Comments: If swinging from one crack system to another by a jug constituted .10a, then the given rating may be justified. As it is though, this climb is ridiculously easy for the grade listed. Having just finished Bihedral before jumping on this, I found both climbs to feel similar in difficulty. It may be harder if your shorter, but if you're 5'10" or over and can do a pull up, you're good to go!

While the bottom half wasn't that great, the top half was pretty fun, and I'll give it a star for that.


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