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Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Rip Van Winkle (5.10a)
By: erik rieger When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: Can be reached via Turkey Foot by a half-fun pitch (half of it's great, the other half has thorn bushes). Great pitch up a super clean crack aside from the very large, teetering block.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls : Hidden Falls (main) (WI4)
By: erik rieger When: Nov 21, 2014

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Comments: My partner or I forgot two BD ice screws at the base on Nov. 16, 2014. They are likely buried in snow and may have yellow tape on them. Would like them back if you're feeling kind.


Location: CA : San Diego County : McCain Valley : Lowenbrau Pinnacle : Not known (A2 R) : Photo
By: erik rieger When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: Top rope aiding with two chalkbags. Seriously??


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Citadel Crag
By: erik rieger When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: Great warm-ups in the north side corridor and sustained face climbs on the west faces here, too.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Hallett Peak - mixed/ice : Great Dihedral to Upper But... (M4-5)
By: erik rieger When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Superb mixed climbing. No pins needed. A purple TCU is nice to have on the first pitch, otherwise kind of runout. One to do again and again.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Blitzen Ridge (5.4)
By: erik rieger When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: Nice position and good rock.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Flattop Mountain - S side : Enter The Dragon (aka Old R... (5.7 M4 Steep Snow)
By: erik rieger When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: I added an overview photo of the upper part of this route after reading Martin's comment. Might help put into perspective how much more climbing is required to "walk off" from Flattop.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Willard (5.11c)
By: erik rieger When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: This is up there with bad routes I've done in the canyon. The finishing move is just WEIRD.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : The Penguin (5.12b/c)
By: erik rieger When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: Not too bad until you hit the crux. Then it's hard.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Practice Rock : Regular Route (5.11b)
By: erik rieger When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: This is a really nice route—one of the best finger cracks in the canyon—and great for training laps. It's 11a, straight up.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Tumbling Rainbow Formation : Runaway (5.11a/b)
By: erik rieger When: Jan 3, 2014

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Comments: Hard down low, slippery up high, sustained throughout. Felt pretty dang 5.11. Amazing position.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Sheila (5.10a)
By: erik rieger When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: A classic one-pitcher most anywhere. Leave the #6 at the ground.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Flattop Mountain - S side : Enter The Dragon (aka Old R... (5.7 M4 Steep Snow)
By: erik rieger When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: I've done this route twice now. If you're good at scouting for melt-freeze conditions, you'll enjoy the crap out of this route. Also, there can be significant avy danger on the route.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Eldora : Hessie : Hessie Chimney (WI4 M5)
By: erik rieger When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: This route is still good when dry. I'm sure it's instantly more classic with ice. Hopefully no more death blocks.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress : Nimbus (5.10c PG13)
By: erik rieger When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: Worthwhile, but not mega compared to other nearby routes. Definitely some grainy rock on the second pitch.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Saint Peter's Overlook : The Martyr (5.9)
By: erik rieger When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: This is a route to be enjoyed many, many times.

Though there are three distinct ways to start, the best way up the first pitch is to step left at the ring piton and jam up a wonderful thin-hands crack on the arete, then climb the hidden open-book above until the step-over right. The second pitch is just pure fun. Many variations exist on this tower.

Please be respectful of the pristine wilderness and climbing in this zone.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : Deep Freeze (WI5-6 M5 R)
By: erik rieger When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: As Ben says, the direct start really adds to the route. Once in the lower gully, head up the arching thin cracks with the fixed angle—this is on the right side of the cleft directly below the first chockstone. This involves steep and pretty in your face dry tooling with okay protection. You can also burrow deep into the back of the chimney, but it's not as good. You'll wind behind the first chockstone then out the front of the other. The direct start makes the route close to 1,000' long, though ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Coney Island : The Bait (5.11a)
By: erik rieger When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: Mid-size nut or small TCU sews up the top. Good route.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair I : Raised On Robbery (5.10b)
By: erik rieger When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Cool 3D start to this one.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Whale : Bony Fingers (5.11b R)
By: erik rieger When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: This climb is so stellar! Agreed that the slab start is soft for the Portal, but is probably on par elsewhere and gets the engine going. All goes well as two pitches with a 70m.

Per the Hoyt Axton country song:
"Work your fingers to the bone—
Whadda' ya get?
(Whoo-whoo)
Boney Fingers
Boney Fing-gers"


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Elephant Rock : Pink Dream (5.10a)
By: erik rieger When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: Both pitches are excellent. Easy two-rope rap.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Ribbon Falls Area : Gold Wall : The Silent Line (5.10 C1)
By: erik rieger When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: Freeing the 5.11 start to P2 would be really hard (definitely link this with P1 somehow to avoid anchor whippers)...If you can't do the move, a quick C1/C2 placement leads to good free climbing. Might be worth mentioning this route is essentially a water groove.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders
By: erik rieger When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: Lost Julbo sunglasses here on 9/22, would love them back!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Consilience (5.11b/c)
By: erik rieger When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: This route is excellent, with great rock, great moves, and interesting holds. Some shenanigans were required to lower with a 60m rope.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair I : Public Enemy (5.11c)
By: erik rieger When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: Classic route. Not 10a, as the newest guidebook states—that's hilarious. 11b/c feels right.


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