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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Jurassic Park (5.13)
By: Garrett Bales When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: I got excited for a second thinking they put up a new route....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Berlin Wall : Interrogation (5.12c/d)
By: Garrett Bales When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: The top crux seemed contrived. The hard right out of the seam didn't make sense as leaving the seam is very difficult and exits the natural weakness that continues straight up. Good route though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Berlin Wall : Waterboarding (5.12)
By: Garrett Bales When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: The bolt line is poor at the beginning, to far to the right. The logical line trends up the left side. The rock is pretty bad quality for half the climb. The climb is worth doing but be careful of the rock at the beginning.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Apple Strudel (5.12a)
By: Garrett Bales When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Mandatory stick clip or don't fall it will hurt. Third bolt is hard to clip for short peeps. Good route. The bashy is kinda a joke should be replaced, easy ground I guess Eldo people would say.


Location: CO : Gunnison : The Point, Powderhorn, Colo...
By: Garrett Bales When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Several bolts at this place have wobbled for many years (over 10 years ago) and def. need replacing. The rock is also very questionable in several places. Fun place we climbed for years, but be mindful if you go.


Location: CO : Gunnison : God's Crag : Creamy Salmon Wall : Black Velvet (5.12b)
By: Garrett Bales When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Has anyone sent this thing lately? I'm wondering if a hold broke. The crux is fairly tough, I'm curious if the grade is still around mid-12?


Location: CO : Gunnison : God's Crag
By: Garrett Bales When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: The locals call this place 'Tick Rock' for a reason. Expect thick ticks on the hike in till June.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Midnight Rock : Photo
By: Garrett Bales When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: This wall is west-facing, receiving afternoon sun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Midnight Rock
By: Garrett Bales When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: Pretty sad little crag, many of the routes probably shouldn't exist....
The crag faces southwest and west, and it gets pretty good sun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Midnight Rock : Voila (5.12a)
By: Garrett Bales When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: Sharp, short, and bouldery, fun sequence and worthy. Probably the best route at this crag with Midnight Express. Skip the rest of the crag.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Straight Shooter Wall : Orange Clonus (5.10d)
By: Garrett Bales When: Mar 7, 2013

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Comments: We added a new sling rap anchor 3/2/13 to the higher tree at the second rappel so you no longer have to wrap off the scary tree.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Coney Island : Joy Ride (5.12b)
By: Garrett Bales When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: I found this route much easier than 'The Ticket', both similar with breaks, I am tall though....

A cam is nice before the first roof to assure the clip, we had nuts, but a #2 BD or small cam would fit in the area, several options. The fall how be it slight, might not be fun.

...Jesse's comment is funny, is a route grade harder because it has less protection?


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Quarry : Not Even (5.12+)
By: Garrett Bales When: Nov 18, 2012

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Comments: Agreed, the bolt in the middle of the plate sucks/impossible to clip till you've gained the top of the plate. It would be better placed lower so you could clip then attempt the low percentage, no foot move through the big plate. Hard climb, we guessed grade, couldn't stick the crux sequence.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Little Secrets (5.12b)
By: Garrett Bales When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: Fun climb, if not for some choss it would be classic. NO WAY is this thing 12b. The right hand jam is def. on. Def. a worthy climb.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Crimpfest Wall : Planet Gnarler (5.12b)
By: Garrett Bales When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: I couldn't find decent beta at 12b going directly through the upper roof. I went to the right, used a small undercling to then gain the obvious horn above the roof. When I pulled over with the horn, I was right of the bolt at my knee level? This was def. off-route, but this seemed the logical weakness? I agree the upper half is good-thin and continuous, the bottom crux is also fun.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Kor's Flake (5.7)
By: Garrett Bales When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: Bring a #6 or #5, and a #4,

You'll be happy you did. I wish I had a big cam, I had 1-#4, and it didn't feel like enough. The route's not cool enough to justify a 40+ foot runout. Risk reward, people!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Post Office : Papa's Got a Brand New Crag (5.11)
By: Garrett Bales When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: I found this thing to be much harder than it looks. The gear was not as plug and go as it looks either, kinda the typical Thunder rounded flare in the back, but maybe I just suck at plugging gear. Good climb, sustained, turns out its a little tough warmup.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : North Fork of the St. Vrain... : Buttonrock : ... : Livewire (5.10c/d)
By: Garrett Bales When: Apr 7, 2012

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Comments: There is no way this is 10c, the final move over the roof to the anchors is a little thin for ten. Even if we we're in Eldo.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche... : O.D.K. (5.12a)
By: Garrett Bales When: Mar 24, 2012

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Comments: Best sport 12a in Colorado?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Levitation 29 (5.11)
By: Garrett Bales When: Feb 14, 2012

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Comments: Just further confirming you can rap with a single 70m rope, as stated P4 rap is very close


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall : Cold Cuts (5.11a)
By: Garrett Bales When: May 30, 2011

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Comments: If you were to base a star rating on polish, every climb at Rifle would get half a star. This place is worse than Thailand for grease factor.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : Black and Tan Wall : ... : Photo
By: Garrett Bales When: Mar 22, 2011

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Comments: I'm 6'2" and the knee bar worked great for me?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Green Hornet (5.11b PG13)
By: Garrett Bales When: Mar 14, 2011

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Comments: Maybe "Eldo 5.10", pretty thin. Felt one more bolt could have been placed lower on the crux. Fun, spicy, exposed feeling climbing. Some of the thin edges are brittle and will clean in time.
Additional description: Variation of P4 of Green Spur. Pass the big roof and instead of climbing the standard large dihedral/corner section on the right, climb the arete/face on the left/straight up to the dead tree belay.


Location: CO : Gunnison : God's Crag : Mileski Wall : Woman Thing (5.11c)
By: Garrett Bales When: Sep 22, 2010

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Comments: A 60m rope will get you down, but be careful.


Location: CO : Empire : Ra : Empire of the Air (5.11a)
By: Garrett Bales When: Jul 24, 2010

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Comments: P1 - 10b/c great dihedral
P2 - 10
P3 - 11b-stemmy feet on the slab
P4 - (bolted arete out right)-11a-great exposure.


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