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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Oct 16, 2003

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Comments: I gotta make another post on this route...I have since learned how to hand jam, and I must say that this is the easiest and most secure 10 that I've done. No crimping or anything except jamming should be going on here, and there are jams to get you over the end of the overhang as well. With adequate crack skills, every jam should be a jug!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Gates of Eden (5.10a)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Oct 15, 2003

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Comments: This climb is pretty tough. The opening overhang has spaced hand jams with weird feet. However, once you get into the offwidth the climbing becomes easier--but getting into the thing is challenging. Look for the sidepulls on the right side of the chimney


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Dementia (5.10a)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Sep 25, 2003

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Comments: This route is not as good as the hype...pretty much a ledge walk all the way up the thing. One hard move at the top of the flared grove and it's over. A good first 10 lead.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Nightcap (5.9)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Sep 25, 2003

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Comments: You might like having RPs for this climb, because the part below the crux is a bit tricky as well. A really good climb and a lot better than it looks from the ground.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Last Call (5.9)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Sep 25, 2003

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Comments: This route is the best on the cliff...really spectacular and 10 times better than Dementia. The crux is definitely getting over the chimney roof, then there is some more hard laybacking up above. This climb is probably a sandbag, but the protection is excellent.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Friends in High Places (5.10a)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Sep 20, 2003

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Comments: I think this climb, if done in one pitch is better than the 1st pitch of Chockstone...really varied and cool. This climb is NOT S!!! to really good RPs protect the hard 5.9 moves and you are pretty much on toprope here; I'm about 5 foot 10 inch and had no problem getting the upper RP placement, and the lower #2 RP placement is very nice as well---I wouldn't recommend a cam here. It is also pretty easy to downclimb on the 5.9 moves to the ledge again. The upper 5.10 sews up compl... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Third Buttress : Left Wing (5.10c)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Sep 19, 2003

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Comments: This is a tough route both physically and mentally. After I pulled the 10c crux, I wanted a piece real bad before I did more laybacking to the jug...but you are in this really strenuous laybacking position and it is very hard to place pro--it took everything I had to place a "textbook" red Alien at my waist, but the friggin' rock was so greasy that when I gave her a tug she just slipped right out. This ended any thoughts of a clean ascent (although good gear is available)! QS or GB, do y'all ju... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : The 37th Cog in Melvin's Wh... (5.8)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jul 22, 2003

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Comments: This climb has a weird exiting pitch, go up the easy groove-chimney until it brings you into a cave with a flake in the middle. Climb up the right side of the flake and walk on top until you see the bolts. Your rope will likely get stuck after you rap.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose : Seamis (5.11a R)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jul 22, 2003

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Comments: The bolts protecting the crux of this climb are terrible.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Straw Turkey (5.10a)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jul 22, 2003

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Comments: This climb offers varied and sustained climbing, you might want to bring up an RP or two if you're at your limit and want to really sew her up---excellent pro the whole way even though it looks like the first 40ft are going to be spicy.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Werk Supp (5.9)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jul 17, 2003

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Comments: The second pitch, although shorter, is much sweeter than the first...very physical hand jamming, don't rappel after the first pitch!! Crack climbers will eat this pitch alive.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Deviant (5.9+)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jul 17, 2003

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Comments: An excellent crack climb that is different from the usual Eldo style...it has no feet on the face and only one semi rest--excellent finger locking.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Over the Hill (5.10b)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jul 17, 2003

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Comments: I was [surprised] to find actual holds on the upper crux dihedral. [The] second pitch is easy 5.9 with rests after each move, although it looks really hard from the belay-it is very unsustained.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Vie (5.11b)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Apr 12, 2003

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Comments: gear beta if only doing first pitch:

there isn't much pro between the first and second bolt. a foot or two below the scary piton there is a very inobvious red alien placement...it goes in right at the nice undercling sidepull thingy. if you miss this placement there is a chance for a pretty big fall, but if you get it this climb is reasonbly protected. the hardest pitch of 5.9 i've climbed, and awesome.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Apr 10, 2003

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Comments: What is going on with the parking situation??? Does one still park at the ranch, or has nothing been resolved?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face : Pope's Crack (5.9)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Apr 5, 2003

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Comments: to finish the original (i think--and still great climbing) line, you climb up the crack till about 15 feet below the roof; from here you traverse left on the sloping ledge for about 20 feet (no pro) and make one final 5.6ish move to gain the crack. run it out some more on moderate ground so as to avoid killer rope drag (gear available though) and build an anchor at the top. walk down the other end of the dome.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face : Illusion Dweller (5.10b)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Mar 31, 2003

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Comments: advice for anyone who happens to poop there pants on the first 15 feet like myself...after you get to the first good hold teh difficulty significantly eases as your jams and feet become more secure. there are many, many good rests to place gear and the roof "crux" at the end has nice, gym-like holds. for me, the hardest parts were the begining and some insecure jams a litte more than midway up the wall. the flake left of the first jug 15 feet up is really lose and expands.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freeway (5.0)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Feb 27, 2003

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Comments: This was my very first rock climb (did it a few years ago). went up with a friend who wanted to go "hiking", who had done this climb before and we freesoloed it in tennis shoes (you definitely do not need rock shoes---but i guess you could bring them on your first trip if noone knows the route). it was a totally awesome experience which got me hooked to climbing. i run up this thing with non-climbing friends at least once a year. pure fun, pound down some water at the trail head, and bring nothi... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Buttress (5.9+)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Feb 18, 2003

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Comments: Beta on the 5.10 variation:

There are two ways that I know of to get into the the crack above the tricky 5.9 crux.

1) (hard way) grab those huge juggs to the right after the 5.9 crux, work your feet up in the thin seem---lock off, and grab a really shitty hold in the crack. you now have really shitty hands and no feet to get the rest position.

2) (easier, less obvious way) instead of grabing the juggs to the right, step left a foot or two (or three??) and balance your way up to the crack with... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Feb 18, 2003

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Comments: Those of us who have gotten our butts kicked at indian creek should not worry about the "crack climbing" which is often optional (except for one move). Once you get to the overhanging section there are nice holds and one huge jug to place a bomber cam. Reach up from the jugg, get a hand jam, and grovel your way up to the top via sketchy insecure moves (with a beautifully clean fall(s), trust me I know)....also don't get suckered into the offwidth before the crux, there is protected face climbing... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Sep 17, 2002

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Comments: Screw that $50 bucks and to hell with pay-to-play. Why aren't we challenging the state of our park??? Think about it this way--how would you feel if "they" started charging $50 bucks for a season pass to Lumpy and built a road up to Sundance with a parking lot and porta-john at The Book?? Fuck that road through our canyon!! don't you just love it when you top out on the yellow spur and look down and see some dip-shit below in a candy-red PT Cruiser.

Take that 50 bucks and use it to destroy tha... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Grapevine (5.8+)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jul 9, 2002

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Comments: Hmmm, I didn't find this climb to be nearly as great as everyone else has described it. The view and the exposure is fun, but the climbing line itself is a "Grapevine", wandering and easy. The "crux", I felt, was an easy antisandbag lasting only a foot or two.......the rest of the climb has very little technical climbing. The most classic pitch of the climb is the chimney--which is actually pretty sweet as far as chimneys go. This climb is definitely worth doing though---because it is long---, b... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Buttress (5.9+)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jun 23, 2002

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Comments: after the traverse after the crux be prepared to get creative with gear (i placed nothing bigger than a red alien on the first pitch)....anyways the climbing is easy but the path of least resistance does require thought, as the easiest way wanders a bit


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Touch 'N' Go (5.8+)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jun 22, 2002

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Comments: Do you guys really think this is 5.9----I led the Green Spur the other day and thought it was quite a bit harder than Touch and Go.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Breakfast in Bed (5.8)
By: Hayden Yurkanis When: Jun 12, 2002

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Comments: Which way do you start the climb right above the piton??? I went to the left and did a hard mantle with a marginal nut placement...it definitely felt weird and psychological.


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