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Location: CO : Colorado Springs : William's Canyon : Caveman Wall
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Mar 2, 2010

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Comments: The Caveman Wall is awesome. Great for winter cragging. A beautiful south-facing sunny little amphitheater with a bunch of fun short sport routes, including the steeper routes in the canyon. Despite comments, the rock quality is quite good and I'd recommend this cliff to anyone. Plus the view of Pikes Peak is a simply amazing backdrop. I'm truly sorry Andrew did not enjoy this cliff, but do not let him discourage you from checking it out and forming your own opinion.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : William's Canyon
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Mar 2, 2010

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Comments: Well, positive or negative, I am glad there is finally some discussion going on about good ol' Williams. My dad, Stewart Green, and I personally bolted all but two routes there and I firmly believe that Williams offers a fantastic, secluded, adventure-filled experience that any local should check out and give a shot. True the rock quality is not comparable to French limestone, but it's really not as bad as some people are making it out to be. Personally, even on the first ascents, I barely ever ... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : The Green Bonus (5.13+)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Mar 2, 2010

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Comments: Wow! I'm pysched that the "Green Bonus" has been seeing some action! I certainly think it's one of the funnest, hard Shelf routes. I am surprised by the grade comments, however. I sent it 4th try, 1st try second day and thought it could've only been 13b/c, but decided to give it an open 13+. If what you guys say is true, it must be one of best ascents, having done it in so few tries. I tried "Manly Bulges" probably 20 tries after bolting it, never sent, and thought it was way harder. I may have ... more >>


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Entrance Area : Sitting in Limbo (5.13+)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 17, 2009

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Comments: Sitting in Limbo is one awesome technical route. I remember it being certainly one of the most intricate routes I have ever done. As Mike said, it is not over till you clip the anchors. The story of my send was pretty funny. After two days and four or five tries, I finally pulled through the heinous mono-crux, only to find I should of worked the top a little better. As I cranked the upper 5.11 layback moves I was so pumped and afraid of falling (because I'd have to repeat the tweaky bottom again... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Spray Wall : Surefire (5.13c/d)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 17, 2009

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Comments: Yes indeed, this is a great send. I worked the line a couple tries and came close to sendage probably 10 years ago, but never did send. Great bouldery power endurance route! Awesome job on the FA Scott!


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Spray Wall : Only Entertainment (5.13b)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 17, 2009

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Comments: I would like to clarify a couple things concerning my FFA of "Only Entertainment". Yes, it's true Mike Johnson equipped the route and it sat as a project for over 3 years. Then, Mike, moved indefinitely to California for work. As I had sent every other line on the Spray Wall at this point (and Only Entertainment is the primo line), I figured once someone moves away (let alone a project sitting for years) any project becomes game. I actually did not climb the route onsight, but third try. I am s... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Spray Wall : Spray (5.13b/c)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 14, 2009

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Comments: I left a fair of amount of draws hanging on the Spray Wall in the old days when I was working on routes. I too would have been pissed as hell if someone stole them! Thievery has no place at the local crag. BS! Concerning the grade, when I cranked the FFA third try, there's no way I thought it harder than .13b. Also "Spray" was bolted by local Darryl Roth. It sat as a project for some 5+ years before my FFA.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Spray Wall : The Dark Arts (5.13d)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 14, 2009

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Comments: Yes, as Jared stated I pulled off the original undercling, which definitely increased the grade to what I felt was 13c/d range. The route is extremely fun for being almost entirely chipped. As Ben put it, you have to take it for what it is, for I in no way whatsoever support chipping. It probably would of been a good 5.14+ if it never was chipped. Also Ben, the first ascent of the Dark Art should be attributed to Dan Durland. As I always understood it the original name was "The Dark Art", not "T... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : The Industrial Wall : T.G.V. (5.13c)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: This route is soooo good! Highly recommended!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : The Incredible Hulk Boulder : The Mutant (5.12a V4)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: I bouldered this after leading it a few times and was quite scared. I don't know what the landing looks like now, but it felt more like a solo than a boulder problem to me.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Far Side : Chomping at the Bit (5.13a)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, this route is probably safe to call temperature dependent. I climbed it one freezing winter day in about 15 minutes and it didn't feel that bad. We ran up the hill from the Mutant Boulder and the base was covered with snow and we felt like we were in an ice box for sure. Because it was too cold to rest, I tried it several times in a row and sent in about 15 minutes. It's a short toughie that any boulderer will love.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : The Example (5.13a)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: I cranked this route when I was 13 years old. I feel it is an absolutely stellar line and recommend it highly. Go straight up at the crux though, I am surprised anyone would consider traversing around the corner at the crux, as the crux is the funnest part of the route.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ed Rock
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: William's Canyon is definitely worth checking out. My dad, Stewart Green and I bolted 20+ routes there and they are excellent. It may not be the best limestone on the planet, but it is the closest limestone to the Springs, and there is tons of potential. Just pretend you are climbing in American Fork or Rifle when they were being developed. Routes range from 5.8 to 5.13 and I'll be happy to email anyone interested a topo. Check it out!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : Eagle Perch : Vitamin G (5.13a)
By: Ian Spencer-Green When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: That really sucks that some lame wannabe stole the hangers. "Vitamen G" is a great little boulder problem route, and I am glad that someone has checked it out. It's a very pretty spot at the top of Cheyenne Canyon!