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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Va...
By: Jesse Morehouse When: 3 days ago

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Comments: The lower elevations remain unseasonably warm, and the recent snow has been rain and wet snow down low, degrading the ice that was forming on Treasure. I'd guess the same thing is happening to the Chain Station but have not been over to investigate.

There is just not a lot of ice around at the moment. Alpha Male/Sheeps is still the best bet. Romulus looks pretty good too.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Va... : Wolf Creek Pass- West Side : Tasty Freeze (WI4-) : Photo
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Yup.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Va...
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Pickings are thin on Wolf Creek Pass right now. Alpha Male/Sheep's Clothing appear to be in as well as some of the ice surrounding Alpha Male. Sheep's is presented as a low angle left option usually covered with snow, but current conditions make this an option at the moment as well as a thin looking, main line to the right.

Romulus appears to be in now, but the last top out move may be thin. Remus could be climbed by skirting the initial pillar via ledges to climber's right. The rest looks good... more >>


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : V-Mountain aka V Rock : Almost Certain (AC) (5.11+)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 19, 2014

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Comments: This is a super fun finger crack. Truth in advertising here- I've only TR'ed it, so I'm not sure how accurate the grade is, and I'm not certain I'd ever be able to lead it to know for sure. Take the rating as a "suggestion"! Regardless, have fun on it!

You can access the top anchor to hang a TR on this route and the arete by climbing the Unknown Acute Dihedral and exiting right around the arete as described on that climb.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : V-Mountain aka V Rock : Unknown 5.9 (5.9)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 19, 2014

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Comments: A super fun route. The first pitch is not short and very memorable, but the main pitch is fantastic with 2 roofs and great climbing, mostly hands to tight hands but with some wide stuff too plus protection options in thinner cracks nearby. I brought singles from black Alien to old #4 plus nuts and 2 #1s, 4 #2s, and 2 #3s. On the main pitch, I used almost all of it and even with the belay higher at the stance ~20ft further up the route from the big belay ledge, but I'm a ... more >>


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : V-Mountain aka V Rock
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Kevin, it takes a time or two to dial the approach, and then it's pretty easy. It can be one of those "magic" trails that only works well in one direction, usually outbound! Where the cairns run out, look for some tree blazes. As to that elevation, that was not done by me, but if you bring a GPS (lame, I know...), it should be a good bit easier.

The bolts you saw are now all in and the FA complete (on the last try of the year- super big props to Andrew McClure!). He says its awesome. Too hard f... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Photo
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Lutz, glad you like it. It is a little lamer than that. I used the route finder search to return all 10s in the 4-5 star range. Then I selected all the routes and copied and pasted them into Excel. If memory serves me correctly I cleaned up the data and either used a pivot table or some countif functions to get the counts by crag. Then converted the graph to a jpg and uploaded it. Sounds about like it was. Something to kill time with on a lame day! I think I get geek points even if it was not ne... more >>


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: After climbing here since the early 2000s, I have to say this area has seen some great development in the past few years. Some very quality routes have been put in with great hardware, and the poison ivy is no longer the issue it once was. Pretty much all routes are accessible to both lead and top rope climbers. The handful of developers who have done this deserve props for sure!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Walk on the Wide Side (5.10a)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Well, just for laughs, here's a different experience. I tried to climb this over the weekend but a couple speaking what I think was French was on it, the dude valiantly grunting and thrashing his way upwards in shorts and a tee shirt. I was low on time so moved on. What are the odds? I mean from what is posted above Im probably the unluckiest climber ever!


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : Mild Hops (5.10)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 8, 2013

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Comments: Totally agree. This is a great 10 on all accounts.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : F***in' Greenies (5.10b)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: A reall good route overall with increasingly strenuous climbing. Fairly well bolted except maybe that last one. There are some disconcertingly hollow flakes on it though. Pull down not out! All that being said, it's probably one of the better routes in the area at the 5.10 grade.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : Black Beauty (5.8+)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: I was setting it up for my kids and had a hold break. First time I've ever whipped on an 8. I left plenty of other suspect holds for others! Don't clean this on rap - the rope pull can be tiring due to anchor placement.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : Hopstacle Course (5.10)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Sep 8, 2013

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Comments: I'm kind of surprised to see that everyone, but me thinks this is 5.10. It makes me feel like a pathetic climber, but hey, that's cool. Just want to put that alternate opinion out there for folks. Great route.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : V-Mountain aka V Rock : Uncertainty (5.10-)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Aug 31, 2013

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Comments: We placed the rap station so it would be possible to check out the wide, overhanging crack continuing up the face. I'm probably way too pathetic to probably even try (and too poor to have enough wide gear!). Have a go! I double dog dare you....


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras : Mosaic Rock : Clean Green Dream (5.9)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: This was a really fun route. As I smeared that face leading past the last bolt I sure felt off route- no more bolts, no obvious pro but it ended up protecting surprisingly well. Just follow the features and it will all work out fine!


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras : Independence Gully : Double Your Pleasure (5.11a)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: I was pretty unimpressed by this route. Blowing the second clip would mean serious ground fall potential and its no gimme if you are climbing at your limit. Also, there are a few disconcertingly hollow flakes on the steep part that are mandatory holds and as you pull over the lip to the easier terrain, most of the big holds are hollow. In its favor it is a nice change from slab. Im not sure Id bother doing it more than once though.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras : South Rock : Unknown (South Face Middle) (5.9)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: The left trending semi-detached column-like feature just left of the quarts dike/groove feature where the face steepens is awful hollow. Its easy not to use that feature but be careful. Other than that, a fun route.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras : South Rock : Unknown (South Face Left) (5.10+)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: The bolted anchor is off to climber's right a good 15 feet or so from the route. Its a good enough route that it could stand to have an anchor of its own.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Va...
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Dec 28, 2012

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Comments: Treasure is in and, at least at the moment, pretty steep due to the lack of water this fall. Tasty Freeze is in too as is the lower chain station.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Pinhead (5.10b)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: I really enjoyed this route- it had good feet! It climbed a lot like a non-desert route which was a fun change of pace. The difficulty seemed to stay pretty moderate with one or two more strenuous moves at the top.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : The Shipyard : Electronic Battleship (5.10)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Nov 24, 2012

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Comments: The wide middle was rattle fists but not quite offwidth for me. A good way to get worn out prior to the thin finish! Worth doing for sure. I had 2 #3.5 camalots and was thankful for them.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Right to the Left (A Thoug... (5.10c)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Nov 2, 2012

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Comments: Seth, looks like I got the wrong story. Tom, thanks for the correct other name. Note edits above and thanks for the clarification guys!


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Ms. Cool (5.9)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 31, 2012

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Comments: I think "decent" is an understatement - a great route for the grade. Weird that you don't see more folks on it.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : Black Sun (5.10b)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Oct 26, 2012

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Comments: For what its worth, here is the perspective of an average 5.10 climber (a caveat that I think is important for routes like this- hint: look at the grades the folks calling this "easy" climb...).

P2 (after leaving KI) was a fun and slightly strenuous 5.8 that I liked better than its next door neighbor equivalent on KI. You need to build an anchor in the cracks above the ledge. Resist the urge to use your #2 camalots!

P3 (crux) was a great pitch and very physical. The "5.10 fists" crac... more >>


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : Trailhead Wall : Brother Toad (5.10d)
By: Jesse Morehouse When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: A fun climb overall and felt solid for the grade in the hard sections especially the part off the big ledge after b2. Well bolted but has a bit of a grid bolted feel due to the proximity of the routes/variations to the left leaving/rejoining. The start is kinda not all that, the rest of the route is really good until you pull up on to the ledge with a suitcase sized loose block you have to avoid as you surmount the ledge. The finish shared with the other routes to its left is OK but the route... more >>


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