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Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : La Cierta Edad (5.10d)
By: Jim Amidon When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: Been there done that one.....


Good fun route....


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : Permission Wall
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: We didn't find any rap bolts.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : The Babe With Power (5.10+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Of the climbs we did, this one was the "best", and yes you need a 70m to get to the ground.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Solar Ridge (5.8+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Two stars....


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : The Rotundity : Hmm! Fresh Meat! (5.10+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Feb 27, 2012

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Comments: It's now out, no more as Mike called it "Secret Crack". I was with you guys the weekend you drilled in the new bolts on P1, Ken.

I'll never forget Mike's description of the approach, "it's only an hour and a half".

3.5 hours later through some very wild country and terrain we arrived at the base.

I think we all climbed P1 that weekend, my wife Julie, you, and Mike....


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : The Main Vein (WI4 PG13)
By: Jim Amidon When: Feb 11, 2012

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Comments: Description:

Park on the road near the base of the route, the gulley comes all the way down to the road. Walk up the gulley to the base of the route, the first pitch when in is a bit harder than WI3 so be ready for some steep sketchy climbing off the bat.

Or just before the gulley makes a final break to the left is a scree field that if you climb up when you get to the top there is a troth that will require some thought full climbing to get to a spot that drops you above the first pitch.

Aft... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Sentinel : The Sentinel - East Face : Fote Hog (5.6)
By: Jim Amidon When: Oct 28, 2011

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Comments: Superb route for the grade.......


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face : Double Dip (5.6)
By: Jim Amidon When: Oct 28, 2011

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Comments: NO FREAKIN WAY IN HELL THIS IS 5.6

I've led Walk on the Wild Side,

Run for You Life,

No way this is 5.6


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Jungle : Welcome to the Jungle (5.8+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jul 18, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday and it was the second route. If looking at the wall, the first route is the one near the crack then this one.

It was fun, not too hard, but good climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Northumberland Crack (5.9+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Apr 3, 2011

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Comments: Worthy route you won't see anyone else on....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : The Flying Buttress (5.9)
By: Jim Amidon When: Mar 21, 2011

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Comments: Super fun route, a must do in RMNP....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Sunstar (5.9 R)
By: Jim Amidon When: Mar 12, 2011

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Comments: Great Route, 3 stars.

First chimney pitch is awkward, and Eldo 5.6....

Upper after the tree is not for the faint of heart or like mentioned above for the beginner 5.8 leader.

Most of the time the people that are putting down a route like this in Eldo are the ones that haven't been climbing there for a long time.

This climb has all the classic Eldo problems to solve/overcome of all longer multi pitch routes in the canyon.

I wouldn't run back and do the first couple of pitches, but the upper ... more >>


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : Triptych Pillars (WI4+)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jan 16, 2011

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Comments: This is a really fun day out, you get a long way off the valley floor.

With mostly easy to moderate climbing till you get to the Pillars.

If moving fast enough the pillars are a worthy objective, but keep in mind how far away from any assistance you are.

There are additional pitches above. This could be a huge day in the valley come spring and longer days.

There were bolted belays at 2 iceflows, and we found enough rap cord on trees for the descent. We made 2 V threads.......

From the ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Anthill Direct (5.9 R)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jan 19, 2010

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Comments: Mega Classic,

Get on it no matter how you start the first pitches....

Great Route....


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : The Outdoorsman (WI4)
By: Jim Amidon When: Dec 6, 2009

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Comments: FREAKIN LONG APPROACH


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones
By: Jim Amidon When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: Custer County South Colony Road Closure Begins This Month
Westcliffe, Colo., October 1, 2009 - The U.S. Forest Service - San Isabel National Forest, San Carlos Ranger District will permanently close the upper half of the South Colony Road, Forest Service Road (FSR) 120 to motor vehicles on October 13, 2009.

The closure near the Custer and Huerfano County line will occur approx. 2.7 miles above the lower parking lot or 0.2 miles above the Rainbow Trail before the first stream crossing. A trailhe... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Photo
By: Jim Amidon When: Sep 21, 2009

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Comments: I was in this part of the Platte with some older fellas this weekend....UNBELIEVABLE the amount of untouched rock there is there....

Shhhhhhhhhhh....

Don't want too many folks heading into there....


Location: CO : South Platte : Photo
By: Jim Amidon When: Sep 21, 2009

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Comments: Hubba Hubba....

So glad I have one of those adventurous babes....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Emerald Lake & vicinity : ... : Photo
By: Jim Amidon When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: NICE PIC.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Green Slab Direct (5.9)
By: Jim Amidon When: Aug 24, 2008

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Comments: Super sweet route with no crowds, classic Eldo stone, and just a good time when all else is standing room only. Do it in 2 long pitches, break it up into more, just a fun route....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Hallett Peak - mixed/ice : Hallett Chimney, AI5 M5 (M5)
By: Jim Amidon When: Jun 15, 2008

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Comments: I climbed this my second attempt yesterday with, Mike Carr, his 3rd try. It was one of the most amazing alpine experiences for both of us. He's been climbing in the park for 30 years, me for 15.

I've looked at that route for countless years, tried to get people to climb it but never was able to get the partner and the fickleness of the route in sync.

As any alpine route is concerned weather and snowfall will dictate how a route shapes up. We had an incredible combination of great snow and w... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Jim Amidon When: Apr 3, 2008

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Comments: One of the best routes in all of Eldo....yeah it has some junk on it, but what route doesn't. Can't count how many times I've climbed this gem.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Werk Supp (5.9)
By: Jim Amidon When: Feb 2, 2008

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Comments: **** 4 stars all the way.....how could anyone rate this 2 stars.


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : Smoked Turkey (WI3)
By: Jim Amidon When: Nov 30, 2007

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Comments: The lower and most of the pitches are in the sun so be there on a cooler day. After the initial first two pitches of fun WI3 you hike further up the drainage to the Awesome Drumstick.


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : The Main Vein (WI4 PG13)
By: Jim Amidon When: Nov 30, 2007

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Comments: Dunno when this was posted about this route, but I thought there was a different post. If you climb the seldom formed first pitch it's easily WI5, you decide, but shimmying your hands up the backside of an icicle with 50' of a slab below you with no reliable gear isn't WI4.

Check out the pictures....and it's easily a 5 star classic.


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