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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : T2 (5.10d R)
By: Jim Erickson When: Oct 23, 2006

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Comments: The start of T2 today is harder than 10d, even if it is just a highball boulder problem. This is not due to any grading inflation really, but it's due to the fact that the ground has dropped about 3 or 4 feet since the 60s. The first few moves of what is now T2 are actually the first few moves of the start that Bill Putnam worked out for the FFA of Lower Jules Verne that we did in 1972, and we did not touch any of T2's holds.
In the sixties for the T2 start, there was a blade of rock that st... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Art's Spar (5.10c)
By: Jim Erickson When: Sep 30, 2005

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Comments: Some Pre-Cambrian history: Nobody really knows the story of the name of this route except the three of us. Climbers have always assumed that it was named for the crux roof, but that is not true. When we first did this climb, we started up the 5.8 dihedral of Grand Giraffe for 20 feet, then angled left via some run-out face climbing. Art led this pitch, and about halfway up put a long sling around a horn. Art was from Steamboat Spgs, and had quite a Western Drawl, yelling down "I'll just wra... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Positively Fourth Street (5.10a)
By: Jim Erickson When: Sep 20, 2005

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Comments: Although I always seem to get credit for leading the first ascent of this climb, it was actually my long-time climbing partner, Jim Walsh, who led an excellent, ground-up first ascent here, via the Direct Finish. I merely belayed him and followed the pitch. A very fun climb, which is way, way too short. I still have my original writeup of the route that I gave to Pat for High Over Boulder. In accordance with the standards of the day, we graded the route 5.8- if you went left at the top, or ... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Positively Fourth Street 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part D - Xanad...

Art's Spar 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Art's Spar

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower One

T2

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Tower Two

Positively Fourth Street

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part D - Xanad...