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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Dalke Route (5.9 R)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 28, 2014

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Comments: Was up there 6/28/14. Great line. Just a heads up. There is an extra large, pizza box-size flake waiting to go just before the traverse right on the 5th pitch. It is very large and very loose and is an obvious hand-hold one wants to yard on. Could easily result in a cut rope. There was a group down below us, so we didn't trundle it.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : South Face of Arthur's Rock : Goldeneye (5.11b/c)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: Would agree on the 11d. Quite thin, balancy, and fun for such a short climb.


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Prow : Born On The Fourth (5.10a)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: Lot of rock is still coming off this, I suggest belayers wear helmets.


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Prow : Evil Empire (5.11c)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: Great line. V1 boulder problem to 5.9 climbing.


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : North Wall : Uckfay Ushbay (5.11a)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: Fun climbing on good rock. Closer to 5.10c/d.


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : North Wall : Blood (5.11c)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: Route has cleaned up pretty nicely, but it is a good idea to have the belayer wear a helmet.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : South Face of Arthur's Rock : Intestinal Fortitude (5.11b)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: Fun climbing but pretty sharp. Helpful to bring a 0.75 to supplement the bolts. More like 10+/11a.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : Photo
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Like the topo.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Coke Bottle : Horn's Mother (5.11a)
By: Joe Forrester When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Excellent line. The crux pitch is fun, but the money is on the second pitch. Get some....


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Squaw Peak : Squawstruck (5.11-)
By: Joe Forrester When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: Went ctc in 14.5 hours on this on 5/18. Temps were 80s in Provo, and it was pretty pleasant on the climb, but we started early. Had 3.5L per person.

We climbed it in 16 pitches with a 70m. Linked 1+2, 3+4+5, 7+8, 10+11, and 14+15. I brought 24 draws/slings and I didn't have to skip many bolts while linking.

The upper pitches are more sustained and don't lend themselves quite as well to linking although I would bet 19+20 could be linked without too much work.

The rock isn't that loose on the ... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan
By: Joe Forrester When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: To the person who left two chunks of wet carpet at the base of the titan out in the pines. Pick up your crap. If you drop gear from something, take the time to try and recover it. I hiked your shitty carpet/belay seat out and threw it out.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art
By: Joe Forrester When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: ^^^Second this one. Climbing on Cutler the morning after a heavy rain is pretty dangerous. If there is enough water that it is pooling, probably wise to wait for the rock to dry. Be smart and don't turn into a statistic that will change access for the worse.


Location: UT : Marjum Canyon : Eye of the Needle Wall : Eye of the Needle (5.10a)
By: Joe Forrester When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: This was a great climb! Well protected and fun face climbing! The rock in the "eye" is really wild and worth the trip in and of itself. Great score!

We found it was easier to approach by hiking up to the far left side of the wall, then traverse around to the start of the climb.

Be careful of knocking rocks down on your belayer. Make sure to wear a helmet.


Location: UT : Marjum Canyon : Tower Ridge : The Marjumhorn (5.11b)
By: Joe Forrester When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this on 4/19/14. From the summit register, last group to summit was 2006. The paper in the register is the consistency of papyrus at this point, and neither of the pens work. It would be rad if future parties bring up a better register/pens. Overall, a totally cool limestone tower, with a great summit.

Second pitch felt a little more technical than the first pitch, but both were great fun and well protected.

Don't underestimate the approach, takes about an hour up, and an hour down. ... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : West Side : The Balconies : Lava Falls (5.9 R)
By: Joe Forrester When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Great line and an exciting amount of distance between bolts. You can rap with a 70m in 3 raps, but you have to be willing to equalize bolts 2+3 on the first pitch, then climb back up and get your stuff. A whip at the crux would be exciting.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Death Of American Democracy (5.10 A4 X) : Photo
By: Joe Forrester When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: I remember how damn cold it was taking that photo....painful.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Photo
By: Joe Forrester When: Apr 2, 2014

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Comments: Bwhahah. What area in the Fishers isn't mostly made of mud with some very large stones loosely embedded? Well played.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : Nocturne (5.10c)
By: Joe Forrester When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: One distinct crux, the rest of the climbing is pretty pleasant 5.9.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : December Wall : I Promise Not To Cam In You... (5.10b)
By: Joe Forrester When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Exciting first pitch. That downward pointing flake is going to be a widowmaker some day....


Location: International : North America : Cayman Brac : Edd's Place : Spiral Staircase (5.10a)
By: Joe Forrester When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Excellent route. It bakes in the sun in the morning.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: Joe Forrester When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: It is C2, and I soloed it about 8 or 9 years ago, clean. As most people know, C2 has a wide range, particularly in the Fishers, welcome to the Fishers sandbag. C2 on Cottontail feels a bit harder than the C2 on Kingfisher, just like C2 in the Mystery Towers is gonna feel a bit harder than any of the C2 in the Fishers. Can C2 be hard aid, of course. It is a less traveled route and yes, it does take time to piece those things together. That fear you feel is called developing skill. I know of at le... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: Joe Forrester When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Welcome to harder clean aid in the Fishers......it isn't for everyone. Plenty of folks have done it clean before......


Location: UT : Moab Area : Onion Creek : Mystery Towers & Top of the... : The Atlas : The Wait of the World (5.8 A3)
By: Joe Forrester When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Excellent! Was wondering when some more stuff was going to be posted about the routes back here.....


Location: CO : South Platte : Big Rock Candy Mountain : Childhood's End (5.12- R) : Photo
By: Joe Forrester When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Great shot, Allen.


Location: International : Africa : Uganda
By: Joe Forrester When: Jan 15, 2014

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Comments: I am going to be up in the Arua area from mid February to March. Is anyone around and would like to climb? PM me....


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