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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : "Is Our Children Learning?" (5.9+)
By: John Marsella When: 6 days ago

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Comments: As for the belay bolt: there's a hidden piton in the rocks at ground level to the right of the start of this route.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Iron John/Little Tree area : Highway Blues (5.7+)
By: John Marsella When: Jul 20, 2014

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Comments: Replaced the two non-locking biners that were holding the chains to the bolts with quicklinks 7/20/14. If you want your biners back, let me know.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Dorsal Crack Area : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Jul 18, 2014

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Comments: Note that the nice tree in the older beta photo is now the dead log in this picture.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Sign Crack Area : ... : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Jul 18, 2014

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Comments: And no cracks worth speaking of to accept gear.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Jug Dome aka Anne's Rock
By: John Marsella When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: Re: Approach - currently there are concrete barriers directly across from the "one-car dirt pullout" on the North (non-river) side of the road. This is about 0.3 miles below the handicapped fishing area that sits ~3.2 mi above Drake. Coming downcanyon, if you reach mile marker 73, you've gone too far.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Jug Dome aka Anne's Rock : Brown Hangers (5.9)
By: John Marsella When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: I couldn't find info on this route on here (MP). RC.com or the older version of BG's guide for the area did not have it listed. Please supply any information about this route in comments or with Improve this Page feature, and we'll get it straightened out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sherwood Forest : Men in Tights (5.10b) : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: This crag is not well-suited for good beta photos, as there are many trees around the base. This makes for a pleasant summer cragging session though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sherwood Forest : Merry Men (5.11b) : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: This crag is not well-suited for good beta photos, as there are many trees around the base. This makes for a pleasant summer cragging session though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sherwood Forest : The Prince and The Pauper (5.10a) : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: This crag is not well-suited for good beta photos, as there are many trees around the base. This makes for a pleasant summer cragging session though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Sherwood Forest : Boyz From The Hood (5.10) : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: This crag is not well-suited for good beta photos, as there are many trees around the base. This makes for a pleasant summer cragging session though.

Note that only 5 of the 6 clips are depicted. The 6th clip is around the corner on the face, which leads to the final run to the anchors.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Torture Chamber : Unnamed 5.9 (5.9)
By: John Marsella When: Jun 15, 2014

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Comments: The difficulty is right off the ground (watch the fall line, there's a large boulder under the starting holds). Finishing onto the licheny slab might be a secondary crux, if only for the commitment above the small ledge.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Torture Chamber
By: John Marsella When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: If I've messed up the order here, please let me know via PM and we'll get it fixed ASAP.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Torture Chamber : Cracky Face (5.10c)
By: John Marsella When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: This route is located further down-ridge from Nemesis Tower.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Torture Chamber : Crack in Groove (5.8)
By: John Marsella When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: This route is located further down-ridge from Nemesis Tower.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Torture Chamber : Final Finger (5.10d)
By: John Marsella When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: This route is located further down-ridge from Nemesis Tower.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Torture Chamber : Gracie's Dihedral (5.9-)
By: John Marsella When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: This route is located further down-ridge from Nemesis Tower.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Country-Western Crags : ... : High Noon (submitted as Sha... (5.10a/b)
By: John Marsella When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: This one is referred to as High Noon in Gillett's guide, FA: Gillett & Jasperson (2003).

I used WC cams #1.5 and #2.5 to protect the mantle/crack.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can...
By: John Marsella When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: Note that the approaches for some crags across the creek as described in B.G.'s guide and here on MP may have changed significantly since the 2013 floods.

While some low-water season crossings may be easier to do with the wider, shallower channel, the character of the waterway has changed such that some of the previously described crossings don't go with higher flows.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : South "Moai" Unnamed Routes (5.9-)
By: John Marsella When: Apr 10, 2014

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Comments: If anyone knows actual names for these lines, please let me know. I don't assume to name the routes if someone already has. The profile of the formation looks like a nose, but that name is taken by a much regal bit of stone.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Stewardess Convention Crag : Oxygen Masks and Float Cush... (5.8 PG13)
By: John Marsella When: Mar 13, 2014

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Comments: Go around the bush however you can unless you really like having relations with shrubbery (although to be honest, it was probably the crux).


Location: MC Poopypants : Freedom : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: I don't think you're supposed to wear a long sleeved shirt as pants, Beibs.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : ... : Photo
By: John Marsella When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: Awakenings, 5.9, is just to the right of the dihedral (shown in center of this photo). Times Square 5.8 is out of frame further right-- and wanders a bit, according to the D'Antonio guide.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Mother 1 (5.7+)
By: John Marsella When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Did what we thought was the "easy chimney" approach (could be!); in any event, it's become some sort of piss vault. I feel dirty after rubbing my body on the latrine walls. Smells rank in there.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Stewardess Convention Crag
By: John Marsella When: Aug 24, 2013

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Comments: 40.173852, -105.361712.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Pilot Knob : ... : Autopilot (5.10a)
By: John Marsella When: Aug 24, 2013

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Comments: The route to the right (Admiral's Club, 5.9- R) has only 2 bolts and one ring piton. This route has one bolt under the roof, one a ways past the roof, a pin, and then the final bolt before the tree.


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