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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak near Cerro Blanco in Patagonia

Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak near Cerro Blanco in Patagonia

South America : Chile

Jan 20, 2010

About to enter the crux moves.

About to enter the crux moves.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Empire of the Fenceless (5.12a)

Sep 5, 2009

John Rudolph about halfway Skywalker, May 2008.

John Rudolph about halfway Skywalker, May 2008.

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Skywalker Couloir

Aug 14, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: OR : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: John Rudolph When: May 16, 2011

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Comments:
  • ***The second rappel bolt is gone on the final pitch****

Today I pulled the bolt out with my hand. I removed it so no one would haphazardly clip it. Once replaced, a 60 meter rope barely makes it back to anchors. From there down climb the second pitch. A final rappel just makes it to the ground at the highest point - tie knots!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Skunk Crack (5.9+)
By: John Rudolph When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: I left two quickdraws at the top of this route on the chains last week. If someone picks them up I would love to get them back. I forgot them because my partner fell and got hurt. Thanks, returning gear is good karma!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Comeback Crack (5.10b)
By: John Rudolph When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: I left two quickdraws at the top of this route on the chains last week. If someone picks them up I would love to get them back. I forgot them because my partner fell and got hurt. Thanks, returning gear is good karma!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area
By: John Rudolph When: Oct 21, 2009

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Comments: Has anyone climbed the route under the giant roof between Dike Wall and West Butress? The one route that goes under the roof is called "Bad Girls Dream" and according to the new guide book, it's a 10a. It's the only 5.10 in the canyon I have not been able to climb. (Had to downclimb it, not easy in a horizontal roof.) Does anyone know if the 10a rating in the new GB is an error, or have any general info about this line?


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Midnight Rock : Midnight Express (5.10d)
By: John Rudolph When: Oct 9, 2009

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Comments: What a nice route. Bolts well spaced, but clean falls. Great variety of moves and techniques. Can be awkward, but if done right the moves are wonderful. Highly recommended.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Isn't Life Strange (5.11c)
By: John Rudolph When: Sep 29, 2009

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Comments: Did this route today, lots of fun. The new BC guidebook, and this page for that matter, say you need a 70 meter rope and 14 draws. Neither are true. Once you are on the upper ledge, climb another 10 feet to belay at the base of the climb (great belay seat). You can easily skip the first bolt, then it's only 11 draws to second set of anchors which are about 90 feet from the ground. Highly recommended, needs more traffic to help it finish cleaning up a bit.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Friends in High Places (5.10a)
By: John Rudolph When: Sep 28, 2009

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Comments: I did this route over the weekend. Look out for the number of wasps on the left face right before you exit the crux up high. I thought I was going to get stung for sure, but got lucky and hurried through.
As far a PG13 rating, the face moves do protect well to the right. I slotted a 00 C3 and a #2 nut right next to each other, both very solid. After the face moves its easy climbing to a fixed pin.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Sport Land : Generous Donation (5.11b/c)
By: John Rudolph When: Sep 25, 2009

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Comments: I had a lot of fun on this route last week. Although the 5.11 rating is too high I think. I am just under 6 feet and had no problems reaching the good holds. Superb feet everywhere. Fun climb, 5.10+.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : Cozyhang (5.7)
By: John Rudolph When: Sep 5, 2009

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Comments: I did this route yesterday, and almost got stung by a wasp after exiting the roof. Watch out. He was mad when I stuck my fingers in his home.


Location: NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Gumfighter (5.11+)
By: John Rudolph When: Aug 18, 2009

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Comments: Very nice route, very thin through the middle section. Recommended TR. I did a nice dyno move after about 10 feet or so to the left to gain the jug before the slab.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Looking for a weekday partner - trad/sport - Eldo/BCColorado / Rockies PartnersJohn RudolphOct 5, 2009
Looking for a weekday partner - trad/sport - Eldo/BCColorado / Rockies PartnersJohn RudolphOct 4, 2009

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Midnight Express 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

CO : Boulder : ... : Midnight Rock

Screaming Yellow Zonkers 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

OR : Smith Rock : Mesa Verde Wall

Skywalker Couloir

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Arapahoe Peaks

Isn't Life Strange 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : Animal World

Talking Out Of Turn 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

CO : Boulder Canyon : Animal World

Free Willie 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Boulder Canyon : Animal World

Green Slab Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Strange Cargo 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Boulder : ... : Lost Angel

Cretin's Retreat 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Parched Cat Cliff

Muscular Dystrophy 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part E - top t...

Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

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

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Sport Land

Gumfighter 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier

Friends in High Places 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part E - top t...

Cosmos 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

OR : Smith Rock : Mesa Verde Wall

The Great Zot 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to...

Wild Cat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Dike Wall

Weather Report 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CO : Boulder : ... : Midnight Rock

Joint Venture 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Boulder Canyon : Animal World

Borrowed Time 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier

Generous Donation 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Sport Land

Toe The Line 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Sport Land

The Ferret's Dead 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Parched Cat Cliff

Zolar Czakl 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Fourth Buttress

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Muscular Dystrophy

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Ridge - part E - top t...

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