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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rob Kepley takes a shake after pulling the roof start.

Rob Kepley takes a shake after pulling the roof start.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Green Willow Wall (5.11+ R)

Nov 19, 2006

Contemplating the entry into the roof crux sequence.

Contemplating the entry into the roof crux sequence.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Arms Bazaar (5.12a R)

Sep 15, 2006

Joseph Crotty clipping the bolt that protects the start.

Joseph Crotty clipping the bolt that protects the start.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Arms Bazaar (5.12a R)

Sep 15, 2006

Rob Kepley in the diaper zone.  Note:  This is very foreshortened.  A fall from the upper runout will net an 80'+ fall on not entirely vertical rock.  Have both a hearse and ambulance parked at the base, because if you fall you are leaving in one of them.

Rob Kepley in the diaper zone. Note: This is very foreshortened. A fall from the upper runout will net an 80'+ fall on not entirely vertical rock. Have both a hearse and ambulance parked at the ba

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Inner Space (5.11b X)

Jul 2, 2006

Rob Kepley sizing up the pro situation after the runout start.

Rob Kepley sizing up the pro situation after the runout start.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Inner Space (5.11b X)

Jul 2, 2006

Joseph Crotty sets up for the now missing (i.e., as of 2013-02-17) inverted knife blade clip just off the deck at the lip of P1 pitch of Jules Verne. A new knife blade was placed with a park permit in a like for like replacement. The new pin would be seen just above the climber's right ankle.

Joseph Crotty sets up for the now missing (i.e., as of 2013-02-17) inverted knife blade clip just off the deck at the lip of P1 pitch of Jules Verne. A new knife blade was placed with a park permit in

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Jules Verne (5.11b/c R)

Jun 26, 2006

Gut Buster climbs through the tightly clustered series of mini roofs in the left facing dihedral to the climbers right. From the final lip it moves up and slightly left finishing just to the left of the summit saddle on a two bolt anchor.

Gut Buster climbs through the tightly clustered series of mini roofs in the left facing dihedral to the climbers right. From the final lip it moves up and slightly left finishing just to the left of t

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Gutbuster (5.12a)

Jun 15, 2006

Chilling at Bell Buttress in Boulder Canyon.

Chilling at Bell Buttress in Boulder Canyon.

Joseph P. Crotty : Me

Jun 3, 2006

Rob Kepley catches while Rob Woolf narrowly misses a beautifully executed beta flash attempt with crux gear in situ.

Rob Kepley catches while Rob Woolf narrowly misses a beautifully executed beta flash attempt with crux gear in situ.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Arms Bazaar (5.12a R)

Jun 3, 2006

Rob Kepley in the heady Iron Cross of Interceptor.

Rob Kepley in the heady Iron Cross of Interceptor.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Interceptor (5.11b R)

May 27, 2006

Rob Kepley prepares to intercept.

Rob Kepley prepares to intercept.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Interceptor (5.11b R)

May 27, 2006

Interceptor starts on XM and where XM breaks right to the wide crack behind the pinnacle it continues directly up the crack until it peters out onto the face above.

Interceptor starts on XM and where XM breaks right to the wide crack behind the pinnacle it continues directly up the crack until it peters out onto the face above.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Interceptor (5.11b R)

May 27, 2006

Taking a break while re-racking for the link up of pitches 4 and 5 of TurnKorner on Sundance Buttress, Lumpy Ridge.

Taking a break while re-racking for the link up of pitches 4 and 5 of TurnKorner on Sundance Buttress, Lumpy Ridge.

Joseph P. Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Rob Kepley at the 2nd belay end of pitch 3 on the slab.  The pitch 4 .10a crux is visible near his left hip.

Rob Kepley at the 2nd belay end of pitch 3 on the slab. The pitch 4 .10a crux is visible near his left hip.

Joseph P. Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Rob Kepley linking pitches 1,2 and 3 in a single 60M push.  Well I did simul 40', oh well.

Rob Kepley linking pitches 1,2 and 3 in a single 60M push. Well I did simul 40', oh well.

Joseph P. Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Conan's from the base.

Conan's from the base.

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Conan's Gonads (Conad's) (5.9)

Jun 1, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : King's X (5.10d)
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: 6 days ago

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Comments: CJC and others, ACE installed a new anchor atop P1. As the new bolts are glue-ins, the note was left as a warning not to use them until they had ~24 hours for epoxy to cure. The note is gone and so is the old anchor and all of the tat. Enjoy!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Young, Blonde, and Easy (5.11b PG13)
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: The position of the first bolt is flat out terrible. Onsight, you're forced with a mental dilemma of either clipping the bolt or sending the crux as you can't have both unless you're very strong. The bolt should be a foot lower and left.

Great climbing with some cool movement and good mental edge.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Orange Wall : Heart of Darkness (5.12b)
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: The top two thirds consists of climbing on a bunch of really cool microwave oven sized plates. A medium sized sampling of cams up to #1 Camalot provide pro in mostly horizontal seams between plates. A tad heady but really fun after the crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : ... : Photo
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Yes, the angle in the photo is still on T2 P1 in the exact spot it was before.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : ... : Photo
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: Nothing reliable natural pro wise is available. A few inches above where the pin was you can place a #1 Camalot, but the rib of rock the outer lobes would set against is friable. Additionally, it's a shallow placement, and the rock undulates a bit making lobe engagement tricky. I always had trouble clipping the pin. The extra reach to place the cam may make it super desperate, and then it probably won't hold anyways.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : ... : Photo
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: Note, the inverted knife blade above my right shin no longer exists. It was pulled while testing the placement 2013-02-17 by yours truly. It failed on a medium test pull with a hammer. It was a time bomb waiting to go off.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Jules Verne (5.11b/c R)
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: The old, P1 crux, inverted knifeblade was replaced 2013-02-22 with a like-for-like permit from ECSP. The old pin failed on a pull test with a hammer, and when it came out, the rock broke where it was placed. The new BD #1 knifeblade is about a foot away from the old one but a bit lower and about 4 o'clock from the old one. It does not significantly alter the difficulty as setting up from the lip to clip is still difficult given the high footing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : Belladonna (5.11b R)
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: Aug 18, 2012

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Comments: RIP Jack. David, thanks for posting.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Over the Rainbow (5.11a)
By: Joseph P. Crotty When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: I can't resist and just have to chime in here.

I attempted 'Over the Rainbow' in the late '80s, probably 1988, with a friend who lived in Manitou Springs. The route was in a guidebook by John Harlin that had climbs from many areas in the Western USA. I had climbed previously, I think, twice at the Garden and enjoyed it. I had long dreamed that OTR was a classic and as being it was the longest line then on North Gateways' West face was determined to send it.

I onsighted Rainbow Bridge which was... more >>


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