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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 851 | Routes 27 | Areas 4 | Photos 82 | Page Improvements | Comments 76 | Posts 240 | Stars 227 | Ratings 195
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Contributed Photos

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Rob Kepley in the diaper zone.  Note:  This is ver...

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 r...

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., a...

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 se...

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 Crotty : Me

Jun 3, 2006

Rob Kepley catches while Rob Woolf narrowly misses...

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...

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...

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

Joseph Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Rob Kepley at the 2nd belay end of pitch 3 on the ...

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 Crotty : Sundance Lumpy Ridge

May 21, 2006

Rob Kepley linking pitches 1,2 and 3 in a single 6...

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

Joseph 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 : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : The Flying Beast (5.12d)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Oct 25, 2014

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Comments: Right knee pad helps w/ last two clips. Commenting as a really tall climber, any advantage one gains in one part of the route is later negated. For example, I can reach through the lower crux but have to campus to get fully established in the corner - I have yet to see anyone do lower crux statically. I have noticed that smaller climbers are not nearly as bunched in the middle section of the business. Also, shorter climbers can cop a second kneebar to shake just before the finish, but taller cli... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Sinners On Sunday (5.12- C0)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Great work, Scott, and some serious perseverance. Looks like sweet new product, can't wait to check it out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Evangelium Vitae (The Gospe... (5.12b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, Steve! Really appreciated your help on this one. Good point on alternative approach pitches. I added those to the description. Hopefully, it'll see some action soon and the grade can be confirmed. I am open to raising it if warranted, but I think with the correct beta it's .12b.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Evangelium Vitae (The Gospe... (5.12b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jun 7, 2014

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Comments: Stop reading if you're attempting an on sight.

A partial left kneebar/scum makes clipping the third bolt easier and affords a few good shakes. A kneepad makes it so you can almost get both hands off.

The crux toss between bolts four and five can be a bit perplexing until the right sport beta is applied. It is not height-dependent, rather beta intensive. 5'4" climbers send when wired. Above the "shark fin" at bolt four is a good mini-ledge you throw to. With left hand on the mini-ledge and righ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Sucking My Will to Live (5.12c)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: Lead bolts two, three, and four were upgraded from Rawl 3/8" plated three piece sleeve to SS glue-ins. See the fixed hardware section for details. All three of the original holes were re-used. Patched old holes next to lead bolts one, five and six. Tightened all mechanical bolt hangers. Sadly, the anchor bolt hangers were very loose and exhibit typical thread damage but are still safe.

Note, a friend mentioned they thought the... more >>


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

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Comments: The position of the first bolt is poor. 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 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 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 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 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 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 Crotty When: Aug 18, 2012

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Comments: RIP Jack. David, thanks for posting.


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