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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jun 24, 2012

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Comments: There are two standard rappel descents for the Black Wall; Rappel Route and D'Antonio Rappel. Either can be used to access any route on the wall, however, the D'Antonio rap requires double 60m ropes.

Rappel Route - Use to access Cannonball Corner and anything climber's left of there; Road Warrior, Good Evans and Cary Granite. A single 60m or 70m works. 70m preferred. See photo below.

  • Find long chains on a block sitting right along the edge. Rap right and stay...
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Mellow Yellow (5.11d PG13)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Apr 17, 2012

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Comments: Jesse, let's get this straight. What I am hearing is that the old bolts were chopped (i.e. heads sawed off) and new holes drilled and new bolts put in next to the chopped ones?


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Java Dome : South Face : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 20, 2011

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Comments: Beyond "classic." This is so old school retro. The Merrell hightops have me almost flabbergasted.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Supremacy Rock : The Web (5.13)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 11, 2011

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Comments: ANCHOR DAMAGED

The following was reported to ACE by Mary Williams:

"I am unsure who to email regarding this, but I wanted to let someone know that one of the bolts on the anchor of The Web pulled. My friend had it pull on him, and we thought that the bolt might be stripped...."


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Boulder Slips : La Lune (5.13a) : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: May 1, 2011

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Comments: Bob, digging the Look soft good apparel at the base. The final icing on the historical cake that confirms this was a late '80s photo.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : Horangutan (5.12b PG13) : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: May 2, 2010

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Comments: Love the head sash.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Kloof Alcove : Superfly (5.12d)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Mar 18, 2010

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Location: Memorial : In Memory of Mike Neu (the ... : Post : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Mar 11, 2010

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Comments: This is vintage '80s! Right on! RIP brother.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Hand Crack (aka White Light... (5.10b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Mar 2, 2010

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Comments: JVonD, love the video of Steve Annecone. Is the sound track from 'Blodder is my Spotter?'


Location: CO : Chris Plesko heading to Ala...
By: Joseph Crotty When: Mar 1, 2010

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Comments: Looks sweet. Thanks for the pics. Go Chris!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Diamond Head : Cameron's Corner (5.11b) : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jan 19, 2010

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Comments: There is a third hidden pin, above pin number two, set 1' back from the block at mid route - runner required.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Diamond Head : Shibumi (5.12b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jan 18, 2010

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Comments: The head wall pitch is not to be missed. Totally unique to Eldo. Its uncelebrated status hinges on its isolated location. However, getting to the head wall seam is heady. Even on follow, I was freaked out for about 30 seconds as all manner of choss must be negotiated. Props to Scott Bennett for the bold lead. I look forward to another bout with this classic.

Note both P1 and P2 anchors could use some TLC. Sorry I didn't take any photos. They work well enough, but updates would be nice. P1: I... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Diamond Head : Cameron's Corner (5.11b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jan 18, 2010

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Comments: Combine 1 and 2. This would be four stars except for the 20' of choss just before the belay. We skipped the last pitch as the start looked a bit dicey and Shibumi was calling. Note, if you don't want to do P3 you can move right about 30' (5.5) and do the 95' P1 rap of Shibumi.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Magic Carpet Ride (5.11d)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jan 16, 2010

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Comments: Probably a seldom done line as we found no chalk or signs of recent activity. The crux (i.e., at the third bolt not the second as written up above) is deceptive on sight, but is a real treat once cracked. Some poor rock in a few spots detracts from the overall quality (e.g., I pulled a hand sized under cling flake off at the start of the crux sending me for an unexpected ride).

On my RP go I opted to skip the fourth bolt and just go directly to the fifth. The top has a nice stretch of unrele... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 17, 2009

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Comments: This Baby Angle was still in good shape rust wise. However, it came out with a hand full of light taps and was not the sort of "fixed" gear that can be trusted.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Gambit (5.8) : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 15, 2009

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Comments: Hard core!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 11, 2009

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Comments: Charles,

I don't think so, but it's in your head the whole time festering away. It would be very scary to fall there. Best not to find out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 10, 2009

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Comments: When is the next bout?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 10, 2009

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Comments: If you don't have the correct build and/or strength to pre-clip this before the dyno and you miss it will be a long ride.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Hands In The Clouds (5.12a A0)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Nov 1, 2009

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Comments: Unique climb that combines airy position, deceptive reads, and sustained just past vertical climbing to produce a classic. Packs a heavy punch for just four bolts. True red point grade.

Have a 0.5 purple Camalot or grey/red Alien ready (AKA panic piece) for the vertical finger slot after finishing the leftward traverse before clip four. Don't bother to put a cam in the flared overhead horizontal slot as it will blow out. Also, note, you can back clean the route on lower from ?The Wisdom?... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Oct 24, 2009

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Comments: This has to be one of the slickest routes in the canyon. It's essentially a large water gully.


Location: CO : Alien Inventor Passes Away
By: Joseph Crotty When: Oct 17, 2009

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Comments: Rest in Peace, Dave. Condolences to his friends and especially family. His legacy lives on indeed.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Ministry of Fear (5.11d X)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Oct 7, 2009

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Comments: Q: What would be the ethics of placing a pin on this route? A: Unethical without question.

Q: It looked to my untrained eye that a marginal rurp or blade might go in near the base of the seam. I don't think Alec Sharp placed any pins, so would it be unethical to add one now? A: Yes without a shadow of a doubt.

Q: Or would it be considered removable protection? A: Fixed protection, bolts and pins, are just that.

I would think a small line of people would show up to remove said pin if it was pl... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Sep 12, 2009

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Comments: What year is this photo from?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : ... : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: Sep 3, 2009

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Comments: Mike, I tried that but I could not get a 'biner through the old hanger due to the space the slings were taking up. Chains would help solve the problem, but I would be in favor of a new anchor per Dave's suggestion.

Phil, the "cracks" are loose flakes. Probably the only reason they are still there is fear of killing a bystander at the cliff base if you pry them off.


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