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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rob Kepley calmly dials in the redpoint just befor...

Rob Kepley calmly dials in the redpoint just before the horizontal "brown band".

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

Nov 19, 2006

Rob Kepley takes a shake after pulling the roof st...

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 sequenc...

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 ...

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 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 : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Anarchitect (5.12d) : Photo
By: Joseph Crotty When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Note, the photo is slightly out of date. The cold shut was pulled are part of the re-bolting event summer 2013.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Upper Boulderfield Area : Lower Bulldog Cliff : Bush Pilot (5.10a/b)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Classic benchmark .10-, Indy Pass, face climb. Just off the deck make the first clip and enter a balance lieback with a critical, right smear. Once you dispatch the low crux, enjoy the steep train and killer incuts above trending a bit right until the last clip where you move a bit left and up to the chains.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Grand Inquisitor (5.12a R)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: Replaced both bolts today. The lower bolt replaces the original 1/4" button head w/ Leeper hanger and 3/8" wedge bolt that was just a few inches up and right from it. Alec Sharpe (i.e., FFA) approved moving the bolt location down a foot or so to ease clipping and be less likely to interfere w/ the hands.

The upper bolt hanger was a spinner due to the diagonal load when lowering. It had become repeatedly loose over the years.

Both new bolts are bomber glue-ins . Patched all holes.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Sucking My Will to Live (5.12c)
By: Joseph Crotty When: Jan 17, 2015

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Comments: The start now begins slightly to the left of the first bolt. Right hand start is good bit harder, since the large flake fell off. We transformed it into a decent bench on the ground.


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 >>


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