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Stairway to Heaven (pitch 3)


Member Since: Jan 26, 2006
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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : B. Upper Tier : A. First Triangle : Three Little Bats (5.11a)
By: Josh When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Some leaders may want to bring a 0.5 or 0.75 Camalot for the crack just after you have turned the roof. There is another bolt coming in a move or two, and those moves are easy, but a fall would most likely put you back below the roof.


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion
By: Josh When: May 20, 2015

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Comments: Howdy Tiers visitors-- Many of you have contacted me about helping with trail work and such at this new crag. Thank you for your willingness to pitch in to make a better, safer, more environmentally friendly climbing site for all of us. Jefferson County Open Space has set a date for a volunteer work day at the Tiers of Zion: Saturday, June 27th. Please PM me if you are interested in helping, and I'll forward the head count to JeffCo and provide more details about the plan.


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : B. Upper Tier : C. Third Triangle : The Joy of My World (is in ... (5.9+)
By: Josh When: May 20, 2015

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Comments: In the spring of 2015, the upper half of this route had sustained beer bottles thrown from the summit of Mt. Zion, so some of the holds had shards of glass resting on them. This is an unfortunate hazard of being just below the high point of the trail above. Hopefully the recent heavy rains have taken care of some of this issue. The other routes on the Upper Tier are less likely to receive the same bombardment....


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : B. Upper Tier : B. Second Triangle : Undisclosed Location (5.9-)
By: Josh When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: Chains have now been installed on the top anchor (thanks, Chuck!). It is also possible to climb out by going past the top anchors to the rappel station above and to the left.


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : A. Jericho : The Horns of Jericho (5.5)
By: Josh When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: Bolt count corrected in the route description - thanks for the catch, Jay.


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : C. Middle and West Walls : Buffalo Soldier (5.10c)
By: Josh When: Apr 16, 2015

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Comments: Glad you liked the route, Matt. The FA party did look at continuing the line straight up, as opposed to breaking right to join the adjacent route, but the rock above loses angle significantly and is more grassy and loose. Lying' Like a Lion definitely provides the cleaner and more consistent finish.


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : B. Recessed Slab : Don't Rock My Boat (5.7)
By: Josh When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for catching the miscount, Jay. It is corrected in the route description now.


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : A. East Wall : The Burning Bush (5.7)
By: Josh When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: The route was named for the small shrub growing to the right of the line at 2/3 height, which had brilliant red leaves at the time of the FA. For full value, stay just to the left of the bolt line until the top.


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : A. East Wall : Irie (5.7)
By: Josh When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: There is a fun (but entirely optional) hueco to the left of the second bolt.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Photo
By: Josh When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Um, yeah, the sleeping bag. It was an early attempt to figure out a reasonable way to carry the belay jacket (DAS parka). It was a cold day, so both of us were carrying jackets - a bit odd to have the leader bring one up, I suppose, but hey, maybe it would have saved my tailbone in a certain kind of fall....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Cats vs. Dogs Wall : Out of the Blue (5.9)
By: Josh When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: Big thanks to Chuck and Adam for finding and setting up this one! Quite fun. Big, juggy rails most of the way and some worthwhile moves on both pitches.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Josh When: Aug 3, 2010

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Comments: Gigantic booty alert! Last Friday (July 31, 2010), my partner and I got within 20 feet of the final ridge (100 feet of the summit) and had to rap off in a hurry (lightning hail storm). Alas, we knew it was entirely possible, but it looked like we could eek it out right up until the end-- the clouds were slow to build, and none seemed distinctly threatening. It was all ok until it wasn't, and then it was time to get lower in a hurry. As a result, we left an anchor of good gear on a small ledg... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Deuces Wild (5.10a)
By: Josh When: Oct 5, 2009

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Comments: A loose block below the small roof on P1 is marked. If you avoid it, it makes your final moves to the anchor a fun and balancy step-across. It is out of the way of the rope line, so still relatively safe to climb underneath and past it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Cracker Jack (5.9)
By: Josh When: Oct 5, 2009

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Comments: Hanger is still missing from bolt #5, although as someone else noted earlier, it's past the crux on fairly moderate terrain. Still, if this crack route is already bolted, it might as well be safely so. I wish I had known ahead of time to try to replace. Doubt I'll get back there to do so soon, so I hope someone else can.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Photo
By: Josh When: Jan 26, 2006

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Comments: Pitch 1 in background


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