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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Sep 4, 2007

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Comments: Did this on 9/2; a fantastic experience. The statements about being solid on 5.8, runout @ 5.7, tricky gear placement all held very true. Also required simul-climbing in a couple spots to get to decent belay spots and stay ahead of ominous weather. FYI, backing down off this route would be a sketchy and expensive process as there were only 1 or 2 fixed slings that we noticed down on the lower half. We didn't start the climb until 8am and made it only due to answered prayers as thun... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab : Rattle and Scream (5.10a)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Sep 29, 2002

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Comments: Yesterday was the closest I've ever come to killing a friend--on this route.

Whew, here goes....just above the 4th bolt, maybe about 45' off the deck, I was moving up and left on a chalked, crimpy seam layback block (which seemed totally solid) and reaching high and left for a sloper when the entire damn thing came right off. It seemed to happen in slow motion, but me and this 50-70 lb rock just peeled and fell together for about 15' when I was caught by a head's up belayer but the boulder con... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Stained Glass (5.11c)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Sep 16, 2002

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Comments: The first pitch is awesome and sustained mid-10 climbing. Outside of 2 moves (which were well protected), it all felt like 10a-10c climbing...very, very fun.


Location: CO : Keystone a.k.a. Montezuma : The Alpenglow Wall : Equilibrium (5.9+)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Sep 9, 2002

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Comments: I'm pretty sure I did this line on Saturday and it only had 6 bolts. Not that it needed any more; it was just a little confusing given the info here.

Anyway, just for added clarity: its more like 15-20 ft left of the Chockstone Arete, the middle of 3 bolted lines.

It's got a pretty committing first clip, but don't let it phase you, there is an awesome vertical edge just below the bolt that you can lay left on and clip from once you've got both feet up.

Fun line.


Location: CO : Empire : Goat Rock : Goat Goes Up, Must Come Dow... (5.10d)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Sep 3, 2002

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Comments: Excellent line up bomber rock. Fun, fluid moves turn pumpy and steep, but the bolts stay close enough to avoid any ugly fall potential.


Location: CO : Empire : Goat Rock : BaaaD To The Bone (5.9+)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Sep 3, 2002

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Comments: A good hold broke off right above the first bolt on Sunday. I don't think this is 9+ anymore....probably more like 10+ getting to the 2nd bolt. Still fun, though. Incidentally, there is a route just to the right of this one that was also good, on cleaner rock...felt about 5.8ish.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : Edge of Time (5.9)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Aug 12, 2002

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Comments: On a windy day, scrambling down to the anchors to set a damn TR on this thing actually gets your blood flowing. I agree that the upper part of the climb is much easier than the bottom but it's definitely still worth doing....almost reminiscent of Montezuma's Tower.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Rhodian Shores (5.10b)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Jul 1, 2002

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Comments: Good line on great rock. I agree on the 10a rating. We linked this with the 2nd pitch of the Bihedral route--very nice. A few things: I would suggest climbing past the anchors (about another 15-20ft) to the base of the the 2nd pitch to set your belay--much more comfortable and easier to manage your rope. Second thing-leave the nuts and Aliens on the ground; the second pitch is all about .75"-4" cams. If you don't have a 3.5" or a 4" cam, you're in for a dicey runout. Last thing-... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : Outer Gates : The Steeple (5.8)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Jun 10, 2002

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Comments: For all those without any other guide info:

If you liked this line, step 2 lines left up onto a block and do another great 8. It has 3-4 bolts of thinnish face then hits a nice, juggy overhang. Actual handholds give you a break from crimping for the next 3-4 bolts. Fun--only about 50-60 ft, though.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Wes Bound (5.10a)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Jun 10, 2002

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Comments: For all those without any other guide info:

The Inner Sanctum is a narrow, shady corridor [between the Vestry & the Whine Cellar] about 4-6' wide that cuts straight back through the Outer Gates. --Very nice on a hot sunny day.

One side is pretty steep with a few hard looking lines, and the other is just under vertical and holds this route--which rocks, and another about 15' to its left, which is also good, but felt harder to me.

If you do the one to the left, make sure you don't climb past th... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Hot Stuff (5.10)
By: Joshua Lewis When: May 20, 2002

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Comments: Good call. Once you top out, pull your rope up through the draws, tie it off and toss it down to the belayer. He ties the other rope on, haul the knot up to the anchors and clean the route on rappel. The route is so straight and the anchors are perfectly placed for toproping using the two ropes...no drag at all or directionals needed.

Doing it this way requires anyone toproping it to anchor in at the 3rd bolt while the belayer passes the knot.

Love this route.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Headstone : Remote Control (5.10a)
By: Joshua Lewis When: May 6, 2002

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Comments: Wow. Excellent line up an awesome rock...great views of Pike's, no crowds--or any other climbers at all. Very well worth the drive/hike in. May 4th and it actually snowed while on the 2nd pitch. FYI, the 2nd pitch only needs one 60m rope to get back to the ledge--then 2 to get down from there. Also, IMO the first pitch is significantly harder than the 2nd, but very well protected. I guess it depends if you're better at friction slab or steep, edgy face.

Damn; what a good route. ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Sports Wall : Generation Gap (5.11a)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Apr 9, 2002

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Comments: Pumpfest with a capital P! Steep, balancey moves throughout. I was expecting one 11a move, followed by a 10a climb--wrong. Great line, for sure; challenging from start to finish.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Passing Lane (5.9)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Apr 2, 2002

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Comments: Ledgefall potential clipping the 4th bolt--no doubt about it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : The Clock Tower : ... : Rubber Chicken (5.10d)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 25, 2002

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Comments: Definitely more fluid and fun than the route to its left, Chicken Delight. Both are worth doing, though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Upper Security Risk
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 21, 2002

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Comments: Had a close encounter with a huge Golden Eagle on the Solar Dome about a month ago. Partner was near the top of Altoids when this thing just stalled right above her for a moment--seemed like within 10'. It'd be great if there were more of these incredible creatures flying around--please respect these closures; they'll benefit us all in the long run.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab : Trundelero (5.10b)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 19, 2002

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Comments: Still plenty of jugs above the roof; that underhanded jam stepping up into it is so, so nice. Excellent line.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Crystal Tower : Mineral Museum (5.9+)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 19, 2002

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Comments: Aptly named. Any geologist would love this climb.


Location: CO : Independence Pass
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 19, 2002

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Comments: Monitor Rock is well worth a visit. The south side has Flatiron-esque trad routes (5.easy, 500') that are ideal for moonlight ascents and the West face has a slew of single pitch sport on great rock--very similar to Boulder Canyon routes. Fantastic scenery and proximal hot springs make for a killer weekend.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Direct Route (5.6 R)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 19, 2002

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Comments: Great moonlight climb!!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 18, 2002

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Comments: I'd recommend spending the night at the base of this beauty. There are spacious boulder caves all over the slope below, eliminating the need for tents/tarps etc. You need to get the proper permits, which, I think are limited to 8 people/evening, and are a bit pricey...but its well worth the solitude and fresh AM start to your climbing. --God's country, to say the least.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Montezuma Tower
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 18, 2002

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Comments: Humorous side note on this climb (potential Urban Legend): Fergie--the Dutchess of York climbed it in 98 or 99. It was right after she lost all the weight and did her "big adventure" tour of the states...probably negotiating her deal with Weight Watchers, as well. The climb was led for her by a blind climber whose name I can't recall. --Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Skimbleshanks (5.8)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 18, 2002

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Comments: Does anyone know what the regulations are for shooting weapons in the canyon? --In general. I understand that the area near Catslab is privately owned--so open season I guess; but I'm wondering about the meander on the North side of Tunnel 6 and the parking area for the Wall of the 90's. I've heard many shots near tunnel 6 and seen a bunch of spent shotgun shells and bullet casings. Also, a couple weekends ago I was on Hot Stuff when a couple archers showed up and spent a good hou... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Dog House
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 17, 2002

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Comments: I'd agree with you about the ratings on the leftmost routes, Walt. IMO the far left is a good 10a--maybe a star or two. The next in from that is 10b/c with 2-3 stars....fun and pumpy. Seems like the upper half of the b/c might have been added after the fact, what with the midway anchors and slight runout from the ledge. Not too bad a clip if you cheat a little left and have an above average ape index. Straight up the chalked crimpers would be considerably harder..and pretty balsey. Anyway..... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : The Risk Area : The Perfect 10 (5.10a)
By: Joshua Lewis When: Mar 14, 2002

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Comments: We had fun running up this as a timed event. Ended up getting it down to about 35-40 seconds on toprope. Good warmup pump.


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