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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Animal Riots Activist (5.12a)
By: KCP When: 2 days ago

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Comments: The crux beta seemed pretty straightforward (hang slopers, throw right foot onto a mondo edge out right, reach with right hand to a sinker finger-bucket). Fun route.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The New River Wall : Dragonslayer (5.12d)
By: KCP When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I guess I need some beta.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The New River Wall : Merlin (5.11d)
By: KCP When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: High quality except for the flesh-eating, thumbs-down jam at the crux.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The New River Wall : Dragonslayer (5.12d)
By: KCP When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: Either a hold broke or this rig is sandbagged, because the boulder problem is easily V7, which would make this route 13a - not 12d.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Vie (5.11b)
By: KCP When: Jul 4, 2014

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Comments: Someone recently told me that the knifeblade in the dihedral on pitch 1 finally broke.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : I Have a Dream (5.11)
By: KCP When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: It's short with an interesting boulder problem start. I found some graceful beta off of a tenuous left sidepull. Foot placement and body-tension are important. I thought it was a better warmup for Lucid Dreaming than Mr. Sandman, for instance. Also more convenient. It was pretty dirty, so I gave it a decent brushing. The bolts are placed well, and the crux is engaging enough that it deserves two stars, imo.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : East Draw : ... : Photo
By: KCP When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: That's not Pig Dog. It's the easy problem to the right of it.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : RMNP Bouldering Areas : Tyndall Gorge : ... : The Kind (V5)
By: KCP When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Classic at the grade. Nice forearm warm-up for the harder problems in the area.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Stepping Stones : El Barrio (V8-9)
By: KCP When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Redpoint crux sequence:



Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Stepping Stones : El Barrio (V8-9)
By: KCP When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Full value. Awesome problem!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : The Gill Boulder : Horan Face (V5-6)
By: KCP When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: So for some perspective, if Zero G is V5 and Re-Entry Burn is consensus V6, then Horan Face is solid V6, at least in warm weather. Classic problem.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Captain Crunch (5.13a)
By: KCP When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: Sent this route midday, midsummer. Good route any time of year. Definitely easier than The Web.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Lucid Dreaming (5.12d)
By: KCP When: May 18, 2014

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Comments:
I removed the draws from Lucid Dreaming today. They're no longer safe. The one with the square-cut gouge in it was on the third bolt that people whip onto when they blow the lip. Several of the slings are showing visible sun and weather damage. Anyway, whoever owns them is welcome to call or message me, and I'm happy to get them back to you if you're local.
I removed the draws from Lucid Dreaming today. They're no longer safe. The one with the square-cut gouge in it was on the third bolt that people whip onto when they blow the lip. Several of the slings are showing visible sun and weather damage. Anyway, whoever owns them is welcome to call or message me, and I'm happy to get them back to you if you're local.



Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Cryptic Boulder : Cryptic Magician (V7)
By: KCP When: May 11, 2014

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Comments: Very sharp but fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Satellite Boulders : Re-Entry Burn (V6)
By: KCP When: May 7, 2014

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Comments: Felt a bit easy for V6. Good feet if you use them.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Satellite Boulders : Zero G (V5)
By: KCP When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Didn't flash but did it in a couple tries. Pretty fun, although not a classic. Good warmup once you know the moves. V5 feels about right.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : The Dark Side : Valhalla (V7)
By: KCP When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: Hard second move without the heel-hook. Fun problem.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Satellite Boulders : Girlfriend's Backside (V7)
By: KCP When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: One, awkward move. V7 feels accurate. Calling this rig V5 is pretty funny.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Satellite Boulders : The Turning Point (V9)
By: KCP When: Apr 16, 2014

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Comments: Interesting problem. Definitely worth a few burns. As far as the grade goes, and they are always subjective at best, TP feels like V8 - not V7. It's harder than Rotund, Valhalla, and several other established problems in the area and others.

The moves down low look easier if you can get the heel-hook. I can't, so the opening sequence up to the good crimp is pretty powerful for me. The problem is also temperature-dependent, so opt for colder than warmer for the turning point sequence.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Photo
By: KCP When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, Dave!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Photo
By: KCP When: Dec 22, 2013

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Comments: I do it that way. That sidepull is a jug, and there is no need for the feet to cut loose there.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : East Draw : ... : Pig Dog (V6)
By: KCP When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: Sweet problem!

I'm not going to pad the grade on my score-card, although PG, imo, is pretty hard for V6. I've gone out there with several V10 climbers, none of whom flashed it. Most took at least three goes. The holds are all good, although every move is powerful and they stay on you until after the top-out.

One of the best boulder problems on the Front Range!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : East Draw : ... : Traverse (V6)
By: KCP When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: Sent it this afternoon. Fun problem in a great location. Need to go back and link it into the V5 on the left end of the wall.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Paris Girl (5.13a R)
By: KCP When: Nov 6, 2013

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Comments: Does anyone have links to video and/or photo-beta for the crux section of PG? The only sequence that we found yesterday seemed pretty hard for 13a.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Lower Right Side : Father Figure (5.11b)
By: KCP When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: Interesting, tenuous movement except for the contrived finish. You can easily reach out left to a jug, which makes the finish a relatively easy step-up. If you can reach a hold, it's in, imo.


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