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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Ironclads : Black See : ... : Photo
By: Ken Duncan When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Yep! It is good rock and fun moves, Ben.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : The Cove : Pooty-Tang (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: You're right.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Beehive Buttress : Alien Dave (5.10a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: There are three bolted pitches with ledges between them above this. 5.10a, 5.9, and 5.9. All have bolted rap anchors, the rap anchors on top of the third pitch are ten feet left of the anchors atop the pitch.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Mountain : Horsetooth Rock - West Face : Photo
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: Nice!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Cheeseburger in Paradise (5.9)
By: Ken Duncan When: May 31, 2015

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Comments: Retrobolting next to cracks on routes that have been climbed for 50 years is bogus.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Moon Shadow (5.12b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 29, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for putting it up, Josh.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : New Direction (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 26, 2015

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Comments: Approached the crux pitch by combining P1 Maternal Damnation with P1 Broadmoor then doing a rising 5.4 traverse to the anchors below the crux pitch. Nice bunch of climbing that way.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Krishna & Serenity Spire : Adam's Arete (5.10c/d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Currently all bolts are there with lowering anchors. Great pitch!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Upper Great Face : Paul's Boutique (5.10+ PG13)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: Really needs another bolt at the start of p2. The pro is in rock that very well may break if fallen on leading to a 50 ft factor 2 fall.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Violet Blue (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: Did this again recently and I think the noises in the cracks are cliff swallows rather than bats.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Violet Blue (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: There is a short route between Violet Blue and There's Something About Mary that has excellent moves and goes at about .12b.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Tick Rock : ... : Photo
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: I explored the whole face when I did the Green Flash, and unfortunately much of the rock on the face is very soft.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Proud Mary (5.12c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Feb 7, 2013

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Comments: Did the first two pitches today linking the first 1 1/2 to the top of the pillar so that the belayer could see the leader on the rib. I don't think I'd want to be doing those very delicate clips with the belayer blind below the overhang and a fall potentially landing on the pillar. Managed to OS these pitches. The third was in the shade and too cold to try by the time we got there.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : The Broadmoor (5.10b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 18, 2013

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Comments: Have done this route several times now and think that combining P1 of Maternal Damnation with the first pitch proper of Broadmoor gives one of the best pitches in the area. Have also combined pitches 3, 4, and 5 with a 70m rope (using every foot of rope). Great route!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : There's Something About Mar... (5.12a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jan 4, 2013

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Comments: Great climbing and certainly more of an adventure than most routes at MB! It will get better and better with time as some of the loose stuff gets cleaned off. Four stars if it wasn't for the loose rock.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area
By: Ken Duncan When: Dec 15, 2012

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Comments: I assume two dihedrals.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Outlander (5.10c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jun 4, 2012

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Comments: I believe Malcolm Daly did the FA.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Violet Blue (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 28, 2010

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Comments: Definitely a route I'll come back to again and again. The second pitch is my favorite at MB. Too bad there are all the poorly patched bolt holes.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - left buttress : Sympathy for the Devil (5.12a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 28, 2010

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Comments: Great moves over the overhang and the face above is outstanding! Combined with the first two pitches of Devil's Backbone it probably deserves four stars. Definitely a better finish than the sharp crimps on the third pitch of Devil's Backbone.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Tick Rock : Arachnophobia (5.4)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 11, 2010

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Comments: I think you are probably right on the rating.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Friday the 13th (5.11+)
By: Ken Duncan When: May 25, 2010

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Comments: Amen, Malcolm and Bob. Adding anchors in the middle of a classic long standing pitch does not fit in Vedauwoo. Doing the first "two" pitches as one with properly placed gear is not a problem as far as rope drag goes.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : MaxiLash (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: May 25, 2010

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Comments: I lead this with Mark Wilford in 1976. Of course Bob Scarpelli could have done it earlier. At the time we rated it 5.10a but that was back in the day when we were doing lots of wide cracks.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Super Slab (5.10+)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 27, 2010

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Comments: An even better finish is to avoid going left at the top of the last pitch instead turn the small roof and head up and right in a small dihedral. As far as I know, this was first done by Malcolm Daly in the '80s.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Steep Triangular Face : Friday the 14th (5.11b/c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 27, 2010

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Comments: Seemed mighty hard for 11b/c.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - left buttress : The Beak (5.11a)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 14, 2010

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Comments: Seemed a bit harder than the other 5.11a routes at MB, but it was running water in the middle third of the crack. Still managed an onsight though.


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