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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.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Love at First Sight (5.10b R)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 4, 2008

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Comments: Just talked to Topher and he did guide a client up this and the left-facing dihedral above calling it Bold is Love.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Nuns : Holier Than Thou (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 8, 2007

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Comments: Great route climbing what appears to be a candle wax covered wall. First pitch keeps your attention. Second pitch is somewhat contrived but still excellent climbing. Third pitch OK. Highly recommended.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : Sacred Ground (5.12b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 8, 2007

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Comments: The best route in Castle Valley. Excellent first pitch - 11d and incredible last pitch. Definately a route to shoot for.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Butte : Infrared (5.12-)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 8, 2007

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Comments: Awesome route. The last pitch is one of the most spectacular in the desert. 11a, 10+, 10+, 11c.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Interceptor (5.11b R)
By: Ken Duncan When: Apr 18, 2005

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Comments: I think that this is one of the better pitches in Eldo. Deserves 3 stars.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Doub-Griffith (5.11c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Sep 15, 2004

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Comments: The third pitch is my favorite Eldo pitch of all time.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Raccoon Soup aka Thunderbol... (5.11+)
By: Ken Duncan When: Aug 27, 2004

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Comments: My understanding is that Alec Sharp actually gave this route the name Raccoon Soup after he did it in the early eighties (?1981). I climbed with both Chris Peisker and his partner Coral Bowman when they were here in the '70s and hadn't heard that Chris had done this route but he certainly may have. Both Chris and Coral were excellent climbers and neat people who were a major part of the climbing community while they were here. Ultimately who did a route first really doesn't make a big differe... more >>


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