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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Jackin' the Johnson (5.11b/c)
By: Ken Duncan When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Four star second pitch but only two stars on the rest of the route so three stars overall. Great second pitch!


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Crystal Freeway : Exit Ramp (5.11b/c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Replaced all the bolts on both the first and second pitches today. Also added an additional anchor bolt at the top of the second pitch but didn't have a quicklink and chain, so that is needed if someone is going up there.
The old and the new.
The old and the new.



Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Crystal Freeway : Orange Christmas (5.11 R)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Replaced all the bolts today. Even with fat bolts, the second half (or second pitch) is intimidating! The bolts on the second half/pitch are hard to see.

Bolt beta for the second half starting at the possible belay at the base of the Flake Out dihedral:
1st is about 30 ft away at 2:00.
2nd is 25 ft above at 12:30.
3rd is 35 or 40 feet straight up the rib.
4th is 10 ft at 1:30.
The old and the new.
The old and the new.



Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Crystal Wall : Duke's Wall : Pet Cemetary (5.11c/d)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: As of 7/15, there is a very active hornet nest at the third bolt.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : Age Axe (5.10b)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 11, 2015

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Comments: Replaced the bolt on P2 today. Couldn't pull the old quarter incher though. The piton on P2 is missing but was able to get two OK small cams in the crack where the pin used to be.

The first three pitches are great, the fourth ho hum mostly due to the scree on the chockstones. The fifth is much better if you move right after the ramp to a dihedral around on the face, and the sixth is OK climbing around grassy hummocks and the huge jammed flake. Overall, a two plus star route.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Love at First Sight (5.10b R)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: After seeing the description and topo of Bold Is Love in Rossiter's new guide, Love At First Sight appear to be to the right and independent of it.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Middle Class Wall : Middle Management (5.10c)
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 3, 2015

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Comments: From the anchors on MM, you can continue up and right on Streaky Stylee for a nice, long, 5.10c/d pitch. Be sure to keep diagonaling right, not straight up into the 5.12b crux of Overtime.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Ironclads : Black See : ... : Photo
By: Ken Duncan When: Jul 1, 2015

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


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 : 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.


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