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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Billboard Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Currigan When: May 21, 2012

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Comments: This is really a nice photo!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : King Conquerer : Veasy (V-easy)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Apr 28, 2009

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Comments: I put this route in here, because I do it all the time and find it a gas. It puts you on top of the rock if you can lead about .8. About 4' left of King Conger is another crack above the chalked up, upward pointing jug. Pull up to the jug and match hands then reach up with you right and find a great hand jam with a crimp in the crack. Get your feet under you and bring your left up and around the little boulder and pull yourself over the top. The little boulder will rock a little but holds f... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Crestone Peak North Buttres... (Easy 5th PG13)
By: Kevin Currigan When: May 18, 2008

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Comments: If you want to see a good photo of this mountain's north face, go to 14ers.com. Under Kit Carson, there is a 360 degree panorama. You can see the line perfectly looking SE. It's a great shot.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Long John Wall (5.8)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Jul 12, 2007

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Comments: As you top out on pitch 2 at the top of the gully there is a flatish 3'x 3' 300 lb. rock on the left you want to reach for. It is not a good idea. It is just sitting on the ledge and I think (paranoid?) it has moved toward the gully since I was last here a year ago. If this thing goes...


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Direct Route (5.6 R)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Jul 12, 2007

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Comments: Thanks to whoever removed the manky bolt and repaired the rock. You can't even tell where it was.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : The Bulge (5.7 R)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Sep 1, 2006

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Comments: Look for a nest of wasps on the traverse of the second pitch. You can go low to avoid them as they are in one of the first hand hold/cracks of the pitch. They stung my partner on lead, and when I came up, they buzzed out to check me out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Gonzo (5.8)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Aug 12, 2006

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Comments: The BIG loose block/flake is still there-lookout! You may want a good directional on P1 at the top of the block and right at the bottom of the crack. Your belayer is about 30' from you horizontally at this point.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Ghetto Cruiser (5.7)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Aug 12, 2006

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Comments: The old bolts and hangers are still there. Because of where the bolts have been placed it requires good rope management and serious muscle to pull your rope. We rapped into the gully to the west and at the big tree/2nd rap station there was only a single sling with a leaver biner on it. At this date the sling is in good shape. The cord being used at the top is another matter. It is tied well but was pretty toasty. Being it is directly threaded through the old stamped hangers it is time to ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Forbidden Planet (5.11b)
By: Kevin Currigan When: May 11, 2006

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Comments: You know right where you are when you rap as the bolts' washers have, "Forbidden Planet" stamped on them; pretty classy.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : The Yellow Spur (5.9)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Mar 27, 2006

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Comments: The death flake below the bolts is no more; at least as of last Thursday, March 23, 2006. There was some debris at the ledge but no flake. I would like to have seen it come off.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Joy and Tribulation (5.9 R)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Jun 30, 2005

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Comments: I climbed this route again and found if the chimney is climbed using chimneying (sp?) technique a couple of hands free rests can be had, and it was much less stressful than the 1st time climbing it as a slab/crack. The section of the climb mentioned is above the climber in the photo.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark
By: Kevin Currigan When: Jun 27, 2005

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Comments: There is a new (for me) set of bolts and chains on the west side of the notch. About 90' down is a slung chockstone (two slings and two rap rings as of yesterday). This second rap brings you to a little easy scrambling and onto hiking terrain. It's a much better rap than heading down the east gully; especially if your packs are on the west side of the rock.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Joy and Tribulation (5.9 R)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Jun 20, 2005

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Comments: The ancient bolt has been replaced by a nice new one. I felt pretty good about the pro in the flaring crack above the bolt on P2. However, by the time I traversed right I was 10 feet above it-yikes! P3 for the second is a gas. Punching in gear on lead was pretty pumpy for my leader. Both of us felt P3 was .9. P2 was much easier. I really liked this route!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Second Buttress : Pine Tree Route (5.5)
By: Kevin Currigan When: May 26, 2005

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Comments: This is a good route-fun!

You can reach safe ground, barely, with a 50m rope from the tree.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Rock : Bat Crack (5.9)
By: Kevin Currigan When: May 23, 2005

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Comments: Followed the 1st pitch yesterday. It deserves an "S".


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Fine Line (5.9)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Mar 29, 2005

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Comments: Pretty nice route; a 50m rope will get you to the ground from the bolts just to the right of the route.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... : Get Right or Get Left (aka ... (5.9)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Mar 7, 2005

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Comments: There is a good photo of this route in Vogel's guide. We got to it by traversing along the bottom of the wall from the ice cream theme routes farther north (or right). Once you pass through a huge yucca another few feet will bring you to the bottom of the climb. Good sustained 5.9 climbing almost to the belay where it eases off the last 20'. There are also a few nice rests where good gear can be placed. A very nice pitch after warming up on the routes further right and up the wall.

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face : Pope's Crack (5.9)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Feb 26, 2005

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Comments: Whew! It is sustained but great pro the entire way. So, if you left your rack in the crack like me there are several features at the top you can sling with your rope.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - Southeast Face : Buissonier (5.7)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Feb 26, 2005

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Comments: It was definately a burly warm-up on a cold morning. If you are not comfortable with 4th class downclimbing consider the rap. I found the downclimb fairly exposed. However, the rap looked like it might eat our rope about half-way down.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Playhouse Rock : Dress Rehearsal (5.7)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Feb 26, 2005

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Comments: P.S. Climb the arete moving right then slightly left and up to the belay...


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : Three Tiers (WI2+)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Dec 20, 2004

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Comments: 3 Tiers is mostly a snow wallow right now. Much less exposed ice than this time last year. There's a big slush pool at the top of the 1st step - wear gaitors! Where the ice is exposed, good, fat ice can be found (and some junk too of course).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Werk Supp (5.9)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Oct 5, 2004

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Comments: I vote (it's that time of year) for 5.9 on the second pitch. It's short but good stances to place pro above the offwidth are not there, and the climbing is sustained.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Real Hidden Valley Vicinity : Houser Buttress Area : ... : Dummy's Delight (5.9)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Feb 16, 2004

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Comments: Starts easy with some big gear then gets into the meat of the matter with medium size cams and nuts. I think I also used the #s 9 and 10 BD hexes. Great climb; burly!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Nomad Dome : Willard (5.7)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Feb 16, 2004

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Comments: We did the second pitch of this route above the chains. To get off from the top go right off the back and down to a yucca with slings and a taped biner. From the tree its 100' to scrambling terrain down a chimney/gully.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Nomad Dome : Ben (5.10b)
By: Kevin Currigan When: Feb 16, 2004

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Comments: The anchor atop this route is the same as the pro; 2 smash-in type bolts. One of them is a spinner. The other looks solid. We found one sling with one end each tied to a respective bolt with a 3/8" welded ring. My partner retied the sling so each was a separate loop. If you plan to rap from these anchors you might want to take a couple of slings and some new rap rings. Of course, then your ropes (you'll need two) will end up in the giant prickly pear arrangement at the bottom.


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