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Thunder Ridge- Storm, 5.12, Wasp Canyon


Member Since: Dec 8, 2007
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Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Jul 5, 2014

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Comments: Go right onto the awesome face.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's N... : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Dec 27, 2013

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Comments: The peaceful little 'Sleeping Rock'.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Entrance Area : Dynosaur (5.12c)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Sep 14, 2013

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Comments: I would agree with Mike Anderson in his description. Almost any Sport route has potential for decking if you blow a low clip. That being said ... the clips are made from the best spots available as I recall. Sometimes climbing is actually scary and hard. Do your best not to fall off. Enjoy.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Post Office : Heavy Water (5.11)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Nov 30, 2011

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Comments: This is a good route.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : Starlight (5.12d)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: Gatch, the route is indeed stellar. This route is all bolts if you stop where the angle breaks above the hard climbing onto the lower angled upper section. This is how most people climb it these days. Enjoy.


Location: CO : South Platte : Big Rock Candy Mountain : Shock Treatment (5.12+)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: May 13, 2011

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Comments: Drew, Noah, Yowsa! Congrats on your adventure!!!!! This route does indeed require all of your climbing skills. In my opinion, this is the hardest, most continuous multi-pitch route in the South Platte. To my knowledge, your ascent is only the third time this has been climbed. I hope more folks will jump this route soon. A real time, full tilt adventure awaits anyone that does. Congrats again - you two are in a small club. Hats off to you, guys.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : The Expensive Route (5.11+)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Mar 20, 2011

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Comments: While borrowing a friend's drill.... It came unclipped at a very inopportune time. It crashed onto the base of the wall suffering damage. Almost taking out my belayer!! The repairs weren't too brutal, but they gave cause for the route name.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Quarry : The Rodeo (5.12+)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Mar 20, 2011

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Comments: Top notch addition to The Ridge.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Disciples of Hell (5.11b)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Feb 13, 2011

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Comments: The hold in these pictures is without ANY DOUBT chiseled/ enhanced /manufactured. I took the pics. The first one was - with chalk, the second was after I washed it with a splash of water. The drill marks are clearly visible in both. They say a picture is worth a thousand words ... I think these pictures speak plainly enough.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Crocodile Tears (5.11+)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: Blake, very cool of you to clean the finger section. This route IS rad as you said. Great stuff down low followed by the really steep upper section. Hopefully more folks will jump this route and give some feedback.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : Starlight (5.12d)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Oct 25, 2010

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Comments: To all, here are the facts as I know them..... Every single person who has ever been on Starlight (to my knowledge) has said the route is a four star classic. Bar none. That being the case - I believe the route stands on its own merit. As is, no question. 'Nuff said. Enjoy!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : Starlight (5.12d)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Oct 12, 2010

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Comments: Scott, Good job! We have always known this route was a good candidate for an all gear lead. Like many other routes, you just have to want to give it a go - oh yeah - also it helps to be a bad bad man like yourself! Congrats again.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : Around the Corner aka Unf..... (5.10)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Jul 20, 2010

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Comments: This route was indeed called " Unfuckingreal . " For the positioning and Yowsa factor . I thought the F-ing part was a bit strong for this site so............now you know.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: May 24, 2010

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Comments: A true deadpoint - stuck!! Glad I could be there to catch these pics. Helluva job, Dave.


Location: CO : South Platte : Big Rock Candy Mountain : Shock Treatment (5.12+) : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: May 20, 2010

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Comments: Climbers visible on ledge above tree in center of photo.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : The Slot (5.9)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Apr 10, 2010

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Comments: This route is a great 5.9 - varied, steep , and long for the area . Lots of moves and choices for the leader . Probably Thunder's best at this grade .


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : Evil Genius (5.10+)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Apr 5, 2010

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Comments: As of April 4, '10 - two new bolts now protect the start of this route. Much more sane at this point. Jump this one.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Los Hermanos de la Weenie W... (5.11c) : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Mar 23, 2010

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Comments: Rico's pic may be the most dramatic I have seen of this awesome line.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : ... : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Mar 10, 2010

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Comments: Very cool shot of the Shadow. Before the Hayman fire, this route looked different- the Shadow was from a full and HEALTHY pine not like the ghastly-ghostly one shown here.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : In Your Face (5.11)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Nov 8, 2009

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Comments: A few long runners take care of any rope drag. Simple, single pitch rope management skills are all that is required. Enjoy.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Apr 20, 2009

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Comments: I don't WANT to post here - but before I see anymore verbal sparring I WOULD like to say .... Thunder is a nice place to be with a great atmosphere to it ... PLEASE do not change that. Thank you.
P.M. sent



Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Mar 24, 2009

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Comments: These are the first pics of this route that I have seen. Probably 2nd ascent . Cool.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Gator Boy (5.11 PG13)
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: Yes, this line can be led. I just saw it done. To my knowledge...for the first time. Jonathan Schaffer. aka Bad Ass.


Location: phil wortmann : personal photo : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Feb 17, 2009

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Comments: This dude looks a bit thick


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Carol's Crack (5.11a) : Photo
By: Kevin McLaughlin When: Feb 13, 2009

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Comments: Check your eyes Hank.


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