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Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne
By: Kirk Miller When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: Good to hear your getting back out there again, Bruce.
Mark Rolofson gives Dude's Dihedral .11b in Golden Rock Climbs. The crux sequence feels like .11 to me.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Mustang
By: Kirk Miller When: Dec 10, 2011

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Comments: We're going down to Canelo and will be taking time to climb at the Mustang. Probably leave Golden the 17th. Anyone up for giving us the tour?


We'll have Beer.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Beasto (5.10-)
By: Kirk Miller When: Aug 19, 2011

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Comments: Easiest possible way, .9, but if you pull the direct arete and don't step left around the corner, pretty solid .10 so I'll go with .10-.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Photo
By: Kirk Miller When: May 27, 2011

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Comments: On the summit of Kelso. A very fun day; the younger goats started jumping around in excitement when we launched into our first turns.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Walking With A Ghost (5.11)
By: Kirk Miller When: May 8, 2011

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Comments: Sent this again last Friday from the Snake Eyes start... cool throws into huecos to fun, thin biz! Not sure which holds broke off; every time I get on it, I've been using (or falling off) the same holds I used on the FA.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winter Warmer Area : Crash Test Blondes (5.9-)
By: Kirk Miller When: Mar 19, 2011

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Comments: Finish on Chossy Achievers and you've climbed Crash Test Achievers.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Mustang
By: Kirk Miller When: Dec 24, 2010

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Comments: Have the bees settled down sufficient for a Christmas / New Year's visit???


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Convenience Cliff
By: Kirk Miller When: Dec 19, 2010

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Comments: Thanks, Jay. I've made the corrections you suggested to the L to R list and corrected the references to route names in the route locations. Hope I got it right this time. I am psyched to see this great little crag has been getting some more attention! Props on the new routes.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : In Harmsen's Way (5.9+)
By: Kirk Miller When: Nov 9, 2010

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Comments: Avoid the bolts and climb the crack to the left...Kirill's Way.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Quandary Peak : Cristo Couloir (Easy Snow)
By: Kirk Miller When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: A classic ski descent in the spring! South facing, so it tends to set up early. Climb it while it's frozen in the wee hours of the morning, take a nap while you wait for the sun, and tip your skis off the summit as soon as the snow starts to soften. More corn than Kansas.


Location: CO : Vote for Jeff Lowe - Eiger ...
By: Kirk Miller When: Apr 11, 2010

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Comments: Got my vote, hands down.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Brennivin (5.12+) : ... : Photo
By: Kirk Miller When: Dec 27, 2009

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Comments: Crowbar.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Dog House : Li'l Snoopy (5.8)
By: Kirk Miller When: Dec 9, 2009

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Comments: Of course there are always the variations.... Start on Snoopy and finish on the Li'l Dog crux and you've done Snoop Dog.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Anasazi Buttress : Seam Crack (A3-4 R)
By: Kirk Miller When: Oct 28, 2009

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Comments: Cool to hear this finally went. When we attempted the FA, I remember stacking a leaper z, two angles, and a knife blade, all tied off in a shallow hole in the seam. I couldn't get them to stick until I had them tied off and while gently waiting them I tapped each in as far as I could. With sand coming out of the placement (like sand through an hourglass) the whole time I was on on it, I drilled a baby angle and we bailed. The line we left fixed, swung in the breeze for what seemed like years. ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Winter Warmer Area : Ugly Stick (5.10)
By: Kirk Miller When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: The loose block and associated loose rock have been removed. Thanks for the heads up, Dave.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Wear Cattle (5.9+)
By: Kirk Miller When: Jan 18, 2009

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Comments: We named it Wear Cattle. Funny how people will make up their own names for established routes, then publish them.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Acid Rock : Unknown between Divine Miss... (5.9+)
By: Kirk Miller When: Oct 6, 2008

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Comments: Sorry to burst Laurent's (Hubbel's bubbles?) bubble...but rather than re-writing history, the Tour de Platte was a term coined by Ken Trout in 1986 and first applied to our ascent of all the Sheep Rock domes in a day. See page 217 under Sheep Rock in South Platte Rock Climbing by Peter Hubbel and Mark Rolofson.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Made In The Shade (5.9-)
By: Kirk Miller When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: New, lower anchor compliments of Bruno Haché. Thanks Bruno.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Hole in the Wall : Body Nazi (5.11-)
By: Kirk Miller When: Jul 13, 2008

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Comments: Actually the first ascent party of Rastafari wasn't contacted...at least no one asked me... but I say way to go! That second pitch was a nightmare. To who ever put in the bolts, thanks.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Undertow (5.10a A4- R)
By: Kirk Miller When: Jul 13, 2008

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Comments: Mighty generous placing my name first on this route...Trout led all but the top out and I'm sure I never would have visited the Black Wall in the first place were it not for his vision.


Location: CO : South Platte : Rampart Range Road : Jackson Creek : The Taj Mahal : Crumbling Reality (5.12d)
By: Kirk Miller When: Jul 10, 2008

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Comments: Way to go! Seriously sick.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Photo
By: Kirk Miller When: Jun 14, 2008

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Comments: It's Howdy Doody Time.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Sunshine Dome : Heart of Darkness (5.12b)
By: Kirk Miller When: Jul 23, 2007

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Comments: The first pitch has reportedly become somewhat re-vegetated.
(When we completed this route the first pitch was pretty much pristine. I had spent so much time cleaning the initial crack, my partners began calling me Mr. Greenjeans...or maybe it was those green Forrest shorts...)


Location: CO : Leadville : Gilman Canyon
By: Kirk Miller When: Jun 24, 2007

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Comments: I first stumbled onto the crags and climbed in this canyon when I was living in Minturn and teaching school in Red Cliff and Vail in 1986 and 1987. Along with anyone I could recruit from the few local climbers at the time, I was able to get Noel Childs to help me clean and develop a handful of trad climbs that ranged from 5.9 to 5.11 and quite a few cool, harder top rope lines. I don't know if every route we did was an FA, but based on the necessity to clean loose rock and flakes on the obviou... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Footloose (5.10a)
By: Kirk Miller When: Oct 1, 2006

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Comments: I added an anchor to Footloose, so it no longer shares an anchor with First Impresions.


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