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Location: CO : Coal Creek Canyon : Pinecliffe : Photo
By: Kirk Miller When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: The shady, North face on the right is the crag called Shaft. On the shady face there are two bolted 5.7s that take off from the ledge. Around the right side of the crag there is a shaft splitting the rock with two more bolted routes inside, a .12 and a .10.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Open Space Cowboy (5.12a)
By: Kirk Miller When: Oct 26, 2012

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Comments: You're probably right, Kevin. 12a seems to be the going consensus. I'll go with that.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Beckey's Wall Area : ... : Photo
By: Kirk Miller When: Sep 25, 2012

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Comments: Inspirational! We should all be so fortunate to have such a climbing life.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Walking With A Ghost (5.11)
By: Kirk Miller When: Sep 4, 2012

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Comments: Kipp.fo,
Sorry it took so long to respond to your post.... The bailout is near the second to last bolt, and if you cut left there, the final crux can be avoided but you end up so far to the left, it becomes difficult to clip the final protection bolt. If you've climbed right up to the final bolt and clipped it, you're on route for sure!


Location: CO : Coal Creek Canyon : Pinecliffe : Shaft
By: Kirk Miller When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: Who's the black private dick
That's a sex machine to all the chicks?
SHAFT!
Ya damn right!

Who is the man that would risk his neck
For his brother man?
SHAFT!
Can you dig it?

Who's the cat that won't cop out
When there's danger all about?
SHAFT!
Right On!

They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother.
SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.
THEN WE CAN DIG IT!

He's a complicated man,
But no one understands him but his woman.
JOHN SHAFT!


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : The Grendel
By: Kirk Miller When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: Thanks Kevin,
Glad to see the trail is being used. When we developed the crag, one concern was to establish a consistent route to curtail wandering in the woods and the social trails that result.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Dude's Dihedral (5.11-)
By: Kirk Miller When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: No correction necessary, you got it right. Dude's Dihedral, 11.


Location: CO : Golden : Lover's Leap on Beaver Broo... : Bed And Breakfast (5.8)
By: Kirk Miller When: May 15, 2012

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Comments: 5.8 sounds good to me. I thought it felt like a .9, but it's always harder when you're climbing through the lichen and munge on the FA. Jared gave it a good brushing down when we finished, so I'm not too surprised it goes easier.


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 great 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.


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