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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Barock

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (5)

Sport, 1 pitch, 100'

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Tick Rock

Nov 1, 2010

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Tick Rock

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Mary's Bust Area

Nov 2, 2008

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Getting into crux.

Getting into crux.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Eagle's Beak (5.10c)

Mar 10, 2014

The top of P1 is the triangular, hanging flake abo...

The top of P1 is the triangular, hanging flake above and left of the climber, who is on Nocturne. The route in the description goes up the right-facing dihedral formed by the flake. The crack on the

CO : Lyons : ... : Short Takes (5.10)

Mar 5, 2014

The starting crack. The route trends up and right....

The starting crack. The route trends up and right.

CO : Lyons : ... : Short Takes (5.10)

Mar 5, 2014

Rob Griz topping out late on New Year's Day 2014.

Rob Griz topping out late on New Year's Day 2014.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : The Fang (WI5-6)

Jan 3, 2014

US Pro Cycling Tour.  Another picture of the chase...

US Pro Cycling Tour. Another picture of the chase. Two teams looked like they were pushing really hard.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Mary's Bust Area

Aug 24, 2013

US Pro Cycling Tour from the top of the Brown Pala...

US Pro Cycling Tour from the top of the Brown Palace. This is the main peloton. They were 2 minutes behind a breakaway of 13 riders. We still don't know if the break stayed away. Excellent bird's-

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Mary's Bust Area

Aug 24, 2013

Above the first crux. Only a short segment of the ...

Above the first crux. Only a short segment of the flake is loose, but it is wedged in tightly. RPs fit in well above and below the loose bit.

CO : Lyons : ... : Post-Op (5.10b PG13)

Aug 17, 2013

The lower crux is troublesome for thick-finger cli...

The lower crux is troublesome for thick-finger climbers.

CO : Lyons : ... : Post-Op (5.10b PG13)

Aug 17, 2013

The crux step across.

The crux step across.

CO : Lyons : ... : Pre-Op (5.8)

Aug 17, 2013

The arete.

The arete.

CO : Lyons : ... : Pre-Op (5.8)

Aug 17, 2013

P2 Golden Monkey. 110 ft, dead vertical, with posi...

P2 Golden Monkey. 110 ft, dead vertical, with positive holds. Every bit is 5.9.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Golden Monkey (5.10b/c R)

Jul 9, 2013

Gov. Mule goes up the left-facing dihedral, then t...

Gov. Mule goes up the left-facing dihedral, then traverses left 8 feet to the roof crack. Rap from the tree on the right. I think that heading up and right on a diagonal crack will link-up with what a

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Goverment Mule (5.10)

Apr 28, 2013

The excellent 5.8 chimney on the upper part of Bre...

The excellent 5.8 chimney on the upper part of Breeder's Cup. When the chimney tapers, climb out to the right to the Neighsayer anchors. Although there is no off width on this route, a #4 c4 is good

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Breeder's Cup (5.10+ PG13)

Apr 28, 2013

Bert getting into the business. Harder than it loo...

Bert getting into the business. Harder than it looks from below.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Breeder's Cup (5.10+ PG13)

Apr 28, 2013

Guy H. onsights P1.

Guy H. onsights P1.

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Hesitation Blues (5.11b)

Jun 4, 2012

Rapping off of Holy Saturday.

Rapping off of Holy Saturday.

WY : Vedauwoo : Holy Saturday

Jun 4, 2012

Joe on Glue Factory in 50mph winds.

Joe on Glue Factory in 50mph winds.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Glue Factory (5.8-)

Jan 22, 2012

Pearly Burly Brooke.

Pearly Burly Brooke.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Pearly Burly Brooke (5.9)

Oct 31, 2011

Pearly Burly Brooke.

Pearly Burly Brooke.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Pearly Burly Brooke (5.9)

Oct 31, 2011

Eric climbing the Fang on 2/9/9.  The conditions w...

Eric climbing the Fang on 2/9/9. The conditions were 5++.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : The Fang (WI5-6)

Feb 12, 2009

This is the roof on P3 taken from the anchors.

This is the roof on P3 taken from the anchors.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Camel Toe (5.9+)

Jun 21, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces : Walt Bailey (5.9)
By: Lew Strong When: Oct 12, 2014

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Comments: I find the crux of this to be more difficult than any part of One Way Sunset or the first pitch of Carol's Crack, and about the same difficulty as Belle Fouche Buttress. The hard part for me is the first 20 feet of the main crack where it is often tips size. It may be easier to follow than to lead since the stances for placing gear are thin. If you are comfortable on this, then climbs noted above should be easy for you.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Horseshead : Feeling Loopy (5.11)
By: Lew Strong When: Aug 12, 2014

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Comments: The crux of this route is really burly. Not being flexible enough to get my foot up to chest level to jam it in the lip of the crack, campusing off of good hand jams seemed like the only solution. The right wall is smooth and sloped away. The roof is truly horizontal. There might be some trick. There is a scary, wedged flake near the bottom where the climb first becomes vertical. Good route.


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