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Madaleine Sorkin approaching the large, partially detached block on the crux pitch of Qualgeist (onsight, Sept. 2012). <br /> <br />Photo taken by Kate Rutherford.

Madaleine Sorkin approaching the large, partially detached block on the crux pitch of Qualgeist (onsight, Sept. 2012). Photo taken by Kate Rutherford.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Comment

Feb 24, 2013

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Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Qualgeist (5.12b R)
By: Madaleine When: Feb 24, 2013

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Comments: A wild, shorter day route with a unusually steep (for the Black) crux arete/roof. From mid-way up the 1st pitch (on the topo), I was able to link into the crux pitch. The 5.11 climbing of P1 seemed run-out and consequential between the final bolt and anchor. I clipped a double length to the anchor, and the rope drag was okay. The climbing is sequential, very technical, and wild as you round the arete into more open space (I hear a hold broke and recommend a rating of 12c for this sect... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : s00kr33m (5.13b)
By: Madaleine When: Nov 14, 2010

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Comments: Fun learning how to grab a couple of the holds through the crux and get a foot up higher than comfortable.... Thanks all for this great route!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Englishman's Home (5.11+)
By: Madaleine When: Apr 29, 2010

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Comments: Wow. Castle Rock is so cool. I did this spectacular route yesterday.

I had to give the bottom mantle a couple efforts before seeing the sequence and sending it (I obviously needed some Royal Robbins boots to trust my feet) and linking into the next pitch for one general odyssey of a climb. Holy-moly rope drag!!---extend your gear with slings, not draws at the thin changing corners crux.

Also, let's replace the spinning, rusting SMC bolts that protect the mantle. I need a drill....

One... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Thunderstruck (5.13)
By: Madaleine When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: This route is visually striking and the climbing a superb journey. Last fall, I watched my friend on it and then surprised myself by flashing it, in one pitch, afterwards. I can thank this route for a tweaked shoulder and a huge smile. I don't think this route is 5.13. 12+.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Milk Bone (5.13a)
By: Madaleine When: Sep 17, 2009

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Comments: Yes, thank you for this route!

So a week after Glover's post on Sept. 7th, I pulled the fixed draws off Milk Bone. Please contact me so I can get the draws back to you.

Historically speaking, it was public annoyance over the route--Superfresh-- on a major hiking trail, with its tick marks and fixed draws, that was the final straw to close the Flatirons to route development 13 yrs ago. I really want to be able to continue climbing the Flatirons and see new good lines developed. This is hap... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Hairstyles and Attitudes (5.12b/c)
By: Madaleine When: Jul 31, 2009

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Comments: This route has been equipped with new, 1/2" and 3 1/2" bolts. Not all the old ring bolts have been removed, and will be within a month or so. The bolts were replaced as they were first installed, with rap rings at the top and one new bolt at the belay from below.


  • *ALSO**, a new, bright yellow static rope is "MISSING." I left it up there for over 2 weeks in the dark, deep recess/crack at the top-out. pls. return this to the ranger station or email me.

If it was stolen, WOW and good karma ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
By: Madaleine When: Jul 31, 2009

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Comments: PLS. RETURN STATIC ROPE FROM BASTILLE.

Hi. I left a new, bright yellow, 200ft NE Static rope on top of the Bastille (deep down in a recess where the routes Outer Space, Hairstyles and Attitudes, etc. top-out). Please return this rope to me. I left it up there over the last 2 weeks as I've been hoping to get back to re-bolt a route up there. While I appreciate it being out of some of this rain and didn't mean for it to be up there for so long, the rangers didn't take it and I need it back NOW... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Hairstyles and Attitudes (5.12b/c)
By: Madaleine When: May 5, 2009

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Comments: FYI: I obtained a permit to re-bolt this route (the old bolts will be removed and new 1/2" bolts as close as is safe to the old holes). However, due to a little power drill drama last week there is currently only one new bolt at the top of the route. Hopefully a new drill or battery pack will magically appear and the changing of the bolts may continue.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : Superfresh (5.12d)
By: Madaleine When: May 5, 2009

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Comments: So, I understand that this is THE bolted route that was the final straw before bolting became regulated in the Flatirons. BUT what is going on with the actual bolts on this route? Is there a pertinent bolting-war story behind the awkward, frustrating placements of these bolts (such as the route was rap-bolted before being climbing and in the dead of the night to avoid clashes with park rangers). I tried climbing this route and found the movement and position to be great but nearly ruined by ha... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Big Rock Candy Mountain
By: Madaleine When: Apr 18, 2009

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Comments: Curious, has anyone climbed Childhoods' End this spring or in the spring in general. For the Western approach, is the Metburry Gulch road (from the east side of the river) fine? (I see posts from 2008 saying it's fine and one from 2007 saying it's impassable) Also, can the Platte river be difficult to wade/ cross this time of year?
Thanks!
Madaleine


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
By: Madaleine When: Jan 28, 2006

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Comments: Question! Might anyone recall the names of the two newish routes just left of the Optimator (yes, on the Optimator Wall)? The farthest left is an easier 5.12 in a right-facing corner, I believe containing thw word 'red' in its short name, and the other begins with a bouldery start. Anyway, they are fun routes, if you haven't made it over there, and for whatever reason it's nagging me that I can't recall the names.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Eldo: Traverse between the Naked Edge and Diving Board?Colorado & Rocky Mountain RegionMadaleineSep 21, 2008
Black Canyon- need Crystal Vision beta/topoColorado & Rocky Mountain RegionMadaleineAug 28, 2007

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Astro Dog 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a

CO : Gunnison : ... : South Rim Routes

The Evictor 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b R

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - L of Center Route

The Wasp 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Rock Of Ages

Ariana 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Diamond

The Spice Tour 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c R

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

The Final Eviction (aka Freeline) 5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - L of Center Route

Qualgeist 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b R

CO : Gunnison : ... : North Chasm View Wall

Thunderstruck 5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c

CO : South Platte : ... : The Brown Wall

Tague Yer Time 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b

CO : Gunnison : ... : South Rim Routes

Wunsch's Dihedral 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c

CO : South Platte : ... : Cynical Pinnacle

Reality Check 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b

CO : South Platte : ... : The For Real Canyon

Bone Collector aka Bone Crusher 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall

Wild Thing 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c

NH : Wild River Crags (aka Evans... : Wild River

Childhood's End 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R

CO : South Platte : Big Rock Candy Mountain

The Crucifix 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Higher Cathedral Rock

Blackjack 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

CO : Gunnison : ... : South Rim Routes

Ground Control to Major Tom 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R

CO : Gunnison : ... : South Rim Routes

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

s00kr33m

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c

5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c

CO : Flatirons : ... : The Slab

Reality Check

5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

CO : South Platte : ... : The For Real Canyon

Qualgeist

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b R

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b R

CO : Gunnison : ... : North Chasm View Wall

I Think Therefore I Ambush

5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13

5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13

WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley

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