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Point Rank: # 18
Total Points: 11,768
Last Year: 367
Last 30 Days: 30
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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Yellow Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: I asked her to pose for dramatic effect...


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Windy Days (5.8)
By: Mark Roth When: Jan 15, 2014

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Comments: Anchor bolt is still missing. Don't trust those chains on top either. Both studs wiggle in their holes....


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Pee on Me (5.5)
By: Mark Roth When: Jan 15, 2014

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Comments: Both anchor bolts are trash. The studs wiggle like crazy. I wouldn't trust this anchor....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Real Hidden Valley
By: Mark Roth When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: Maybe you are crazy? It's to the left (west/upstream). I don't remember exactly how far, but 150 yards sounds good. Just walk left and you can't miss it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : Friday's Folly (5.7)
By: Mark Roth When: Nov 15, 2013

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Comments: The questionable pin is gone....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff
By: Mark Roth When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: All of the trails and climbing on Flagstaff are now open. The road is still closed to non-residents, so you need to hike up....


Location: CO : South Platte : Buffalo Creek : Asshole Rock : Taint (5.8)
By: Mark Roth When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: The first bolt seems useless and I never saw the 5th...
The slab is low angled, but dirty, featureless and exfoliating. The runout after the last bolt is the psychological crux of the route. If it were only a couple degrees mellower, you'd be walking. But it was actually a little scary. The pitch 2 corner is great fun, but too short.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : The Bomb (5.4)
By: Mark Roth When: Jul 11, 2013

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Comments: Yes. You can rap from the top of pitch 2 with one 60m rope and once more to the ground....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag
By: Mark Roth When: Jun 30, 2013

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Comments: Seein' Double @ Farkas.time


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mindless Cliff
By: Mark Roth When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: I thought the routes here were fun but very short. The approach is one of the worst I have seen in Boulder Canyon. Very loose. Don't park right under the crag or you might crush your car!
Super loose....
Super loose....



Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mindless Cliff : Aqua Regia (5.11-)
By: Mark Roth When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: This is a great climb... thin and sustained on good rock. It is slightly contrived, since you could stem, but it has very fun moves if you don't....


Location: International : Europe : Poland : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Jacek
I heard that you nearly decked from the top of this wall. True story? Sounds like a good one...


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose : Lost in Space (5.9) : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: This anchor is on the rap route, not the route itself....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Glenwood Canyon Ice : Leftmost Corner at Hidden F... (WI5+ M5+) : Comment : Photo
By: Mark Roth When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: Not just an American death triangle, it's actually coffin-shaped!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Lincoln Lake Slabs
By: Mark Roth When: Mar 13, 2013

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Comments: Isn't this the same as Lincoln Lake Slabs ?


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Child Free Zone (aka Parkwa... : Mohare Eclaire (5.11c)
By: Mark Roth When: Jan 4, 2013

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Comments: Crux is at the 5th bolt. It's by far the hardest move on the route. Then a good clipping hold and another pretty hard (while pumped) move....

Did anyone leave a draw on the last bolt? I have it. Describe and I'll return it to you....


Location: CO : Boulder : Mount Sanitas : Hawthorn Block
By: Mark Roth When: Jan 4, 2013

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Comments: This is a fun boulder! If I lived in North Boulder, I'd climb here a bunch....
Besides the listed problems, there are tons of possible variations. There are so many interesting holds you could do most of the problems a few different ways (the easiest possible ways were hard enough for me). A nice easy right to left lip traverse is a good V0 warm-up.
I'm surprised this boulder hasn't seen more attention. It's sunny, scenic, and close to town with flat landings and mostly solid rock.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead
By: Mark Roth When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: No reason not to solo this. But if you're too chicken, like me to down-climb Yodeling Moves, the anchor has a fat new piece of cord to rap from as of 10-31-12....


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head : Freezer Burn (5.10a)
By: Mark Roth When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: Great to do as 1 pitch. There is still enough rope to lower back to the 2nd anchor and a great stance. One rappel from here to the ground....


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - East : Expect No Mercy (5.10b)
By: Mark Roth When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: A #3, 2, and 1 is perfect advise.
Although you don't need the crack, I was glad to get a jam. But I'd recommend a little tape on the right hand... My skin got no mercy.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Zinger (5.8)
By: Mark Roth When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Way better than the snack cake! You couldn't find holds this good in a gym!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bumblie Rock : Miki's Six (5.6)
By: Mark Roth When: Oct 19, 2012

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Comments: 5.5 at most. If you don't use the tree, the log, or a shoulder stand to get off the ground it's more like hard 5.11.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Couch Fire Crag : Ottoman Empire (5.12)
By: Mark Roth When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: Fun route. I'd give it another star if it wasn't so short. One tough move getting past the 2nd bolt then fun 5.10- climbing to the anchor....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Couch Fire Crag : Loveseat (5.11d)
By: Mark Roth When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: "You do not need to touch the guano."
I didn't touch it, but it was less than an inch from my face!
A little dirty but packs a lot of fun for such a short route.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Lazy Squaw Spire
By: Mark Roth When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: The comments about tickets got me paranoid about parking, even in the obvious pullouts near the ranch.

The mouth of the Aspen Meadow Campground has plenty of parking.
If you follow the well marked and well described approach for The Grendel, you can hang a left a little before reaching The Grendel and sneak up on the back of the spire. That way you have legal parking and are on a good trail for most of the approach.

The bolts on this were not as modern as I had hoped. Especially the... more >>


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