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Matt Bauman


Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: Feb 8, 2006
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Areas = 15
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Location: Thank You, and Good Night
By: Matt Bauman When: Feb 9, 2006

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Comments: Good Luck Myke,
It's been a long time since we've climbed together, we've all grown and moved around. I have been back in Boulder 2 years but not climbing much since busting my ankle bouldering almost 2 years ago. climbingboulder.com was alot of fun for me in those early days and I'm psyched I can still see those pics and read those comments.
Take care brother!
bldrmatt



Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab : Indirect (5.7)
By: Matt Bauman When: Sep 18, 2001

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Comments: I'm not sure if you are insulting me ("your" climb) or just do not like climbing McGregors confusing slabbiness....... I agree that 5.8 is about as hard as it gets, but if you look around on and up the right side of the crag you will find some burly one pitch climbs for sure...... I really enjoyed Indirect or whatever I ended up climbing.... routefinding is tricky but the climbing is fun and the protection is good no matter where you choose to climb ('cept the blank slab of course)..... You pr... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Osiris (5.7)
By: Matt Bauman When: Aug 16, 2001

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Comments: The first pitch is ok, the rest of the pitches besides the short 2nd pitch are fun, moderate and exciting...... I think you were off route dude or you only enjoy chimney/offwidth and the famous Lumpy slabby crack climbing is not for you...... it's a great introduction to the Lumpy style of climbing.....very popular so I'd avoid it unless you get there in the winter (I did it early February) or during the week.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : West Crack (5.9+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Aug 4, 2001

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Comments: I toproped this after leading West face again this morning.....I have to disagree that this is harder than west face (after leading west face my buddy tr'd it, then I tr'd it, lowered while setting directional for West Crack and then TR'd it right away with my pump still going, it felt no harder than west face to me)..... it would most definitely be harder to lead due to the discontinuous crack and pumpy stances for the interspersed gear placements but I felt that on toprope they were both 9+ an... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Curving Crack (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Aug 3, 2001

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Comments: Man, I was up there with my kids in the creek the other day and these guys were eyeing up curving crack..... i told them it's awesome and they decided to do it. The guy hung at the hand crack, hung on the stemming in many places and fell off the roof a couple times....then he almost made it over the roof but fell and pulled a yellow alien and a blue alien and fell probably 40 feet upside down and was saved by the fixed pin.Man, it was fuckin' scary fall but he was ok with a helmet on too. Make... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Water Slabs
By: Matt Bauman When: Jul 28, 2001

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Comments: Although I very much enjoyed the other waterslab route, this one is longer, more varied in the style of climbing (the other is mostly blank slab where this is slab, awesome arete and jugy face). Led this 2 weekends in a row now, very good route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : West Face (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jul 26, 2001

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Comments: I have to agree....went and led this yesterday and it is definately one of the best pitches of crack climbing in Boulder Canyon... exciting, steep, sustained, FUN.... The part above roof is a bit thin, but easy stemming will get you to the anchors if you stay left (easier than it looks/seems). RECOMMENDED....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Curving Crack (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jul 9, 2001

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Comments: Went up and led this again a few days ago.....what a GREAT pitch. It's got it all, face climbing, perfect hands, liebacking, finger jams and wide stemming to a roof with some steep jug-hauling and a couple finger/hand jams to the chains....wooooohooooo....fun!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Perversion (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 27, 2001

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Comments: I've been wanting to do this for a while, but it's off limits until Aug.1 as far as I know.....anyone know for sure? bldr matt


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Cedar Park Slab : Dags in Beanland (5.8)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 10, 2001

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Comments: I added this one....climbed it yesterday. Musta forgot to add my name..... Good fun but the descent makes it kinda pain in the ass but GREAT climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Time Traveler (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 7, 2001

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Comments: Zengarden wall is pretty much exactly across the Dream dome gully from Gully washer route on Dream dome.....you scramble down towards a large pine that is in a small notch at the base of a clean lower angled face (below this is very mossy rock) and to the left of the 3rd pitch of Strange cargo. You can also stay left at the top of DReam dome gully trail and look for a 2 bolt anchor at the top of the lower angled slab .... rappel 60 feet into the notch with the big pine (2 bolt station in this n... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Wrinkles in Time (5.8+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 6, 2001

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Comments: Ok, I've done this wonderful climb twice in the last 2 weeks and the finger crack is no harder than 5.7 but the crux is at the 3rd or 4th bolt (can't remember exactly), right where you get onto the arete.....This climb definately warrants the "classic" description....very fun, steep, sustained and exposed. The 2nd pitch IS 5.8 if you stay on-route, which is on the very narrow blank face/arete where the bolts are.....However, it is FAR too easy to step right and cruise up the gully to the right ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Gully Washer (5.9+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 6, 2001

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Comments: Actually it's not a perfect yellow Alien, it's pretty crappy.... a red Alien might fit better, but it's not really needed unless you feel freaked reaching above the roof to clip the first bolt. This climb seems to be very height-dependent, my partner yesterday is quite a bit shorter than I and she could not reach the holds necessary to turn the roof.....also the crux jug is reachy and probably much harder if you are under 5'10"......I am just over 6' and have no problem reaching all of these ho... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Strange Cargo (5.11a)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 6, 2001

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Comments: Oops....forgot to add that there is a 2 bolt belay at the top of the 3rd pitch, has been there for the last year (at least).


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Strange Cargo (5.11a)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 5, 2001

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Comments: This is one of the best routes in Upper Dream Canyon...and the 3rd pitch is one of the best anywhere. I've led it 3 times and followed it twice...I absolutely love it. You can climb just the 3rd pitch by rappelling from 2 bolt anchor (just below Time Traveler and other cool but short cracks) next to tree half-way down the Dream Dome trail. The guidebook calls it 10b, Walt called it 5.9...I'd say somewhere in between, 9+/10a...VERY fun, long, exposed, exciting, beautiful...this is what climbin... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Gully Washer (5.9+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jun 5, 2001

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Comments: I've done this one a few times and will probably do it again today....very fun, sustained and rated 5.9 in the book....felt like 8+ to me. A perfect yellow Alien can be placed just under the roof to protect until you get the clip above the roof....probably not needed but nice to have just in case. A much better climb than it looks like from the ground (balancy first half and steep juggy second half).....me and my buddy were callin' out, "Jugtacular....Jugariffic...". Just plain fun.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : James Peak : Shooting Star
By: Matt Bauman When: May 29, 2001

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Comments: Did this route ropeless last year about the same time.....scared the crap outa me and have stuck to rock only since. There were so many recent avalanches and we were worried that it could happen again at anytime..... the upper part of the couloir is definitely the coolest, very exposed and exciting....steep.....DON'T FALL!!!!! Cool topout. Any one want to buy some icetools???


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Green Spur (5.9)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: GREAT route.....2nd pitch is STELLAR....lots of fun especially combined with the Rewritten finish....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : North Face Left (5.8)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: Good climb, better than Northface Center and Northwest Corner IMHO....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bitty Buttress : Bitty Buttress (5.8+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: This is one of the best, if not THE best route in Boulder canyon that Ive climbed. 3 sustained, steep, exposed and FUN pitches.....half face and half crack....I wouldn call the 3rd pitch a dihedral (as Rossiters book says) but a flake/finger crack that peeters out with the awesome balancy crux above the crack......GREAT Route....Highly recommended....


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Quiver and Quill (5.10c)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: I disagree with Walter, I'd love to see some more South Platte stuff cuz I really don't know much about the areas and I'd love to go climb some good ones there (like the Center Route....although I thought it was on Cynical Pinnacle rather than Cathedral Spires).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Devin's Dihedral (5.9+ R)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: I thought this was a quite fun route....5.6 climbing with very thoughtful pro (use slings) to a steep and slick dihedral with a seam (no pro) and a perfect bolt on the left wall to protect this balancy crux. Above the bolt is sustained 5.8 climbing for ~15 feet until a perfect Alien placement...eases off to 2 bolt belay. This exciting and fun pitch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: I agree with George (by the way, your site is one of my faves George), the slick beginning of the crack seemed harder than 5.7 (Id say 7+). Also, a GREAT variation to the final pitch (avoiding the easy chimney) is to step right and head for the HUGE left facing dihedral with a wide crack....climb wide crack for ~10 feet and then take finger crack that angles up and left, becomes straight up and then opens to hands as it angles back right to the top of the dihedral.....GREAT 5.8 finish to this cl... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Quiver and Quill (5.10c)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: I understand your point, Walt....but I don't use this site as a "guide" to the climbs, I use it as a supplement. I like to check out what others have contributed as fun or excellent climbs to do....then I get my guide or a friends and go do the climb. I think adding random climbs is great for someone like me who basically uses this site for ideas of possible climbs to do or to see what others have said about climbs I've done. My vote is to keep adding GREAT climbs to give me some more ideas of w... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Ruper (5.8+)
By: Matt Bauman When: Jan 1, 2001

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Comments: You can also do a nicer first pitch by taking the clean right facing dihedral with thin crack about 15 feet left of the original start. This is the Art's Spar start and is 5.8..... Did this yesterday as well as the Rover variation 2nd pitch...AWESOME overhanging crack in a large left facing and angling dihedral...., SOLID 5.9 with no rests.


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