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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
This is roughly the upper third of pitch 1

This is roughly the upper third of pitch 1

UT : Moab Area : ... : North Chimney (5.8)

May 10, 2015

Along pitch 1

Along pitch 1

UT : Moab Area : ... : North Chimney (5.8)

May 10, 2015

Along pitch 1

Along pitch 1

UT : Moab Area : ... : North Chimney (5.8)

May 10, 2015

Start of pitch 2.

Start of pitch 2.

CO : South Platte : ... : Chickenhead (5.8)

Oct 26, 2014

start of pitch 2 on Chickenhead (5.8)

start of pitch 2 on Chickenhead (5.8)

Matt Pierce : Personal Photos

Oct 26, 2014

Full view of pitch one.

Full view of pitch one.

CO : South Platte : ... : Chickenhead (5.8)

Oct 26, 2014

A look up pitch one.

A look up pitch one.

CO : South Platte : ... : Chickenhead (5.8)

Oct 26, 2014

Nenna on TR on 5.6 Gus.

Nenna on TR on 5.6 Gus.

CO : South Platte : ... : Gus (5.6)

Aug 26, 2013

The route.

The route.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Mustard Seed (5.8+)

Oct 22, 2012

View from the first belay ledge on The Staircase (...

View from the first belay ledge on The Staircase (5.5)

Matt Pierce : Personal Photos

Sep 16, 2012

Jeff Heiderer cleaning MITFL.

Jeff Heiderer cleaning MITFL.

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Mike in the Fast Lane (5.9+)

Sep 16, 2012

A look at the route.

A look at the route.

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Roach Clip (5.9)

Sep 16, 2012

A look at the route.

A look at the route.

CO : Golden : ... : 5.8 Crack (5.8)

Sep 16, 2012

First pitch of The Staircase.

First pitch of The Staircase.

CO : South Platte : ... : The Staircase (5.5)

Sep 16, 2012

A look at "Interface aka Slab Left" - Ap...

A look at "Interface aka Slab Left" - April 2012.

CO : Golden : ... : Interface aka Slab Left (5.8)

Apr 9, 2012

The route.

The route.

CO : Denver South : ... : Rat's Nest (5.8)

Apr 9, 2012

The first move (start) of Rat's nest.

The first move (start) of Rat's nest.

CO : Denver South : ... : Rat's Nest (5.8)

Apr 9, 2012

A look up the route.

A look up the route.

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : The Mad Scientist (5.8+)

Mar 19, 2012

A look at the route.

A look at the route.

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Pike's Peak (5.7)

Mar 19, 2012

This position is just left of the first bolt.

This position is just left of the first bolt.

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Pike's Peak (5.7)

Mar 19, 2012

On-sight of Pikes Peak (5.7) - Red Rocks Open Spac...

On-sight of Pikes Peak (5.7) - Red Rocks Open Space CO Springs

Matt Pierce : Personal Photos

Mar 19, 2012

Leading Pikes Peak (5.7) - Red Rocks Open Space CO...

Leading Pikes Peak (5.7) - Red Rocks Open Space CO Springs

Matt Pierce : Personal Photos

Mar 19, 2012

Moab - Black Slab

Moab - Black Slab

Matt Pierce : Personal Photos

Apr 11, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : North Chimney (5.8)
By: Matt Pierce When: May 6, 2015

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Comments: There is currently a stuck #5 just above "the bolt" - it's been beat up pretty bad with people trying to get it out. I wouldn't plan on it staying there and you should def bring one of your own along. There's also a stuck nut just below the crux at the top of pitch one that I used. A few random thoughts - I thought it was really sustained climbing - especially the endless jamming on pitch 1 - super fun, pitch 2 utilizes your chimney technique for sure, the stepover on pitch 3 is pretty hea... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : C. Middle and West Walls : Buffalo Soldier (5.10c)
By: Matt Pierce When: Apr 12, 2015

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Comments: Fun route with some tricky moves down low. We didn't use any gear. The only downside to this route is the moves to the right where you join the other route. It was a little disappointing to run out of bolts and have to move right to join the other line. Extending these bolts is prudent to avoid rope drag.


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