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Member Since: Jun 14, 2006
Last Visit: Jun 25, 2014
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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : North Fork of the St. Vrain... : Buttonrock
By: Matt Richardson When: May 9, 2009

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Comments: The area mentioned by camerones looks like it has a lot of potential. But the slabs look as if they would need some fixed hardware.

EDIT: This section is referred to in the new Gillett guide as Below Price (as in below Price Dam).


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : Devil's Slide : Easier Than It Looks (5.5)
By: Matt Richardson When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: A long time ago, I had a really noob experience on this route. We were planning on only doing the first pitch, so one person was going to go up and top belay. My friend decided to take the first lead and be the one to haul everyone's ass up afterwards. He had no experience on longer routes and hadn't ever top belayed before. I tried to impress on him how important it was to maintain control of the rope, but it didn't quite sink in.

Problems set in when he got to the top and only had two qui... more >>


Location: TX : Reimer's Ranch : Sex Cave : Elephant Man (5.13-) : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: I like it, Lee! Excellent perspective.


Location: TX : Reimer's Ranch : Dr. Seuss / Prototype Wall : Bolt Talk (5.11a)
By: Matt Richardson When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: Thanks, Lee. I think you are right - it's been a while since I have been on any of these.


Location: rob rebel : IC : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Mar 25, 2009

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Comments: Nice rack...


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Coliseum : Lost in Time (5.10b)
By: Matt Richardson When: Mar 24, 2009

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Comments: The rock on this first pitch is definitely more friable than the second making for a not so nice P1. The second pitch is definitely the beauty. I made the mistake of letting my partner take this one and you would have thought the bolts were 20' apart (rather than 6') the way he whined.


Location: TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : Seismic Wall A.K.A. Maggie'... : Slimy Crack aka Icecubes, P... (5.10-)
By: Matt Richardson When: Jan 19, 2009

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Comments: Thanks, Jeff - I haven't done that one and was just regurgitating what was in Jeff Jackson's original guide.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Intimidation (5.9+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Nov 18, 2008

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Comments: Regurgitator? I am not even sure what that means. And that comment was not necessarily directed at anyone in particular. Feel free to rate it 9+ if you wish, Tyler. I am just pointing out the fact that there are some inconsistencies in terms of the grading here. Let's take a look at what's in the area - would you recommend this route to someone breaking into 9s that just cruised A Dream of Fat Antelope, suggesting that this one is just "slightly" more difficult? Or do you think that Jogging to Vedauw... more >>


Location: WY : Wild Iris : Zorro Area : Gaucho (5.10d)
By: Matt Richardson When: Aug 17, 2008

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Comments: This route really seems to play to my weaknesses. It's all there - big moves to nice pockets on a bulgy face. I really don't think this is much easier than Zorro; but then again, I didn't attempt to lead Zorro.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : ... : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Aug 11, 2008

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Comments: Hey C K, how have you so successfully masked your comings and goings on Mountain Project? According to this site, your last visit was about 2 years ago, but now here you are, with a comment nearly 3 minutes ago. How odd...

Of course he loved it - who wouldn't?


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : El Matador (5.10d) : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Aug 4, 2008

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Comments: Did Dede take this pic, Guy? I am assuming that's you...


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Intimidation (5.9+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Aug 4, 2008

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Comments: I am not one to typically pay attention to grade fights, but can we all please stop regurgitating ratings in the books. Most will agree that where the consensus in the guide books was 9+ at Vedauwoo, this typically refers to a period in time when ratings stopped at 9. This is yet another example of one of these old school ratings where the aspiring 9 leader will find themselves first flailing and then probably aiding their way up or running around the backside to rap off and retrieve their gea... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Random Crystals (5.8+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Aug 4, 2008

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Comments: OK, after having done what is a worthwhile warm up for this area, here's the lowdown: this route is located about 10' left of Go Left and is the first route after this one. The first 30' probably go at 5.5 on a low angled slab split by a crack (as does Go Left). The business starts at the end of this slab where a wide, steep, and flaring crack diverges into two distinct hand size cracks. To surmount this, throw a jam in on the left hand crack (a hand-size piece will protect his move, althou... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Random Crystals (5.8+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Aug 1, 2008

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Comments: This route is located probably about 20' left of Go Left, Old Man, Go Left. Similar to that route, the first section is garbage-y with all of the solid climbing located in the last 20' of the route.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Combat Rock : Saigon to Pearl Harbor (5.10d)
By: Matt Richardson When: Jul 21, 2008

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Comments: Way to go Christa and Christina, but I think that I definitely agree with Allen. I am guessing that Christa and Christina may be missing something here, as I was able to rock up and over on relatively positive feet and hands.

I believe that right off of the belay, P2 gets in your face and really doesn't let up. I think that no move is much harder than the crux of the first pitch, but there aren't many easier either. The whole second pitch was thin and balancey, adding a certain level of commi... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Ice Box (later renamed by s... : First Iteration (5.9+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Jul 14, 2008

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Comments: OK, now I have to weigh in on this. I have been climbing slab recently and feel fairly comfortable on it and, agreeing with Dylan and Chris, this thing is way harder if you stick left on the little ledges - maybe 11a/b with reach (I'm 6'2" also)? However, it is unclear to me how you continue right as you get the best clipping stance from those ledges. I didn't get a chance to go back and try it, but maybe you could back off the ledge once clipped and then traverse right.

But, if you do choos... more >>


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Little Dome : Kingdom of Zilch : Acid Boulder : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Jul 9, 2008

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Comments: Look at Josh with that short hair! Looks like a baby..


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Dream Land : Beer Bong (5.10b)
By: Matt Richardson When: Jul 9, 2008

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Comments: Somebody that I was with said that this was more of a novelty route, and I definitely agree - it's not often you get this nice stemming like you do at the top of this route. Other than that, it seems that this route is relatively straight-forward, with the crux actually at the bottom. I almost blew right past that first bolt in the upper section, but the climbing is relatively easy, so it wouldn't have been catastrophic (just don't fall as you will bounce off the slab below).


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: Matt Richardson When: Jul 2, 2008

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Comments: India, some friends of ours were concerned about this also, so they called up there. The consensus was that they were not an issue right now.

Krista, we have a child and we are going up with another family this weekend; I will let you know what I think.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Mainliner (5.9)
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 30, 2008

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Comments: Did this last Saturday and had a blast! We saw one other party (jumping on the Nose). I do have a warning for future Mainliners - don't be dumb like me and kick off on the pillar to the right of the real start. I got sucked into the nice crack on this pillar, and then discovered that there was no gear (what appears to be protect-able cracks are just bottomed out, flaring weirdness) and ended up having to make a sketchy traverse about 50' off the grounds with about 30' of no pro. The rest of ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Mainliner (5.9) : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 30, 2008

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Comments: This should be P4, not P5.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : East Mountain : Dragon's Den : Full Service (V10) : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 17, 2008

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Comments: I like the perspective of this shot. Taken with a wide angle lens?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Fantasy Ridge (5.9 PG13) : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 11, 2008

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Comments: Nice shot. For some reason I remember that seam being smaller than it appears here.


Location: M.Morley : Yosemite & Tuolumne : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 10, 2008

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Comments: This makes me sad. Why am I sitting in this uncomfortable chair in this dark office when I can be sitting there?


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 9, 2008

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Comments: Thanks, powerandrubber. This letter was posted to MP.com's feedback also (I should have put up the whole email). It's good to see that there is a response from the sheriff's. Has anybody followed up on this?

Tina, we are fairly certain we will be there that weekend (along with some others). I wouldn't worry too much about this guy as there will probably be a fair number of people there.


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