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Member Since: Jun 14, 2006
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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Dinosaur's Foot : Little Toe Jam (5.11a)
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 9, 2008

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Comments: Matt and Tony's comments remind me of something Crusher said about Positively Fourth Street - that different climbers have different strengths when it comes to different styles. And while I would love for this to be 11c, it just doesn't hold up to other climbs in the 11/11+ range - Staying Power and No Passion for Fashion at Shelf are both solid 11s and the best I can muster is to fall my way up these.

That being said, this is a fun route with beautiful moves right off the ground on the flake. The first 20-25' a... more >>


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: Matt Richardson When: Jun 4, 2008

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Comments: Thought you all planning on visiting Ten Sleep might be interested in this:

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I almost expect to see Mike pissing on the bases of all the routes. Bizarre...


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Fish Wall : Tuna! Tuna! Tuna! (5.11b/c)
By: Matt Richardson When: May 27, 2008

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Comments: This route is pretty much over after the first 20'. Stay to the right of the seam and follow the difficult to see pockets. As the bolt spacing is tight down low, don't try to clip until you hit the ledge after the second bolt - you'll just make it tougher than it is.

After the first sharp section, you will find that the route eases up to nothing harder than 10. The top is awesome - you'll find yourself clipping off huge jugs as you move easily through the bulge.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Greyrock : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: May 7, 2008

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Comments: Hmmmm...Seems to be a notable lack of pro on that big traverse.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Sister Morphine (5.9)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 28, 2008

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Comments: This must play to Ivan's strengths. Yeah, the 9 section is probably about 10' on a 80-90' route, but it's still 9. I'd be hard pressed to find an 8 easier. And I think that Ron is spot on regarding his assessment of the gear - the crux protects well, but I would by no means suggest that you can sew this route up (the guy that led this before me also said you can sew this up, but had only about 4 pieces for the whole route; I used a similar number of pieces, but felt comfortable). T... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Chianti (5.8+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 28, 2008

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Comments: Did this last weekend as a warmup, and what an excellent route! I think you will find the crux depends on your strength - if you excel at more gymnastic movement, then the beginning of the second pitch which requires some crack technique will be it; if you cruise crack, then the bottom of the first pitch will probably make you think. The first pitch is nice and long - about 35 m to the tree shared with Break on Through. The second pitch is no longer than 20 m.

There is an alternate... more >>


Location: Adam Stackhouse : Misc : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 19, 2008

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Comments: Are we supposed to rate the photo, or the subject great?


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Snott Girlz (5.10+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 18, 2008

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Comments: Given that you are traversing across the top of the Mota wall, be careful not to trundle rocks onto the crowds below (and there will be crowds).


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Treasure of the Sierra Madr... (5.10c)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 18, 2008

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Comments: A 70 m definitely takes the sting out of the rap on the last pitch - or maybe some foresight. I managed to miss the rap station half way down and had to down climb a bit to get to the rap station at the top of the sixth pitch.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 18, 2008

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Comments: Nice job, Mike! Where did you shoot this from? Looks like it's from the top of Snot Girlz.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Long John Wall (5.8)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 14, 2008

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Comments: Pitch for pitch, this is an excellent climb. I am not sure where Patrick gets his 60' of good climbing over 100'. I felt that the route was consistent throughout. Especially if you do the first pitch of Break on Through. That being said, this is probably not the best route for a green 8 climber.


Location: Rob Kepley : Eldorado Canyon : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 5, 2008

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Comments: Middle of a run out sounds like an excellent time for Guy to be taking a picture - adds a little bit of extra spiciness. Wooohooo!


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 4, 2008

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Comments: Great shot! Looks like it was painted.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Mr. Natural (5.8+)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 2, 2008

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Comments: I did this a while back and recall the line to be immensely enoyable, but too short. After getting spanked on Vedauwoo 7s, I was a little shocked at how easy this went. Definitely played more to my style, being a recovering sport climber and all. And the good pro was a definite bonus - especially since I felt deathly ill and wasn't thinking clearly.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Industrial Buttress : Politicians, Priests, and B... (5.10a)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 1, 2008

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Comments: Thanks, Eric! This is a nice route that was in much need of some rebolting. What an alarmist I am! Sounds like it was not quite as desperate as I made it out to be.


Location: TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : Gus Fruh : Kingdom of Ging : Charlie Don't Surf (5.10d)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 1, 2008

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Comments: This has to be one of my favorite routes in the area; bonus do to the lack of traffic here.


Location: TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : Gus Fruh : Guide's Wall : Touch of Class (5.7)
By: Matt Richardson When: Apr 1, 2008

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Comments: I've never been on this one, but it looks like good gear to the top (for those craving to place in the middle of Austin).


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Palace Pages : ... : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Mar 31, 2008

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Comments: If am allowed to say this about my own wife - what a fox!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : ... : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Mar 20, 2008

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Comments: Bleh! This first pitch is total garbage. Awkward opening moves to low 5th class.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : South Ridgeline, including ... : Pin Scar Finger Crack (V2)
By: Matt Richardson When: Mar 16, 2008

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Comments: I would say significant difference in grade if you don't stem.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Rotary Park : South Ridgeline, including ... : Cat Eye Wall: Upper Roof (V-easy)
By: Matt Richardson When: Mar 16, 2008

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Comments: Good route for practicing gear placement - bomber locks, nice feet and nice final moves out of the roof.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Funkdemental (5.11b)
By: Matt Richardson When: Feb 18, 2008

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Comments: Fun route, but I don't recall it being contrived or particularly difficult. Maybe it was a height thing? Definitely worth doing if you are over here and an easy tick for the aspiring 11 leader.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Feb 15, 2008

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Comments: I like the perspective; what was this taken with?


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - East : Just Say No (5.9- PG13) : Photo
By: Matt Richardson When: Jan 21, 2008

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Comments: You can throw a girth hitch in there so that you don't have to run it out to the first bolt.


Location: TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt
By: Matt Richardson When: Jan 15, 2008

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Comments: Thomas - there is a lot of climbing at Barton Creek. Where were you when you spied these bolts? Also, there should be a guide out that covers Barton Creek; the one I have is Texas Limestone - it's way out of date and I believe it has been replaced but I can't remember the name of the current guide.


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