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5.11a roof crack over the East China Sea.


Member Since: May 25, 2001
Last Visit: 19 hours ago
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 30, 2001

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Comments: Chockstone "textbook nuts from good stance?" Ouch! Better be tall or good at blind placements - I use a black Alien which I can't confirm until I'm into the move. There's a good nut placement but I can't reach it (I'm 5.10, or should I say 5'10"). At least the crux on Chockstone is short - I agree with that - and the pitch is really good. (Sorry to detour from Blind Faith, just following the collective train of discussion.)

I should mention too that I'm impressed by and jealous of these yo... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Kor's Flake (5.7)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 30, 2001

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Comments: An excellent and historic oddysey with lots of variety and good climbing of many different types. I would caution the new leader to have his or her act together here: Kor's Flake is a lot of route for 5.7, more than it looks on paper. A 5.10 gym climber or budding trad leader feeling confident after Calypso or the Bastille Crack will likely find the chimney interesting (maybe more so than the oft-mentioned traverse). Also, be careful about trying to stretch pitches - I forced myself into a c... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : S&M (5.7)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 29, 2001

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Comments: I agree with the less-than-classic assessment of this route: the plentiful and sometimes annoying vegetation and occasional choss outweigh the adventure feel of spartan protection and routefinding (there was no chalk when I climbed this route). However, I did enjoy the belay ledge, if I found the correct one - slings around a block, with a deluxe seat and a view nearly as good as that from the top of the Yellow Spur (river straight below, snowcapped peaks to the west). Rossiter's book calls t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Country Club Crack (5.11c)
By: Matt Robertson When: May 25, 2001

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Comments: Easy, there - Mr. A.C.! Personally, I enjoy SL's comments - his sense of history adds a hell of a lot of value and interesting reading to this site. Our local climbing history is incredibly interesting and invaluable and needs to be passed along to the next generation. Keep up the good work, Steve - you are a definite asset (and I have commenced my search for Roger's graffiti in Eldo - excellent bit of trivia you mentioned previously...).


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