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Member Since: Jan 6, 2013
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Supremacy Rock
By: Mike McHugh When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: Supremacy and environs will be closed from May 27th until June 17th, 2014. Heavy construction will be taking place on the road immediately adjacent to the "Pyramid".

If construction proceeds more rapidly than expected, we'll re-open the area ASAP.

There may be further periodic closures during the summer as needed for picnic area reconstruction.

Some climbs on the North-facing slabs - in particular Quartzite Ridge through Right Wall, may be accessible during construction.

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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
By: Mike McHugh When: Apr 15, 2014

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Comments: Bud:

So far in 2014, the only closure is on Shirt Tail Peak. The Naked Edge and environs remain open.

After a number of years of no nesting activity, park management (smartly) decided to leave the Edge open until raptors attempt to nest in the area.

Mike McHugh
Park Resource Technician
Eldorado Canyon State Park


Location: CO : Trail Building Workshop at ...
By: Mike McHugh When: Jul 12, 2013

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Comments: The July 20th workshop will be at Eldorado Canyon State Park. 8am-noon.

350-pounder on the line.
350-pounder on the line.


More deets to follow, but the Eldo Griphoist rig (with some new trickery ) will be in operation.

We'll be working on a trail out of the streamside parking lot. No hiking. Just learning and playing.

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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : The Yellow Spur (5.9)
By: Mike McHugh When: May 16, 2013

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Comments: This morning, danger blocks from P4 of Yellow Spur and P1 of Psycho Pigeon were sent groundward. Two members of ACE climbed and trundled, and three volunteers from BCC and JHMG closed the trail.

BIG thanks to everybody involved!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part F - The P... : Mr. Potato Head (5.11c)
By: Mike McHugh When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: There are buzzworms in the talus east of The Potato Chip.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Sunset Boulevard (5.11b)
By: Mike McHugh When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: Fixed it, Matt. The online database of fixed hardware is a pretty new feature, and some of the data needs lovin'.

Not unlike much of the hardware in our beloved chosspile.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Comment : Photo
By: Mike McHugh When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: Last Fall, the park was alerted to some potential loose rock around Shirt Tail. I did a couple of inspection/mitigation trips over the winter. This is a picture of about the same spot in December 2012:

Pre-slide.
Pre-slide.


Some time in March, and again a few weeks ago, some bigger stuff slid.

It's been a tough winter/spring for freeze/thaw. Big stuff is coming down all over the place. The trail from Rincon to Cadillac is a mess, the Wind Tower trail got smacked, and I think there's more to come. H... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : West Crack (5.2)
By: Mike McHugh When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: In addition to being one gnarly individual and about the nicest guy you'd ever meet, Billy is responsible for a LOT of the trail work in Eldo. Every time I'm looking at a trail disaster, I think WWBD.

Puts a BIG smile on my face to hear that he's climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Hairstyles and Attitudes (5.12b/c)
By: Mike McHugh When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Thanks to two brave souls from ACE, the footsy block has been gently lowered to the road.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak
By: Mike McHugh When: Apr 13, 2013

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Comments: Yep, it's a doozy.

Ranger. Rock.
Ranger. Rock.


I'll be up there in the next few weeks figuring out a plan for reconstruction. Between a big saw, some good tools, and the BCC trail crew, I think we can get it workable pretty quickly.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Mike McHugh When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Plated 5-piece Powers with SS hangers. Will go back up there and replace the PS with SS sometime in 2013. It sounds like the PS/SS mix should have a pretty long lifetime, but I'd rather get it right sooner.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Mike McHugh When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Hardware replaced 6/14/2012 - 4.75" x 0.5" Powers 5-piece + Fixe hangers. Go git 'r done.