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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Left Wall
By: Nat T. When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: Pm sent


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Direct Left (5.10)
By: Nat T. When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: Did all the trinity cracks today and this was my favorite route of them all. Super fun roof moves with wild stemming! Awesome jugs once you pull the roof. No need for big gear in the off width, bring small gear (finger tips for me) for the tiny crack on the right face. Also don't place anything deep under the roof like I did, lots of rope drag potential, duh. Plenty of good pro towards the outside, a couple .75s, 2s and 3s each to sew it up. A must do!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Isaiah (5.9+)
By: Nat T. When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: WARNING!! Didn't get to do the 10 direct start because of the huge WASPS NEST in the crack! My buddy was about to put his hand right in their nest, fortunately it was a bit chilly out and they looked a little slow but about 20 came out from the crack to say hi and/or piss off.
Be very careful before placing anything. They were in the finger crack to the right of the corner.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif : Hooker (5.10c)
By: Nat T. When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: Awesome route! I was able to sew up the thin beginning with the help of some ball nuts, along with small Aliens and small stoppers as well. I only had the two smallest ball nut sizes but could have used some mids too. You can protect and still use the hold due to their small head size.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge
By: Nat T. When: Jul 17, 2013

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Comments: I may have left a pair of sunglasses while climbing last week. We were climbing in the J-Crack/Pear Buttress area. Have a reward if anyone finds 'em.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Horseshead : Tijuana Donkey Show (5.11-)
By: Nat T. When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: One of the best routes I've done this year so far - even this one route is worth the approach. Great gear and if you brought a #4, there's a nice horizontal placement for it at the start. Like the description says, bring doubles in fingers and small hands. Also, don't forget to pose at the top while doing the Jesus stance.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Horseshead
By: Nat T. When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Climbed here yesterday, super fun!, and thought the approach could use a little updating. When you get to the little sapling that has a big cairn in front of it, go right down the hill in between two pine trees. DO NOT continue on the trail up the hill to your left. The trail is faint at times but is pretty well-marked with cairns, please add more where you see fit like we did. This path doesn't see much traffic :), so it gets overgrown in places.

Thanks to those who established this trail, it... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche... : Girl Problems (5.9)
By: Nat T. When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: The anchors need to be tightened on this route. I could unscrew both nuts with my fingers and pull off the hangers as of today. The bolts look to be in good shape, just needs to be re-torqued.
This route could be shortened by about 20 ft. The beginning is fun with easy holds but the top is a 5.1 lichen fest.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : La Temperatura de Shelf (5.10b)
By: Nat T. When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Bring your rack for this one. Great hand and fist jams with a nice rest towards the top where the crack widens. Once out of the rest, you can lay back with solid hands and feet. Loved it so much I did it twice.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Half Breed (5.10a)
By: Nat T. When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Agreed, this was not a 5.10. A great one to lead on gear though! There's actually two cracks to work with in the dihedral.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Vault : Tryptophan (5.10c)
By: Nat T. When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Loved this route, great crack to layback with a big mantle towards the top.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Cellulite District (5.9)
By: Nat T. When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this as a warm up. I would not recommend it. The gear placements weren't that great at the start. Lots of loose rocks, so make your belayer wear a helmet. Also, there is no way this is a 5.9. An 8, tops. I thought purple corner was harder than this (and it's rated an 8).


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Purple Corner (5.8)
By: Nat T. When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Did this route at the end of the day and found it to be my favorite. I enjoy finding trad routes in sport areas, and it can be nice when it gets super busy. You have to climb to a huge ledge to gain the crack. Great placements all the way up with big holds. Gear from a 0.75 to 3. The book says to climb all the way up to a tree and walk off "for the full trad experience", but not wanting to walk all the way around Cactus Cliff, I traversed out left onto the face of the nearby climb and used the a... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Great Red Book Rock : The Liner (5.6)
By: Nat T. When: Mar 3, 2013

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Comments: An OK route, did this while waiting to start Red Book with some friends. A couple of holds broke off in my hands towards the top, and no it wasn't raining, so make your belayer wear a helmet- like you already should be doing ;)


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Honeymooner's Area : Lunar Debris (5.9)
By: Nat T. When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: Did crescent moon just to the right of this one. Was going to do it but the big copperhead in the crack said otherwise. Be sure to check the bottom of the crack for any snakes. They love it in there... ahhh snakes in the crack!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Honeymooner's Area : Double Flat (5.9)
By: Nat T. When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: Nice and slopey at the top. I went left before the last bolt and by the time I pulled the move I was above the bolt and right at the anchors, oops. Bolts felt a bit run out, maybe a bit heady for a new leader. Be sure to stick clip the first bolt, you're not belaying from the ground but from a rock ledge, as the description says. Fun!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : The Broadmoor (5.10b)
By: Nat T. When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: Great route, did this on our second trip to The Bust. We did the Brown Palace last time, one of my favorite climbs of the summer for sure. Started with Maternal Damnation, and boy was it thin. I thought 5.10b was a little sandbagged, maybe 5.10 b/c. Awesome route, thanks to those who put all this (and the other fun routes) up. I'm glad everyone overlooks this place, what a fun rock!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Palace : The Chamber : Small Fry (5.12a)
By: Nat T. When: Aug 29, 2012

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Comments: Great route! Great for a first 5.12-, yay! It is definitely thin in the middle. Just like the description says, use the sloper sidepull and then onto thin crimps. The foot holds here are non-existent, so you have to be creative. I found stemming out to the left helped a bit, and by stem it's almost a split. Once you pull through the move, there's a thank god hold right above you. Then pull in all your glory to the chains!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : Headstones (5.8)
By: Nat T. When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: I second what Nate said; this route would be good if the anchors were not set so far back. Did this route as a warm up and found the routes to the left (Mausoleum) to be much better. Although the view is good, it took a gargantuan effort to pull the rope through the anchors after the rappel. Sharp edges and severe rope drag don't mix, be careful!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Ironclads : Ironsides : Alloy Madness (5.10d)
By: Nat T. When: Jun 10, 2012

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Comments: Fantastic route! Did it all in one pitch with a slightly truncated 70m rope (cut down to 67). I was able to rap down to a ledge where I could walk off. The moves get thinner after the crux towards the top. Maybe it was the length and fatigue taking it's toll, but the top felt harder than the moves in the middle.
Awesome route. You must have a 70m rope to do the whole thing in one pitch. I didn't see any spinners either :)