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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Tagger (5.10b/c)
By: NickinCO When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: My $0.02 since I've followed it a couple times and finally did it on lead yesterday. If you pay attention to your footwork, no gear placement is strenuous and it's definitely not R-rated, or even PG-13 for that matter. I never had gear below my feet and as soon as you get to the alcove there's a pseudo no-hands rest and a #0.75 C4 at your waist that is bomber. The rest of the crack sews up with small Metolius cams and C3s. Shortly into the horizontal-ish crack, there's a huge jug, and if y... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : The Trad Lands : Liar Liar (5.8)
By: NickinCO When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: Stepping left at the ledge and climbing the face crack goes at about 5.8 also. Very sustained but never too difficult. The most sustained climb I've done at North Table, and it almost made me not hate the place so much. It protects very well with stoppers, led it with passive gear only. Much better this way than following the right-facing dihedral. I actually thought this was the line. 3 stars for sure. There's way too many feet available to call it 5.9.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: NickinCO When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Cool, next time I try it, I think I'm going to shoot for 1-3 and 4/5.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: NickinCO When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this route again yesterday for the 5th or 6th time and finished right before a wicked storm rolled in. Had what I would guess to be 70+ mph winds for the hike down. Super fun! Has anyone done it in 2 pitches with a 70m? I was thinking you could link pitches 1-3 (the best climbing), and 4/5 with some long slings for the traverse on pitch 4.

It's also quite easy to link 3/4 with a 60m, I thought about attempting pitches 3-5 yesterday, but we had a 60m rope and I think I would have came ... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: NickinCO When: Mar 9, 2014

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Comments: I miss the lake!


Location: Sir Wanksalot : Hero's : Photo
By: NickinCO When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: truly someone to aspire to!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Bridge Mountain : Northeast Arete (5.6)
By: NickinCO When: Oct 31, 2012

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Comments: even more reason to erase them..


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Painted Bowl : Chicken Lips (5.10a) : Photo
By: NickinCO When: Oct 28, 2012

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Comments: Seriously! I did solar slab a few years ago and rapped that gully on the left (waterfall) and it was pretty shitty. The top was all snow covered so it made it hard to find the correct descent.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Straight Shooter Wall : Straight Shooter (5.9) : Photo
By: NickinCO When: Oct 28, 2012

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Comments: hah seriously... that's pretty scary.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : Unnamed (5.10)
By: NickinCO When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: Guide book is way off on this one (bloom 1st edition) it calls for one #4. To properly protect you would need a 4, 5, and 6 or you risk a fall onto a ledge 60ish feet up. Would have been better with the proper gear.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Technicolor Wall : GoldenEye (5.10+)
By: NickinCO When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: 70m rope worked fine for us with about 5' to spare.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : Fuzz (5.10 PG13)
By: NickinCO When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Not sure how or why this would be rated "R". The top is #2 camalots, not #3's. 70m rope worked fine for us.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Fat Cat (5.11-)
By: NickinCO When: Oct 10, 2012

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Comments: screwed up the feet getting into the pod and fell. Great climb


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60 (5.10)
By: NickinCO When: Oct 10, 2012

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Comments: Great route, I have big hands and thought this was tough.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Supercrack of the Desert (5.10)
By: NickinCO When: Oct 10, 2012

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Comments: Great climb. I didn't feel the opening moves were any harder than 5.9. Maybe harder for shorter people, I'm 6'1


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Keyhole Ridge (5.6)
By: NickinCO When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: Did this Saturday. A ton of variations exist. Ended up following the wide crack up the 2nd tower and dropping down the backside. Traversed left up the ramp and back to the east side. Plenty of ice right now in the dihedral, so we ended up climbing the face to the left. I didn't feel anything on the route was 5.6 except for maybe the very first pitch we did (we traversed as far left on the ramp to start as we could without ropes).

Descent - we wanted to rap the Cables Route, but there was a grou... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : ... : Photo
By: NickinCO When: Sep 19, 2012

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Comments: He meant it's no where near as steep as this picture portrays.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : First Tier : Body Count (5.11a)
By: NickinCO When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: Felt harder than 11a/b to me. Crimps down low were super tiny, and I could barely get half a finger pad on.


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon
By: NickinCO When: Aug 24, 2012

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Comments: Any info on free camping in the area?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Photo
By: NickinCO When: Aug 23, 2012

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Comments: hahahahaha manpris... Any descent beta?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Gambit (5.8)
By: NickinCO When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: Great climb! Had it all to ourselves this morning. For anyone interested, there's a fixed, offset stopper on pitch 2, and a fixed C4 #3 right at the crux. I fiddled with it for a while on lead, but it's in there pretty good. There's also an older style #5 at the start of the 4th right after the pin that looks like it's been there a while.

We did the climb in 3 pitches, linking 2/3, 4/5. The crux right before the ledge on pitch 3 had some angry bees that wouldn't leave a couple impo... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Fourth Buttress : Northwest Face (5.8)
By: NickinCO When: Jun 29, 2012

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Comments: 5.9 variation was lots of fun. Only a couple moves, go for it!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : South Face (5.9+)
By: NickinCO When: Jun 27, 2012

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Comments: Did this today and it felt awfully hard. Harder than the 10a's I've done at Eldo. Also, why is that bolt even there? If you're going to add a bolt, might as well do it where it would help and not cause a big pendulum. Just my $0.02. I also felt the gear wasn't very obvious, small, and fairly run-out. Not for the new 5.9 leader.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Photo
By: NickinCO When: Jun 16, 2012

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Comments: Let's see better pictures of Jess and Liz!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Blind Faith (5.10a)
By: NickinCO When: Jun 12, 2012

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Comments: Lead it today and took a good 20'er from the top of the hand crack. Got it clean 2nd try. This was my 2nd 10a in Eldo. Felt really good and protection was excellent. Nothing bigger than a #2 C4 needed.


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