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Location: GA : Metro-Atlanta Area : Allenbrook
By: Patrick Manitou When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: Drove out to try this place for the first time last night, turns out it's part of a national recreation area and thus the dirt road entrance was closed because of the government shutdown. Not sure if you can still access the crags legally, my guess is no, but we didn't try since we didn't know the area to begin with.


Location: GA : Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders : Golden Showers (V4-5)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: Hard to beat this thing. Sooooo aesthetic, and it climbs just as well.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Ripple Wall : High H20 (5.10a/b)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Aug 12, 2012

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Comments: Nailed the start today after a few tries. That felt great, because that start is ridiculous! I'd call it V4/V5 without hesitation, which would put this thing in the 5.12 range. Significantly eases up after bolt two.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Bouldering : The Snake Pit Area : ... : Swiss Cheese (V3+)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: Back in the day (okay, only mid '90s) this was called a V2! I'd agree though, feels harder, even when given a 3.

Also, try Nose Lunge to get a sense of what was originally considered V4 at the Snakepits! That thing is every bit of V6 if you ask me.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Grapefruit Dance (5.12b)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: I'm all for a glue-in, and perhaps one that's a bit easier to reach from the left ledge? Seeing how this was originally a drilled pin ladder that, if I understand correctly was already once retro-fitted for sport climbing (by adding the chains and perhaps a second pin for the anchors?), I don't see a problem ensuring it can once again be climbed safely as a sport climb.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : North Side : The Galley : Traverse (V8-)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Mar 5, 2012

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Comments: So the lip is off, but what about the pocket that's fairly good, and within a couple inches from the lip, mid-way through the traverse? It's used for the V1 Galley Center problem. I felt a little shaddy using it, but to my eye, it was not part of the lip.

Either way, I enjoyed this problem a lot more than I thought I would. Put it together in an afternoon (using the pocket), and it's probably my favorite thing at Ute now, minus the soot.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : North Side : The Galley : Rough Seas (V6+)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Jan 29, 2012

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Comments: Just got on this today, so I might be off, but this thing is a beast from the sit. I have no idea on grade, but thus far it feels a good bit harder than Pungase. Cool problem though, and the rock wasn't terrible.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Bouldering
By: Patrick Manitou When: Dec 15, 2011

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Comments: I was looking at the 8a bouldering list for the Garden and hadn't heard of a lot of the problems. I gather of lot of them are eliminates/variations, but I'd love to know more about any of the following problems:

Mr. Bonegangles, Cheese Arete, Huckleberry Gin, Crenshaw Traverse, Snake Arete, Swiss Cheese.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Bouldering : The Snake Pit Area : ... : Unknown (Compression Northe... (V3-)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Sep 9, 2011

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Comments: Like most of the Snake Pits lines, no idea about the FA, but I do know the line well, and the grade seems apt.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Pass
By: Patrick Manitou When: Apr 15, 2011

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Comments: So, who bolted the perfect cracks to the left of this arete, assuming we're talking about the same area?

And if it is the same spot, then access is actually fine, minus a lack of tons of parking. The land is private, but the owner has put in a public access easement specifically to allow the public to hike the trail in the canyon, even sent out notices to residents of cascade inviting them to do so. He's not a climber, but knows about the bolts and is fine with them.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Pass
By: Patrick Manitou When: Apr 3, 2011

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Comments: Huh, so where's Barney's Dome? I'd always heard a story about a guy (a priest perhaps?) named Barney from Marigreen Pines running up to that rock every day for years, or something along those lines.

Anyhow, I also didn't know about the Heizer access issues; there's that green, official looking sign pointing to the non-existent trailhead out on Emporia. I know a few of the landowners a bit further up the canyon, and they're all trail friendly (the homeowner who placed the gate on the... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Pass
By: Patrick Manitou When: Apr 1, 2011

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Comments: Are you talking about this rock?

www.panoramio.com/photo/9153435

If so, that's Barney's Dome, and there's definitely climbing there. A little bit of info on the main Colorado Springs page. Access from Heizer Trail.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ruxton Canyon, Manitou Spri... : Comment : Photo
By: Patrick Manitou When: Apr 1, 2011

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Comments: Such a great line. Wish I could've lead it, but I too top roped it. And aided it, for some reason.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Mar 17, 2011

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Comments: Most likely for rescues. More often than not, when you see those big eye-bolts in The Garden, they're in spots convenient for the most common rescues. My guess for those in particular would be for people getting stuck in the gully/chimney behind WPC's pillar.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Pass
By: Patrick Manitou When: Mar 14, 2011

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Comments: Wonder what this might do for access?

www.outtherecolorado.com/blogs/120000-grant-will-fund-new-ut>>>

Seems like a good sign for the boulders. And definitely a great trail addition, either way.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Squaw Wall : All Mixed Up (5.10 R)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Feb 16, 2011

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Comments: I'm going back and forth on the R rating. If the first bolt could be clipped without having to commit to the crumbling shelf, it wouldn't even warrant PG-13. On the flip side, I broke two large parts of that shelf off before I went for it; and all it'd take is a broken hold here to send you tumbling a long, long way.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Old Stage Road : Photo
By: Patrick Manitou When: Feb 11, 2011

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Comments: Near or on Harvey's Hangover boulder? I believe I spotted either a chopped bolt or a hanger-less bolt on this line, so maybe not originally R rated. Stewart Green has some info, perhaps he'll see this (or e-mail him). There's vaguely parking issues here, so I think it'd been kept hush, however it's on forrest service, so just don't block the gate and things should be fine. I doubt flocks of climbers will swarm this place to get on the three of four very hard lines here.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Ripple Wall : South Pipe Route (5.7+)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Apr 30, 2010

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Comments: A fun route, I like the style too- more like mountaineering, with odd fixed gear and reasonable run-outs (compared to the other routes in the park). Could be wrong, but the start felt as hard as Jumping the Gun (5.9+) and other 9s in the area.

One last thing- I didn't know about the length of the route, and only had one 60 meter rope. Rather than lower off a single point, I decided to rap over to the anchors of Jumping the Gun. This is definitely not a good idea, the traverse over a ledge ... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ruxton Canyon, Manitou Spri...
By: Patrick Manitou When: Mar 3, 2010

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Comments: I've heard the same name and grade. Aided this last summer then freed it. Made for a great first clean aid climb. The crux of freeing it is short but pumpy, good finger locks with no feet. There's one fixed pin on top and lots of gear options if you feel like top-roping. If only this were longer!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : William's Canyon : Caveman Wall
By: Patrick Manitou When: Mar 2, 2010

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Comments: Here's to Caveman Coffee! I remember drinking white-zombies back at comps at the 8th street gym. I only ever knew Dana and Floyd (I think Floyd worked there, could be wrong), haven't seen either in years and years. Anybody have pics from that gym by chance?

Anyhow, in terms of the rock quality, Williams really isn't that bad. Suck it up and have a good time in a beautiful canyon. Someday a little risk, seclusion, and near-virgin rock might be hard to find on the Front Range.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Bouldering : The Blowouts Area
By: Patrick Manitou When: Feb 20, 2010

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Comments: Thanks Ben! I've worked the opening moves, definitely tricky. Seems like a great winter project.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Bouldering : The Blowouts Area
By: Patrick Manitou When: Feb 18, 2010

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Comments: Anybody have info on the overhanging arete downhill from the main Blowouts Area? If you look at the big cave, (the V6 traverse starts on the left side of the cave and moves left into the main area), this is just to the right of the cave, a few feet left of where the old sign was bolted to the wall.

It's a bunch of chalked slopers, looks very hard. I think I may have heard either V9 or V11 back in the day?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : South Side Area : Cube Boulder : Rain Dance (V5-6)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Jan 12, 2010

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Comments: This feels harder than Center Route, and I'm 6' tall and love big moves. I'm not sure this would be a V6 outside of Ute, but if we're going to keep grades consistent in the area I'll vote for V6.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Bouldering : The Snake Pit Area : ... : Traverse (V6)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Jan 5, 2010

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Comments: I assume you mean the traverse without using the jugs on the lip?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Bouldering : The Snake Pit Area : ... : Unknown Dyno (V5)
By: Patrick Manitou When: Jan 5, 2010

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Comments: If this is the dyno from the holds you're on in the photo, I'd rate this at more like V2 or 3, just doesn't feel that hard. Compare to the Alive Dyno at Ute Valley, which is given V6, and is probably three times as long as this dyno. Either way, fun problem and I'm glad you're adding some routes to the Snake Pits.


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