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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 1, 2010

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Comments: Wow, looking at the larger photo is like playing with a cool new Christmas present, definitely the largest resolution photo of The Diamond I have seen so far!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Golden Shower Wall : Pushing Two Hundred (5.11b/c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Aug 25, 2010

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Comments: Peter,

I think the proper response to your question is d: This route is the worst representation of the history, ethics, and traditions of climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park in the most visible area to date that I can think of (to both climbers and non-climbers).

The debate is not one of sport vs. trad, but rather three things: how we wish to represent our sport in the context of Rocky, quality control, and the future of first ascents in the Park. I feel this route crossed a line of s... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Golden Shower Wall : Pushing Two Hundred (5.11b/c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Aug 22, 2010

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Comments: I saw this route the other day on the way to Sharkstooth. I don't get it, who is going to climb it? An hour hike from Glacier Gorge (whose parking lot is chronically full anyway, so tack on 20 mins in the shuttle) for one 50' sport route? Are you planning other routes on this wall? It is 20 feet from the trail, in a very high profile area, will probably only very rarely get done, and is frankly a bit of an eyesore with chalked x's and the whole nine yards; why was this put up? Loc... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : RMNP Bouldering Areas : Chaos Canyon Bouldering : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 4, 2010

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Comments: Pathetic. I watched a guy write WOW in chalk above Whispers of Wisdom a month ago on the finishing slab. It was kind of a douchy move, but at least it came off in the rain; I didn't say anything. Where is this written? Autobot is overhanging, stuff like this isn't going to readily come off. Is nothing sacred anymore? Do we have to piss on everything we see?

-Patrick


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Approach Trail Rock : Left Variation (5.12+)
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: I think this was rated .12c/d, f.a. Stephan Greenway?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Approach Trail Rock : Right hand variation (5.10a/b V0-1)
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: This is more like .11a.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 18, 2010

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Comments: Hi Kurt,

Call me anytime! For the record, I never wrote this comment even though it's under my profile, weird.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : Milton Boulder : Undercling Problem (V3)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 15, 2010

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Comments: Is this the undercling problem, or is it more to the right on the smaller undercling feature at about 8 feet? Doing this one as shown in the pictures felt more V1 or V2 than V3. I'm trying to figure out where Donna goes, as that description is misleading as well and uses this problem as a reference.

-Patrick


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Little Twin Owls : Jaws (V3)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 15, 2008

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Comments: Nice story Bob!

Walked by this the other day and saw that it had been completely modernized, large tick marks every five inches on the jugs... c'mon guys.

-Pat


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 15, 2008

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Comments: I have to say I love this photo Kurt!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jun 15, 2007

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Comments: Hey Charlie,

Glad you had an interesting time. Was it very wet up there?

-P vernon


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Kor Route (5.9 R)
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 5, 2007

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Comments: Hey Dougald,

You're probably right about the fifth pitch, maybe it was an off day for me, but it seemed pretty serious, more serious than say the first pitch of the Journey Home in the Black (which I had done recently).

The pitch above the black roof we were definitely off route though, some very scary climbing, much more serious than the climbing we found when we got back on route.

I agree, very enjoyable adventure route, I'll probably be back for another route this season! This is my new h... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Kor Route (5.9 R)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Mar 12, 2007

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Comments: Did this last summer, I really liked this route as it had some real adventure on it. The first half was standard, alpine climbing with an excellent 5.9 crack in a dihedral and an easy runout 5.7 face. The second half where the route steepens provided hard routefinding a little but not too much loose rock, and some truly scary pitches, although I think we were off route for those.

For those willing to keep the adventure, don't read any further.

For those wanting to avoid the 5.9x terrain ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Rhythm Method (5.12b R)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 14, 2006

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Comments: That was a proud send Chris! Hope to be back on the rock in about a month or so.

-Pat


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Escape Artist (5.9+)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 19, 2004

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Comments: We did this route yesterday as a group of three, and I'd have to say it was great! Extremely sustained for a route of this length, with hard 5.9 600 feet above the river! Also, the 5.easy slab above was incredible with the sun setting and nearly 1000 feet of exposure (atleast it felt like it...) We got a late start because of slower parties, and ended up roping up at 1:00, so we got rained on a few times, no big deal though. Just thought I'd add that this was a great first route in the Black, t... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 28, 2003

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Comments: Two young people did it a long time ago, maybe 1996? I cant remember they were both sixteen, ones name was Austin. Nice going, get back up there and complete it. Oh yeah Tommy caldwell did it really young too, I cant remember but I think it was something crazy like 8?

=bye


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Beer Barrel Boulder : Beer Belly aka Beached Whal... (V6)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Mar 11, 2003

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Comments: its a very sly v4+


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park
By: Patrick Vernon When: Dec 27, 2002

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Comments: After Reading these comments I feel compelled to add my own.

About a month ago I was unfortunate enough to visit a crag in Italy near Bolongna. I forget the name of it, it was a large plateau of limestone in the [Apennines]. I was just out for a hike with my friend, and I decided to check out the climbing in this area. What I found was ridiculous. The first area I visited was literally grid bolted, with names (many of them [English]) and grades painted at the bottom of the climbs. Around t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Red Wall : Right Side (V?)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Dec 13, 2002

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Comments: I didn't submit the first comment, but this problem is harder for shorter people.I think it is easier to use the crimp just below the dish, this is the first way I ever did it, whatever the case may be it is a hard problem because it requires technique as well as strength.

-pat


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Red Wall : Center Left (V4)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Dec 13, 2002

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Comments: This problem is a sandbag, yes, but the biggest sandbag of all for the V3 grade has got to be Milton in Eldo.

-pat


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : North Fork of the St. Vrain... : Big Elk Meadows - Boulders
By: Patrick Vernon When: Oct 9, 2002

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Comments: the double trouble boulder is about 1 mile up the canyon on the left. Look for a largeboulder (not double trouble) just off the road on the right down near the stream and park just before this. Follow a faint trail just up the road from the parking on the left up the hill for three minutesand the boulder will appear. The double trouble boulder was not affected at all by thefire and the main area wasn't affected much at all it is still very beautiful andsecluded. I did not go to the dragons d... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Weekend Warrior (5.12c/d)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 2, 2002

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Comments: ...I for one agree with Charles, this route needs only one bolt.

-patrick


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookend : Hot Licks (5.9)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 14, 2002

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Comments: It's been a while but I seem to remember a number five being essential. My brother might remember.

=pat


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : J-Crack (5.9)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 15, 2001

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Comments: Finally did the headwall yesterday and found it to be far more reasonable than I was expecting. Good fingerlocks on vertical climbing with poor feet. A bit sequential but not too bad, felt like .11a or b. Bigger finger sizes will probably find this to be significantly harder .11c or d. We also took the Loose J variation which has some short but excellent face moves to traverse into J-crack. The old quarter inch bolt protecting this traverse has been replaced in the last week with a brand new... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : King's X (5.10d)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Aug 13, 2001

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Comments: The gear below the crux is solid, but you better be climbing at the grade.


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