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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : The Evictor (5.12c/d PG13)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 12, 2013

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Comments: Video by my friend Bill Karam from a few years ago.

Evictor
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Centaur (5.13c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Nov 25, 2012

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Comments: Nice job, Chris!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Grand Inquisitor (5.12a R)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: Didn't find any knee lock on this one, pretty pumpy climbing with a difficult crux that felt harder than .12a especially when compared to Arms Bazaar. The runout up top gets easier the higher you go, but you go a ways above that last bolt!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Nevermore (5.13a) : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 4, 2012

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Comments: There he is! Scott gently tickling the sloper rail.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Arrowhead : Glacier Gorge Traverse (5.7+)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: What an incredible adventure in the alpine! The west ridge of Pagoda is a gnarled and crazy feature; any route that makes me feel like Gollum traversing the misty mountains is a good route in my book. Plenty of good beta here from Justin and Mitch. I would add that the crux of the soloing on Pagoda's ridge is the route finding. The actual climbing is secure enough when soloing though very exposed!

BETA ROUTE FINDING SPOILER ETC.
I started on the south side of the ridge on cruise... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Wizard's Gate : Cloak and Dagger (5.13b)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: Arrggghhh nooooo!!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : Spear Me the Details (5.11d)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 22, 2012

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Comments: What an incredible route, possibly my favorite in the alpine! A little spicier than I was expecting, exiting the dihedral at the beginning of the crux is committing with hard to place thin gear (if you want to sew it up before the bolt), I thought the moves into the left facing dihedral at the end of the pitch equally challenging with plenty of micro route finding on nubbins and a raging calf pump. The second 5.11 pitch had a spicy off balance .9+ move a ways above a crappy knifeblade and a thi... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Jackson-Johnson (5.9)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Mar 28, 2012

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Comments: That's an incredible story Brad, it's cool to know where the old bolt came from on the crux dihedral. I couldn't imagine climbing the Jackson Johnson with a hemp rope and mountaineering boots.

-Patrick


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Back To The Future (5.11b/c) : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 27, 2012

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Comments: Such poise.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Back To The Future (5.11b/c) : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 27, 2012

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Comments: Who is this handsome devil?


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Miscellaneous Castlewood Bo... : Little Devil (V11 X)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 14, 2012

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Comments: Drytooling!? On one of the most classic and historic boulder problems in the U.S.? Hmmm....


Location: CO : Pawnee Grasslands : West Butte - Northeast Face (5.6 A4 X)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Nov 4, 2011

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Comments: Agreed, coolest thing I have seen on MP in a long time!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : RMNP Bouldering Areas : Chaos Canyon Bouldering : ... : Revenge (V6-)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: There is a nice pumpy extension to this problem that traverses left on jugs after the crux and moves up the V3ish finger crack to top out above the warmups. Maybe V7+?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Photo
By: Patrick Vernon When: Dec 20, 2010

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Comments: Wow! Contender for the chossiest route in Colorado? That's awesome, reminds me of when I did "FAs" of dirt cliffs and tall oak trees growing up as a kid in upstate New York, way to keep the adventure alive!

-Patrick


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Fern Canyon Rocks : Rock Of Ages : Celestial Gate (5.12-)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Nov 1, 2010

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Comments: Actually, Tony, I believe that phrase is alive and well in World of Warcraft.


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!


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