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Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Headstone : The V-Slaught (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 6, 2013

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Comments: I have tried the second pitch and found it to be pretty damn unique, and pretty darn hard. It would be a great boulder problem... too bad it is 80 feet off the ground.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Bauhaus Wall : The Brothers Carrutherzov (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: The diving board is feeling a bit hollow. Step lightly!


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Dungeon : New Beginnings (5.12-)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the gear beta, Pinkly. I'll add my own onsight spoilers...

Good red Alien and yellow Alien where Matt got the #3 Metolius, and black and blue Alien where Matt got the #0 and #1 TCUs. A right kneebar pad would get you a no hands rest at a tricky spot. The lead seemed reasonable with this gear, but you don't want to blow it at at least two spots. Stuff was still coming off when I climbed it, but it should be cleaning up....

Fun climbing!


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Muricuh (5.12)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: Kneepad would be nice. You'd get no hander before the crux. Fun route overall!

It felt committing clipping the bolt above the roof. You are on relatively insecure underclings reaching far back to your left, and you'd be close to, if not on the deck if you blew it. Just something to be aware of I suppose....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : D7 Variation (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Has anyone gone left at the top of the 11b pitch to the next bolted anchor and tried to climb straight up the dirty crack above the bolts? Is this Soma? We went that way yesterday, and I bailed after the crack ended about 50 ft off the belay. There is a crack to the right which looked climbable, but there was a hanging flake that looked recently detached and was poised to kill my belayer.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 31, 2013

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Comments: Hey Bruce, I usually link these pitches with no rope drag issues with a 60m. I just don't remember how much slack I have....

I prefer having a soft catch on that fixed wire on the start of P5 to getting jerked around/landing on my belayer's head.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 31, 2013

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Comments: You can link 1&2 and 4&5 with a 50m rope.


Location: CO : South Platte : Big Rock Candy Mountain : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 30, 2013

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Comments: I bet Rob enjoyed that wayyyy too much.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Archangel (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 26, 2013

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Comments: There are a lot of people talking what big and heavy balls they have. If you really have what it takes, go up there and lead it on gear and then spray about what a pu$$y CW is. Until then, it's all talk.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave : The Promise (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: This under-appreciated route is an odyssey! Get on it!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Undertow (5.10a A4- R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 22, 2013

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Comments: My friend Kurt and I went up yesterday to vie for the 2nd free ascent of this route, and while we did not achieve that glory, we had a darn good adventure. Overall, this route is in a spectacular position with some really good rock. Good pro and clean falls (trust me, I took them a lot) are in abundance. I'm curious as to what the grade will settle out at. I'm calling it 12a. I'm not sure if any one move is really that hard, and I don't think any one pitch is really that grade, but the experienc... more >>


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Jungle Wall : Grease Monkey (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: What is an acceptable bouldering grade for an all points off dyno? V4 at least? HARD for 11b.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Ptarmigan Creek Area : Hurricane Wall : 1000 Hurricane (5.12b/c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: Hard as Hell. I want to see somebody do it in a way that makes it look 12b/c.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Family Man (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 9, 2013

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Comments: That reach is real hard if you are 5'10" or shorter.... It is the second crux certainly.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Dungeon : Zed's Dead (5.12+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 29, 2013

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Comments: Is that C4 #4?


Location: Lucille Lee Vincentiquone : personal photo : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: nice steal. it wasn't even hard to find: utahsbdc.org/sites/utahsbdc.ce...


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Rising Crescendo (5.11c/d R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 2, 2013

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Comments: Absolutely fantastic climb. My favorite route in the South Platte. It is R-ish... not so bad if you aren't at the limit of your ability.

Keep going up Wunsch's. It is worth it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 17, 2012

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Comments: The setter must have really used some stout bolts on that hold 55 years ago....


Location: Chelsie : My few trips : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: "Hair Stylist"


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : North Fork of the St. Vrain... : Buttonrock : ... : Redneck Hero (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 21, 2012

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Comments: In regards to catching a fall, it ain't so bad. You just get yanked a little. I would recommend a grigri if you are worried about it.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall : Top Feeder (5.12c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Drilled holds suck. The movement was good though. And the mind control required to keep it together 35m up made it worth it.

Also, this is Rifle. What is the frequency of comfortized holds? Probably greater than 90% of the routes are at least slightly modified.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : Adventure Kayak Trundle (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 30, 2012

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Comments: I did not think it was that good. The top half is good, but the bottom half has some crumbly rock and an awkward and dangerous crux.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Grenadiers : Mt. Silex : ... : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jul 20, 2012

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Comments: nuts are so tedious.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Patience Face (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: Patience Face is an accurate name. Be patient when resting and deciphering beta and success will be yours.

I hate to say it, but we did it with a 60m. We got down to the top of the large rock to the right of the start with about 1 foot to spare.... Be careful out there and use a 70m.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Man Chowder (5.11d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jun 6, 2012

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Comments: Excellent pitch. Throws a little bit of everything at you.


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