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Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall : Ride The Snake (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: May 21, 2012

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Comments: I thought this route was good. Sorry you got shut down.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Zerkle : Knot Carrot (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: The nut on the first bolt was loose today, and the hanger freely spins. While I understand that this does not totally compromise the strength of the bolt, it sure didn't help my head with that as the only pro between me and the deck. Bring a wrench.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Pink Man's Burden (5.11d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: Cleaned up the first pitch today. Ripped two holds off, both resulting in falls.

2nd pitch is sweet though!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 31, 2012

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Comments: I'd be more worried about a slip-down


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Highlands aka Highlande... : Blue Sky Mining (5.11d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 21, 2012

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Comments: Poorly bolted route that poses a risk for injury at the start.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Prince of Darkness (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 8, 2011

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Comments: I guess it's time for me to accept that gym ability has nothing to do with the ability to climb slab on slippery Eldo rock... and that I'm a punter.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Prince of Darkness (5.11a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: Felt harder than 11a to me. Everyone on here calling it 11a onsite it?! Or did you do it with beta?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bitty Buttress : Rise and Shine (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 16, 2011

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Comments: If it weren't for the crappy rock and blocky, awkward climbing down low ,this would be a 3 star route. It's worth the time though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Animal Magnetism (5.11c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 14, 2011

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Comments: Best sport climbing pitch in the canyon? I think yes.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : A Shadow Sickness (5.10)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: The slings were gone, so we added another. Please discuss the issue on this site before you take established anchors.... It was probably some newb excited at finding some gear.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : Fluorescent Gray (5.11c R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: Great climb. The combination of powerful arete pulls and delicate footwork make this a fun climb. It feels a little heady as you have to make hard moves a ways above bolts, and reaching the first bolt is tough. The beginning crack is burly, punch through it for the best chance of success.

Thank you for updating the bolts!


Location: NV : Reno - Carson City : Cave Rock : Main Cave
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 24, 2011

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Comments: A reminder of how delicate access really is. A group that deems itself the owner of a swath of land can decide that a particular activity is unacceptable at any time. Tread lightly.

"How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? "~Guy named Ted Perry making up a speech never actually said by Chief Seattle


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Pretty in Pinkler (5.11c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 18, 2011

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Comments: Fun climbing. Crux low down at the third bolt right traverse, then fun, interesting crimping over bulges.

I'd say this is easier than April Fool's (11b!!), but April Fool's is a sandbag....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Pony Express (5.11c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 11, 2011

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Comments: A few wasps today, but nothing bad. I think it's good to go for the fall season!


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Cryogenics (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 7, 2011

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Comments: This route is ok... all right, it's pretty good. I don't understand the hype about it though. The first bit is awkward thrutchiness up a wide, rather rotten crack. Pro is less than inspiring because it depends upon small, cracked flakes.

Then after a squirmy no hands rest, it's a few moves of lieback to jugs. Classic? Maybe the most classic trad 5.10a at Independence Pass. But let's not get carried away....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Good Evans (5.10d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 5, 2011

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Comments: This route isn't in the same league of difficulty as Coffee Achievers. Kind of like the difference between the Barb and Pervertical, even though both are technically rated the same. Good Evans has some techy difficulties, but not the same gaspy, strenuous climbing that CA has.

Overall, great route. I had my crack climbing noob friend lead the 2nd pitch and he did fine with two 3s and a 4. There are other options for gear. Two fixed wires on the crux pitch, unfortunately.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Coffee Achievers (5.10+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 4, 2011

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Comments: Fun route, though I wouldn't run back to do it again. Rob and I did it in 4 pitches w/ a 70m: Combine P1 and P2, P3 in the original description (I didn't encounter an overhanging hand crack...? This combo is interesting because there is a .10 section at the end of P2, right at 70m, so if you blow it you're falling on 70M of rope stretch into space...), a pitch up to the ledge under the crux, crux pitch to piton belay, then chimney to the top. The chimney isn't too bad, the worst part was the net... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Curve of Binding Energy (5.12a/b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 30, 2011

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Comments: Massive, drilled jug holds at the beginning. Way lame, and also completely unnecessary.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Overhung Wall : Warm Up (5.11)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 27, 2011

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Comments: This is tough! What are short people doing at the second to last bolt? I was attempting a pretty desperate dyno. My friend who is 6'3" made it look pretty casual.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Overhung Wall : Warf Factor (5.12a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 27, 2011

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Comments: I didn't heed the advice for pants/kneepads, 'cause I thought I was tough. Turns out I'm not. On my OS attempt the kneebar cut me up enough that on my redpoint burn I taped over it. I recommend pants, kneepads, or being tougher than I.

Fun route!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Scorpions (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 26, 2011

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Comments: A good route, and I was more nervous going into it than I should have been. It is a safe route as long as the pin holds (but you probably won't be falling onto it).

Apparently I went the wrong way at the first bolt and climbed straight up the edgy face to the left of the bolt, instead of staying in the shallow dihedral to the right. I would say it's about 5.11 still, but if you think that is the route, the bolt placements seem really goofy, and the second bolt is really hard to clip.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Interceptor (5.11b R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 26, 2011

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Comments: I fell a good ways several times onto a red C3 in the green Alien placement mentioned above. I bent the $&%# out of it. I recommend either a flexible cam, like an Alien, or just going with the red C4 that's about a foot below that (I tested the red C4, it's good!).

The beginning is a little scary, and I did a lot of traversing around. It looks like there are two possible ways to go, and of course the other way looks easier than the way you are attempting at the time... a little sketchy. Y... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Fall Wall : 5.11 Crack (5.9+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 25, 2011

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Comments: I found small Metolius offset cams to be useful on this climb.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Middle Parallel Space (5.9)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: DO THIS CLIMB! Both pitches.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Max Factor (5.11c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: Excellent climb. Easy for 11c 'voo, but maybe I just suck at anything wider than hands.


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