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Member Since: Jan 9, 2008
Last Visit: Mar 16, 2015
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Point Rank: # 9,853
Total Points: 26
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1

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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Higher Security Risk : Evolution aka Gimme Back My... (5.11b)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Nov 5, 2012

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Comments: 2012 - clean as a whistle. Ready for prime time and totally worth it.

Two distinct cruxes that are worth the effort of figuring out. I give it 2.5 stars. More if it was longer.

Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair II : A Thing of Beauty (5.10b/c)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: I dislocated my shoulder on this one in the squeeze. Blew out the labrum and stretched out everything else. Surgery, recovery, I'll be back.

Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Photo
By: Ray Lovestead When: Oct 21, 2008

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Comments: What are you reaching for in this shot? What is that behind you?

Location: Ray Lovestead : birds : Photo
By: Ray Lovestead When: May 27, 2008

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Comments: Baby Red Tailed Hawk on a climb in Penitente

Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Ian's Climb (5.8+)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Mar 9, 2008

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Comments: Super fun, rare, fist-sized crack climb. Definitely 5.7. Called "Ian's Climb" in the Shelf Road Rock book.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : Second Pinnacle East Face (5.7 R)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Jan 27, 2008

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Comments: Some 5.8 moves up with poor pro in places. Negotiating underneath the tree is getting harder as the years go by.

Both the 1st and 2nd pitches have really run out sections. Be confident at the grade and you'll be fine. I'd never trust putting an Alien or TCU in the piton scars, flares too much.

I recommend doing it in 3 pitches. The route zig zags around and generates lots of rope drag. Single eyebolt for rapping at the peak.

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