72 Ticks for Rick Blair
Date|Route|Rating|Notes|URL|Pitches|Location
2014-07-27|Hey Ranger!|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|Finished in downpour.  Almost hit by huge rock after rap.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/hey-ranger/108183654|3|CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Park View Dome
2014-07-25|South Ridge|5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|Wild! Belayer mobbed by tourists.  Rappel lands on a sidewalk.  Worn handholds.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/south-ridge/105751747|1|CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Twin Spires : White Twin
2014-07-25|Tired Arms Recovery Program (T.A.R.P.)|5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|Jul 25, 2014 Jul 25, 2014 Niew to Shelf. Good route minus the dirty ledge, soft 5.9|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/tired-arms-recovery-program-tarp/106362564|1|CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank
2014-05-27|Billy Goat Arete|5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a|Eva's 2nd multi-pitch, cool splitter handcrack.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/billy-goat-arete/105756415|2|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hillbilly Rock
2014-05-04|Lover's Leap|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Lowering grading, When done correctly is 5.7. Great day w/ ken and Margaret. Lead all 4 p.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/lovers-leap/105754666|4|CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap
2013-09-27|Biscuits 'n' Gravy|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|Kale's first lead.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/biscuits-n-gravy/108365770|3|CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : The Ranch Hand
2013-08-17|Billy Goat Arete|5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a|Brad's first mulitipitch, 30 Meter rope 3 pitches|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/billy-goat-arete/105756415|2|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hillbilly Rock
2012-07-22|Queen's Way|Steep Snow|w/John, used as approach to dickers peck and hasty retreat from storm|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/queens-way/106639524|1|CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Apache Peak
2012-07-19|Yodeling Moves|5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|W/John roped. Awesome summit!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/yodeling-moves/105754267|3|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead
2012-07-13|South Ridge|5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|W/Ken. Wet after rain,1st half w/30M rope,free soloed top,fun downclimb! Next time  bring rock shoes|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/south-ridge/105755176|4|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Freischutz
2012-06-11|Hatch|5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|First climb in 6 months! W/john Exciting start to 2nd pitch, fun chimney.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/hatch/105748753|2|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Southern Dinosaur Egg
2011-09-11|Cable Route|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|w/John post snow, verglas, sketchy as hell|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/cable-route/105754720|1|CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge
2011-06-24|Maroon Ridge|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|W/John- lots of snow, gotta climb more in hiking boots.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/maroon-ridge/105758712|1|CO : Alpine Rock : Maroon Bells
2011-06-24|Northeast Ridge||descent route w/John 90% covered with snow, postholed first 3rd. Crazy.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/northeast-ridge/105761562|1|CO : Alpine Rock : Maroon Bells
2011-06-24|Bell Cord Couloir||w/John 5 hours from bivy at Crater, perfect crampon snow.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/bell-cord-couloir/105758709|1|CO : Alpine Rock : Maroon Bells
2011-06-17|Southeast Ridge|5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|Free solo, approach shoes w/John.  Loved this climb!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/southeast-ridge/105756463|3|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Lost Porch
2011-06-17|East Face Center|5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|Free Solo w/John Lost Porch link up, approach shoes.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-face-center/105751699|4|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Front Porch
2011-05-13|North East Gully|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13|w/John, approach shoes, started a little north, better along left side|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/north-east-gully/107151482|2|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Freischutz
2010-11-07|East Face/Achean Pronouncement|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Nov 7, 2010 W/Margaret/Ken.Bailed due to snow, restarted, bailed before last pitch due to dark.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-faceachean-pronouncement/105752968|6|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Achean Pronouncement
2010-10-17|Free for All|5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|Oct 17, 2010 W/Jon  2nd class to 5.6. Cruxes were great leads! Last pitch is a classic.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/free-for-all/105752308|1|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron
2010-08-09|Left Side|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Aug 8 - Aug 9, 2010 @5.7 biggest sandbag ever! 4 tries.Matched hands on jug free hang rotated 180-heel hook. Scarred! w/jon|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/left-side/105764994|2|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Devil's Thumb
2010-07-05|East Face/First Flatironette|5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|Eva's 1st multi pitch!  Wore sneakers P1 35M to boulder w/tree. P2 60 M just shy of south summit.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-facefirst-flatironette/105758539|2|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatironette
2010-07-04|Moby Grape|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|w/Kale, fun p1 crux, belayed left of bolts, p2 belayed @ large boulder stayed roped until walkable|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/moby-grape/105755719|2|CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Elevenmile Dome
2010-07-03|Guide's Route|5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|w/Kale, took 5.8 roof, awesome jams, fun downclimb on walkoff|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/guides-route/105755536|3|CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Turret Dome
2010-07-02|The Staircase|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|w/Kale/Joy|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-staircase/105752041|2|CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Arch Rock
2010-06-27|Malign|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|W/margaret, I got rope stuck on the pull, abundant pro|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/malign/105756556|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag
2010-06-20|Original Route|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|With rangerdrew, great time!  Start is past where pine tree touches wall.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/original-route/105927157|2|CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap
2010-04-10|East Face South Side|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|W/Ken and Margaret, Lead P1&2.  I like the North side route better, esp finger crack|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-face-south-side/105751648|4|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock
2009-11-07|East Face/Pellea|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|W/John Lead P1&3 very scary runout for 5.5, pure friction. 2nd crux is scarier, beautiful place|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-facepellea/105750997|3|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : Pellea
2009-09-14|North Face|5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|W/John/ken/margaret.P1 Very Eldoesque. Best rap ever with 2 ropes!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/north-face/105749161|3|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron
2009-07-03|In Between the Lines|5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|TR|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/in-between-the-lines/105749401|1|CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area
2009-07-03|Off Line|5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|TR|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/off-line/105749395|1|CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area
2009-06-20|Left Handed Jew|5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|Dropped big pro, had to down climb and back clean to finish, woohoo! 5.fun!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/left-handed-jew/105749284|1|CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch
2009-06-20|Honky Jam Ass Crack|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Thought I had crack climbed before, ha!  Throw your body parts in and head up, great stances for pro|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/honky-jam-ass-crack/105750361|1|CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch
2009-06-05|East Face South Side or Left|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|With Kale, his first Flatiron|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-face-south-side-or-left/105752398|3|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fifth Flatiron
2009-06-04|Recon|5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|Kale's first outside climb, p1 great, rest is ok|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/recon/105760905|3|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face
2009-05-17|East Face Complete|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Didn't feel good, bailed after pitch 4. bitten by ants at belays|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-face-complete/105760362|6|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Flying Flatiron
2009-05-12|Wind Ridge|5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|Lead p2, todd p1&3. One small 5.8 section to start. Look for cracks in cave and above for anchor p2|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/wind-ridge/105748361|4|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face
2009-05-12|West Overhang|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Lead p1. Todd P2. P1 is class 4 after crux. P2 is easy 5 after crux|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/west-overhang/105751342|2|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face
2009-04-29|5.10 Crack aka "Thin Fingers"|5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b C1|Aid 3/4, did not finish, had to get back to work. I would say C1 Easy placements|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/510-crack-aka-thin-fingers/105759501|1|CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag
2009-04-19|Comeback Crack|5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|Aid, C2, Very Snowy, traversed to 'skunk' at the bulge. Fun Line|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/comeback-crack/105758587|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock
2008-11-18|5.8 Crack|5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|TR Solo. Did roof straight up crack instead of to the left, much easier. Petzl Microcenders rock!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/58-crack/105754948|1|CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag
2008-11-16|East Face/Fatiron|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|With John and Dave. I lead P1,P3 and 6.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-facefatiron/105752692|3|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fatiron
2008-11-04|Spike Mantle|V2 5+|Fun mantel.  I intend to do this once every time I go there.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/spike-mantle/105756004|1|CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : Spike Rock
2008-11-04|Nautilus Traverse|V3 6A|Nice pump from a safe height for someone like me who is not very good.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/nautilus-traverse/105755908|1|CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : Nautilus
2008-11-01|East Face North Side/Seal Rock|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|With John, Lead P1,3 and 4.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-face-north-sideseal-rock/105751645|4|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock
2008-10-30|5.7 Face|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Solo top rope with garda.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/57-face/105754960|1|CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag
2008-10-25|East Face/First Flatironette|5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|Lead First 60M, John lead last. Ended up on 2nd pinnacle, we hiked too far|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-facefirst-flatironette/105758539|2|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatironette
2008-10-25|East Ridge|5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R|Did this with John, I seconded 1st, lead last.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-ridge/105752632|1|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : The Spy
2008-10-19|Lover's Leap|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Climbed for fist time with Dave and Matt. Lead P1 and P3|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/lovers-leap/105754666|4|CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap
2008-09-28|West Crack|5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|Lead climb, approach not so bad, only passive pro except multidirectional cam at start, cam anchors|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/west-crack/105749992|1|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail
2008-09-13|CMC Route|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Lead P1&3.Pack made the chimney difficult. Started at dead tree|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/cmc-route/105755767|3|CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Mt Thorodin
2008-07-30|Breezy|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|5.6 start Lead as one pitch, 60M no drag. Pulled in 10 feet to start second. Shady, and Breezy!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/breezy/105750472|2|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face
2008-07-27|Let it Vee|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Lead, felt slippery, rock fall hazard. Great pro, sustained 5.7 after stump, I gave it a plus. Fun|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/let-it-vee/105751978|1|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag
2008-07-27|Ghetto Cruiser|5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|Stopped at crux, bailed right, too hot, no chalk,slippery hands.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/ghetto-cruiser/105752776|1|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag
2008-07-06|Holy Cross Couloir||Camped at Bowl of tears. Beautiful hike and snow climb!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/holy-cross-couloir/105761580|1|CO : Alpine Rock : Mount of the Holy Cross
2008-06-26|5.8 Crack|5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|Lead, went well, sewed it up!|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/58-crack/105754948|1|CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag
2008-06-19|West Face|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|Lead 5.7 Variation|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/west-face/105757741|2|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock
2008-06-08|West Face|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|Seconded|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/west-face/105757741|2|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock
2008-04-18|Mons|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|Lowered leader, seconded and then rapped|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/mons/105748102|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Boulderado
2008-04-12|Ho Hum|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|Lowered leader, seconded and rappeled|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/ho-hum/105759738|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Boulderado
2007-11-17|Fandango|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|Fun route, fun rap.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/fandango/105748508|4|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron
2007-11-03|Angel's Way|5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|Stay in the gully until you reach the start. Serious bushwacking, horrible hike out.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/angels-way/105758545|8|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way
2007-10-25|The Memory of Trees|5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|Tried to go direct under point of roof and could not make it,  harder than 5.9 that way|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-memory-of-trees/105750922|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark
2007-10-25|Boulder Direct|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a||http://www.mountainproject.com/v/boulder-direct/105749869|3|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face
2007-10-25|The Bomb|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c||http://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-bomb/105750568|2|CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face
2007-10-25|Road to Isengard|5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c||http://www.mountainproject.com/v/road-to-isengard/105756358|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark
2007-10-25|Lothlorien|5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c||http://www.mountainproject.com/v/lothlorien/105750745|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark
2007-10-25|Glennevere|5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c||http://www.mountainproject.com/v/glennevere/105756532|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark
2007-10-24|East Face (Standard)|5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c||http://www.mountainproject.com/v/east-face-standard/105748047|8|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron
2007-10-24|Stairway to Heaven|5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|Second, fun casual with great views, definitely encountered 5.4 moves but there are so many ways.|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/stairway-to-heaven/105756502|6|CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : Ridge 1 aka Stairway to Hea...
2007-05-13|Pine Tree Route|5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|Second, fun route|http://www.mountainproject.com/v/pine-tree-route/105756574|1|CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Second Buttress