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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Playin' Hooky (5.8)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 19, 2013

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Comments: An outstanding route for the grade! No trad gear needed.

Watch all the loose stuff on the grassy ledge at the end of p2 (or a mega-long p1).


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : Officer Friendly (5.11c) : Photo
By: Robbie Flick When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: +1. definitely a huge poser


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Cut Loose (5.11-)
By: Robbie Flick When: Jul 30, 2011

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Comments: Definitely height-dependent. I'm 5'11" and have to leap for it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone
By: Robbie Flick When: Jul 28, 2011

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Comments: Be mindful in the section of the trail that gets a bit overgrown this time of year. Yesterday was hiking in, not paying attention, and almost stepped on a surprisingly big rattlesnake; didn't notice it until I heard its rattle. It was in a stretch of trail before the canal that relatively feral but still a bit of attention would've made it obvious. Remember that these are objective hazards, particularly at this crag; don't be ignorant like me and watch where you step!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Rumple Teaser (5.10b)
By: Robbie Flick When: Jul 18, 2011

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Comments: I had a great time on this route. It gets much harder very quickly - right when the rock turns white. I felt that a lot of the clips were either made from extremely insecure positions, or were slightly out of reach (5' 11", ape index +2).

Important to note that I'm also not the best slab climber out there, so that also contributed. Overall a very fun route though.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s
By: Robbie Flick When: Jun 13, 2011

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Comments: There were a few near misses on Alone Time With My Banana and a minor incident (belayer struck, but was OK) to the right of Hey Good Lokin' here with rockfall on 6/12/11. Not sure why things are loose all of a sudden, but wanted to give a heads up.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Alone Time with my Banana (5.6)
By: Robbie Flick When: Jun 12, 2011

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Comments: Just a few feet left of the line there is an abundance of large loose rock ready to go - please be very careful.


Location: Darren Mabe : "Engagement", Serial Pillar... : Photo
By: Robbie Flick When: Jun 10, 2011

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Comments: Awesome =)


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : McCrumm's Crack (1st Pinnac... (5.4)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 31, 2011

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Comments: I climbed this route 5/29/11. The amount of rodent feces was simply unbelievable; also disconcertingly present was an enormous white and red path of slime caked to the rock. All the holds were covered in feces, along with the pro placements; ended up foolishly trusted a hollow sounding, detached flake to pull over the top. The excrement made this harder and more run out than necessary; I'd avoid this route in its current state.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Direct Route (5.6 R)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 31, 2011

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Comments: Found some gear at the first belay on 5/29, happy to return it to its rightful owner. Msg me with details if it is yours.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 31, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this 5/30. At the belay for the fourth pitch, the wind picked up and started blowing a small hailstorm of rocks onto me and one of my climbing partners (we were a team of 3). We got pelted with some smaller stuff but nothing serious - just a word of caution as there's a lot of stuff directly above that can be dislodged by wind alone.

Also on the descent - there are sections where literally everything is loose. My friend dislodged a block the size of a microwave. Be very, very carefu... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Stone Cold Moderate (5.7)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 23, 2011

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Comments: The left, "direct" start feels stout if you didn't bring any gear with you...I would warn the aspiring 5.7 sport leader against this, as it feels quite harder and a fall would be painful.

Traversing in from the right is still pumpy but can be protected, and is super fun. Above the first moves, the climb is 5.easy and super fun!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Poker Face (5.9)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 23, 2011

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Comments: A great route. First moves feel harder than 5.8. After that, easy but very fun climbing. Very similar to Pony Up. If your partner is shorter, consider leading this yourself and leaving the first bolt clipped....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Pony Up (5.8)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 23, 2011

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Comments: Surprisingly high quality route. Moves off the deck were a little stiff, after that is much easier but still lots of fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Wind Ridge (5.8)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 21, 2011

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Comments: What a fun route...the direct start is fantastic, a little harder but secure the whole way through. I found the beginning of P3 (big bucket flake) to be disproportionately difficult compared to the rest of the route; flopped myself in there a few times before hauling a leg over and getting a quasi-"rest".


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : The Bomb (5.4)
By: Robbie Flick When: May 9, 2011

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Comments: LOTS of loose rock in the chimney on p2 and at the second belay - please be very mindful.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Lease Agreement (5.10a)
By: Robbie Flick When: Apr 18, 2011

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Comments: Fun route. There is what looks like an incredible foothold out left that would make the route a lot easier - strangely, it is super slick and almost unusable, no idea why.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Passing Lane (5.9)
By: Robbie Flick When: Apr 16, 2011

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Comments: Fun, but as others have said, the 4th bolt is a bit heady. Great hands for it, but be careful.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag
By: Robbie Flick When: Apr 16, 2011

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Comments: Found a helmet at the base of 5th of July. Shoot me an email with description if it's yours. robbie.flick[at]gmail.com


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Sport Park Slab : Walk in the Park (5.6)
By: Robbie Flick When: Apr 10, 2011

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Comments: A fun easy cruise that definitely beats the approach hike. Great beginner trad lead - not sure why it's bolted, but that seems to be how things go in this area. Spiciest section was definitely before the first bolt, where there's an awkward step around a bulge after a steep section. After that, nice cruising with good feet, excellent gear, and bolts if you need them.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Rose Tower : Olive Oil (5.7)
By: Robbie Flick When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this on 3/22. Didn't see one bolt the entire time. Did it in 5 pitches with 60m doubles. Belays are mostly obvious, but make sure you cut out right after the third belay to stay on route - I've heard of parties going left, which makes for a much more difficult challenge.

Be prepared for crowds - we got on behind 3 other parties. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, however the first party got lost routefinding and the entire route got clogged up. We expected to be done in 5 hour... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Cove Rock
By: Robbie Flick When: Oct 3, 2010

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Comments: Was there 10/2/10 and noticed two bolted lines left of Breakfast in America. Both were quite challenging on somewhat rotten rock. One went up a roof/corner system littered with bird nests, starting atop the largest boulder at the base of Cove Rock. The other began about 20 feet to the left, with the first bolt perhaps 30 feet off the deck.

Anyone know what these are?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Direct Route (5.6 R)
By: Robbie Flick When: Sep 14, 2010

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Comments: Wow...what a fun route! First Flatiron climb ever and couldn't have been more happy with the climbing.

With a 70m rope, we did it in 8 pitches, however we had a couple short pitches because, as is noted, good belays can be few and far between, and as we were unfamiliar with the route, we didn't push our luck.

As for gear, leave the hexes at home. I used #1s - #4s pretty heavily for belays; however, the climbing was all about small, tricky gear and creative natural pro. ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone
By: Robbie Flick When: Sep 5, 2010

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Comments: As everyone else as said, a big thank you to those who put up these routes, it's great to have a crag with so many nice moderates right around the corner!

I'm new to climbing in this area (East Coast transplant), and I came here for the first time last week. I noticed that all the climbing parties there were lowering directly through the bolts. Where I learned to climb, this is a serious abuse of the crag as it wears the bolts down. Is this considered kosher in this area?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Easy Verschneidung (Easy V) (5.3)
By: Robbie Flick When: Sep 5, 2010

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Comments: As a beginner trad leader, I absolutely loved this route. Well within my ability with many opportunities to practice placing pro. Long, easy, fun, and well-protected. Unlike many other beginner routes, this one is still loads of fun despite the grade. A great introduction to leading at the Gunks.


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