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Location: CO : REEL ROCK 8 FILM TOUR - DEN...
By: ROC When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: This is a great event and a great cause. Come out and support Climbing for Life!


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Photo
By: ROC When: Aug 27, 2013

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Comments: They already have those. What you really need is a ring master.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Glass Babies (5.10c)
By: ROC When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: Just heads up. The ENTIRE headwall is one HUGE, detached flake system. The anchors for this route are also placed in a large, detached block. The stuff seemed okay when banging on it while climbing, but it was still enough to make me not want to climb here again. It would be great if the anchor could be moved down to the main face just left of the crack onto solid rock.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Risky Business (5.9+)
By: ROC When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Better than it looks I think. Anyone else notice the fossil shell on the top of the flake left of the anchors? Pretty cool. First one I've seen at Shelf. Always wondered if there were any around.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : ... : Photo
By: ROC When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: Looks a bit more like Iron Horse to me.


Location: CO : REEL Rock Film Tour - 2012 ...
By: ROC When: Sep 28, 2012

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Comments: Come check out the films and support two great local organizations - Climbing for Life and The Wildlife Experience Museum! Invite your friends! We are getting some great silent auction items donated!


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: ROC When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: New book is good, but part of the charm of the Platte was getting lost out there. Sad to think of more climbers out there. Pretty selfish I know, but the old guidebooks did a lot to keep people away. I can count the number of times I saw other climbers out there on one hand over the past 10 years (other than Turkey or Bucksnort).


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Cave Wall : The Good Bad and Dirty (5.10d)
By: ROC When: Aug 26, 2007

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Comments: Finally got the nerve to lead this thing today. What a great climb. Tape well and you have nothing to fear. Watch out for the poison ivy in the crack about 10 feet above the ledge halfway up and also at the good arm bar rest under the roof. The final crux is the toughest and the best...burly, but it's all there.... Good luck!!!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Real Hidden Valley Boulderi... : Real Hidden Valley Circuit : ... : Saturday Night Live (V4)
By: ROC When: Jan 19, 2007

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Comments: Bring a pad unless you plan on manteling off the sucka. It's a long drop. Good landing, but a long drop none the less...made all the more painful in super tight climbing shoes. Personal experience... Sent on the second go!


Location: CO : Attention all Eldorado clim...
By: ROC When: Oct 6, 2006

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Comments: Thank you for posting this!!! I had a small hand in getting one of the proposals submitted, so it is nice to see some action being taken.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: ROC When: Apr 30, 2006

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Comments: The downclimb to the left is MUCH easier and MUCH less exposed than the route down the tree. (Left if you are facing the cliff...climbers left). Simply scramble down a series of ledges with positive hand holds, then traverse over on the ledge to the tree or new set of anchors (hopefully coming soon). I would even feel reasonably comfortable doing this downclimb in the rain. This, however, is simply my opinion and should be taken as such. There's only one real way to find out if said downcli... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: ROC When: Apr 20, 2006

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Comments: I don't necessarily agree with strapping down the tree, but some clarification as to the weakness of the tree may be in order. I was the one to post the warning about said tree and was present to see and feel it coming out of the ground in high winds. It was lifting up as well as out, directly away from the cliff face. The roots extend from each side of the tree making it most stable in a side to side direction. I do not see any danger of the tree falling onto the anchor if it is positioned ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: ROC When: Apr 14, 2006

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Comments: Has anyone done anything with the bolting application? Just wondering if this is actually moving forward. Thanks to everyone for responding to the initial post. Glad there are others out there that feel the same about the situation.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: ROC When: Apr 11, 2006

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Comments: The tree in question in not necessary for the downclimb. You can easily and safely scramble down ledges on the climber's left of the tree. Bolts would be great somewhere on the slab below the tree or on the face above the ledge somewhere.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One
By: ROC When: Apr 5, 2006

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Comments: WARNING!!!

The rappel tree on the top of the upper ramp (that puts you more or less at the base of Vertigo) is NOT stable. I was up there last week in high winds and the entire tree was lifting up out of the ground with each gust. I was sitting on the rocks near the tree and was lifted off the ground each time the tree would move. I left a rap anchor that consisted of three equalized stoppers, but I'm afraid the new anchor will be treated like booty gear. The tree may be fine, but under the cir... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two
By: ROC When: Apr 5, 2006

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Comments: WARNING!!!

The rappel tree on the top of the upper ramp (that puts you more or less at the base of Vertigo) is NOT stable. I was up there last week in high winds and the entire tree was lifting up out of the ground with each gust. I was sitting on the rocks near the tree and was lifted off the ground each time the tree would move. I left a rap anchor that consisted of three equalized stoppers, but I'm afraid the new anchor will be treated like booty gear. The tree may be fine, but under the cir... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall
By: ROC When: Apr 5, 2006

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Comments: WARNING!!!

The rappel tree on the top of the upper ramp (that puts you more or less at the base of Vertigo) is NOT stable. I was up there last week in high winds and the entire tree was lifting up out of the ground with each gust. I was sitting on the rocks near the tree and was lifted off the ground each time the tree would move. I left a rap anchor that consisted of three equalized stoppers, but I'm afraid the new anchor will be treated like booty gear. The tree may be fin... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Darkness 'til Dawn (5.10-)
By: ROC When: Feb 1, 2006

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Comments: Great long pitch. Milk those rest stances. No hard moves, just tricky sequences. Onsight 2/1/06!!!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Grandmother's Challenge (5.10c)
By: ROC When: Dec 14, 2005

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Comments: On-sight!!! (12/1305) First 5.10 route ever led on trad!!! Bird poo...minimal (basically it was frozen).


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire : The Beak (5.11d)
By: ROC When: Oct 27, 2005

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Comments: This route is amazing! I've checked out this route for the past 7 years every time I visit this part of the canyon. I always thought that it was "the sub" 13a, due to the old guide book. Seeing it listed as 11d on this site put it within my skill range. Figured I'd make a project of it. Looked dirty but do-able. Got on this last Friday and onsighted the sucka. The route has it all...smearing slab moves, an overhang, dihedral, lieback, travers, arete, slopperz, hand crack to offwidth, and... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : I Claudius (5.11b)
By: ROC When: May 10, 2005

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Comments: I felt that the 5.11 rating was justified, but I'm not a great crack climber by any stretch of the imagination. As far as the above "stick clip" comments goes, I lead this last weekend and felt very solid clipping the first bolt. I had a bomber right hand on the flake out right of the bolt. I don't believe this is off route as clipping the bolt from this stance is easiliy within reach. Look for the no hands rest (knee bar) just under the little overhang!!! Great climb!!!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West : Colossus (5.10c)
By: ROC When: Aug 18, 2004

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Comments: Great climb!!! Definately one of the must do's for any City trip. The crux is exposed but short. Decent clip off the hueco. Clip that bolt and go for it!! 2 to 3 hard pulls puts you on the big ledge. The moves are well protected so don't even think of taking, just do it!!!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - East : Rye Crisp (5.8)
By: ROC When: Aug 13, 2004

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Comments: Very fun climb. Having said that I would be VERY, VERY HESITANT about doing this one again as to the dubious nature of the entire flake system. The entire thing is hollow and vibrates terriblely when you knock on it. The first half seems pretty solid, but the upper half seemed very suspect to me. How long till that thing comes down? "5 minutes or 5 thousand years?" If it should cut loose, you and your belayer are toast. ENJOY!!!


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Dome : Bishop Jaggers (5.9)
By: ROC When: Jul 9, 2004

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Comments: Fun climb but be ready to really run it out. If your not completely confident on 5.9 South Platte (!) slab then I would not recommend this route at all. The bolts on the entire climb were horrible at best. I wouldn't trust a fall on those rusty old things or even hang off them for that matter. Also the roof pitch (2nd, if you link 1 and 2), is pretty tricky. Not particularly hard moves, but the route finding for me was a real challenge. Go for the crack in the roof strait up from the bela... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Dome
By: ROC When: Jul 9, 2004

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Comments: HEADS UP ON THE APPROACH!! follow the obvious trail strait up from the parking area for a while. Be aware of a fork in the trail after a while. Its not that obvious, but look left, for an old "road" that seems to head back in the wrong direction. This is actually the right trail up to the Dome. I, unfortunately continued up the valley on the right hand side of the creek and crossed left way up the hill. This put us far to the right with no trail throught the heinous boulder field. We actu... more >>


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