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Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap : Lover's Leap (5.7)
By: Rocky_Mtn_High When: 2 days ago

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Comments: After you top out, it is a lot easier IMO to simply build an anchor at the top and belay directly above the route, rather than scramble to the bolts that are way left (I put in pro anyway to redirect from the bolts). Also, there are new, bomber rap bolts up a few feet farther and to the right that allow you to rap down climber's right and off the main route (three raps total, best with a 70m rope).

Also, we had old beta and started hiking upstream to look for the trail across the creek. It's ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Arch Rock : Waiting for Staircase 1-3 (5.8-)
By: Rocky_Mtn_High When: Aug 24, 2013

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Comments: According to Ben Schmitt's guidebook, Eleven Miles to Freedom: The Rock Climber's Guide to Elevenmile Canyon, these three routes immediately adjacent to The Staircase (from right to left) are "Waiting on a Resolution", "Kansas Honey", and "Waiting on the Staircase".

The first bolt on "Waiting on a Resolution" may be the crux and is quite far off the deck (Ben recommends a stick clip to avoid a potential broken ankle; I clipped it from the left and then restarted).

I agree t... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Dinosaur's Foot : Index Toe (5.8)
By: Rocky_Mtn_High When: Oct 14, 2012

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Comments: The leader doing this route before us (while we were on Middle Toe) also struggled at the crux and took a couple falls; he thought the crux was harder than Middle Toe's crux. I tried it next and struggled at the crux with very balancy moves trying to hang on with high, thin holds, hugging the arete to stay on, thinking it was surely harder than 5.8. Then my wife (who is shorter than I), cruises up. Turns out I missed a move (hint: sidepull) I had to try it again and sure enough, it ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book : Zingando (5.5)
By: Rocky_Mtn_High When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: Don't be fooled: My partner and I got a late start on White Whale on a perfect day (climbers were waiting for that route all day!). After we got back down, we had enough time for another couple of pitches, so we figured Zingando, with a rating well below that of White Whale, would be a snap. In fact, IMO it is just about as challenging as White Whale, featuring a strenuous, bouldery start and a challenging roof for the grade (pretty sure I was on route properly). For a bit more spice on P2 wi... more >>


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Mt. McKinley : West Buttress (Mod. Snow) : Photo
By: Rocky_Mtn_High When: Jul 10, 2012

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Comments: I love that ridgeline: it's extremely photogenic, and I got some of my best photos of our climb using that ridge as the main subject in late evening light. Note, however, that it is not at the top of the headwall above 14 Camp, but will be encountered on the descent from 14 to 11, just above Squirrel Hill.