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Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Ross Keller When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: Hey Dougie,

As an expert in donkey behavior and training (I have 6 of my own), and a frequent observer of all thing manure, I actually do know S**T. I have been in this location several times and the concentration of dropping is due to the fact that there is good forage and a year-round water supply nearby.

If you would like to discuss this further, you can send me a PM.
Ross


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Sundevil Chimney (5.9 A3)
By: Ross Keller When: Nov 12, 2012

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Comments: Yeah, it's pretty huge. Nice comfy potholes as I remember. And of course a killer view!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Ross Keller When: Jul 11, 2012

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Comments: OK. I'll talk to the feral donkeys that inhabit the area and see if they can clean up after themselves.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Ross Keller When: Mar 27, 2012

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Comments: 1. Generalizing makes you look uninformed.

2. That is donkey manure - do you favor removing all of of the feral donkeys?

3. Equestrians are, for the most part, responsible stewards of public lands. As a climber and an equestrian, I find that equestrians, dog owners, hikers, and climbers are about equally responsible (or not).

4. Read guideline #1. I think that site admins should be the most cautious in obseving that suggestion.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : The Expensive Route (5.11+)
By: Ross Keller When: Jun 8, 2011

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Comments: I went a bit left as there didn't seem to be much for the hands going straight at it. There are good feet and a small feature for the left hand. I thought the move past bolt 2 was the business!


Location: Colorado : LOOKING for a real outdoors... : Post : Photo
By: Ross Keller When: May 16, 2011

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Comments: Hank,

If you're interested, I have a burro available for the Georgetown race on May 28th.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Ross Keller When: May 16, 2011

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Comments: Garrett,

You should have gone straight up at that point. The old bolts that trend right are kinda off the best line.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Convenience Cliff
By: Ross Keller When: Apr 18, 2011

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Comments: The three right-hand routes are:

Thank You Come Again, 5.12a.
Self Serve, 5.10d.
Pump and Run, 5.11d.

Although the approach is a bit loose in places, this crag is certainly worth a visit.


Location: Alan Ream : Spring 2011 : Photo
By: Ross Keller When: Mar 30, 2011

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Comments: Psychopath? Did he chase you?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Green Hornet (5.11b PG13)
By: Ross Keller When: Mar 21, 2011

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Comments: It's a long way (20' or so) from the "key" placement (a good stopper) to the 1st bolt, and you will encounter crux climbing over less-than-ideal stone over that stretch. Above the stopper and below the bolt, I didn't see much in the way of gear that was worth fiddling with. Given that, I think that an otherwise worthy climb will not become popular enough to clean up from a 2 star to a 3 star route. That's too bad, because it's really a nice, inspired addition.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Big Bro's Watchin' (AKA: Lu... (5.11-)
By: Ross Keller When: Jun 25, 2010

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Comments: A real adventure route. Plenty of looseness remains!

Moving off the belay on pitch 4 is no big deal and you can plug in a big cam (C4 #4). The real business is a bit higher.

The traverse over to the Solid Gold rap anchors is easy. That descent is very straightforward.

It's hard to compare this route to other CCC offerings, so I'm going to say 5.11 and a soft R, but it felt pretty burly.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : The Next Century (5.10 PG13)
By: Ross Keller When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: Great climb, great gear. No way this is PG, let alone R. With a 70m cord you can do it as one pitch with little rope drag.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Cloud Tower (5.12-)
By: Ross Keller When: Mar 10, 2010

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Comments: We rapped with double sixties and the first rappel was a stretch. Not doing the last pitch would be like doing the Salathe to the headwall roof and then rapping off. The climbing is great to that point, but why do all the work to get there and then skip the money pitch?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Wizard's Gate : The Guillotine (5.11)
By: Ross Keller When: Aug 31, 2009

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Comments: The right-hand dihedral goes at about 5.8. Gear to 3" 1 or 2 stars. A little dirty. but worth doing.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Fern Canyon Rocks : Rock Of Ages : Center Dihedral (5.10d)
By: Ross Keller When: May 11, 2009

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Comments: No reason not to do this as 1 pitch. The line is pretty direct and it's only about 125' high. Quality climb on mostly good stone.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Fern Canyon Rocks : Rock Of Ages : Nameless Demons (5.10b)
By: Ross Keller When: May 11, 2009

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Comments: This can be done as 1 pitch if you take care about managing rope drag on the gear before the "belly flop" and then once established on the mid-height ledge reach back down to back clean the easy to reach piece that protects the "flop" (BTW, the belly flop most is a little bizarre, but not very hard.). There's a fixed nut and a bomber #1 Camalot placement just below the crux and a surprisingly good, but strenuous-to-place, green/yellow Alien placement at the crux.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Ross Keller When: Apr 3, 2009

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Comments: Rampart Range road is scheduled to open 4/10 (conditons permitting)

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Location: Kevin Stricker : Misc. : Photo
By: Ross Keller When: Mar 30, 2009

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Comments: My guess is Firé Big Wall's from the late 1980's to early 1990's


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Standard Route (5.11- R) : Photo
By: Ross Keller When: Jan 21, 2009

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Comments: Not to mention the possibility of swinging back into the pointy end of the flake! I also wouldn't want to fall onto that bolt or the knifeblade above it.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks
By: Ross Keller When: Oct 2, 2008

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Comments: The "Getting There" description has been updated. Please let me know if it needs any tweaking. Thanks.


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Bucksnort Slab : Slippery When Dry (5.11+)
By: Ross Keller When: May 27, 2008

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Comments: Location is just right of Classic Dihedral. The bolts are good. Can be done in one pitch from the ground with a couple of long slings at key points.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Asahi (5.10c PG13)
By: Ross Keller When: Nov 9, 2006

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Comments: With supplemental gear, this doesn't rate an R. A worthwhile route.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Metropolis (5.11d)
By: Ross Keller When: Nov 8, 2004

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Comments: After the boulder problem start, the rest of the climb goes at 10+/11-. Placement of the 1st bolt is very poor relative to the holds (bolt should be well to the right of its current location).


Location: CO : Empire : Ra : Empire of the Air (5.11a)
By: Ross Keller When: Sep 13, 2004

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Comments: A ggod route with only a couple of loose sections. Pitches 1 & 2 and then 3 & 4 can be linked to produce a two-pitch climb with satisfying pitch lengths. I think 11a is a pretty good rating, with a 10d spot anf an 11a spot. The last section is 9+/10- and requires a selection of cams from 1" to 3"


Location: CO : Empire : Goat Rock
By: Ross Keller When: Sep 13, 2004

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Comments: A lot of hard work went into prepping this crag (both in trail building and route equipping). This is unfortunate because the rock is some of the worst I have ever seen. We backed off a couple of routes (the best looking two) because of very dangerous and loose features.


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