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Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Pheromone Wall : Smells Like Teen Spirit (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Lee!


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Assembly Hall Peak : Heavy Metal (5.10 C0)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the historic info James. I wasn't expecting to hear from the first ascent party! Many thanks for the bolts up there!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Zorro (5.10+)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: A large hold broke off high on the arÍte when one of my partners was on lead, and he took a pretty good whip.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Assembly Hall Peak : Heavy Metal (5.10 C0)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: I'm not sure where the C0/C1 is on this route. Does this aid rating refer to the few batman moves up the fixed rope on the approach? The climb itself goes free at 5.10.

The start of the last pitch is dangerous. I don't understand why there are no bolts for 30 feet and then very closely spaced bolts after that. I felt the hardest moves were before the first bolt and I fell there while following when a hold broke. Given the extremely marginal pro, pretty sure I would have seriously messed myself ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Earth First (5.9+)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Be careful belaying. There is a section of bad rock on the rap/lower line (not the climb itself). I spotted & trundled a basketball+ size rock, and there is more junk breaking off.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : East Colfax : Heaven & Earth (5.11c)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Fun climb and my favorite in this area, but be careful while belaying. I spotted & trundled a basketball+ size rock on the way down. It was at the top of the crux, right hand side. It could have killed someone, helmet or not, and it looks like there is more in the process of breaking off.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Antarctica : Elvis Shades Rule (5.10b/c)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Agreed. Book calls this and the two routes to the left 10- yet describes them as continuous 5.10 climbing. We hit them to "cool down" at the end of the day and found them all to be quite sandbagged! Far harder than the other easy 10's I've encountered at Ten Sleep.


Location: International : Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Poets : ... : Ibria (5.10d)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: Beware the pigeon who lives in a hole on this route. He likes to fly out and scare you when you are contemplating committing to the crux!


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Leftovers : Prime Rib (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Don't be deterred by the runout at the top if you are a competant 5.8 leader. It's a low angle slab with plenty of positive edges, casual and not scary.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Backstreet Wall : Get High Street (5.9+)
By: Sarah Meiser When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: Thin slab was the crux for me, not the overhung start. I think it just depends on your strengths/weaknesses. Worthwhile route, well protected.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Crimpson Candy (5.10b)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: I (nervously) enjoyed this climb, but it isn't as safe as most of the other routes in the area. Solid 5.10 leaders will have no problem; new or shaky ones may. There is serious deck potential on a ledge down low, and at the top it is very runout to the anchor on nontrivial terrain.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Inner Reaches (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: A 60m rope works but just barely. Be careful and make sure you belay from the little nook ABOVE the trail, not the trail itself. We had just a few inches to spare when the climber stood on top of the boulder at the start of the route.

About halfway up there is cool hand jamming through a roof to gain the actual crack. Didn't seem easy for a Turkey Rock 5.8, right on par I thought.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Silent But Deadly (5.9-)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 30, 2013

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Comments: Don't let the large spacing between bolts scrare you away; this climb is well bolted. It's the easiest route at the crag and would be a good quick warmup for some of the harder 9s.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Extra Crispy (5.10b)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jun 30, 2013

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Comments: Maybe it's 10b if you do some sort of average. The crux definitely felt tougher than that, but it's well bolted and perfect for someone breaking into harder 10s.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Crystal Cruise aka Crystal ... (5.6)
By: Sarah Meiser When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: According to the Haas S. Platte book, this is Crystal Corner (5.9). The few cruxy slab moves down low felt 5.9 to me.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Black Mamba Arete (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: Runout between 2nd & 3rd bolts might not have been the best idea. Easy climbing, yes, but crappy rock there, and if something blows, there is groundfall potential. Fun moves on better rock up high, but it seemed a little thin compared to other 8s at Shelf.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Bishop : Ellingwood Chimney (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: I don't understand why there is so much ado about rapping from this thing. The new SPlatte guidebook says the easiest way is a double rope rap down the east face. I have no idea why you'd haul an extra rope up for that, since like Sergio says: You can easily rap down the west side and reach the ground with a 60 meter rope, nothing tricky about it. The anchor on the summit is clearly set up for doing this. No need for double ropes or multiple raps.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Parriot Mesa : Longbow Chimney (5.8 A1)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: There is a scary chockstone about 2/3 of the way up the chimney that moves and looks quite precarious. Don't yard on it! Its easy to stem over.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Jungle : Jungle Love (5.9)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: I think the roof is height dependent. I (5'6") was perplexed for a bit and the trick was dynoing for a key hold my taller partner could reach from the deck. I tried everything I could to work up and reach it statically and I just couldn't. Once I had that hold pulling the roof was a piece of cake. This roof felt harder to me than the one to the right on Man in the Yellow Hat (5.10a). Good bolting at the crux though so this shouldn't stop shorter leaders.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Hallway : Sideslot (5.9-)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: Short but fun climb with a lot of variety. Very well bolted and a great climb for newer leaders trying to push the grade.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab? : Stout Blue Vein (5.8)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Aug 25, 2012

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Comments: I didn't think the traverse was contived at all. When I did the climb, the obvious hand ledge traverse seemed like the natural way to go. Fun, thoughtful, & well protected, it makes the climb. The rest is way easier. If you're going to skip the traverse, then don't bother doing the climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Rhadamanthus (5.10a R)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Aug 24, 2012

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Comments: BEWARE THIS IS NOT A G RATED CLIMB! Sure, you can "sew it up" before pulling the crux moves, BUT even though the placements may look good, they're not necessarily going to hold a fall. My partner took an 18 foot groundfall when all 3 pieces he placed up there blew from a minor slip at the crux. A somewhat blindly placed nut in the crack at the top of the small roof and a small, purple Metolius cam that looked like a textbook placement blew immediately from the 1-2 foot fall (these pieces were at... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : Uncompahgre/Big Blue Wilder... : Chimney Rock
By: Sarah Meiser When: Aug 17, 2012

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Comments: Chimney ROCK. At least that's its official name, not Chimney Peak. Why does this bother me? :)

Edit: From a great Trail & Timberline article (Fall 2012), "It is officially named Chimney Rock but has been known locally as Chimney Peak."


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Titcomb Basin Area : Mount Woodrow Wilson : South Couloir (5.1 Mod. Snow)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jul 16, 2012

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Comments: We climbed this in poor condition because we really wanted to make the summit of Woodrow Wilson. The bottom of the couloir was melted out and required a very loose Class 4+ pitch. Snow above was rotten so we stayed roped up and simulclimbed, placing occasional pro in the couloir walls.

A series of old rappel anchors set up for double rope rappels got us back down. Lightning struck the summit during our descent. We were perhaps 200 feet down the couloir at the time and some of us got shocked thr... more >>


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Overhanging Tower : Northwest Ridge/West Face (Easy 5th Easy Snow)
By: Sarah Meiser When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: To find the start of the cairned route (and path of least resistance) look for a dihedral that is obvious from the col and very close to it. Its got a nice crack going up the left side. We were comfortable scrambling up and down the route sans rope but having one along still seemed like a good idea.


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