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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Superstone (5.11c)
By: Scott Bennett When: Mar 3, 2009

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Comments: I really enjoy this climb and just wanted to add a little beta. The description recommends a #3 Camalot, but a #1 Camalot works just as well a few inches higher. Above that, you can place many good small nuts and RPs.
I guess escaping out right after the first crux is easier, but why would you want to? The dihedral above is beautiful and culminates in a hard move, felt closer to 11c to me. There is currently a fixed stopper protecting this move.
-Scott


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Yellow Fellow (5.11c/d PG13)
By: Scott Bennett When: Mar 2, 2009

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Comments: As of 3-2-09, the sling anchor is in place, although it could maybe use another piece of webbing. Thanks to whoever built it!
-Scott


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Doub-Griffith (5.11c)
By: Scott Bennett When: Mar 2, 2009

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Comments: Great route, with a bunch of cool possibilities for fun link-ups. We did Bob's "Astroman of Eldo" link-up of Superarete->DG->Mellow Yellow. 5 consecutive pitches of quality 5.11!
I do agree with one of the above comments about the "3rd" pitch (it's easy to combine p1&2 and do the whole route in 2 pitches). On the last pitch, if one follows the line of least resistance at the 3rd bolt, it will take you up and right all the way to Super slab. I went this way, placing 2 s... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Poe Buttress : Uptown Toodeloo (5.12-)
By: Scott Bennett When: Feb 24, 2009

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Comments: Another fine route in the Poe trifecta! Although not quite as good as its classic neighbors, it's definitely worth getting on if you're up there. Don't let the grade scare you away, it's not really a harder lead than the other 2 routes here, especially if you're decently tall. My partner and I are both 6', and we both thought that the "crux" protected by the bolts wasn't as hard as the off-balance, pumpy, and hard-to-protect lie-backing above. Luckily there's a fixed nut there at the moment.
The... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Poe Buttress : Edge of Fright (5.11 R)
By: Scott Bennett When: Feb 24, 2009

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Comments: I didn't have one at the time, but I would agree with the above comment about the tri-cam. It looked like a pink or red one would have gone in well in a little hole just before the cruxy, kinda-runout traverse left. The other option is a small and kinda sketchy rp, so I'll definitely be bringing some tricams next time I get on this pitch.
-Scott


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Poe Buttress : Mississippi Half-Step (5.11d)
By: Scott Bennett When: Feb 24, 2009

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Comments: Wow, stellar route! A few comments:
We did the left crack on p1, this was pretty safe and fun, I definitely recommend it. I thought the crux on p1 was harder than any moves on p2, although less sustained and well protected with a fixed pin.
There are no more pins on p2, but the crux is still well protected with TCUs and wires.
Also, I'd be very careful trying to lower or rap off p2 with a 60m, we used a 70 and there wasn't much slack left.
Get out and enjoy this thing, the with the other two o... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : The Side Wall (5.11b R)
By: Scott Bennett When: Jan 31, 2009

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Comments: Also, what's up with the bolt on this thing? I think it detracts from the route. Once you hit the jug, from which you clip the bolt, the crux is over and other gear could be placed. If the bolt's not going to protect the crux, what's the point of having it?
Without a bolt, this would be a cooler, slightly more serious, all gear lead.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : The Side Wall (5.11b R)
By: Scott Bennett When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: Led this today, awesome experience. A few comments on the gear for the first pitch. I was able to get three pieces at the stance below the crux, a 000 c3 (pretty bad placement), a #3 BD micro stopper in a wierd placement, and the best piece, a #2 BD micro stopper in a locker placement. With a screamer on that little nut, I felt like it had a reasonable chance of holding; it seemed to me that it would only fail if the wire/rock broke.

Also, I thought the crux move, if done ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Wide Country (5.11a R)
By: Scott Bennett When: Jan 22, 2009

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Comments: I really enjoy this climb, it's a great quick single pitch to do in the summer. I don't feel that it's particularly dangerous, all the runouts are on much easier ground and the crux is very safe (though hard!).
I found that double ropes really helped to maximize the pro on this pitch.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11)
By: Scott Bennett When: Jan 21, 2009

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Comments: We took advantage of the stellar weather today and climbed the route in t-shirts and shorts (in January!) All I can say is WOW, this climb is amazing. It had a few of the best crack pitches I've ever been on.
I especially loved all the great nut placements, these cracks really seem to eat them up. I would recommend bringing a few extra med. and lg. nuts if you're a fan of bitchin, no-brainer placements.
I found that protecting the first cruxy part of the Breashears crack was tough with cams, si... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Roll Over Rover (5.11b/c)
By: Scott Bennett When: Jan 19, 2009

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Comments: I really enjoyed this route, it was nice to find a fun, well-protected, hard route in a cool position.
As for the bolt positioning, clipping the second and third was difficult, but both had good stances right below them and I found it easy to downclimb back to the stances after clipping for quick rests. Overall, I didn't think the bolt positions made the route any harder.

The second and third bolt looked like they've been recently replaced (thanks!), and the first, although old, still looks a... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 2nd Meat Wall : Family Home Night (5.12)
By: Scott Bennett When: Jan 7, 2009

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Comments: I loved this route, I hope to go back and send. I thought that the pro in the middle "face-y" section kinda sucked, all I got was a bad 000 c3 and a very small brass nut, without much of a constriction. I wouldn't be surprised if both pieces ripped considering the soft rock. That being said, it's only one fairly easy (10a?) move up to where the crack widens out and will take a green alien. If you've got a good shot at sending the route, the sketchy section shouldn't phase you.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Song of the Dodo (5.12a R)
By: Scott Bennett When: Sep 18, 2008

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Comments: Great route, good fun to toprope, and I don't think it's as scary a lead as the other comments would indicate. The lower section in the dihedral is not even close to 11b, probably more like mid-10, and when you're at the crux, there a bomber small nut and blue Alien just a few feet below you. You can also get more gear during the lower crux, though it's a little hard to place. It is more runout finishing up the dihedral section, but the climbing is probably 8 or 9.
I think that if you have any ... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Forrest Finish (5.10)
By: Scott Bennett When: Aug 15, 2008

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Comments: Just did Yellow Wall -> Forrest Finish Wednesday (8-13-08), and found the last pitch of FF before Table Ledge to be quite wet. I'm sure this is not too unusual, and we were able to get through it okay (pulling on gear), but I just thought I'd give everyone a heads up.
-Scott


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron
By: Scott Bennett When: Jul 22, 2008

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Comments: Good News- I just talked to a ranger with Boulder OSMP, and they said that the raptor closures in the Flatirons have ended early this year, as of July 21st 2008, with the exception of Gregory Canyon (which I think will be open July 31st). So get out and climb!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : Fat Apache (5.10+)
By: Scott Bennett When: Feb 11, 2008

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Comments: Does anyone know the name/grade of route to the left of this, the one with the climber on it in the photo above? I got on it, the climbing was great and felt mid 5.11ish for the first 5 bolts or so, but I couldn't make it past the upper roof and had to bail. Go send it and get a biner!

-Scott


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