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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : Thin Crack (5.4)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 26, 2010

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Comments: Start underneath the small tree is a bit harder. I'd recommend flipping your rope to the climber's right of the tree right away, otherwise you'll spend 10 minutes trying to get it unstuck from the branches.

Thought it was harder than a standard Flatiron 5.4, especially starting under the small tree.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab : Right Standard (5.6)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: Fun climb. The pitches were LONG, the rope (60m) was run to the end almost every pitch and 2 belays were down climbed to. Due to the wet summer, it was highly vegetated w/ grasses and moss making it slippery in places. You can make the climb go up to 5.8, but there were 5.6 - 5.7 variations to escape into if necessary. The run out sections seemed the hardest, but only because the cracks were moss-filled, forcing you out onto the slabs.

Walk off was a rough and time consuming bushwhack.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Photo
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 19, 2010

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Comments: Look at all the debris built up behind it!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays : Cays 3 : Trundle Fish (5.5)
By: Scott McMahon When: Jul 28, 2010

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Comments: The last section before the anchors can be a bit sketchy with limited pro due to the upper flake being pretty rotten and hollow. I ran it out into most likely ground fall territory rather than put a cam in the right-trending flake. Fun climb, although a little dirty and grown out. Be careful pulling on that guy!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book : Hiatus (5.7)
By: Scott McMahon When: Jul 17, 2010

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Comments: Moves can be a bit thin in places. I wouldn't jump on this unless you don't mind run out friction moves.

BETA BELOW!!!

To sew it up bring at least 3 big pieces (#3.5, #4.5, #5 old Camalot or the corresponding new C4s) for the fat crack. I'd recommend only cams since you're placing at your ankles. Sliding didn't work as well as I hoped and you're directly above a ledge. Try to get gear in early, when it's gone it's gone.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Scott McMahon When: Jul 13, 2010

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Comments: Easy to get off route. I started sort of through the trees in the right facing gully, but then it got too 4th class and I went back left. Had to down climb from a pinnacle into the Gutter then back up to where I hit the trail. Don't know how I missed the jump, but I'll try again!! Stay left is my advice.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Indian Peaks Wilderness Are... : Arapahoe Peaks : Skywalker Couloir
By: Scott McMahon When: Jun 21, 2010

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Comments: Snow all the way up, small runnel. Good neve, turned to soft snow with the sun. Direct Leia is best option as cornices guard most of the escape exit. One small hole down low and a 5 foot crack 1/2 way up. Great shape.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Bear Lake Trailheads : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : ... : Dragon's Tail Couloir (WI2 M2)
By: Scott McMahon When: Jun 14, 2010

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Comments: Sloppy snow. Top half is very wet and melting out quickly.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : ... : Photo
By: Scott McMahon When: Mar 22, 2010

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Comments: Am I the only person that noticed the action figure?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Clear Creek Canyon - Ice : Little Eiger area - ice : Coors Lite (WI2-3)
By: Scott McMahon When: Mar 16, 2010

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Comments: Right hand side anchor chains seem to be covered by ice. There is a rap anchor on a tree w/ two quicklinks to the left.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face Left (5.5)
By: Scott McMahon When: Feb 14, 2010

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Comments: In response to Warren's comment, I believe there is a ring piton when you hit the roof, then if you traverse right there is a bolt about 1/2 way. It's been a while, so don't rely on that beta, but I remember being happy clipping both.


Location: Garrett Soper : Devil's Lake Leading : Photo
By: Scott McMahon When: Nov 8, 2009

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Comments: Great pic, that looks like a awesome climb1!


Location: Scott McMahon : Hueco Tanks : Photo
By: Scott McMahon When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: Is that you Turbo??? I loved that movie when I was a kid..


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Ironclads
By: Scott McMahon When: Oct 19, 2009

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Comments: Does anyone have beta on the LOWER section of the Ironclads (left at road split)?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : Second Pinnacle South Face (5.2)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 25, 2009

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Comments: Stash the backpack!! I didn't want to leave it so I ended up trailing it off my harness and it took a lot of fun out of the slot. We might have gotten off route, but I thought some of the features were a bit thin in places for the 5.2 rating. Simul climb up into the slot chimney and the eyebolt can be reached in a single rope length. Rappel off the eye bolt through the gully, but be sure to go in between the 2nd and 3rd Pinnacles for a fast walk out. Don't follow the trail down in the dark if ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : Slot [formerly listed at Di... (5.6)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: Yep, these pics are not the slot. Body width chimney.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : West Bench Dihedral (5.1)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: Nice climb, especially for beginners (leaders and seconds). See Jason Haas guidebook for pics and description. Top rope anchors require a bit of thinking as its a jumble of unconnected blocks. There is an eyebolt for the slot, but its positioning is not great for this climb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Twofers Gully (5.5)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: Really cool. Tons of gear and interesting moves.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Are We Not Men (5.7 PG13)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: Ditto on the runout. Not much happening after the roof. Feet are pretty decent, hands are ok. Wouldn't recommend falling on the second half. Just push on through and the finish tapers off. Moves are 5.7, but the commitment is much higher.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Unknown Left Side (5.5)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: Great route...just a note that I found that a #4 BD wasn't big enough for the crux (if you want it). Next time I'll probably at least bring a #4.5. You can avoid the big piece by placing a cam up in the crux sidepull.


Location: OkieGirl : Lumpy : Photo
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 19, 2009

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Comments: ha...uprope anyone?? Nothing like a rope that runs right through your jams!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Boulderado : Ho Hum (5.4)
By: Scott McMahon When: Aug 4, 2009

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Comments: Just a note, the anchors are bit high on this climb. I'm about 5.9' and I was reaching to thread the rope.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Scott McMahon When: Jul 23, 2009

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Comments: Can someone explanin what these "sector" are representative in regards to the route?


Location: CO : Memorial for Micah, Jonny a...
By: Scott McMahon When: Jul 11, 2009

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Comments: One of the most moving experiences I've ever had...glad to see the huge turnout!


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Scout Rock : Tonto (5.9+)
By: Scott McMahon When: May 30, 2009

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Comments: Wow...only 2009? Well placed crux bolts, bit of a grovel to pull through. Nice climb overall.


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