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Ashley nearing the top of Kansas Honey (from Zamboni Man/Hollow Flake anchors).

Ashley nearing the top of Kansas Honey (from Zamboni Man/Hollow Flake anchors).

CO : South Platte : ... : Kansas Honey (5.9)

May 29, 2014

Dominic Gonzalez-P­adron working the crux.

Dominic Gonzalez-P­adron working the crux.

CO : South Platte : ... : Zamboni Man (5.10)

May 29, 2014

Brian Rowe clipping the last bolt.

Brian Rowe clipping the last bolt.

CO : South Platte : ... : Zamboni Man (5.10)

May 29, 2014

Norm on his way to the upper climbs.

Norm on his way to the upper climbs.

CO : South Platte : ... : Zamboni Man (5.10)

May 29, 2014

Climbers on Montezuma's Tower, Colorado Springs.

Climbers on Montezuma's Tower, Colorado Springs.

Colorado : Anyone know these climbers?...

Feb 19, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Elevenmile Dome : Face Value (5.9-)
By: Simon When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: With a 20ft drop off the ledge behind you, the first move held my attention. The 60m rope gets you to the ground, not the ledge on the top of the boulders, and you could also easily scramble from the ledge down.

I really enjoyed this climb. We we're basking in the sun yesterday and dodging falling ice. Gotta love Colorado.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Easy Chimney (5.6)
By: Simon When: Apr 6, 2011

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Comments: Harder than the offwidth next to it. The awkward move is right above the chock stone. Don't slip!


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Pine Cone Dome : Roof By-Pass (5.7)
By: Simon When: Mar 29, 2011

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Comments: Joshua, I made that mistake too (thinking it was Stone Age). I was thinking the whole time this is a very stiff 5.5 but was also aware of the history of the area. I agree it's a 5.7 though. The pro is pretty good and the climbing is great, so I just shrugged it off and enjoyed it.

As it was the first time we climbed this, we belayed above the neighboring bolt anchor on a trad anchor in a nice alcove before topping out. There are options to set up a belay just below (trad or bolt) or above the ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Pine Cone Dome : Armaj Das (5.5)
By: Simon When: Mar 29, 2011

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Comments: The climbing is very straightforward. The pro on the lower half of the route IMO is not good enough to promote this as a beginner trad lead. If you lead sport confidently, then maybe. If that was the case, I think the excellent Moby Grape (easy 5.7 and great pro on 11 Mile Dome) with its fixed anchors is a better option than even Staircase (Arch).


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak
By: Simon When: Feb 16, 2011

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Comments: Google map link

Decimal co-ordinates 40.071392,-105.660682.
GPS co-ordinates N 40 04.284, W 105 39.641.
Degs, mins & secs N40 04 17, W105 39 38.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Elevenmile Dome : Moby Grape (5.7)
By: Simon When: Sep 30, 2010

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Comments: 1st pitch is great, good pro and fun climbing that's on the easier end of 5.7. 2nd pitch is of little interest, it's 5.2 bath tubs and jugs with a couple of 5.4 moves, that meander across the top half of the crag. Unless you want to practice working with a second on a (semi) hanging belay, just do pitch one and use your time on one of the other fun routes. Towards the end of the second pitch beware the hangerless bolt studs sticking out of the rock. They are a major trip hazard and it's on terra... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : North Cheyenne Canyon : St. Mary's Falls (WI2+ PG13)
By: Simon When: Jan 8, 2009

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Comments: More than balance required and not a place to learn basic crampon technique. You probably didn't walk up far enough.

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Contributed Forum Posts

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re: Looking for trad climbing mentor/ climbing partner in generalColoradoSimonAug 14, 2014
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re: Dedicated Early Morning and After Work Partners Colorado SpringsColorado PartnersSimonMay 14, 2014
CPW News - Eldorado Canyon visitors advised to plan ahead, use caution ColoradoSimonMar 31, 2014
re: Who climbed Everest, Mallory or Hillary?General ClimbingSimonMar 22, 2014
re: missing bolts at red rock open spaceColoradoSimonMar 17, 2014
re: Anyone know these climbers? (photo)ColoradoSimonFeb 25, 2013
re: Anyone know these climbers? (photo)ColoradoSimonFeb 20, 2013
re: Anyone know these climbers? (photo)ColoradoSimonFeb 20, 2013
re: Anyone know these climbers? (photo)ColoradoSimonFeb 20, 2013
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