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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Hippopotamus (5.10d)
By: Steve Annecone When: 1 day ago

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Comments: I think this is a good and worthwhile route! Agree with Matt, thuggy warm-up, which is nice to prep for other routes on the cliff. Crux felt like either clipping the second bolt, or perhaps moving up past the second bolt to the good high hold with the left. Doesn't seem to get any easier after repeated ascents....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : The Sacred Cliffs : Pebble Beach : The Dan and Randy Show (5.10d)
By: Steve Annecone When: 1 day ago

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Comments: This route is fun, and fairly sustained. Sometimes hard to find the best holds but they'll probably include lots of little pebbles. Good warm-up for the new bolted route to the left.



Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Jul 22, 2015

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Comments: Nice photo! Those rocks look a lot smaller than they really are though....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Jackson-Johnson (5.9)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jul 3, 2015

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Comments: I thought this was an excellent climb with high quality rock. Pretty mellow outing in spite of its 8 long pitches. The crux pitch up high felt like 5.10 to me and rather squirrelly, and those nasty old bolts belong in a museum.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons
By: Steve Annecone When: May 29, 2015

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Comments: There are three new route applications submitted for the May 2015 cycle of the FCC's Fixed Hardware Review Committee application process. They are located on the Hand, Der Freischutz, and the Slab.

Please visit flatironsclimbing.org/current-... to review the applications and leave any comments you have. The public vote and meeting is set for 6:30 pm on July 1 (Wednesday) at the Spot in Boulder, Colorado.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Lucid Dreaming (5.12d)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jan 3, 2015

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Comments: Agree completely with Adam and KCP, no perma-draws here, please.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : ... : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Dec 14, 2014

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Comments: Wow, talk about a stark contrast!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : West Face (5.8 R)
By: Steve Annecone When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: Way to go, Lenny! A much-needed act of community service, thanks!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Stonehenge : The Fiend (5.13c)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 22, 2014

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Comments: Tank, here's the link to the form you need to submit to OSMP for the bolt replacements: bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/rock-...

They usually turn them around quickly and are happy to have someone motivated and willing to replace old bolts. Thanks in advance!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Hand : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 16, 2014

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Comments: You're right about the Finger, but that rock in the foreground is actually Der Zerkle....the Hand is hidden in this photo behind DZ.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Ddong Chim! (5.11-)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: Mussy hooks?! Hmmmm....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Parting Shot (5.11)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the bolt work, Gregger Man! Much appreciated, and a route worth the effort.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Evangelium Vitae (The Gospe... (5.12b)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Nice job, Joe, way to persist, stay focused, and get it done! You must have found some new beta if you think this is only 12b though! Or maybe you're doing some serious sandbagging!? By the way, for parties that don't want to do the Shield, it's easy enough to climb Blows Against the Empire or Peanuts and traverse left to the belay ledge.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Rosy II - (In Memory Of Lay... (5.11b PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: Nice, way fun route, with beautiful huecos scattered throughout. I agree with Scott that the first pitch is pretty run out and solid 5.9 (or harder).... I probably took a somewhat different line than Scott, even though I was cleaning the occasional pro, but I didn't see the "5.8 PG-13" line at all. Lots of thick lichen and the occasional friable bits of rock in places yesterday, but this will be a 3-star route once it cleans up over time.

I thought the crux on the second pitch was that powe... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Stonehenge : The Fiend (5.13c)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: OSMP would love it if you were to volunteer to replace that hardware. Let me know if you need any help!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : The Yellow Spur (5.9)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: Regarding the post above by Vaughne, sounds like you went on to the third pitch of Psycho Pigeon, a great route! There is definitely decent, though somewhat tricky pro before the bolt, including an excellent blue/green offset Alien right where you want it. That section getting to the bolt might be 5.10 PG or PG-13. The crux is getting to the second bolt.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: May 10, 2014

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Comments: Awesome photo!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: May 9, 2014

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Comments: I think this original photo comment is referring to a possible #3 Camalot where the leader is shown, in that huge flake above the crux. However, I'm assuming you placed a #3 lower at the crux, near the old pin which is now gone? If so, I wouldn't think it would hold there, too flared... but there's a bomber 0.75 Camalot to be had just below that location in a shallow crack under the small roof/lip, maybe 3 feet above the first bolt. The crack is visible in this photo.

By the way, I... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : ... : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: Apr 4, 2014

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Comments: Really nice photo! Where was this taken from?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Higher Wire : Card Shark (5.12b/c)
By: Steve Annecone When: Sep 20, 2013

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Comments: Hmmm, "drilled mono"?! I didn't see anything about that in the description above. Is this considered an acceptable way to develop routes in Clear Creek?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Coney Island : Quintet (5.10c)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 19, 2013

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Comments: A friend and I did this in '96 following the topo shown in the current and last guidebooks. He thought it was solid 5.11 or harder and wound up taking a nasty fall at that roof/protrusion about mid-way up... the rock was a little scaly and the lower half that he climbed didn't appear to have been climbed much. Interestingly, the 1999 Rossiter Boulder Canyon guidebook topo shows "11" at one point in this left start, even though the route is supposedly 5.10c.

We later checked in with Dan Hare, an... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : Death Card (aka Ace of Spad... (5.11- R)
By: Steve Annecone When: Apr 23, 2013

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Comments: Nice send, Wayne! And nice photos by Cory.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : South Face (5.8 R)
By: Steve Annecone When: Mar 1, 2013

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Comments: Patrick, that first pitch you describe is the most direct and probably the best way to start the South Face. Turns out it's the (now) first pitch of the Kor Dalke added by D. Light and G. Miller not too long ago. There's plenty of gear down low and where you need it, it's just tricky... bring RPs if you want to sew up the crux. I consider it 10a-PG. The bolted line above is Hasta La Hueco.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Book of Job (5.10)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 28, 2012

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Comments: Well now that others have admitted to it, I too was seeking the Braille Book when we stumbled onto Book of Job and decided it must be the one. We had no guidebook and I had only a foggy memory of where BB was. Expecting a 5.8, we had a very light rack with maybe one #3 and #4 Friend as our only big pieces,so lots of leap frogging cams and generally running it out! In addition, I was juice fasting and hadn't had food in 5 days... my partner decided last minute to leave our water at ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Open Space Cowboy (5.12a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Sep 30, 2012

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Comments: Excellent route with a variety of interesting moves... nice, pumpy finish too!


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