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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!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Wired (5.10a PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: Agree with George's comment above, Matt's description does NOT match the scrappy but clean (no moss) corner just left of Smoke Down.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : South Face (5.8 R)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jun 23, 2012

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Comments: Wild route and well worth the hike and effort! The first pitch felt like 5.8 R and the second pitch to the saddle felt like 5.9 R to me. I've done it a few different ways, and I'm not seeing the line that goes at 5.8 up there. Maybe we're all sand bagging each other? Either way, awesome climbing with plenty of excitement!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: Matt, please feel free to submit an app to the Park and replace those old bolts. The system relies on people like you to get those bolts upgraded, and the routes that could use it are endless.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Zerkle : April Fools (5.11b)
By: Steve Annecone When: Apr 13, 2012

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Comments: Excellent route with a very technical crux and plenty of sustained climbing. I used a small cam before the first (very high) bolt, and a yellow Alien to reduce the big runout (15 ft?) between 4th and 5th bolts. Without this last piece, probably 10+ PG-13 in this section, which isn't too bad if you can do the crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Temporary Like Achilles (5.10b)
By: Steve Annecone When: Apr 13, 2012

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Comments: That last pin was poor and I've always placed a purple Camalot right next to it and not bothered to clip the pin.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : The Squeamish (5.10d R)
By: Steve Annecone When: Apr 13, 2012

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Comments: I agree with Wayne, this was an excellent route with lots of variety, tricky gear, and wild and sustained climbing. There's some bits of chossy rock here and there but not too bad. Glad I was following that day, would be a fairly stiff (and exciting) onsight considering all of the factors.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : Stay Hungry (5.10d PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: Mar 26, 2012

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Comments: Excellent route with lots of 5.10 climbing! A sustained and interesting finish too. Highly recommended.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Rosy Crucifixion (5.10a PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: Dec 19, 2011

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Comments: I started climbing this in the early '90s, and I'm pretty sure there were bolts on the first pitch then and since....


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By: Steve Annecone When: Aug 5, 2011

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Comments: Nice new route, sweet slab climbing. "The Dispensary is now open!" Pleasant warmup for the routes nearby. Thanks to Chip, Mike, the Park, and ACE/FHRC for allowing stuff like this to happen.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : The Metamorphosis (5.10a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jul 25, 2011

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Comments: Two pitches? Should go easily in one pitch if you're careful about using long runners on the corners. I think a big cam (#4 Friend) can be used to reduce the runout on that 5.8 section to the double bolts. This has got to be among the top 5 best 5.10 pitches in Eldo! Kudos to you for doing it in this heat, I can't imagine what the grease factor was like!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : The Shaft (5.12b)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: Outstanding route with lots of interesting and varied moves, and a huge pump factor at the end! I can't think of a better sport route in Boulder. Thanks to Matt et al, and OSMP for making this route happen!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Pilgrim (5.10d)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jun 4, 2011

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Comments: Excellent route with lots of sustained face climbing on small holds.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Air Mail (5.10a PG13)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jan 30, 2011

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Comments: My favorite 5.10 pitch on the West Ridge! Exciting position and sustained climbing keep your attention the whole way. An RP can be used to back up that gray cam before the final crux up the arete. Classic Eldo climbing!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Steve Annecone When: May 21, 2010

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Comments: This looks like C'est La Vie?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : The Vaporizer (5.11a)
By: Steve Annecone When: Jan 25, 2010

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Comments: I think this is one of the best 5.11 face pitches in Eldo! It was approved by FHRC and the public in fall 2006, and follows some beautiful, steep rock. Perhaps no move harder than 11b but so sustained that it's comparable in difficulty to other Eldo 11c's when going for the onsight. Thanks to Brad for this excellent line!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Unbroken Chain (5.11c R)
By: Steve Annecone When: Oct 16, 2009

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Comments: Just TR'd this yesterday and it's waaay harder than before the flake broke.... I'd guess it's now 12a or possibly harder. The formerly sizable undercling is now a much harder to reach, one or two finger "undercling" on the far left side of where the flake broke. It's probably that much harder to lead safely now too. But still a fun and powerful TR for sure!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Wild Turkey (5.11d)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 6, 2009

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Comments: This is an outstanding line with some of the best exposure and position in Eldo! Very pumpy and sustained throughout the first half, with a powerful and (to me) desperate crux reach to a jug near the 5th bolt. Pulling over the lip onto the slab felt really hard (11+), and the climbing from there felt like sustained 5.11 slab to the anchor. Very nice route!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Parting Shot (5.11)
By: Steve Annecone When: May 6, 2009

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Comments: Excellent route, with loads of variety, interesting cruxes, and fun run outs on easier terrain. It's also a very long pitch (160-170'?) and requires liberal use of slings to avoid drag at the end. Agree with the above, nothing larger than 1" pro necessary. One of my favorite routes in Eldo in this grade.


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