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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Star Track (5.8)
By: Steve Levin When: Jul 15, 2007

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Comments: The interesting line Leo mentions has been led. See "Do or Do Not".


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: Steve Levin When: Jul 12, 2007

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Comments: Thanks, Ron!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: Steve Levin When: Jul 11, 2007

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Comments: I posted a photo of Dan riding the tree...look under Destinations/EldoradoCanyonSP/Redgarden Wall (couldn't figure out how to post the photo in this thread...but would like to).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: Steve Levin When: Jul 11, 2007

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Comments: We removed the tree this morning. Thanks to Dan Hickstein for joining me, and the Eldo trail crew for monitoring the trails..and shooting a short video clip. I'll try to post the video soon. Top Ten trundle, for sure!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Warning: The rappel tree on...
By: Steve Levin When: Jul 10, 2007

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Comments: ATTENTION!

The tree in question was blown down over the weekend and is now perched upside-down hanging from its roots, blocking the first rappel.

Park volunteers will be removing the tree tomorrow morning 9am Tuesday July 11.

The West Redgarden Trail will be temporarily closed while this is being done. Trail crew will be present on the ground to hold climber hiking traffic during this process.

Sorry in advance if this delays your plans.

Should be a good trundle....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : PA's Variation (5.8 PG13)
By: Steve Levin When: Jun 12, 2007

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Comments: The old pop-top hanger and hex-head screw-in stud (!) has been replaced with a stainless Fixe bolt and hanger.

This is still an R-rated pitch with poor pro at the crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Whittle Wall, The (5.7 R)
By: Steve Levin When: Jun 12, 2007

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Comments: The old spinner on the neighboring "Sticky Feet" (not in database) has been replaced with Fixe stainless bolt.


Location: CO : Eldorado State Park Accide...
By: Steve Levin When: Jun 3, 2007

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Comments: The rappel (i.e. RAPPEL) from the 2-bolt anchor to the ledge (at a point just left of the fallen block) is 90 feet.

To the ground is close to 135' in a plumbline from the anchor, not 120'.


Location: CO : Eldorado State Park Accide...
By: Steve Levin When: May 24, 2007

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Comments: Ron- Yes, Duh Dihedral anchor set-up is similar; good thing it's a shorter distance to the ground.


Location: CO : Eldorado State Park Accide...
By: Steve Levin When: May 23, 2007

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Comments: Bruce H. hit the nail on the head. The placement of this particular anchor is such that it is awkward as a belay anchor, so people often use it to lower. This isn't unique in Eldo, but it is uncommon, and off the top of my head I can't think of another 5.6 (i.e. moderate) climb with a similar setup. Either a dogtag stating the correct distance to ledge and ground, or moving the anchor 5 feet to the right so it can be used from the ledge MAY help avoid future accidents here, or may not.

I am to... more >>


Location: CO : Eldorado State Park Accide...
By: Steve Levin When: May 15, 2007

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Comments: The accident was not on Redgarden, but on the West Ridge in the vicinity of The Unsaid.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Side aka West Chimney (5.7)
By: Steve Levin When: May 15, 2007

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Comments: The correct name for this route is "West Side", a name used since the 1967 High Over Boulder.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Bloke On The Side (5.9+ R)
By: Steve Levin When: May 11, 2007

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Comments: Pitch two is the crux. It is to the right of the 5.8 pitch described above. Climb an overhanging shallow corner past a downward-pointed flake, up a broken R-facing corner, then left at a ledge. This pitch protects okay and is worth doing.

The 5.8 2nd pitch is a variation finish to Chick on the Side, also worth doing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Pseudo Sidetrack (5.4 R)
By: Steve Levin When: May 4, 2007

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Comments: The old quarter incher at the second belay has been replaced.

I don't recommend combining the lower 3 pitches as described by Leo above. Belay after a short lead at the first bolt you come to (a cam backs this up)- this will reduce the chance of getting the rope caught in the flakes one traverses left around near the start of pitch 1. Then belay at the end of the long diagonal section at the newly replaced bolt and a fixed ring angle- to minimize rope stretch in the event of a fall and to allo... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Walk the Talk (5.9+ R)
By: Steve Levin When: May 4, 2007

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Comments: The hangerless quarter inch stud has been replaced...hanger included.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand : Kinnder Rooten (5.9- X)
By: Steve Levin When: Apr 23, 2007

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Comments: The correct spelling is "Kinnder Rooten", FA Layton Kor and Pat Ament 1963.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : The Fever (5.9 R)
By: Steve Levin When: Feb 24, 2007

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Comments: Tony, you'll have to show me on a photo. The photos of Mark Speiker you posted under Ignominity look like the regular third pitch.

The Rossiter-Ruwitch variation (?) described in the Falcon guide is not the line right of P3 Ignominity (i.e. the stray bolt leading to a tight right-facing corner). Dan Hare placed that bolt, and the climbing is certainly much harder than 5.10b.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : The Fever (5.9 R)
By: Steve Levin When: Feb 24, 2007

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Comments: The climb described above sounds like pitch three of Ignominity.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Daedalus (5.5)
By: Steve Levin When: Feb 19, 2007

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Comments: Per the 1961 Dornan guide (Eldorado's first guide):
"The Dirty Deed, Grade 5, easy.
This route starts in the chimney 150 ft. north of the Yellow Spur. Climb up the crack on the right one lead to a large ledge. Traverse right until it is possible to diagonal up a face south of a gully. The final section of this face is easiest by the south ridge. The route finishes up the Yellow Spur summit."

High Over Boulder, First Edition 1967:
"The Dirty Deed. I, 5.5. First ascent in 1959 by Charles Alexande... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: Steve Levin When: Feb 18, 2007

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Comments: Go Dan!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Wingshot (5.11b)
By: Steve Levin When: Jan 26, 2007

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Comments: FA Chris Reveley and John Ruger 1974. They exited the Y-slot right; see "Shot and Chaser".


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Working Class Hero (5.7)
By: Steve Levin When: Jan 12, 2007

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Comments: This is actually a 3-pitch climb, finishing on a higher tier of rock near Highway 61.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part D - Xanad... : Fine Line (5.9)
By: Steve Levin When: Jan 12, 2007

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Comments: Zap Snack climbs Fine Line to the small ledge (FA belayed here), then moves right to climb the steep upper dihedral of Terminal Velocity. It predates both of those routes.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : Diffraction (5.10a/b)
By: Steve Levin When: Jan 8, 2007

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Comments: The old bolt has been replaced. Thanks to Greg Hand for coming out to Eldo on such a windy day to...lend a hand.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : ... : Photo
By: Steve Levin When: Dec 27, 2006

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Comments: Bret Ruckman.


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