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Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Flying Fish (5.12c/d)
By: SteveZ When: Feb 13, 2014

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Comments: The jug/good edge about 2/3 the way up ripped off today. I hadn't been on the route before it went, so I can't say if it's harder or not but just a heads up. Maybe my partner will chime in as he had done it in both states. It cleaned up nicely though, and the route still goes.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road
By: SteveZ When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: Snow conditions:

I went yesterday and it was great. No problem driving up to The Bank parking in my 2WD wagon. We went to the bank at it was no problem walking. Snow was packed down in some places, but where it wasn't, it was only ankle deep at most and usually avoidable or brief. When we were walking in, another party dropped off to go to Cactus, etc. all and seemed to have no problem. None of the walls at The Bank were seeping or wet that we saw and even the bases were totally clear of snow. ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Dog House : Dog Run (5.12b)
By: SteveZ When: Dec 12, 2013

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Comments: Agreed, this line seemed totally independent of Big Dog. You could clip the first bolt of Big Dog on the slab perhaps but certainly not needed.

Not quite as good as Big Dog, but there are fun, steep moves throughout.


Location: Chris. T. : climb : Photo
By: SteveZ When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Would that be type II "enjoyment"? ;-)


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Film Noir (5.12c/d)
By: SteveZ When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: I had avoided this route for a while due to its height-dependent crux. I wish I hadn't though as it is excellent. Maybe the best stone on the wall even? Whatever the case, I'm not quite 5'10 (even index) and thought the crux was reasonable. Go get it, shorties!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Indirect Savant (5.12c)
By: SteveZ When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: I was back up here recently, and I think I know what the deal is. With the newer route Notorious in, there are now three routes that end at the same anchor, and it makes it seem like the 11 (Idiot Savant) is the leftmost. Indirect Savant is farthest left of the (now) three routes there. Really small crimps and poor feet to start.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Black and Tan (5.13a)
By: SteveZ When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: ^^^^^^
That's pretty much what I did too. Though once I got the slopey dish with the LH, I bumped RH out right to a gaston that you can kind of lean over into. From there, it worked to either sink onto the RH and cross LH all the way out to the jug on the arete or press up LH to a decent hold that's hard to see. Might depend on your height which is easier? Good luck!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Carter Lake : Little Debbie's Boulder : Dynoman (V8) : Photo (Copy)
By: SteveZ When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: -"Winnie" Ha.


Location: CO : Carbondale Area : Redstone Area : River Boulders : Land Shark Boulder : ... : Photo
By: SteveZ When: Sep 14, 2013

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Comments: Obviously rad poster. Poorly developed SoS [social skills]. [Thread] Would have been better without. ;-)


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Vixen (5.11a)
By: SteveZ When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Tried the second pitch today. Doesn't look like it sees much action. The first bulge to below the huge roof is manageable, but the roof itself felt pretty burly. Some flat blocks to sink out against then some sloping gastons as part of the crack. Above the lip, there are a couple of crimps and an undercling. I stopped there though as the rock quality was not so great and I wasn't making much progress. I thought the movement felt oddly similar to the Double Stout roof around the corner but with m... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rainy Day Rock : Lightning Rod (5.11a)
By: SteveZ When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Currently only has a one bolt anchor.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rainy Day Rock : Thunder Road (5.11b)
By: SteveZ When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Bolts have been removed from this route (not by me).


Location: SD : Lightning Creek : Tsunami Wall~ : Bermuda Triangle (5.12)
By: SteveZ When: Aug 3, 2013

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Comments: As of last week there is a nest of baby swifts in the big jug hole half way up. May be best to avoid this one for a bit until they're all moved out.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Indirect Savant (5.12c)
By: SteveZ When: Aug 3, 2013

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Comments: If memory serves, it's the left variation as posted. You're just crushing these days? Or maybe something broke?

...or both?!

Don't remember much about it unfortunately, maybe a punchy crux down low?


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Breakfast Wall : Honeycomb (5.11b)
By: SteveZ When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Apt name for the route... there's a wasp nest in one of the huge roof jugs. Avoidable hold, but they're still not too welcoming as you go past.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Black and Tan (5.13a)
By: SteveZ When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: "Either way, go climb on them. Be psyched, and don't forget we're just talking about rocks."

Total agreement.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Power Play (5.12 PG13)
By: SteveZ When: Jul 10, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Richard! I'll add Alan in as the FA. I should have known it was one of you guys. Did you also do the route next door "Hip at the Lip"? I can't figure out where one would start up it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Black and Tan (5.13a)
By: SteveZ When: Jul 4, 2013

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Comments: Interesting, I thought Black and Tan to be opposite from Public Solitude in almost every way. This was cruxy on tiny holds with good rests on non-vertical slabbing while Public was a pumpy sprint on big slopers from bottom to top. Just goes to show how perception varies, I suppose. Agreed that this one was interesting though. I don't think I've done a move like it before.

Darren - as for its neighbor, I thought this was a touch harder than the first pitch of Double Stout solely because linking... more >>


Location: SD : Lightning Creek : Voltage Wall : White Lightning (5.11+)
By: SteveZ When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: I thought the lower pocket pulling and huck for hole below roof on this thing were awesome.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Monster : Shakers : Skid Marks (5.10) : Photo
By: SteveZ When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: damn that shirt pops


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Misery/Cottage... : Dutchman Rampart : Oh Rats (5.8) : Photo
By: SteveZ When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: Haha. Though it might actually make more sense for me to change given my last name doesn't even have a Z in it? That or we could have a highlanderesque showdown (there can only be one) ...


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Alderfer/Three Sisters Park : Energy Crag : Hands and Fist Crack (V0-1)
By: SteveZ When: May 18, 2013

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Comments: Agreed with the sandbag, this felt the same difficulty as energy to me...only more painful.


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Scotland 'Wales' (V4)
By: SteveZ When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: Kind of awkward avoiding the boulder on the left.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Photo
By: SteveZ When: Apr 6, 2013

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Comments: Right on, maybe I'll see you up there sometime.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Photo
By: SteveZ When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Appreciate the work, Matt. Is the black route open for business or tagged?


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