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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress
By: tom Jensen When: Sep 28, 2007

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Comments: Hi Richard, Thanks for the response. It is about 1/4 mile upstream from the "Dam Store" Where there is a widened parking area on the right below the tube. Look for a basket on a cable that crosses the river. Then look straight south and you will be looking right at em' The routes sit on a prow about 50 ft up off of the road. They are about 70 feet long, side by side. I think I ended up posting this on the wrong thread, but I figured someone would see it.

Thanks!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress
By: tom Jensen When: Sep 24, 2007

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Comments: Does anyone know about the two routes on a steep buttress just up on the left as you start up Big Thompson Canyon? They are about 50 ft above the road and I have been looking at them for years. Finally checked them out thought they were pretty good! The right route follows an arete through a couple of roofs and goes to a one bolt anchor(??). The center route is much harder and follows the center line up the buttress through a blocky roof crux. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Penetration (5.9+)
By: tom Jensen When: Aug 26, 2007

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Comments: As offwidths go, this is what you're looking for. Great training for the harder grades due to the consistency. Definitely hard, but then 9+ is ALWAYS hard at Vedauwoo. Sustained. I felt the bottom was easy compared to the thrutching that follows. The rock quality at the bottom is garbage but don't let that turn you away. Rock above is not well traveled so wear a long sleeve shirt for sure! A proud little grunt fest. I found smaller gear in the back (#1, 2, 3 Camalots) to be ideal p... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Pear : Northern Lights (5.10d R)
By: tom Jensen When: Aug 10, 2007

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Comments: Wow! A trancendental experience was attained. Screw your lead head on TIGHT and get on it! It is an outstanding route! DO gear the crack to the right because the hardest moves are before the first bolt. I thought so anyway. You will climb well into ground fall land after clipping the last bolt and heading for the top, but the climbing is straightforward.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Kor Route (5.9 R)
By: tom Jensen When: Jul 13, 2007

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Comments: Definitely have your wits about you and a strong head at the 11 range before you jump on this! I did it a few years ago with Kevin Gillest, and we got our money's worth and then some. Mostly face climbing with the withering crack line leading to nowhere thrown in just to keep thing interesting. You just swear you are off route the whole time and are climbing a new adventure route. The 5th pitch was mine and I remember the traverse..back and forth zigzagging...away from the gear....oooh shite... more >>