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Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.


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Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.

Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.

Tony T. : FacePhotos

Mar 8, 2014

Taking a lunch break on the Yellow Wall Bivy Ledge.

Taking a lunch break on the Yellow Wall Bivy Ledge.

Tony T. : FacePhotos

Aug 26, 2011

Airy view from the anchors at P3!  This is a great climb for those still getting used to heights.

Airy view from the anchors at P3! This is a great climb for those still getting used to heights.

CO : Golden : ... : People's Choice (5.10d)

Sep 14, 2009

Look Ma, no hands!  Lack of suitable hand holds on P1.

Look Ma, no hands! Lack of suitable hand holds on P1.

CO : Golden : ... : People's Choice (5.10d)

Sep 14, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron
By: Tony T. When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Whatever you do, don't EVER bail into the 1911 Gully from the Third between Spring and the first frost of Fall. No matter how bad the weather looks, or how hot the weather turned out to be, you will regret it after you and all of your gear is covered in poison ivy's Urushoil.

As of last week, the poison ivy plants were about 3' tall in some areas, and the patches were so large and vast that it was simply unavoidable. Sharp End's guidebook makes no mention of this, so hopefully I'll save som... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : 1911 Gully (5.5)
By: Tony T. When: Aug 20, 2014

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Comments: It cannot be overstated enough, there are large patches of poison ivy up to 3 feet tall in places. It is literally impossible to avoid contact with the poison ivy. Whatever you do, no matter how much of a pinch you are in on left side/southeast side of the Third Flatiron, don't ever rappel into this gully in the spring or summer or before the first frost. I can't believe the Sharp End guidebook doesn't mention the poison ivy, and I feel like it's irresponsible not to.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Playin' Hooky (5.8)
By: Tony T. When: Apr 10, 2014

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Comments: Just a heads-up, the rap anchor at the top have a loose bolt. The rap anchor on the right was loose enough to hand tighten. We didn't have anything to tighten it with but thought I'd put it out there. Great route!


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Center Route (5.9+)
By: Tony T. When: Oct 10, 2013

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Comments: Just did this today and a few thoughts stick out.

First, there's the approach. It's a 1,500 foot gain from the car to the base in under a half a mile. It's steep, loose, and eroding badly. Turn around frequently to the south and enjoy the views as you get higher.

Second, getting to the first belay can be tricky. There is definitely a large patch of poison ivy off to the left of the "trail". The scrambling is 4th class on loose terrain.

Third, tape up if you're not used to coarse, granite... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Off Line (5.8)
By: Tony T. When: Nov 1, 2012

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Comments: Pretty committing in the sense that it's not grid-bolted. The bolts are about 7-10 feet apart. I actually would have liked to place a few pieces of pro while I had to rescue lead it for someone who got a little gripped and had to back down. Fun route though! I just wouldn't recommend it for the leader lacking confidence or a new leader.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Mount Neva : North Ridge
By: Tony T. When: Oct 3, 2012

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Comments: Such a fun climb! Everything about it was quality! We might have climbed on more low 5th class terrain, but the rock is bomber, the holds are ample, and the views/exposure is fantastic!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Tony T. When: Aug 31, 2012

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Comments: Honestly, listen to others advice and climb Zot instead of P1, and Rebuffat's Arete.

I think with those two substitutions, this is a four star route. However, without them it's not nearly up to the same "every pitch is fantastic" standard of say Ruper.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Upper East Face : Kiener's Route (5.3 Easy Snow)
By: Tony T. When: Jul 22, 2012

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Comments: I'm wondering if anyone has been up Lamb's Slide lately? I am speculated that with the dry and warm temps that Lamb's Slide will be alpine ice earlier than normal this year. I'm planning an ascent of Kiener's between July 30th through August 1st.

Thanks!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : ... : Photo
By: Tony T. When: Jul 11, 2012

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Comments: Do you happen to know what the crack on the right of that exit is called/rated? We climbed Osiris today, and decided to try the variation, but it was markedly more difficult than 5.7+. I'm seeing in the Gillett guide that it might be a 5.9 or 5.10b?!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Sharkstooth : Northeast Ridge (5.6)
By: Tony T. When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: Just a heads up on the rappel "anchors": the newest looking, red, 9/16", tubular webbing is definitely looking cut/frayed on the first anchor at the top. If you think of it, maybe bring new 1" webbing for the anchors. A few feet should suffice.


Location: CO : Calling all Colorado Ice Cl...
By: Tony T. When: Nov 20, 2011

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Comments: I agree with S.Price. There is plenty of a ice in CO. Yeah, approaches are taxing, but it's part of the game. While it would be neat to have a farmed ice park (e.g. Ouray) near the Front Range, a climbing-gym-esque ice wall would be a little less than ideal.

If you could figure out a way to divert a natural water source and farm ice, I would wholeheartedly support you!

Good luck though. I'm sure you'll find support.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : West Buttress (5.9+)
By: Tony T. When: Aug 10, 2011

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Comments: Fantastic climb! I seconded up the variation on the Super Start (10a), and we inadvertently climbed the second pitch of Hair City from the anchors above the second pitch of the West Buttress.

If you want a sustained 5.9 climb the whole way up, I highly recommend the second pitch of Hair City instead of the rest of West Buttress for a hair-raising, exposed, but extremely enjoyable and safe roof!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Mount Neva : Direct East Face (5.7 Easy Snow)
By: Tony T. When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: Does anyone have any sort of condition report on this route? My climbing partner and I are planning an ascent on Tuesday, 7/26. Also, any idea on the mileage for the approach? About 3?

Thanks!


Location: CO : Climbing on TV! First Asce...
By: Tony T. When: Nov 8, 2010

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Comments: For those of us who missed it, but still have cable, where the heck is there any info about the show on Travel Channel's website?!

I'm finding squat, and I'm fully capable of using the search feature. I've also tried finding it in my Comcast guide search, but nothing!

Any advice? =(


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : Butt Wall : The Nose (5.6)
By: Tony T. When: Aug 26, 2010

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Comments: What a fantastic climb! I'm an aspiring trad leader, and this was perfect. The third pitch was either really run out, or I was off route. Regardless, it was very easy 5th class.

A few things to note.

It is a south facing wall, so expect sun all day.

Also, the route is rather tricky to find, but basically the climber's trail that takes you to the base of the wall, takes you to a pretty big dihedral of sorts. Go far right from this. If you hike too far up, you actually end up in a grov... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden
By: Tony T. When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: Heads up.

There is a copious amount of poison ivy all along the Mesa Trail, and the climbers' approach trail to the Maiden. I mean seriously, there is A LOT of it.

Be careful out there!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Photo
By: Tony T. When: Jul 11, 2010

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Comments: Well said, Lee.

I think the original intent was that if the anchor looks like the one in the picture, consider using a bail biner to rap off. That is pretty scary worn, and I would hesitate even rapping off that.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab
By: Tony T. When: Jul 10, 2010

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Comments: Can anyone tell me with certainty whether it's officially open or not?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Hoosier Pass/Lincoln Fall
By: Tony T. When: Apr 23, 2010

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Comments: Anyone know if the ice is still in up at Lincoln Falls? I would have to imagine so, but I haven't seen an update since early March, so I was just curious.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Recon (5.6)
By: Tony T. When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: Why does the new guidebook by Steve Levin seem to negate everything posted on here about Recon?

He gives it three stars, and lists it as six pitches.

Any ideas?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Moraine Park/Fern Lake Trai...
By: Tony T. When: Feb 22, 2010

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Comments: Does anyone have any better description on how to get to this climb? Me and a friend hiked almost two miles in from the Fern Lake Trailhead and we couldn't find it for the life of us. There was quite a bit of deep snow, but any beta on where the climb actually is?


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